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The Aggies came back with three in the second, but the Wildcats scored four in the second and four more in the third.
The Aggies cut the lead to 9-7 with four runs of their own in the fourth. The big damage came from a two-run homer by NMSU's Ryan Kinning.
Richard Mercado crushed a three-run home run over the center field wall to give the Wildcats a 12-7 lead.
The Aggies pulled within two with three runs in the top of the fifth, but were eventually shut down by Kaiser who moved from his designated hitter spot into the first relief pitching appearance of his Arizona career.
The sophomore right-hander limited the red-hot NMSU bats to just a pair of hits in 3.2 innings, while striking out four and walking none to earn his third win of the season. Tony Sulser worked the ninth to close out the win.