NMSU Baseball Shuts Out Sacramento State 2-0 To Advance To WAC Tournament Semifinals

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MESA, AZ - The third-seeded New Mexico State baseball team took on two-seeded Sacramento State in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament on Thursday afternoon at Hohokam Stadium. The Aggies scored two runs in fourth inning and WAC Pitcher of the Year Jonathan Groff threw a gem en route to a shutout win over the Hornets, 2-0.

NM State (38-19) was not quiet early as they threatened with multiple runners in scoring position over the first few frames to put Sacramento State (31-24) starter Parker Brahms in a jam.

In the top of the second, Logan Ehnes led off with a single popped up to the infield that landed between the Hornets first baseman and catcher. Tristen Carranza then laced a double off the wall in left center to put two runners in scoring position with no outs. Unfortunately, a pair of groundouts and a strike out followed to hold the Aggie scoreless.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Shuts Out Bakersfield 4-0 To Open WAC Tournament Play

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MESA, AZ - The No. 3 seeded New Mexico State baseball team opened up its Western Athletic Conference Tournament play against No. 6 CSU Bakersfield on Wednesday night at Hohokam Stadium. The Aggie offense produced four runs and that was enough as the rotation combined for a shutout after a great night on the mound and a 4-0 win for the Aggies.

NM State (37-19) starter and All-WAC First-Team honoree Kyle Bradish got rolling early including six strikeouts over his first eight outs of the contest. The start did not go as favorably for southpaw Alec Daily of CSU Bakersfield (20-35).

In the bottom half of the first inning, Logan Ehnes laced a single to centerfield that loaded the bases with just one out for the Aggies. Tristen Carranza then stepped to the plate and roped a double off the wall in left center that scored a pair of runs for a 2-0 lead in favor of the Crimson & White.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jonathan Groff Named WAC Pitcher Of The Year, Nick Gonzales Named Freshman Of The Year

Written By: WAC Media Relations

MESA, AZ - The Western Athletic Conference has announced its All-WAC baseball teams and major awards as selected by the league’s nine head coaches. Grand Canyon’s Quin Cotton was named WAC Player of the Year while NM State’s Jonathan Groff was named WAC Pitcher of the Year. NM State’s Nick Gonzales was named WAC Freshman of the Year and GCU’s Andy Stankiewicz repeated as WAC Coach of the Year.

Cotton, a sophomore outfielder from Parker, Colo., posted a .417 batting average in league play to help lead the Lopes to their third WAC regular season title in the past four seasons. He led the WAC with 32 runs and 45 hits in league play and was tied for the lead in triples with three. He also tied for second in doubles with 10 and was second in the WAC with 70 total bases.  Continue Reading This Post >>

2018 WAC Baseball Tournament Bracket Announced

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - For the third time in the last four seasons, Grand Canyon won the WAC baseball regular season title but for the first time in that period, the Lopes will be the number one seed in the WAC Baseball Tournament, earning the top seed in their first year of eligibility.

Grand Canyon won the regular season title with a 19-5 record in conference play. The Lopes are led by sophomore Quin Cotton, who is hitting .393 with 19 doubles, five triples, five home runs and 43 RBIs. Friday starter Jake Wong will bring a 9-2 record into the WAC tournament, having struck out 77 and walked 27 in 81.2 innings on the hill.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Drop Regular Season Finale 5-4 At UTRGV

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EDINBURG, TX - The New Mexico State baseball team took on Western Athletic Conference foe UT Rio Grande Valley in the regular-season finale on Saturday. After gaining the lead in the top of the ninth on a dramatic four-run triple, the Aggies ended up losing the game, 5-4, to a walk-off home run in the bottom half.

Game three began different than the previous two contests with the NM State (36-19, 17-7 WAC) bats being held quiet to open while UT Rio Grande Valley (23-31, 8-16 WAC) put the first runs up on the board in the third inning.

The third inning started on a high note with Aggie starter Alex Pinedo striking out the first batter swinging, which set a new program record for single-season strikeouts with the 460th on the year. Unfortunately, the tide changed quickly with the next batter for the Vaqueros knocking a triple to the corner in left field that was followed by an RBI single up the middle.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball To Face Arizona State In NCAA Regionals

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team is set play in the Tempe Regional of the NCAA Softball Championship, the NCAA announced on Sunday. The Western Athletic Conference champions take on the Arizona State Sun Devils on Friday, May 18, at 7:30 MT. Fans can follow along with the contest on WatchESPN.

The regional is set to take place Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20 and is a double-elimination format. The four-team regional includes NM State (29-22), host and eighth-seeded ASU (43-11), Long Beach State (42-12) and Ole Miss (30-23).

The Aggies face Arizona State for the third time this season. New Mexico State fell 3-0 at Farrington Stadium and 5-1 in the regular-season finale at the NM State Softball Complex. Fans can purchase tickets for the regional on site.

NMSU Softball Wins WAC Title

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team closed its run at the 2018 Western Athletic Conference tournament at the NM State Softball Complex with a contest against fourth-seeded Grand Canyon on Saturday. The WAC Tournament's Most Valuable Player Kelsey Horton broke the NM State single-season record for home runs, helping the Aggies secure the 9-7 victory and their second-straight WAC Tournament title.

"I'm extremely proud of our group because everyone has accepted and embraced their role on this team," head coach Kathy Rodolph said. "Kelsey has led us all year but we've had a lot of contributions. It comes down to being selfless and doing what's best for the team."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Takes Third At WAC Outdoor Track And Field Championships

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAWRENCE, KS - New Mexico State women's track and field closed competition at the Western Athletic Conference Championships at Rock Chalk Park on Saturday. NM State posted its best team finish at the championship meet when the squad came away with third place. Multiple Aggies took home gold in their events including Katara Nelson, who was named the meet's Outstanding Track Performer and High Point Award winner.

Nelson finished first in the 100m (11.41) and 200m (23.45) races. Lashira Tremble also competed in the sprint finals and finished in second in the 100m when she clocked in at 11.50 and third in the 200m when she posted a time of 24.15.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Tennis Season Comes To A Close At Stanford

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PALO ALTO, CA - The New Mexico State men’s tennis team saw its banner season come to a conclusion Saturday afternoon at the Taube Family Tennis Center after its 4-0 loss to No. 4 Stanford in the opening round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Tournament.

The loss ends an era of Aggie men’s tennis for Christofer Goncalves and Sergi Espias as the two seniors played their final match in the Crimson & White.

Doubles action was tight for most of the time with the Aggie No. 2 and No. 2 tandems taking a lead at one point or another. However, Stanford took court No. 3 first with a 6-0 victory before claiming the doubles point with a 6-4 win on court No. 2.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Takes Game Two At Gonzaga 2-1

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SPOKANE, WA - The New Mexico State baseball team looked to even the series with Gonzaga on Saturday night at the Patterson Baseball Complex. The Aggies put up a pair of runs over the first two innings and strong pitching held the lead to take down the Bulldogs 2-1.

NM State (34-17) was able to get out to their quickest offensive start of the season when leadoff hitter Logan Bottrell had a full count and turned on the next pitch that traveled well over the fence in right field. This solo home run put the Crimson & White on top of Gonzaga (25-21) 1-0 through one inning.

This lead for the Aggies then expanded in the top of the second with solid contact at the plate. David Bellamy led off the frame with an infield single to get things going. Two batters later, Joey Ortiz was able to lace an RBI triple to the right field corner and put NM State ahead 2-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>