NMSU Softball Splits A Pair Of Games On Friday At Troy Cox Classic

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball went 1-1 on Friday as the Aggies defeated DePaul 8-1 but fell to Bradley 5-3.

Game One

The Aggies came out hot against DePaul to start the day. Rachel Rodriguez singled to get the offense going in the first inning. Fahren Glackin put the first run on the board as she sent a double out to center field. The junior was driven in by a Merina Ili double to give the Aggies the 2-0 advantage to start the game.

NM State tacked on another run in the second as Kaitlyn Rubio hit a home run to left field in her first collegiate start. It was the freshman's first home run of the year.

DePaul chipped away at the Aggies lead as the Blue Demons hit a home run of their own in the fourth inning. NM State fired back scoring a run in the bottom of the fourth to give the Aggies the 4-1 lead.

Amy Bergeson got the bats going for the Aggies in the sixth inning as she hit a single to start a two-out rally. After stealing second base, Bergeson was driven home by a Kelsey Horton single to right field. Glackin singled down the right field line to put runners on the corners. Ili sent a double down the left field line scoring a run to give the Aggies the 6-1 lead. Victoria Castro sent a booming double to left field to score the final two runs and give the Aggies the 8-1 win

Samaria Diaz earned the win for New Mexico State. The freshman pitched four innings, giving up five hits and one run. Diaz moves to 2-0 in the circle this season.

Game Two

NM State fell behind early in the Aggies 5-3 loss to Bradley. Kayla Green was in the circle to start the game. The sophomore gave up three runs in the first inning to give Bradley the 3-0 lead.

It would take until the fourth inning for NM State get on the board. With Bergeson on first, Horton hit her third home run of the season to put the Aggies within one.

The Braves fired back with runs in the top of fifth and the seventh innings to give Bradley the 5-2 lead.
Entering the bottom of the 7th, Alexis Maynez sent a long ball out to center field. It was the sophomore's first home run this season. The Aggie comeback fell short as Maynez's home run was the last run scored by the NM State as they fell to Bradley 5-3.

Green moved to 2-2 for the season with New Mexico State moving to 4-2, Green pitched 6.1 innings in the loss giving up five runs on seven hits.

The Aggies take the field again against Oregon State on Saturday. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. NM State closes the classic against No. 14 Tennessee on Monday at 6 p.m.