If it wasn't for a stunning upset over the TCU Horned Frogs in the Mountain West Conference Tournament Championship Game, the New Mexico Lobos wouldn't have made the NCAA Tournament. But now the 20-39 Lobos obtained the MWC's automatic bid and will be the No. 4 seed in the Tempe Regional.
It will be a tough draw as they face the No. 1 Arizona State Sun Devils. But the Sun Devils are a familiar foe to the Lobos as they played them in their season-opening series. It was a four-game series that was reduced to three, but the Lobos were unable to pick up a win in any of them. They came closest to victory in a 7-5 loss in the first game of a doubleheader, coming up short but scoring three runs over the last two innings.
Freshman 3B DJ Peterson leads the Lobos offensively, hitting .324/.385/.555 with 31 doubles, three triples and six homers. He's driven in a team-high 48 runs.
Tempe Regional Schedule (Times MT)
Game 1, No. 2 Arkansas vs. No. 3 Charlotte, 1 p.m., June 3
Game 2, No. 1 Arizona St. vs. No. 4 New Mexico, 8 p.m., June 3
Game 3, Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 3 p.m., June 4
Game 4, Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 8 p.m., June 4
Game 5: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser, 2 p.m., June 5
Game 6: Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 7 p.m., June 5
Game 7 (if necessary): Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 7:30 p.m., June 6