Baseball Game Recaps

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Baseball Game Recaps

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 >>

NMSU Baseball In Extra-Innings At Northern Colorado

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

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 Baseball Run-Rules Chicago State 15-2

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Early offensive power from the Aggie bats led to a 15-2 run-ruling of Chicago State in seven innings Friday night at Presley Askew Field for the New Mexico State baseball team.

Despite high winds dispersed throughout most of the game, NM State ace Kyle Bradish tossed six innings of work and gave up just two runs, one earned, on six hits with three walks and five punch outs – moving the junior to 5-1 on the year.

The Aggie (21-13, 7-3 WAC) offense got going early scoring four runs on back-to-back doubles from Caleb Henderson and Tristen Carranza. That second double from Carranza ran Chicago State’s (5-25, 0-10 WAC) starter off the mound before an inning-ending double play.

After a quick inning from Bradish, the Aggies tacked on three more runs thanks to some small ball and gave the righty a 7-0 cushion.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Green Notches 100th Career Coaching Win In 9-1 Victory Over UNM

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team traveled to Santa Ana Star Field for the first installment of the Battle of I-25 against in-state rival New Mexico on Tuesday night. A two-out rally in the second inning gave the Aggies a large lead that led to a 9-1 victory over the Lobos. The win marked the 100th career victory during head coach Brian Green’s tenure at NM State.

Following the milestone victory Green commented, “Getting 100 wins is a monumental thing and doing it against the Lobos is even more special. We have sputtered a bit on the road but the way we played tonight got us our fourth win in a row away from home. We pitched really well, played good defense and put in some quality at-bats, so it was a great effort from these guys tonight against the Lobos.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Loses 2-1 On Walk Off Home Run Against No. 4 Texas Tech

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MIDLAND, TX - The New Mexico State baseball team traveled to Midland, Texas for a midweek clash with No. 4 Texas Tech at Security Bank Ballpark on Tuesday. The Aggies went up early and carried a tie ballgame into the ninth before a walk off home run from the Red Raiders saw the Crimson & White fall, 2-1.

NM State (16-13) started Matthew Perea in the midweek contest against Ryan Sublette on the mound for Texas Tech (24-6). Perea held the Red Raiders hitless and had five strikeouts through the first three innings before the Aggies jumped on the board.

With two outs in the top of the fourth, Trey Stine roped a double to left centerfield. In the next at-bat Caleb Henderson knocked a single through the right side to score Stine and put NM State on top 1-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Loses Series In Finale Loss Against Sacramento State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team took on Western Athletic Conference foe Sacramento State in the series finale on Saturday at Presley Askew Field. After going down early, the Aggies looked to rally late but fell short in a 6-2 loss to the Hornets.

Following a scoreless opening frame, Sacramento State (11-14, 2-1 WAC) struck first in the top of the second. With two outs in the frame, the Hornets saw a two-out solo home run put NM State (16-12, 3-3 WAC) down 1-0. Then with runners on a first and second, Sac State knocked a single to left to bring in one run and the Aggies trailed 2-0 after two innings.

This deficit expanded for the Crimson & White in the top of the third. A fly out to center field put runners on the corners with one out as the Hornets threatened. The next batter then turned on a 1-2 pitch that carried over the right field wall for a three-run homer to put NM State down 5-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Falls To Sacramento State 7-3 In Game Two

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team took on Western Athletic Conference opponent Sacramento State in game two of a three-game series on Friday night at Presley Askew Field. An early barrage of runs from the Hornets put the Aggies in an early hole that they were not able to climb out of as they fell, 7-3.

Friday night’s matchup saw NM State (16-11, 3-2 WAC) starter Justin Dehn take on Sacramento State (10-14, 1-1 WAC) ace Parker Brahms. Each team got a runner in scoring position in the opening frame but failed to cross the plate.

Then the Hornets struck first in the top of the second. Following a batter being plunked, Sac State had runners on first and second with two outs. During the next at-bat an attempted steal of third base saw a throw go errant which allowed both runners to score and the Aggies trailed 2-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>