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Joey Ortiz Named WAC Baseball Hitter Of The Week | bleedCrimson.net :: Your Source for NMSU Aggies Sports News

Joey Ortiz Named WAC Baseball Hitter Of The Week

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Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference announced it’s players of the week on Monday. Following a stellar weekend at the dish, NM State’s Joey Ortiz earned his second conference hitter of the week nod.

Ortiz led the WAC with a .500 batting average on the week and helped lead the Aggies to a 2-1 road series win over conference foe Northern Colorado. The series opener saw the sophomore go 3-for-3 from the dish with a pair of RBI and scoring one run himself.

This play was followed up in a 12-9 NM State victory in game two where the Garden Grove, Calif. native had a pair of base knocks with two RBI and three runs scored. Then in the series finale, Ortiz added another hit and run scored to help the Aggies to a 6-3 win and series victory.

New Mexico State has now won eight straight WAC road series, dating back to 2016. The team now remains on the road for a midweek contest at Arizona State on April and then stay Arizona to take on WAC opponent Grand Canyon, April 27-29.