Kelsey Horton Walk-Off Home Run Sends NMSU Softball To Championship Saturday

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - New Mexico State softball continued its run at the Western Athletic Conference Tournament with a game against third-seeded Grand Canyon on Friday night. The Aggies eliminated the Lopes with a 6-4 walk-off victory when Kelsey Horton hit her fifth home run of the tournament.

NM State (33-21) struck trouble in the top of the first when an error by Kelsey Horton put the leadoff batter for GCU (33-24) on second base, A triple brought the runner home, leaving the Aggies behind 1-0 before their first at-bat.

In the bottom of the frame, Horton launched a ball over the left-field fence, the senior's fourth homer of the tournament, tying the game. During the following frame, Casie Roberto reached on a single before Shelby Shultes broke up the stalemate when she hit a home run to centerfield, putting the Aggies ahead 3-1.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Advances To Winners Bracket With 1-0 Walkoff Win Over GCU In Extra Innings

NMSU Softball Sweeps WAC Awards

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PHOENIX – The Western Athletic Conference announced its 2019 All-WAC softball teams and major award winners, as voted on by the leagues head coaches, on Tuesday night. Five players from New Mexico State were named to the first team. Additionally, NM State swept the major awards including Kathy Rodolph taking home WAC Coach of the Year honors.

Nikki Butler was named the WAC Player of the Year for the first time in her career and the junior also received her third-straight first team bid. The catcher led the conference with four home runs against league opponents while also placing fifth for hits (22) and on-base percentage (.453). She ranked sixth in total bases (36), seventh in slugging percentage (.632) and eighth in batting average (.386). Butler posted six multi-hit games during WAC play.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Felder Earns WAC Softball Hitter Of The Week

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DENVER, CO - New Mexico State softball’s Mya Felder was named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week, the league announced on Monday. This is the second-straight honor for the freshman and the third of her career as an Aggie.

Felder hit .706 with a 1.235 slugging percentage and a .700 on-base percentage when NM State went 4-1 last week, including a win over No. 17 Texas Tech in the team's final home game of the season. The freshman posted multiple hits in four of the last five games and recorded a hit every contest last week. Felder was 12-of-17 with three doubles, two home runs and 11 RBIs. In the win over the ranked Red Raiders, she went 3-for-4 with a solo homer. During the series opener at CSU Bakersfield, Felder recorded six of her 11 RBIs for the week when she went 4-for-4 with two doubles and a home run.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Nick Gonzales Earns Third WAC Baseball Hitter Of The Week

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DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference announced its baseball players of the week on Monday morning. Continuing his red-hot streak at the plate, New Mexico State’s Nick Gonzales was named the WAC Hitter of the Week for his third time this season.

Gonzales was nearly unstoppable from the plate, going 11-for-16 with nine extra-base hits to help the Aggies go 3-1 on the week and move into a tie for first place in the league standings. In NM State’s lone non-conference game, the sophomore was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, a pair of RBIs and three runs scored in a 15-13 win over Arizona.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Run-Rules UTRGV 10-0, Ties For WAC Lead

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team hosted Western Athletic Conference leader UT Rio Grande Valley in a crucial series finale on Sunday at Presley Askew Field. After taking the lead in the first inning, the Aggies saw solid work at the plate and stellar pitching earn the team the 10-0 run-rule win in seven innings over the Vaqueros for the 2-1 series victory.

NM State (33-12, 15-6 WAC) starter Chance Hroch was dealing all day long on the mound and began in the opening frame putting UTRGV (30-17, 15-6 WAC) down scoreless before the Aggie offense got going. Logan Bottrell led off the bottom of the first with a double down the left field line and was brought home on the next at-bat when Joey Ortiz sent a two-run home run over the wall in left center to put the first runs up on the board for the Crimson & White.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Sweeps Bakersfield, Clinches 2-Seed In WAC Tournament

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BAKERSFIELD, CA - New Mexico State softball concluded the regular season with a pair of games against Western Athletic Conference foe CSU Bakersfield at the Roadrunner Softball Complex on Saturday. The Aggies clobbered the ‘Runners 7-4 and 11-3 to complete the series sweep.

GAME ONE

Both teams went scoreless in the first but in the bottom of the second inning, NM State (31-20, 12-6 WAC) starting pitcher Analise De La Roca struggled, allowing a leadoff home run to CSUB (14-30, 3-15 WAC)..  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Run-Ruled By UTRGV 21-11

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team took on Western Athletic Conference foe UT Rio Grande Valley on Saturday at Presley Askew Field. After falling into an early hole, the Aggies could not erase the deficit and fell to the Vaqueros 21-11.

Scoring in game two did not take long with UTRGV (30-16, 15-5 WAC) putting up multiple runs in the top of the first to put NM State (32-12, 14-6 WAC) behind early. The Vaqueros leadoff batter got on and the next man up sent a two-run home run over the wall in left to put the first runs up on the board. The bases were then loaded with no outs when a single up the middle brought home two more runs for the opposition.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Races Past UTRGV In Series Opener

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team opened a three-game Western Athletic Conference series versus UT Rio Grande Valley with first place on the line on Friday night. After falling behind 5-0 early, the Aggies rallied to post multi-run frames in each of the final five innings to defeat the Vaqueros 17-8.

In the opening of game one, each side went scoreless in the first inning before UT Rio Grande Valley (29-16, 14-5 WAC) struck first to put NM State (32-11, 14-5 WAC) behind early. Scoring opened in the top of the second when the Vaqueros saw a bases loaded single to left score a pair of runs putting the Aggies down 2-0 heading into the third.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Shuts Out Bakersfield 9-0

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BAKERSFIELD, CA - New Mexico State softball opened its Western Athletic Conference series with CSU Bakersfield at the Roadrunner Softball Complex on Friday. The Aggies took down the ‘Runners 9-0 in just six innings.

After a pair of scoreless innings for both squads, NM State (29-20, 10-6 WAC) looked to rally when Casie Roberto started the at-bat with a single and Sarai Mejia followed by drawing a walk. A groundout advanced the runners into scoring position and CSUB (17-28, 3-13 WAC) intentionally walked Kelsey Horton, loading the bases. With Mya Felder at the plate, the freshman hit a single through the middle to put New Mexico State ahead 2-0. After a strikeout put two outs on the board, Nikki Butler cleared the bases with a home run over the left field fence, moving the Crimson and White ahead 5-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>