NMSU Baseball Outslugs Arizona 15-13

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TUCSON, AZ - The New Mexico State baseball team made its second and final trip of the regular season to Hi Corbett Field to take on Arizona on Tuesday night. An explosive night at the plate saw the Aggies put up runs in seven straight innings en route to a 15-13 win over the Wildcats.

Early pitching woes plagued both Arizona (19-23) and NM State (31-11) with each side jumping on the opposing starter in the top of the first. Joey Ortiz led off the game with a single off the mound before advancing to second on a passed ball. The junior was then scored in the next at-bat when Logan Ehnes sent a double to the warning track in left field.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Sweeps Weekly WAC Honors

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DENVER, CO - New Mexico State softball’s Mya Felder and Samaria Diaz were named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, the league announced on Monday. This is Felder’s second honor during her freshman campaign and the third honor of the season and career for Diaz.

Felder hit .636 with a 1.727 slugging percentage and a .714 on-base percentage as the Aggies went 4-0 last week. She was 7-of-11 with six extra-base hits – three doubles and three home runs – and 19 total bases. The freshman scored seven runs, had seven RBI while also recording three walks. She posted hit in each of the Aggies' four games, including three multi-hit contests. Felder opened the week with a pair of homers at New Mexico and also posted a long ball in the series opener against Kansas City. During Saturday's doubleheader against the Roos, she tallied three doubles.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Tennis Heads To Palo Alto For NCAA Regionals

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women's tennis team is off to The Farm in Palo Alto, Calif., to take on the No. 3 national seed Stanford Cardinal at 1 p.m. (MT)/Noon local (PT) this Saturday, May 4, at the Taube Family Tennis Center.

The Aggies enter postseason play with a 15-9 overall record after claiming their second Western Athletic Conference Championship title this past Sunday with a thrilling 4-3 victory over regular-season champion Grand Canyon at the Brownsville Tennis Center.

This will be the first NCAA Tournament appearance for second-year head coach Emily Wang since being named the eighth head coach in program history. It will also be the first tournament appearance for everyone on the Aggie roster with the only other appearance in program history coming 2015.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Sweeps UMKC

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball continued its Western Athletic Conference series with Kansas City at the NM State Softball Complex on Saturday. The Aggies took down the Roos 12-10 and 11-6 to complete the series sweep.

GAME ONE
NM State (27-19, 9-6 WAC) drew first blood in the bottom of the opening frame when Victoria Castro hit a single that drove home Jeanelle Medina and Kelsey Horton from scoring position. The UMKC (25-24, 5-10 WAC) pitcher hit Nikki Butler with a pitch before Mya Felder got in on the action with a double that scored Castro for the 3-0 lead.

A groundout during Casie Roberto's at bat brought Butler home and a single by Kennedy Johnson drove home Felder, giving the squad the 5-0 advantage. Analise De La Roca and Sarai Mejia recorded back-to-back doubles for the 7-0 lead at the end of the first.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Evens Series With Sacramento State With 12-4 Win

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SACRAMENTO, CA - The New Mexico State baseball team entered John Smith Field for the game two of the three-game series against Western Athletic Conference challenger Sacramento State on Saturday night. After taking the lead on a second inning home run, the Aggies never let go on the way to a 12-4 win over the Hornets.

A pair of California natives squared off on the mound to open the night with NM State (29-11, 12-5 WAC) throwing usual Saturday starter Justin Dehn against Sacramento State (27-15, 13-4 WAC) right-hander Parker Brahms. Each hurler got dinged early with the Hornets getting on the board first.

In the bottom half of the opening inning, Sacramento State saw an infield single put runners on the corners with just one out. Then in the next at-bat, a sacrifice fly was sent to left field to bring in the first run of the game as the Aggies trailed 1-0 into the second.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Terrill Hanks Signs As Undrafted Free Agent With Miami Dolphins

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MIAMI, FL - New Mexico State football linebacker Terrill Hanks signed as an undrafted free agent on Saturday, April 27, and will join his hometown team, the Miami Dolphins.

“This is a proud day for NM State Football as we celebrate with Terrill signing with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent,” Aggie head coach Doug Martin said. “Terrill has worked hard to get to this moment and we are all excited for him and grateful he chose New Mexico State to be the program to show his talent to the football world. He has all the work ethic and talent to be a star in the NFL!”

When asked about signing with his hometown team, Hanks had this to say from his home in Key Largo, Fla., “Never get discouraged! He’s always on time!”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Shuts Out UMKC 7-0

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball hosted Kansas City for a Western Athletic Conference series on Friday at the NM State Softball Complex. The Aggies topped the Roos 7-0 during the series opener.

NM State (25-19, 7-6 WAC) got off to a hot start with starting pitcher Samaria Diaz striking out three UMKC (25-22, 5-8 WAC) batters. In the bottom of the frame, Kelsey Horton drew a walk and advanced on a wild pitch before Nikki Butler broke up the stalemate with an RBI single. Mya Felder added to the Aggie lead with a two-run home run to left field.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Falls To Sacramento State 4-3 In Series Opener

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SACRAMENTO, CA - The New Mexico State baseball team opened a pivotal three-game Western Athletic Conference series against Sacramento State on Friday night at John Smith Field. After carrying a lead into the ninth inning, the Aggies saw the Hornets clear the bases on a walk-off hit to right that handed the Crimson & White a 4-3 loss.

Both sides put their ace on the mound for the series opener with NM State (28-11, 11-5 WAC) sending preseason WAC Pitcher of the Year Brock Whittlesey to the bump to square off against Sacramento State (27-14, 13-3 WAC) wins leader Scott Randall. Each hurler tossed a scoreless first before the Aggies got on the board in the next frame.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Tennis Earns WAC Awards

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DENVER, CO - New Mexico State men’s tennis sophomore Louis Menard led the way for the Aggies as the Western Athletic Conference end of year awards rolled in on Thursday.

In the singles category, Menard was the lone Aggie to earn First-Team All-WAC honors after going 24-10 during the regular season and 15-6 in dual action with a perfect 5-0 record in conference play. This is the second-straight year the Annecy, France, native has earned first-team honors in singles.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Tennis Earns WAC Awards

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DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State women’s tennis team heads to the Western Athletic Conference Championships with some hardware ready for them to pick up from the end of year awards.

Transfer Gavi Kalaga earned First-Team All-WAC accolades for singles play after tallying 14 wins on the year with a perfect 4-0 record in league play. The Bhubaneswar, India, product heads into the championships with a seven match win-streak.

Harsha Challa rounds out the winners for NM State in singles play with second-team honors. The sophomore enters this weekend with a 19-12 overall record and 3-2 mark in WAC play. She’s also been consistent for the Aggies in the spring, posting a 13-5 record in dual action.  Continue Reading This Post >>