Nate Shaver got the offense started on the first pitch of the game, hitting a lead-off homer to right for the Aggies. But Hawai'i had the answer as Garcia drove in a run before Bennett hit a two-run double, making it 3-1.
Garcia extended UH's lead in the third, driving in a run to make it 4-1. But the NMSU offense then got rolling. In the top of the fifth, the Aggies scored five runs on five-consecutive base hits, taking the 6-4 edge. They then extended that lead in the sixth, posting four more runs to make it 10-4.