NMSU Baseball Sweeps Weekly WAC Awards

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - After a big week at the plate and stellar outing on the mound, New Mexico State baseball’s Tristen Carranza and Brock Whittlesey were named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter and Pitcher of the Week.

This is the second hitter of the week honor for Carranza and sixth for the Aggies while Whittlesey earned his first pitcher of the week honor and first for NM State this season as well.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Splits Doubleheader With GCU, Wins Series

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball closed out its series against Grand Canyon
with a doubleheader at the NM State Softball Complex on Saturday. The Aggies fell to the Lopes 6-4 before winning the series with a 4-0 victory in the finale.

GAME ONE
After a scoreless first for both teams. NM State (23-19, 6-6 WAC) struck trouble when starting pitcher Kayla Green surrendered a leadoff home run. A double by GCU (27-19, 9-3 WAC) followed and another run came home when the Lopes hit an RBI single with an out on the board, putting New Mexico State behind by a pair.

In the bottom of the frame, Shelby Shultes drew a leadoff walk before Casie Roberto's first homer of her collegiate career tied the contest 2-2.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Golf Claims WAC Title; Galloway Wins Individual Title

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAKEWOOD, WA - The New Mexico State women’s golf team captured its fifth Western Athletic Conference Championship in six years, taking down Seattle U in a playoff after both squads finished with a +33 after three rounds.

The Aggies entered Saturday’s action trailing Seattle U by one stroke. However, NM State caught the Redhawks to tie it after 36 holes before winning in a playoff. This was New Mexico State’s ninth WAC championship overall, a conference best.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Defeats Utah Valley 12-11 To Clinch Series

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

OREM, UT - The New Mexico State baseball team cut it close but was able to hang on to a 12-11 victory Saturday afternoon over Utah Valley at UCCU Ballpark for its fifth-straight series win.

NM State (28-10, 11-4 WAC) got things going to start the game, loading the bases with two outs before Eric Mingus was hit on a 1-0 pitch to score Tristen Carranza from third to give the Aggies a 1-0 lead before Chance Hroch took the mound. Like last night, UVU did not back down against the Aggies and led off with a pair of singles followed by a fielder’s choice before another single up the middle tied things up.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Falls 10-9 At Utah Valley

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

OREM, UT - The New Mexico State baseball team couldn’t overcome the handful of errors it committed Friday night at UCCU Ballpark and surrendered a late lead before falling 10-9 in walk-off fashion to Utah Valley to set up the rubber match on Saturday.

The first inning saw both teams a little unfocused on the defensive end, with both clubs giving up unearned runs. Gonzales scored for NM State (27-10, 10-4 WAC) after reaching on an error while Trevor Howell reached and scored on an error for UVU in the home half of the frame.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Defeats GCU 4-2

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball welcomed Grand Canyon for a Western Athletic Conference series at the NM State Softball Complex on Friday. Shelby Shultes hit a walk-off homer, helping the Aggies take down the Lopes 4-2 in the series opener. Kelsey Horton also broke the program's career home run record in the victory.

NM State (22-18, 5-5 WAC) got off to a hot start when Jeanelle Medina began the team's at-bat with a single. Horton followed by hitting a two-run homer off the GCU (26-18, 8-2 WAC) pitcher, the 65th homer of Horton's career, giving NM State the 2-0 lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Falls 3-2 At Loyola Marymount

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LOS ANGELES, CA - New Mexico State softball faced Loyola Marymount at Smith Field on Monday afternoon. The Aggies fell to the Lions 3-2 to close their Golden State road trip.

NM State (21-18) fell behind early when starting pitcher Samaria Diaz hit a batter before a home run over the fence in left center field put LMU (28-16) ahead by a pair in the second inning. After hitting another batter, the junior surrendered a double, scoring the third run for Loyola Marymount.

Still trailing 3-0 in the fifth, New Mexico State began a rally when Jeanelle Medina hit a double with a pair of outs on the board. Kelsey Horton followed the junior with an RBI triple, scoring the first NM State run of the game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Run-Rules Northern Colorado 19-9 For Series Sweep

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team closed out a three-game weekend series against Western Athletic Conference opponent Northern Colorado on Sunday at Presley Askew Field. After putting up nine runs in the first inning, the Aggies never lost the lead and went on to pull off a 19-9 run-rule victory in eight innings over the Bears for the series sweep.

Despite NM State (25-9, 9-3 WAC) producing a high scoring first inning, Northern Colorado (7-23, 3-9 WAC) was the first team on the board in the opening frame. The Bears saw a runner reach on a single and then an error on the pickoff attempt moved the runner all the way to third base. This saw the opposition then score the first run of the game with a single to center to put the Aggies behind 1-0 in the middle of the first.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Shuts Out Northern Colorado 5-0

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team took on Western Athletic Conference foe Northern Colorado in game two of a three-game weekend series at Presley Askew Field on Saturday. After producing runs in three frames, the Aggies saw stellar pitching and great defense lead the team a shutout 5-0 victory over the Bears.

NM State (24-9, 8-3 WAC) starter Justin Dehn tossed a one-two-three opening half inning and then the Aggies produced their biggest scoring frame in the bottom of the first to put Northern Colorado (7-23, 3-8 WAC) behind early. The Crimson & White had two runners on with one out when slugger Tristan Peterson continued his strong season at the plate blasting a three-run home run over the batter’s eye in centerfield for a 3-0 lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Splits Doubleheader at Cal Baptist

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

RIVERSIDE, CA - New Mexico State softball closed out the series with California Baptist at the John C. Funk Stadium on Saturday. The Aggies fell to the Lancers to 2-0 in the Western Athletic Conference series finale before coming up with the 3-1 win in the final game of the doubleheader.

GAME ONE
NM State (21-17, 4-5 WAC) starter Samaria Diaz and CBU (18-26, 5-7 WAC) pitcher Kellye Springstead went back-and-forth with each pitcher posting four scoreless innings to start the contest.

The Aggies went scoreless in the top of the fifth but in the bottom of the frame, Diaz allowed a double with one out on the board and head coach Kathy Rodolph brought in Kayla Green to the circle. The senior forced the first batter to ground out before striking out the final batter to end the inning.  Continue Reading This Post >>