Aggie Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader Against Northern Colorado

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The baseball team of New Mexico State University became the first team in the Western Athletic Conference to win 20 games this season, winning its 20th and 21st game on Saturday against Northern Colorado University.

Three different Aggies hit their first homerun of the season as NM State defeated Northern Colorado 15-8 in the first game of the double header.

Catcher Zac Fisher, third baseman Tanner Rust and shortstop Tyler Forney each hit their first homerun of the season, contributing to four total homeruns by the Aggies in the game. Second baseman Parker Hipp also homered for NM State, hitting his fifth homerun of the season.

As a team NM State scored 15 runs off 19 hits and seven walks. The NM State offense generated 12 more at-bats than Colorado State. NM State scored five runs apiece in the third and fourth innings.

Nine different Aggies produced at least one RBI in the game, with four Aggies earning multiple RBI's. Hipp lead NM State by going 2-of-4 with two runs scored and four RBI's. Fisher, first baseman Tyler Owens and designated hitter Kurt Snowley each contributed two RBI's apiece for NM State.

NM State held Northern Colorado to six hits in the win. Starting pitcher Tyler Mack held Northern Colorado hitless through 5.2 innings. Mack notched the win for NM State to improve to 4-1. Mack gave up six earned runs on three hits and five walks and struck out three in his outing.

The Aggie offense ignited in the bottom of the third inning. Left fielder Tanner Waite singled to right field to score Forney from third base for the first Aggie run of the game. Hipp soon followed up with a 3-run homerun, and Fisher capped off the inning with a solo-homerun for his first homerun of the season.

Forney led off the bottom of the fourth inning with a leadoff homerun for his first homerun of the season. Snowley singled past third base, scoring two RBI's to cap the inning off with five runs to put the Aggies up 10-0.

NM State scored three more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to increase its lead. Owens hit a 2-run double with two outs to put the Aggies up 13-1.

NM State defeated Northern Colorado 13-4 in the second game of the double header to sweep Northern Colorado on the day.

The Aggies produced 13 runs off 14 hits and six walks. NM State was able to hold Northern Colorado to just four runs off nine hits and two walks.

Six different Aggies produced at least one RBI. Fisher and first baseman Ryan Aguayo each produced three RBI's.

Starting pitcher Ryan Beck pitched 6.0 solid innings, giving up four earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two.

Fisher hit his second homerun of the day and season during the bottom of the third inning when he hit a 3-run homerun.