NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats UTRGV 87-67 On Senior Day

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - On a night filled with emotion, the New Mexico State women’s basketball team hosted the UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros on Senior Night during the team’s final home game of the 2016-17 season. The Aggies responded as they defeated the Vaqueros 87-67, on the final home contest for the team’s five seniors.

Reflecting on the the Aggies strong senior class this season, head coach Mark Trakh commented on the players’ importance saying, “They’ve meant the world to this program. They’ve all played so well and helped this program immensely. This group is 41-2 in their conference games and their dedication has turned this program around.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Drops Season Opener To Bryant 6-3

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The NM State baseball team opened the season against the Bryant Bulldogs on Friday night at Presley Askew Field. The Aggies battled the Bulldogs through all nine innings, as the team dropped the first game of the season, 6-3.

After squaring off against one of the nation’s top pitchers in the season opener, NM State head coach Brian Green commented, ““He (Bryant starting pitcher James Karinchak) did a really good job. We were able to get his pitch count up and get him out of the game fairly early. That was the goal against him. He did a really nice job and we didn’t respond. He sped us up a little bit, but credit to him. He did a great job. We certainly had our hands full tonight.”

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NMSU Softball Splits A Pair Of Games On Friday At Troy Cox Classic

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball went 1-1 on Friday as the Aggies defeated DePaul 8-1 but fell to Bradley 5-3.

Game One

The Aggies came out hot against DePaul to start the day. Rachel Rodriguez singled to get the offense going in the first inning. Fahren Glackin put the first run on the board as she sent a double out to center field. The junior was driven in by a Merina Ili double to give the Aggies the 2-0 advantage to start the game.

NM State tacked on another run in the second as Kaitlyn Rubio hit a home run to left field in her first collegiate start. It was the freshman's first home run of the year.

DePaul chipped away at the Aggies lead as the Blue Demons hit a home run of their own in the fourth inning. NM State fired back scoring a run in the bottom of the fourth to give the Aggies the 4-1 lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Opens Troy Cox Classic With 10-2 Run-Rule Victory Over Northern Colorado

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The Aggies opened the Troy Cox Classic with a win as New Mexico State defeated Northern Colorado 10-2 in six innings on Thursday.

Kayla Green was back in the circle for the NM State after going 1-1 against UTSA. The sophomore had a rocky start as she gave up a two-run homerun in the first inning.

New Mexico State chipped away at the lead, starting in the third inning. After Rachel Rodriguez reached first base on a walk, Kelsey Horton sent a ball out to left field. Rodriguez scored on the play to cut the Bears lead in half. In the next at-bat, Fahren Glackin hit a double to left field to drive in Horton and tie the game.

In the fourth, Amy Bergeson started the inning with a single to left field. Merina Ili scored Bergeson on a booming double to give New Mexico State the lead. Ili also scored in the inning to give NM State the 4-2 advantage.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Kelsey Horton Named WAC 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 for Feb. 6-12. This is the second career honor for Horton.

Horton, a sophomore first baseman from San Clemente, Calif., had an extra base hit and an RBI in each of the Aggies’ three games last weekend, including two doubles and a home run in the series finale against UTSA. She had six hits in 12 at bats for a .500 batting average. Horton tallied three doubles, two home runs and four RBIs over the three games and posted a 1.667 slugging percentage and .727 on-base percentage in leading the Aggies to a 2-1 record.

Moriah Mack Named WAC Player Of The Week

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DENVER, CO - NM State’s Moriah Mack has been named Western Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 6 through Feb. 12.

Mack, a senior guard from San Antonio (Reagan HS), led the Aggies to a pair of wins to stay undefeated in conference play. Against CSU Bakersfield, she finished with 14 points and seven assists, also adding a pair of steals for NMSU. She followed that up with 15 points and a pair of key steals in a comeback win over Grand Canyon on Sunday afternoon. The senior leads the WAC with 2.8 steals per game in conference play and is second in three-point percentage in WAC games.

NMSU Softball Falls To UTSA In Series Finale

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State came up short as they fell to UTSA 11-3 on Sunday. Kelsey Horton hit her second home run of the season in the loss

Sophomore Kayla Green started on the mound for the New Mexico State after earning a win in her first appearance this season. She found herself in trouble early as UTSA jumped ahead 3-0 in the first inning.

The Roadrunners bats stayed hot and the Aggies found themselves trailing 5-0 entering the bottom of the third. Horton cut into UTSA's lead as she hit a solo home run to center field.

New Mexico State cut into the Roadrunners lead once more in the bottom of the fifth. Amy Bergeson got the offense going as she singled to get on base. Horton sent Bergeson home after hitting a double down the left field line to score the lone run of the inning.

The Roadrunners were hot once again in the seventh inning, scoring six runs to pull ahead 11-2.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats Grand Canyon 67-60

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team hosted the Grand Canyon University Lopes on Sunday afternoon for the team’s Play4Kay pink game. The Aggies trailed for over 26 minutes of the contest, until a late third quarter run gave the team a lead which they held for the remainder of play as they defeated the Lopes, 67-60.

NM State went down early in the game to GCU as a 12-5 run by the opponent had the Aggies playing catch up throughout the first quarter. Fortunately, the Aggies hounding defense saw Moriah Mack and Brooke Salas force back-to-back turnovers to bring the team within one point, 19-18, towards the end. The Lopes were then able to answer with the final basket of the quarter as NM State trailed 21-18 after one.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Falls At Grand Canyon 83-71

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PHOENIX, AZ - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team hit a shooting-slump late in the game and fell to Grand Canyon on the road 83-71 in front of a packed GCU Arena.

Saturday’s loss drops NM State (22-4, 8-2 WAC) into second-place behind CSU Bakersfield (8-1) in the Western Athletic Conference standings.

Both teams went on quick runs to open the game as Ian Baker’s 3-pointer gave NM State its first lead, 9-8, heading into the first media timeout (15:37).

NM State faced a drought that lasted 4:25 before Matt Taylor was able to get a scoop layup to fall to make it 22-15 in favor of the home team.

After back-to-back baskets from Tanveer Bhullar, the Lopes pushed their lead to 31-20 before an 8-0 run ensued for the Aggies to cut the GCU (17-9, 6-3 WAC) lead down to 31-28 with 3:39 left in the first frame.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Defeats UTSA In Doubleheader

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team started the season off on a high note as the Aggies defeated UTSA 9-1 and 4-1 on Saturday.

"It's always great to start the season with two wins," head coach Kathy Rodolph said. "We saw a lot of promise in a lot of areas."

First Game

UTSA jumped out to an early lead in the first inning. Pitcher Kayla Green gave up an early run to the Roadrunners designated player to give UTSA the 1-0 lead.

The Aggies found their groove in the 4th inning. With runners on second and third, Amy Bergeson came to the plate. The junior reached on a dropped ball by the first baseman to score the first run of the inning. After Horton was intentionally walked, Victoria Castro singled to score a run and give the Aggies a 2-1 lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>