The Daily Aggie :: 02/25/08

Yesterday the Aggie softball team completed an outstanding week in which they improved their record from 2-8 to 8-8. The Aggies started the week off by beating I-10 rival UTEP 7-3. On Friday evening they put together a 6-5 come from behind victory over Oklahoma State to kick off the Troy Cox Tournament. On Saturday their bats did the talking. They scored 29 runs in two games en route to beating Utah Valley State and Indiana State. Then yesterday the Aggies pounded Samford 7-4 and then dusted off Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 9-0, invoking the "mercy rule" (which is officially called the 'run rule' but we like 'mercy rule' better) for the second consecutive day. The Aggie offense broke out this week scoring 58 runs and 70 hits.

This weekend the Aggies head to Tucson to participate in the University of Arizona Tournament. The host Wildcats are the two time defending national champions and feature ace pitcher Taryn Mowatt.

The Aggie baseball team finished up their series with New Orleans yesterday, falling 19-17. It was not a good day for the pitchers, the Aggies and Privateers combined to use 12 different pitchers. The Aggies won the series 2-1 and will face Ball State this weekend in a four game series.

This is a huge week for the Aggie basketball teams. The men will be on the road at Nevada on Thursday night and then at Fresno State on Saturday night. As we've mentioned numerous times over the course of the past two weeks, the Aggies have yet to win in either of these two arenas since joining the WAC. The Wolfpack is coming of a 74-49 drubbing at the hands of Southern Illinois in the ESPNU BracketBusters challenge. The Wolfpack is currently in third place, a half game behind the Aggies in the loss column. Fresno State meanwhile is 4-8 in the WAC in 6th place. Fresno State defeated Cal Poly 74-60 in their BracketBusters matchup. The Aggies have pounded their competition in the past four games and are on a five game winning streak. This week we'll find out whether or not the Aggies have truly turned the corner.

As for the women, they got some help this past week from Utah State. The Aggies entered the week in 4th place behind Fresno State, Boise State and Nevada. Utah State took down Nevada and Fresno State. The Aggies now sit in third place just a game and a half behind Boise State and Fresno State for first place. The Aggies face Nevada and Fresno State at home this week and then face Fresno State and Hawai'i next week to finish off the regular season. Wins this week would keep the Aggies in the hunt for the regular season title. The Aggies still need a little help from either Utah State or Hawai'i as both of those two teams play Boise State in the final two weeks of league play.

If you haven't done so, be sure to check out our game photos from this weekend's baseball and men's basketball action.

On to today's links...

The NMSU athletic website recaps the Aggie women's tennis team 5-2 victory over Air Force yesterday.

The NMSU athletic website recaps the Aggie men's tennis action from yesterday. The Aggies fell 6-1 to #41 ranked Texas Tech but Aggie doubles team Roman Stoisavljevic and Eduardo Salas defeated the 2nd ranked men's doubles team.

The New Orleans athletic website recaps the rubber match between NMSU and New Orleans.

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