Farmer Named WAC Field Athlete Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - Kayli Farmer was named the Western Athletic Conference Women's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week for the second time this season the league announced on Tuesday.

Farmer won the javelin at the Bobcat Invitational with a mark of 43.72m (143-5). She also competed in the high jump, finishing fourth with a mark of 1.65m (5-5). Earlier in the week, she competed at the Texas Relays, placing tenth of fourteen in the javelin with a throw of 39.98m (131-2).

New Mexico State track and field travels to Waco, Texas, for its next meet as the Aggies face competition at the Baylor Invite on Saturday, April 8.

Kaur Named WAC Women's Tennis Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State women's tennis junior Rimpledeep Kaur was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week once again on Tuesday the league announced.

Kaur has now won three of the last four player of the week honors after finishing the WAC regular-season with a perfect 5-0 mark in both singles and doubles play. She teamed up with Marie-Pier Thiffault for an undefeated run in conference play as well.

The junior finished last weekend 4-0, capturing wins over Grand Canyon's Tatum Prudhomme 6-0, 6-4 and Chicago State's Mariya Kostyuk 6-3, 6-3 at the top singles flight. Kaur then teamed up with Thiffault to first take down GCU's pair at No. 2 doubles 7-5 last Friday before mowing down the Cougar's No. 1 doubles pair 6-2 this past Saturday.

In total, Kaur has now won three player of the week honors in dual play and one player of the month during the fall season.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Falls To No. 6 Texas Tech 15-4

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Aggies baseball team played host to the No. 6 Texas Tech Red Raiders on Tuesday afternoon at Presley Askew Field. After falling behind early, the team could not dig themselves out of the hole against the nationally ranked opponent and fell 15-4.

How it happened
Aggie right-hander Chris Kucko got the midweek start versus the Red Raiders Caleb Kilian. The opponent’s bats came to life early scoring six runs in the top half of the first.

Looking to respond in the bottom of the opening inning, Joey Ortiz got across the plate for the Aggies first run of the game on a triple to left field by Dan Hetzel.

Texas Tech added two more in the third, but the Aggies were able to get one back in their half of the inning after a single through the left side by Tristen Carranza scored Austin Botello.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Butler, Green Sweep WAC Softball Weekly Honors

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO – New Mexico State’s Nikki Butler and Kayla Green have been named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for March 27-April 1.

This is the third Hitter of the Week honor for NM State and the first honor for Butler. Green earns New Mexico State's first Pitcher of the Week honor this season.

“Nikki [Butler] and Kayla [Green] both performed well last week and were key to our success,” head coach Kathy Rodolph said. “Both were clutch for us in big moments. It’s always great to be recognized for a job well done.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Tristen Carranza Named WAC Baseball Hitter Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO – NM State’s Tristen Carranza has been named Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week for March 27 – April 2.

Carranza, a sophomore first-baseman from El Centro, Calif. (Brawley HS), led the Aggies to a WAC sweep at Seattle U, going 6-for-11 from the plate in the three-game series. On the week, he was 7-for-15 with three home runs, four RBIs and four runs scored, posting a .467 batting average and a 1.133 slugging percentage. He was also solid in the field, recording 34 putouts and one assist with no errors.

NMSU Baseball Finishes Sweep Of Seattle With 6-4 Win

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - The New Mexico State baseball team wrapped up the season series at Seattle U on Sunday afternoon in Bannerwood Park. The Aggies swept the series against the Redhawks with a 6-4 win to close out the weekend.

How it happened
In game three of the series, left-handed pitcher Jonathan Groff got the start against the Redhawk southpaw Nathan Bonck. The Aggie bats got working early as Dan Hetzel lined a 3-2 pitch over the left field wall to give the team a 2-0 lead in the first.

After L.J. Hatch was hit by a pitch in the second, Mason Fishback came up to bat and mashed a two-run bomb to add a pair of runs to the Aggies score as they led 4-0 through two frames. The opponent then closed the gap with a two-run home run of their own in the bottom of the third.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Sweeps Series With Utah Valley

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico State softball team swept Utah Valley on Saturday as the Aggies defeated the Wolverines 4-3 and 7-3.

Game One

NM State's Samaria Diaz and UVU's Lauren Frailey battled it out in the first game of the doubleheader. Diaz took the circle first and saw trouble from the start. The freshman hit a batter to start the inning, then Caragh Morris singled to put runners on first and second for Brittney Vansway. Vansway hit her eighth home run of the season to put the Wolverines ahead 3-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Takes Game Two At Seattle

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - The New Mexico State baseball team (16-12, 2-0) squared off for game two of a three-game weekend series against Western Athletic Conference foe Seattle U (8-17, 1-4) on Saturday afternoon. The clash at Bannerwood Park saw NM State take their first road series win of the season with a game two victory, 8-5, highlighted by great hitting early on.

How it happened
The weekend contest opened with Aggie right-hander Marcel Renteria on the mound versus Redhawk hurler Janson Junk. A quiet first inning for both sides kept the game knotted at zero to open up.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Wins Series Opener Against Utah Valley 8-5

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team defeated Utah Valley 8-5 on Friday to open Western Athletic Conference play.

How it happened

NM State's Kayla Green and UVU's Lauren Frailey dueled in the first inning as each pitcher took down each batter she faced. However, Green hit trouble in the second inning as Utah Valley scored two runs off the sophomore. Lyndsay Steverson started the inning by drawing a leadoff walk. After advancing to third on a passed ball and a ground ball, Steverson came around to score on a single by teammate Taleigh Williams. Williams also scored in the inning as she came home on a wild pitch by Green.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Wins Series Opener At Seattle 6-2

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - The New Mexico State baseball team traveled to Seattle U to open WAC play with a three-game series. The first game of the weekend came on Friday evening at Bannerwood Park in which the Aggies took down the Redhakws 6-2.

How it happened
A pitching duel between right-handed starter Kyle Bradish and Seattle U’s lefty Jake Prizina opened up the night. After a quiet first for the Aggie bats, Bradish came out and walked the first two batters forcing pitching coach Joel Mangrum to make an early mound visit. The trip worked because Bradish struck out two of the next three batters, which ended the opening inning with runners on the corners.

Through the next inning and a half, the hurlers went through nine straight batters without a problem. In the bottom of the third, the first pitch of the inning saw the Redhawks number nine hitter take Bradish deep to put the opponent up 1-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>