Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.
LAS CRUCES, NM - New Mexico State set a new softball home attendance record, as 1,173 fans watched the Aggies host #12 Arizona on March 18th.
The 19-10 Aggies are off to one of their best starts in team history, and the Las Cruces community is taking notice. The Arizona Wildcats, arguably one of NCAA’s most decorated softball programs, came into Las Cruces ranked 12th in the country. The Aggies fought hard in the doubleheader, holding a late lead in both games, before ultimately losing in the final innings.
"We were very honored to host #12 and perennial powerhouse Arizona in front of a big, enthusiastic crowd," said head coach Kathy Rodolph, "It was awesome to have folks support their hometown team and watch two well played softball games. I hope our battles last night showed everyone how legit NMSU softball has become. I also hope we can count on that kind of support for UNM and #24 Fresno State next week."
The game attendance of 1,173 sets an all-time record for single game attendance in New Mexico State Softball history. The Las Cruces Community has strongly supported the Aggies this season with the help of the NM State student body and the local youth softball community. Last season’s highest attended game drew 276 people, a mark that has already been surpassed at nine games this year. So far, the team is drawing an average of almost 450 fans per game.
The New Mexico State Aggies will host Rio Grande Rival New Mexico on Tuesday, March 24th at 6pm, and then open up their WAC home schedule on Friday when they take on #24 Fresno State at 5pm for a doubleheader.