NMSU Softball Drops Doubleheader At No. 13 Arizona

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TUCSON, AZ - The New Mexico State softball team took on No. 13 Arizona in a doubleheader at Rita Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium on Wednesday. The Aggies fell 7-3 in the first contest against the Wildcats and 9-0 in a five-inning loss.

GAME ONE

Samaria Diaz started in the circle for NM State (23-18, 8-1 WAC) and struggled in the first after giving up a one-out single. The following Arizona (29-12, 6-9 PAC 12) batter swung for the fences and a two-run homer to centerfield put New Mexico State behind 2-0. The deficit grew in the following inning as a solo home run by the Wildcats increased the three-run deficit.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Golf Finishes In Second Place At 2018 WAC Championships.

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - The New Mexico State women's golf team completed a tightly contested Western Athletic Conference Championship on Wednesday at The Legacy Golf Resort. The Aggies finished with scores of 290-288-291—869 (+17) for second place, one stroke behind conference champion Grand Canyon.

A pair of NM State golfers finished in the top-three, led by 2017 WAC Golfer of the Year Pun Chanachai who shot a 72-69-69—210 (-3) to finish in second place on the individual leaderboard. Kennedie Montoya tied for third shooting a 71-72-72—215 (+2). Chanachai led the Aggies with 11 birdies after 54 holes of play and Montoya followed just behind with 10.

Maria Prado finished in a tie for 17th after posting scores of 73-73-77—223 (+10). Dominique Galloway was two strokes behind Prado at 74-74-77—225 (+12) to tie for 20th and freshman Tiegan Taylor took 23rd firing a 78-75-73—226 (+13).  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Splits Doubleheader At Grand Canyon

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - The New Mexico State softball team took on Grand Canyon in a Western Athletic Conference doubleheader at the GCU Softball Complex on Friday night. Kelsey Horton's 17th home run of the season helped the Aggies defeat the Lopes 6-5 in the opening contest. Despite holding a 4-1 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh, NM State fell 5-4 in the second game of the series.

GAME ONE

After a scoreless first inning for both squads, New Mexico State (22-16, 7-1 WAC) attacked the GCU (22-21, 3-4 WAC) defense beginning with a triple by Amy Bergeson. Sarai Mejia grounded out for the second out of the Aggies at-bat, but Bergeson was able to score on the play, giving New Mexico State the early 1-0 advantage.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Run-Rules Chicago State 15-2

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Early offensive power from the Aggie bats led to a 15-2 run-ruling of Chicago State in seven innings Friday night at Presley Askew Field for the New Mexico State baseball team.

Despite high winds dispersed throughout most of the game, NM State ace Kyle Bradish tossed six innings of work and gave up just two runs, one earned, on six hits with three walks and five punch outs – moving the junior to 5-1 on the year.

The Aggie (21-13, 7-3 WAC) offense got going early scoring four runs on back-to-back doubles from Caleb Henderson and Tristen Carranza. That second double from Carranza ran Chicago State’s (5-25, 0-10 WAC) starter off the mound before an inning-ending double play.

After a quick inning from Bradish, the Aggies tacked on three more runs thanks to some small ball and gave the righty a 7-0 cushion.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Green Notches 100th Career Coaching Win In 9-1 Victory Over UNM

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team traveled to Santa Ana Star Field for the first installment of the Battle of I-25 against in-state rival New Mexico on Tuesday night. A two-out rally in the second inning gave the Aggies a large lead that led to a 9-1 victory over the Lobos. The win marked the 100th career victory during head coach Brian Green’s tenure at NM State.

Following the milestone victory Green commented, “Getting 100 wins is a monumental thing and doing it against the Lobos is even more special. We have sputtered a bit on the road but the way we played tonight got us our fourth win in a row away from home. We pitched really well, played good defense and put in some quality at-bats, so it was a great effort from these guys tonight against the Lobos.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Kelsey Horton Named WAC Softball Hitter Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State’s Kelsey Horton has been named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week for April 2-8. This is the first honor of the season and fifth of her career for Horton.  Continue Reading This Post >>

27 Aggies Earn Academic All-WAC Honors For Winter Sports

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State Aggies had 27 student-athletes from winter sports earn Academic All-WAC honors the conference announced on Wednesday.

The Aggie women's indoor track & field team had 10 named Academic All-WAC while the women's swimming & diving team had 17 earn the honor.

To be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's

Women's Indoor Track And Field
Cassandra Amberg, Sr.
Nichole Gomez, Jr.
Karolin Klumb, So.
Elana Kresl, So.
Yemisi Oroyinyin, Jr.
Michaela Romero, So.
Sydney Salas, Sr.
Leah Salazar, So.
Hannah Smith, Jr.
Julia Yescas, So.

Women's Swimming And Diving
Lillian Araujo, So.
Eliana Beaudry, So.
Picabo Bender, Sr.
Aimee Hatfield, Jr.
Alix Knagg, So.
Barbora Krizanova, Jr.
Rachel Langone, Jr.
Grace Laporte, So.
Lanie McAlpin, Jr.
Hanna McGowan, Jr.
Lindsey Muiznieks, So.
Reagan Nentwich, So.
Johanna Pettersson, So.
Ashley Reynolds, So.
Melissa Rogers, Sr.
Makena Sutherland, So.
Sina Wegel, So.

Dominique Galloway Named WAC Women's Golfer Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State women’s golf sophomore Dominique Galloway was named the Western Athletic Conference Golfer of the Week on Wednesday.

This is the first golfer of the week accolade for the Rio Rancho, N.M., native after taking home WAC Golfer of the Month this past October. It is also NM State’s second-straight weekly honor.

After a shooting a 1-over 73 card in the first round of the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic, Galloway carved her way through the course and recorded rounds of 70 and 71 for a 2-under 214 card this past Tuesday. The 2-under 214 total was good enough to tie her for second amongst a field of 111 while also leading the Aggies to a second-place team finish – the team’s best finish this spring.

This is Galloway’s fourth top-five finish this season while her 11 rounds under par is just one shy of teammate Pun Chanachai for the team lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Loses 2-1 On Walk Off Home Run Against No. 4 Texas Tech

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MIDLAND, TX - The New Mexico State baseball team traveled to Midland, Texas for a midweek clash with No. 4 Texas Tech at Security Bank Ballpark on Tuesday. The Aggies went up early and carried a tie ballgame into the ninth before a walk off home run from the Red Raiders saw the Crimson & White fall, 2-1.

NM State (16-13) started Matthew Perea in the midweek contest against Ryan Sublette on the mound for Texas Tech (24-6). Perea held the Red Raiders hitless and had five strikeouts through the first three innings before the Aggies jumped on the board.

With two outs in the top of the fourth, Trey Stine roped a double to left centerfield. In the next at-bat Caleb Henderson knocked a single through the right side to score Stine and put NM State on top 1-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Drops Midweek Game Against Lobos 13-4

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team hosted Battle of I-25 foe New Mexico at the NM State Softball Complex on Tuesday. The Aggies fell to the Lobos 13-4 in the midweek contest.

NM State's (18-15) Analise De La Roca earned the start in the circle and hit trouble when the freshman gave up a single to the first batter. The pitcher followed by giving up a double and a two-run homer to put the Aggies behind 3-0 before their first at-bat.

In the bottom of the frame, Fahren Glackin provided a spark for the NM State offense by hitting a triple out to right center field. Kelsey Horton followed with a single through the left side to score the senior from third.  Continue Reading This Post >>