NMSU Baseball Releases 2020 Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A new era in NM State baseball is about to begin.

First-year head coach Mike Kirby and the Aggies are set to embark on a challenging 53-game slate starting in February. NM State will face opponents from two Power Five conferences, including the Pac-12 and SEC, and clash with Mountain West foes New Mexico and San Diego State in 2020.

The Aggies play 12 of their first 13 games at Presley Askew Field, giving fans an early opportunity to watch the new-look squad open up the season in the comfort of its own home. NM State begins the campaign against Texas Southern for the second year in a row, with the home opener scheduled for 3 p.m. MT Friday, Feb. 14.

NM State travels to Arizona State for an early-season midweek clash before making its first extended road trip of the season in March. The Aggies play three games at nationally ranked Texas A&M and three games at San Diego State before concluding the road swing with two tilts at Abilene Christian.

After hosting Sacramento State for three games, NM State hits the road for another extended road trip. The Aggies play one game at Arizona on Tuesday, March 24, before traveling to Northern Colorado and Air Force.

Conference play begins in the first week of April, as NM State makes a trip to Phoenix, Ariz., to face Western Athletic Conference foe Grand Canyon. The Aggies host WAC opponents Utah Valley, Chicago State and Seattle and travel to CSU Bakersfield, UTRGV and California Baptist in 2020.

Three midweek games, including one home contest, are scheduled against in-state rival New Mexico. The Aggies and Lobos first meet at 6:05 p.m. MT Tuesday, April 28, in Albuquerque before the series moves to Las Cruces one week later for a 6 p.m. clash on Tuesday, May 5.

The third and final game between the Battle of I-25 rivals is set for 6:05 p.m. MT Tuesday, May 12, in Albuquerque.

The WAC Tournament takes place May 20-24 at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz.