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 >>

NMSU Baseball Drops Series Opener At Gonzaga 2-1

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SPOKANE, WA - The New Mexico State baseball team opened a three-game weekend series out of conference against Gonzaga at Patterson Baseball Complex on Friday night. The Aggies held a one-run lead into the seventh before a two-run home run for the Bulldogs proved to be the winner with the Crimson & White falling 2-1.

NM State (33-17) ace Kyle Bradish squared off on the mound against the 6-8 right-hander Daniel Bies for Gonzaga (25-20). In a true pitcher’s duel on the night, the hurlers allowed a few baserunners over the first two innings but were able to hold the sides scoreless.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Advances To WAC Championship Game With 14-3 Rout Of UMKC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team continued its run at the 2018 Western Athletic Conference tournament at the NM State Softball Complex with a contest against sixth-seeded UMKC on Friday. The Aggies took down the Roos 14-3 to advance to their sixth-straight championship game.

"Offensively, the team attacked the situation and did their job," head coach Kathy Rodolph said. "Analise and Kayla did a phenomenal job in the circle and I think we played pretty clean on defense. We're excited to advance to another championship on Saturday, whoever we're going to play. There is going to be another team in the other dugout and we're going to come out and play."

NM State (28-22, 11-4 WAC) got off to a slow start when starting pitcher Kayla Green allowed a leadoff triple and a single up the middle to Kansas City (15-40, 2-13) to put New Mexico State behind 1-0 in the first.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Run-Rules Grand Canyon 10-2 In Six Innings To Advance In WAC Tournament

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

- The New Mexico State softball team opened the 2018 Western Athletic Conference Tournament at the NM State Softball Complex with a contest against fourth-seeded Grand Canyon on Thursday. The Aggies hit four home runs against in the 10-2 run-rule victory over the Lopes. Kelsey Horton launched a pair of long balls in the contest, including her 24th of the season, tying the NM State single-season record.

"Kennedy Johnson did a great job as our designated player," head coach Kathy Rodolph said. "Fahren Glackin absolutely stepped up after GCU made the decision to walk Kelsey (Horton) and that's what we needed her to do. It was a great overall team contribution and we’re excited to play another day."  Continue Reading This Post >>