NMSU Baseball Beats UNM 4-3, Completes Season Series Sweep

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A stolen base from Logan Ehnes with two outs in the top of the seventh, who eventually scored the game-winning run, gave the New Mexico State baseball team the 4-3 victory over Battle of I-25 rival New Mexico Tuesday night at Santa Ana Star Field.

The win gave NM State (33-16) its first-ever three-game sweep of the Lobos (16-31-1) in a single-season. Aggies previously had two-game sweeps of UNM in 2011 and 1995. It was also the fifth-consecutive win for NM State.

Despite getting a runner in scoring position to start the game thanks to some mistakes from the Lobos, NM State couldn’t take advantage. That gave way to New Mexico in its home half of the frame after a two-out RBI single from Jeff Deimling scored Connor Mang – who ripped a double down the first-base line prior.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Kelsey Horton Named WAC Softball Player Of The Year

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The Western Athletic Conference announced the 2018 All-WAC softball teams and major awards as selected by the league's head coaches on Tuesday night. New Mexico State had four members on the All-WAC First Team and two players on the All-WAC Second Team. Kelsey Horton took home the coveted WAC Player of the Year award for the second-straight season.

Horton dominated the diamond during her junior campaign as she led the league in batting average (.458) and slugging percentage (1.146) during conference play. The Aggies second baseman also slugged her way to the top of the WAC leaderboards for home runs (10) runs scored (20), hits (22), RBI (21), and total bases (55).  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Run-Rules Utah Valley 17-7 To Earn Series Sweep

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Freshman infielder Nick Gonzales sent the New Mexico State baseball seniors off with a bang Sunday afternoon at Presley Askew Field, 17-7, with a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the seventh and completed the sweep of Utah Valley.

The victory came on the heels of a six-run seventh that was capped off by Gonzales’ grand slam. David Bellamy was pegged in the lead-off spot for NM State (32-16, 15-6 WAC) and advanced to second on a wild pitch before scoring on a hard double to right center from Joey Ortiz – who finished 3-of-3 with seven RBI and four runs scored thanks to a pair of 3-run jacks.

Senior Trey Stine plated Ortiz for the second run of the inning before Gonzales’ walk-off moonshot over the right-field wall.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Downs Utah Valley 6-2

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team took on Western Athletic Conference foe Utah Valley in game two of a weekend series on Saturday at Presley Askew Field. The Aggies took the lead in the second inning and never let go defeating the Wolverines 6-2 for the series victory.

Utah Valley (14-30, 5-12 WAC) threatened early getting a runner on third in the top of the first, but NM State (31-16, 14-6 WAC) starter Jonathan Groff fanned the final two batters to hold the opposition scoreless.

The Aggies struck first in the bottom of the second when Nick Gonzales started his strong day at the plate. With two outs, Gonzales sent a solo home run over the left field wall to put NM State ahead 1-0 heading to the third.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Takes Series Opener With 4-3 Win Over Utah Valley

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - In front of a record-setting crowd at Presley Askew Field, the New Mexico State baseball team opened a weekend series against Western Athletic Conference opponent Utah Valley on Friday night. The 2,147 fans in attendance saw the Aggies take a one-run lead in the fifth inning that they held on to and took down the Wolverines, 4-3.

NM State (30-16, 13-6 WAC) ace Kyle Bradish took the mound in game one opposite Jake Mayer of Utah Valley (14-29, 5-11). The Aggies got on the board first when a fielding error brought in a runner from second to put NM State ahead 1-0 at the end of the first inning.

This lead did not last long, however, when the Wolverines answered in the top of the second. A single through the right side scored a man from second for Utah Valley’s first run. Then with runners on the corners, a passed ball brought home one more Wolverine to put the Aggies behind 2-1.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Falls To No. 8 Arizona State 5-1 In Regular Season Finale

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball closed out the regular season with a single contest at the NM State Softball Complex against No. 8 Arizona State on Tuesday. Victoria Castro recorded her 10th home run of the season but it was not enough as the Aggies fell to the ranked Sun Devils 5-1.

"Analise pitched well today," head coach Kathy Rodolph said. "She wanted the ball. She came out and did great today. Kelsey and Victoria also did a good job for us. We had some opportunities where we could have broken the game open and that give us something to work for over these next few days of practice."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Crushes UNM 13-2

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team hosted rival New Mexico for the second installment of the Battle of I-25 on Tuesday night at Presley Askew Field. Another strong performance at the plate led the Aggies to a 13-2 drubbing of the Lobos in seven innings.

In a midweek clash, NM State (29-16) started Justin Dehn on the mound to counter Robert Gasser for New Mexico (15-28-1). UNM also ran out an entire starting lineup of freshmen for their position players to open the night.

After Dehn tossed a quick one-two-three top of the first that included an incredible diving catch by Marcus Still in centerfield, the Aggies then began to score early and often. NM State first got on the board in the bottom half of the opening frame when Logan Ehnes knocked a two-out RBI single to third base for an early lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Tennis Headed To Stanford For NCAA Regionals

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The three-time Western Athletic Conference champion New Mexico State men’s tennis team is headed to The Farm for the NCAA Tournament and slated to square off against No. 4-seed Stanford on Saturday, May 12, at 2 p.m. (MT).

The first and second round of the tournament is hosted by Stanford, who is the No. 4 overall seed. Duke out of the Atlantic Coast Conference and Ole Miss out of the Southeastern Conference are the other two teams on the Stanford side of the bracket. All matches are set be played at the Taube Family Tennis Center on the campus of Stanford University.

Should the Aggies advance, the second round match is scheduled for Sunday, May 13, at 3 p.m. (MDT) against the winner of Duke and Ole Miss.

This is the fifth time NM State has made the NCAA Tournament in program history (1997, 2000, 2015, 2016, 2018) and is also its third appearance in four years.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Martin Adds Davis, Pentz To Football Staff

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head football coach Doug Martin announced the addition of Chili Davis and Ronnie Pentz to his full-time staff on Monday, April 30th.

Pentz will work with the defensive ends and serve as the co-special teams coordinator while Davis takes over the tight ends with Chase Holbrook moving over as the quarterbacks coach.

Davis was elevated to a full-time assistant coaching position after serving as the offensive graduate assistant last season during NM State’s historic bowl run that culminated with the Aggies breaking a 57-year bowl drought and capturing the 2017 NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl. While on staff, Davis worked primarily with the wide receivers alongside assistant coach Cory Martin.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Kelsey Horton Named WAC Softball Hitter Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State’s Kelsey Horton has been named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week, respectively, for April 23-29. This is the second honor of the season and sixth of her career for Horton.

Horton, a junior second baseman from San Clemente, Calif., hit .545 with one double, four home runs, six runs scored and 10 RBIs over three games played last week to lead the Aggies to their fourth-straight WAC regular-season title. She posted a 1.727 slugging percentage as she had a home run in all three games and multiple RBIs in each game. In the series finale, Horton hit a pair of long balls including a walk-off grand slam to give the Aggies the five-inning victory. She now has 22 home runs this season, just away from tying the NM State single-season record.