Aggie Softball Drops A Pair Of Games In Troy Cox Classic

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Despite an offensive output that produced 20 hits and 20 runs New Mexico State suffered a pair of setbacks at Troy Cox Classic Saturday at the New Mexico State Softball Complex.

The Aggies dropped a 25-12 decision to Kansas and suffered a 10-8 defeat at the hands of Bradley.

In game one the Aggies didn’t have an answer for the Jayhawks’ potent offense. KU hit five home runs – including three grand slams to overpower NM State.

In the first inning the Jayhawks quickly loaded the bases for Maddie Stein who then proceeded to hit a grand slam over the left field fence. The next batter, Chanin Naudin, hit a solo homer run to left and the Jayhawks opened up a 5-0 lead.

Daniella Chavez hit KU’s second grand slam in the second inning and the Jayhawks led 10-1. However, in the bottom half of the second inning the Aggies pushed across five runs and cut KU’s lead to 10-6.

Just when the Aggies looked poised to play themselves back into the game the Jayhawks scored seven runs and after the third inning KU led 17-10.

KU scored eight runs in the top of the fifth and the game was called due to the eight-run mercy rule.

Fiana Finau went 2 for 4 with 4 RBIs and Emma Adams finished 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs.

Karysta Donisthorpe was tagged with her first loss of the season.

In game two against Bradley the Aggies allowed a three-run first inning and were playing catch-up the rest of the evening.

Staci Rodriguez batted 1 for 3 with 3 RBIs to lead the Aggies (4-5).

Dallas McBride absorbed the loss for NM State. The freshman tossed four innings and allowed eight hits, seven runs (five earned), four walks and struck out three.

The Aggies return to the diamond Sunday, Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. against Bradley.