Kayla Green Named WAC Softball Pitcher Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State’s Kayla Green has been named the Western Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 12-18. This is the second honor of the season and fifth of her career for Green.

Green, a junior right-hander from Tucson, Ariz., went 1-1 with a 1.17 ERA over 12.0 innings pitched last week. In a loss to top-ranked Oklahoma, Green pitched a complete game, allowing just two runs on seven hits while striking out a Sooner batter. Against Boston U, she pitched five innings and allowed seven hits and no earned runs.

Gia Pack Named WAC Women's Basketball Player Of The Week

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DENVER, CO - NM State’s Gia Pack has been named Western Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 12 through Feb. 18.

Pack, a sophomore guard from Phoenix, Ariz. (South Mountain HS), posted a pair of double-doubles to help the Aggies get back into the hunt for the regular season title. Against Utah Valley, the sophomore scored 18 points to go with 11 rebounds, three assists and two steals in the 59-51 win. She followed that up with 21 points and 11 rebounds in a 64-53 win over Seattle U on Sunday afternoon.

Marcus Still Named WAC Baseball Hitter Of The Week

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DENVER, CO - NM State’s Marcus Still has been named Western Athletic Conference Hitter for Feb. 12 – Feb. 18.

Still, a senior outfielder from New Orleans (Queen Creek HS), was nearly perfect from the play, going 8-for-9 with four walks as the Aggies took two of three from Towson. In the season opener, Still was 2-for-2 with a pair of walks and a pair of RBIs in a 24-2 win. His only falter came in game two, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored in an 11-6 loss. The Aggies and Still bounced back on Sunday as the outfielder was 4-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored in a 13-3 win. His .889 average leads the WAC after the opening weekend of play.

NMSU Softball Beats Boston 2-1 To Close Out Troy Cox Classic

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball closed the Troy Cox Classic with a win over Boston University at the NM State Softball Complex on Sunday. Kelsey Horton hit her second home run of the season in the team's 2-1 victory

"It was a great win for us today. It was a good rebound from a very short night and we had multiple contributions by multiple people, which strengthens us as a team," head coach Kathy Rodolph said. "We had strong performances in the circle by both pitchers. I liked that Kelsey led off the game with a home run followed by a double by Rachel. Rachel is our energy ambassador and we definitely feed off of that. Overall, I'm very pleased with our performance."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Earns Series Win With 13-3 Victory Over Towson

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A strong outing from southpaw Jonathan Groff coupled with another offensive outburst gave the New Mexico State baseball team the series win over Towson on opening weekend with a 13-3 victory on Sunday at Presley Askew Field.

Just like the season-opener the Aggie (2-1) bats were awake and red-hot for the 10:05 a.m. first-pitch, touching up Towson (1-2) starter Alex Cuas for six of the eight runs they put up in the first inning. As a team, NM State drew five of its 10 total walks in the first inning.

After giving up a double to the second batter he faced in the game, Groff retired 13-straight Tigers before exiting the game in the sixth. The Castroville, Texas, native was efficient on the hill – mowing down six batters on 76 pitches in 5.1 innings of work while giving up just two hits and a walk.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Downs Seattle 64-53

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team played host to Western Athletic Conference foe Seattle University on Sunday afternoon in the Pan American Center. For the second straight game Gia Pack recorded a double-double and the Aggies used an early third quarter run to build a lead that could not be overcome as they took down the Redhawks 64-53.

After the win split the regular-season series with the Redhawks head coach Brooke Atkinson commented, “The kids were really locked in and I think over the years in the WAC that Seattle has been one of their tougher opponents. They got the best of us up there this year but that’s the benefit of a home-and-home because they were really ready to go for this game.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Splits On Opening Day

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Following a cancellation on opening night due to rain, the New Mexico State baseball team began the 2018 season with a doubleheader against Towson on Saturday, Feb. 17, on Presley Askew Field. Following a dominant 24-4 victory in game one, the Aggie bats could not find the same pop falling in game two, 11-6.

The season opener featured NM State (1-1) Preseason All-American and Preseason Western Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year Kyle Bradish squaring off on the mound against Towson (1-1) righty Michael Adams.

Bradish seemed to not skip a beat from his impressive season for the Crimson & White in 2017 and stellar play in the Cape Code League during the summer as he put the Tigers down one-two-three in the first.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Drops A Pair At Troy Cox Classic

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball opened the Troy Cox Classic with a pair of loses at the NM State Softball Complex on Saturday. The Aggies fell to Ball State 3-2 and No. 1 Oklahoma 2-0 in tournament action.

"We had some great battles today but we need to make sure we stay true to our approach and continue to attack in the ways that we practice," head coach Kathy Rodolph said. "We need multiple contributions from everyone. No load is too heavy if everyone lifts."

GAME ONE  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Drops Overtime Contest At Seattle U, 73-63

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SEATTLE, WA - After battling back in regulation, 2-of-10 shooting by New Mexico State in the overtime period was not enough to answer Seattle U’s 16 points as it fell to the Redhawks 73-63 Saturday afternoon at KeyArena in men’s basketball action.

The Redhawks started the extra period with a deep triple before AJ Harris answered with a floater in the lane to make it 60-59 in favor or the home team. However, from there, it was Jordan Hill for Seattle U – who scored nine-straight points which put NM State behind 69-61 with 37 seconds left on the clock before eventually falling 73-63.

NM State (22-5, 9-2 WAC) struggled offensively for most of the second half as well as turned the ball over – including six in a 4:40 minute span that saw the Redhawks (19-9, 8-3 WAC) use to extend their lead to 49-39 with 7:28 left to play.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Announces Four Games With UMass

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico State football team and the University of Massachusetts have signed a pair home-and-home series between 2020-23 Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced on Friday.

"Having a home and home series against UMass is another positive move for our future schedule," said head football coach Doug Martin. "This opens up recruits from east coast junior colleges to see our style of play and give us a better chance to get quality players from that part of the country.

The first meeting in history between the Aggies and Minutemen is scheduled for Nov. 7, 2020, at McGuirk Stadium. UMass then makes the return trip to Aggie Memorial Stadium in 2021 for a Nov. 27 showdown.

NM State then heads back to the east coast for a matchup on Oct. 8, 2022 in Amherst, Ma. The final game between the teams is set to take place on Sept. 30, 2023 in the City of Crosses.  Continue Reading This Post >>