Baseball Game Recaps

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Baseball Game Recaps

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 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 Baseball Beats UNM 4-3, Completes Season Series Sweep

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A stolen base from Logan Ehnes with two outs in the top of the seventh, who eventually scored the game-winning run, gave the New Mexico State baseball team the 4-3 victory over Battle of I-25 rival New Mexico Tuesday night at Santa Ana Star Field.

The win gave NM State (33-16) its first-ever three-game sweep of the Lobos (16-31-1) in a single-season. Aggies previously had two-game sweeps of UNM in 2011 and 1995. It was also the fifth-consecutive win for NM State.

Despite getting a runner in scoring position to start the game thanks to some mistakes from the Lobos, NM State couldn’t take advantage. That gave way to New Mexico in its home half of the frame after a two-out RBI single from Jeff Deimling scored Connor Mang – who ripped a double down the first-base line prior.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Run-Rules Utah Valley 17-7 To Earn Series Sweep

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Freshman infielder Nick Gonzales sent the New Mexico State baseball seniors off with a bang Sunday afternoon at Presley Askew Field, 17-7, with a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the seventh and completed the sweep of Utah Valley.

The victory came on the heels of a six-run seventh that was capped off by Gonzales’ grand slam. David Bellamy was pegged in the lead-off spot for NM State (32-16, 15-6 WAC) and advanced to second on a wild pitch before scoring on a hard double to right center from Joey Ortiz – who finished 3-of-3 with seven RBI and four runs scored thanks to a pair of 3-run jacks.

Senior Trey Stine plated Ortiz for the second run of the inning before Gonzales’ walk-off moonshot over the right-field wall.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Downs Utah Valley 6-2

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team took on Western Athletic Conference foe Utah Valley in game two of a weekend series on Saturday at Presley Askew Field. The Aggies took the lead in the second inning and never let go defeating the Wolverines 6-2 for the series victory.

Utah Valley (14-30, 5-12 WAC) threatened early getting a runner on third in the top of the first, but NM State (31-16, 14-6 WAC) starter Jonathan Groff fanned the final two batters to hold the opposition scoreless.

The Aggies struck first in the bottom of the second when Nick Gonzales started his strong day at the plate. With two outs, Gonzales sent a solo home run over the left field wall to put NM State ahead 1-0 heading to the third.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Takes Series Opener With 4-3 Win Over Utah Valley

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - In front of a record-setting crowd at Presley Askew Field, the New Mexico State baseball team opened a weekend series against Western Athletic Conference opponent Utah Valley on Friday night. The 2,147 fans in attendance saw the Aggies take a one-run lead in the fifth inning that they held on to and took down the Wolverines, 4-3.

NM State (30-16, 13-6 WAC) ace Kyle Bradish took the mound in game one opposite Jake Mayer of Utah Valley (14-29, 5-11). The Aggies got on the board first when a fielding error brought in a runner from second to put NM State ahead 1-0 at the end of the first inning.

This lead did not last long, however, when the Wolverines answered in the top of the second. A single through the right side scored a man from second for Utah Valley’s first run. Then with runners on the corners, a passed ball brought home one more Wolverine to put the Aggies behind 2-1.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Crushes UNM 13-2

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team hosted rival New Mexico for the second installment of the Battle of I-25 on Tuesday night at Presley Askew Field. Another strong performance at the plate led the Aggies to a 13-2 drubbing of the Lobos in seven innings.

In a midweek clash, NM State (29-16) started Justin Dehn on the mound to counter Robert Gasser for New Mexico (15-28-1). UNM also ran out an entire starting lineup of freshmen for their position players to open the night.

After Dehn tossed a quick one-two-three top of the first that included an incredible diving catch by Marcus Still in centerfield, the Aggies then began to score early and often. NM State first got on the board in the bottom half of the opening frame when Logan Ehnes knocked a two-out RBI single to third base for an early lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Run-Rules Grand Canyon 13-1

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - The New Mexico State Aggies looked to bounce back in game two against Western Athletic Conference opponent Grand Canyon on Saturday at Brazell Field. Following a run-rule loss in the series opener, the Aggies returned the favor with a 13-1 victory over the Lopes in seven innings to knot the series up at 1-1.

In the battle of the southpaws, NM State (28-15, 12-5 WAC) started Jonathan Groff on the mound opposite Jake Repavich for Grand Canyon (24-19, 11-3 WAC). Each pitcher seemed to make easy work of the opposing bats in the first two innings before the Aggies began to rattle Repavich beginning in the third.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Drops Series Opener At GCU 13-3

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

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 >>