NMSU Baseball Drops Series Opener At GCU 13-3

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PHOENIX, AZ – The New Mexico State baseball team opened game of a crucial three game weekend series against Western Athletic Conference foe Grand Canyon on Friday night. After scoring in the first three innings, the Lopes finished the night with runs in six of the eight frames to put the Aggies in a hole they could not get out of and they lost game one, 13-3.

A pair of elite Major League Baseball prospects squared off on the mound with NM State’s (27-15, 11-5 WAC) Kyle Bradish opposite Jake Wong of Grand Canyon (24-18, 11-2 WAC) in the opener. Neither ace was unhittable with early runs getting up on the board for both sides.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Rebecca Keijzerwaard Earns Second Team All-WAC Singles Honors

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PHOENIX - Rebecca Keijzerwaard of the New Mexico State women’s tennis team took home Second-Team All-Western Athletic Conference honors in singles Thursday night at the WAC awards banquet.

This is the first All-WAC honor for the sophomore since joining the Aggies. She was named to the WAC All-Tournament team last season as a freshman in doubles after going 2-0 in the tournament.

Keijzerwaard finished the regular-season with eight victories – eight of which came in dual play. She also went 6-4 on the year at the top singles position for New Mexico State – including a 3-2 mark in league play.

The third-seeded Aggies are set to open the WAC Tournament on Friday, April 27, at 10 a.m. (MDT) against the fifth-seeded Redhawks of Seattle U at the Mesa Tennis Center.

First Team All-WAC Singles
No.1 Aliona Ladutska, Kansas City
No. 2 Katie Fries, Kansas City  Continue Reading This Post >>

Goncalves Named WAC Men's Tennis Player Of The Year

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PHOENIX, AZ - New Mexico State men’s tennis senior Christofer Goncalves once again headlines the Western Athletic Conference awards with this second-straight WAC Player of the Year honor while five other Aggies also took home All-WAC honors as well.

In addition to winning player of the year for the second-consecutive season, Goncalves also earned his fourth-straight First-Team All-WAC honor after going a perfect 5-0 in league play back-to-back-to-back seasons now.

The Barquisimeto, Venezuela, product finished the regular-season 25-7 overall, his third-consecutive season with 20-plus wins in singles action, and 12-4 in dual play – all at the top singles position. Goncalves is riding a six-match winning-streak and could match his high of eight from this season with a pair of wins at the WAC Tournament.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Pun Chanachai Headed To NCAA Women's Golf Regionals

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DENVER, CO - The National Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Division I Golf Regionals were selected Wednesday night. Following a standout sophomore season, including a second straight Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year honor, NM State’s Pun Chanachai was chosen as an NCAA individual qualifier for the Madison, Wisc. regional.

Chanachai earned the nod after leading the WAC in stroke average at 72.68. In 11 events played, the sophomore posted six top-5 finishes, including three individual championships. The Bangkok, Thailand native’s low round of 63 at the Col. Wollenberg’s Ram Classic set a new WAC record for low round and 14 of her 31 rounds were at or below par.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Golf Finishes Fourth At WAC Championship Tournament

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HUTCHINSON, KS - The New Mexico State men’s golf team completed play at the Western Athletic Conference Championship on Wednesday at the Prairie Dunes Country Club. After three days of tournament play, the Aggies finished in fourth place firing a 291-299-294—884 (+44).

Two NM State golfers finished among the top-10 on the individual leaderboard, led by senior Isaac Merry who posted a 70-70-74—214 (+4) and finished in a tie for second. Tadhg Campbell placed in ninth shooting a nine-over, 219, at the end of the conference tournament. Merry led the Aggies with nine birdies at the end of three rounds, while he and Campbell fired the only two eagles on the team.

Michael McGilton tied for 17th after shooting a 74-76-74—224 (+14) after three days of play. Then Tristin Goodwin tied for 21st with a score of 227 (+17) and Ryo Harada rounded out the squad in a tie for 28th firing a 231 (+21).  Continue Reading This Post >>

Joey Ortiz Named WAC Baseball Hitter Of The Week

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DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference announced it’s players of the week on Monday. Following a stellar weekend at the dish, NM State’s Joey Ortiz earned his second conference hitter of the week nod.

Ortiz led the WAC with a .500 batting average on the week and helped lead the Aggies to a 2-1 road series win over conference foe Northern Colorado. The series opener saw the sophomore go 3-for-3 from the dish with a pair of RBI and scoring one run himself.

This play was followed up in a 12-9 NM State victory in game two where the Garden Grove, Calif. native had a pair of base knocks with two RBI and three runs scored. Then in the series finale, Ortiz added another hit and run scored to help the Aggies to a 6-3 win and series victory.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball In Extra-Innings At Northern Colorado

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GREELEY, CO. – The New Mexico State Aggies got going an hour late due to a weather delay in game two versus Western Athletic Conference opponent Northern Colorado on Saturday afternoon at Jackson Field. The second game of the series was not decided in nine innings and it took Joey Ortiz and Trey Stine to drive in three runs in the eleventh to lead the Aggies to a 12-9 win over the Bears.

In a game full of lead changes, NM State (25-14, 10-4 WAC) got on the board first in the opening frame. A fly out to centerfield put runners on the corners with two outs where Tristen Carranza knocked a single to left to bring in the first run of the game. The next batter, Nick Gonzales, then laced a double to the same part of the field to bring home a pair of runs and the Aggies went up on Northern Colorado (21-18, 5-8 WAC), 3-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Splits Doubleheader At Utah Valley

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OREM, UT - The New Mexico State softball team closed out its series Western Athletic Conference opponent Utah Valley on Saturday from Wolverine Field. NM State evened the series with the 5-3 victory in the opening contest of the doubleheader but fell to the Wolverines 7-6 in the series finale.

GAME ONE

After a scoreless inning for both squads, the Aggies (24-20, 9-3 WAC) fell behind in the bottom of the second when Analise De La Roca allowed a double and a home run to UVU (16-23, 7-4). However, NM State cut the deficit in half in the following frame when Fahren Glackin hit a solo home run over the centerfield fence.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Drops Doubleheader At No. 13 Arizona

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TUCSON, AZ - The New Mexico State softball team took on No. 13 Arizona in a doubleheader at Rita Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium on Wednesday. The Aggies fell 7-3 in the first contest against the Wildcats and 9-0 in a five-inning loss.

GAME ONE

Samaria Diaz started in the circle for NM State (23-18, 8-1 WAC) and struggled in the first after giving up a one-out single. The following Arizona (29-12, 6-9 PAC 12) batter swung for the fences and a two-run homer to centerfield put New Mexico State behind 2-0. The deficit grew in the following inning as a solo home run by the Wildcats increased the three-run deficit.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Golf Finishes In Second Place At 2018 WAC Championships.

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PHOENIX, AZ - The New Mexico State women's golf team completed a tightly contested Western Athletic Conference Championship on Wednesday at The Legacy Golf Resort. The Aggies finished with scores of 290-288-291—869 (+17) for second place, one stroke behind conference champion Grand Canyon.

A pair of NM State golfers finished in the top-three, led by 2017 WAC Golfer of the Year Pun Chanachai who shot a 72-69-69—210 (-3) to finish in second place on the individual leaderboard. Kennedie Montoya tied for third shooting a 71-72-72—215 (+2). Chanachai led the Aggies with 11 birdies after 54 holes of play and Montoya followed just behind with 10.

Maria Prado finished in a tie for 17th after posting scores of 73-73-77—223 (+10). Dominique Galloway was two strokes behind Prado at 74-74-77—225 (+12) to tie for 20th and freshman Tiegan Taylor took 23rd firing a 78-75-73—226 (+13).  Continue Reading This Post >>