Baseball Game Recaps

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Baseball Game Recaps

NMSU Baseball Defeats Utah Valley 12-11 To Clinch Series

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

OREM, UT - The New Mexico State baseball team cut it close but was able to hang on to a 12-11 victory Saturday afternoon over Utah Valley at UCCU Ballpark for its fifth-straight series win.

NM State (28-10, 11-4 WAC) got things going to start the game, loading the bases with two outs before Eric Mingus was hit on a 1-0 pitch to score Tristen Carranza from third to give the Aggies a 1-0 lead before Chance Hroch took the mound. Like last night, UVU did not back down against the Aggies and led off with a pair of singles followed by a fielder’s choice before another single up the middle tied things up.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Falls 10-9 At Utah Valley

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

OREM, UT - The New Mexico State baseball team couldn’t overcome the handful of errors it committed Friday night at UCCU Ballpark and surrendered a late lead before falling 10-9 in walk-off fashion to Utah Valley to set up the rubber match on Saturday.

The first inning saw both teams a little unfocused on the defensive end, with both clubs giving up unearned runs. Gonzales scored for NM State (27-10, 10-4 WAC) after reaching on an error while Trevor Howell reached and scored on an error for UVU in the home half of the frame.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Run-Rules Northern Colorado 19-9 For Series Sweep

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team closed out a three-game weekend series against Western Athletic Conference opponent Northern Colorado on Sunday at Presley Askew Field. After putting up nine runs in the first inning, the Aggies never lost the lead and went on to pull off a 19-9 run-rule victory in eight innings over the Bears for the series sweep.

Despite NM State (25-9, 9-3 WAC) producing a high scoring first inning, Northern Colorado (7-23, 3-9 WAC) was the first team on the board in the opening frame. The Bears saw a runner reach on a single and then an error on the pickoff attempt moved the runner all the way to third base. This saw the opposition then score the first run of the game with a single to center to put the Aggies behind 1-0 in the middle of the first.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Shuts Out Northern Colorado 5-0

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team took on Western Athletic Conference foe Northern Colorado in game two of a three-game weekend series at Presley Askew Field on Saturday. After producing runs in three frames, the Aggies saw stellar pitching and great defense lead the team a shutout 5-0 victory over the Bears.

NM State (24-9, 8-3 WAC) starter Justin Dehn tossed a one-two-three opening half inning and then the Aggies produced their biggest scoring frame in the bottom of the first to put Northern Colorado (7-23, 3-8 WAC) behind early. The Crimson & White had two runners on with one out when slugger Tristan Peterson continued his strong season at the plate blasting a three-run home run over the batter’s eye in centerfield for a 3-0 lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Escapes With 10-9 Victory In Series Opener With Northern Colorado

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team hosted Western Athletic Conference challenger Northern Colorado in the first of three games on Friday night at Presley Askew Field. After taking the lead with a four-run sixth inning, the Aggies got into a bases loaded jam up one with one out in the ninth when a clutch game-ending double play secured the 10-9 series opening win over the Bears.

For the opener, NM State (23-9, 7-3 WAC) sent out usual Friday night starter Brock Whittlesey to square off on the mound against Northern Colorado (7-21, 3-7 WAC) hurler Isaac Bracken. Each pitcher got tagged in the opening frame to open up the scoring.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Drops Series Opener To Grand Canyon

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team opened a three-game weekend series against Western Athletic Conference foe Grand Canyon on Friday night at Presley Askew Field. After tying the game up in the fifth, the Aggies lost the lead in the next frame and could not mount a late comeback falling to the Lopes in the series opener, 7-4.

A strong pitching duel opened the contest with NM State (20-8, 4-3 WAC) starter Brock Whittlesey taking the mound to square off against Grand Canyon (17-12, 5-2 WAC) ace Kade Mechals. The Lopes threatened early when they loaded the bases with one out in the opening frame, but Whittlesey got a strikeout swinging and an infield groundout to hold the opposition scoreless.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Drops High Scoring Affair With Arizona, 14-10

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TUCSON, AZ - The New Mexico State baseball team closed out a three-game road stretch in the Grand Canyon State against Arizona on Tuesday night at Hi Corbett Field. A game featuring the top-two run-producing programs in the country did not disappoint as each squad put up double digits, but the Aggies came up just short falling to the Wildcats, 14-10.

For the midweek clash, NM State (15-5) sent starter Chris Jefferson to the mound to square off against Arizona (13-7) southpaw Andrew Nardi. The start did not last long for Nardi, however, as the Aggie offense came out firing early in the first.

Joey Ortiz got the first base knock in the opening frame, followed by a double to the gap by Nick Gonzales to leave two runners in scoring position. A hit by pitch loaded the bases and the next batter was also plunked to bring home the Aggies first run.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Opens Delaware Series With 11-3 Win

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team opened a four-game weekend series against Delaware on Friday night at Presley Askew Field. In a game that saw five home runs and scoring in the final six innings for the home squad, the Aggies walked away with an 11-3 victory over the Blue Hens.

For the series opener, NM State (8-2) sent out regular Friday night starter Brock Whittlesey to take on Delaware (0-7) southpaw Brandon Walter. Each hurler brought their best stuff early on tossing a pair of scoreless frames to open.

Then in the bottom of the third, the Aggie offense got on the board. With one out, sophomore slugger Nick Gonzales belted a solo home run to left field for the first run of the game. The next at-bat then saw Tristen Carranza follow up with a solo home run of his own for back-to-back shots that put the team’s lead at 2-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Opens Season With Win Over Texas Southern

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team opened its 2019 season against Texas Southern at Presley Askew Field on Friday night. An offensive outburst with the team recording five home runs and middle infielders Joey Ortiz and Nick Gonzales combining to go 10-for-10 with nine runs batted in led the Aggies to a 20-2 win over the Tigers.

On the mound to open the season for NM State (1-0) was 2019 Western Athletic Conference Preseason Pitcher of the Year Brock Whittlesey. The senior right-hander was countered by Texas Southern’s (0-1) Preseason Southwestern Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year Aron Solis.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Falls To Kent State 2-1 In Elimination Game At NCAA Regionals

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LUBBOCK, TX - The New Mexico State baseball team took on Kent State in an elimination game for the NCAA Lubbock Regional on Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park on Saturday afternoon. The Aggies carried a one-run lead into the eighth when the Golden Flashes had a two-run home run put the Crimson & White behind as the team fell 2-1.

At the end of a historic season at the NCAA Regional in Lubbock, head coach Brian Green said, “First off, I want to thank Texas Tech for such a first-class regional and we were honored to be a part of it. What a game today, I could not be any more proud of our program, our coaching staff and our administration. In 2015 New Mexico State won 11 games and this season we won 40 with a WAC Tournament Championship, so we are very excited about the direction this program is heading.”  Continue Reading This Post >>