Aggie Softball Routs SeattleU 12-0

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Tatum Reedy hit two home runs in the fourth inning as the NM State softball team defeated Seattle U 12-0 in their conference opener on Friday at the NM State Softball Complex.

The Aggies (21-16, 1-0 WAC) scored 12 runs and amassed 12 RBIs on nine hits. Reedy went 3-for-3 and scored two runs on two RBIs. NM State hit four home runs in the bottom of the fourth as Victoria Castro hit one and Brennalyn Nakamura hit a grand slam in addition to Reedy’s pair. Makayla McAdams pitched 5.0 innings and allowed just three hits in 19 batters faced.

Rachel Rodriguez garnered four stolen bases on the night. The four stolen bases ties the single-game record, which has only been accomplished twice before in program history. On Feb. 27, 1998, Kym Lax stole four bases against Missouri-Kansas City, and Kylie Randall matched that on Feb. 26, 2011 against North Dakota.

Seattle U (14-20, 0-1) had three hits. Alyssa Reuble pitched 3.1 innings and allowed six runs on six hits in 20 batters faced.

After retiring Seattle U in order in the top of the first, the Aggies took the lead in the bottom of the inning. Rodriguez reached first an error. She then stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error by the catcher. Kelsey Horton hit a double to right center to score Rodriguez. Horton stole third and scored as Fiana Finau singled to right field to give NM State a 2-0 advantage.

After two scoreless innings, the Aggies scored 10 runs in the bottom of the fourth. Reedy and Victoria Castro hit back-to-back home runs. Reedy hit her fifth home run of the season over left field, while Castro hit her fourth home run of the season over right center.

Rodriguez hit a bunt single, stole second and then stole third. Adams was walked and stole second before Horton was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Finau was walked to score Rodriguez before Corrin Green hit a single to straightaway center to score Adams. B. Nakamura hit a grand slam over straightaway center field for her first home run of the year. Reedy followed it up with her second home run of the inning, this time over right field to give NM State an 11-0 lead in the bottom of the fifth.

Castro was walked and advanced to third on a pair of wild pitches. She then scored as Nue Sivia hit a sacrifice fly to right field to give the Aggies a 12-0 victory.

The Aggies conclude the series tomorrow as they face Seattle U in a double header that starts at 4:00 p.m. Both games will be on KRUX 91.5 in Las Cruces.