Baseball Game Recaps

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Baseball Game Recaps

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 >>

NMSU Baseball Falls To Texas Tech 9-2 In NCAA Regional Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LUBBOCK, TX - The New Mexico State baseball team played in its first NCAA Regional since 2012 and first ever outside of the state of Arizona as it took on host No. 9 Texas Tech on Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park on Friday afternoon to open the Lubbock Regional. The Red Raiders put up multiple runs in three innings and the Aggies could not climb out of the hole losing in the opener, 9-2.

NM State (40-21) started Western Athletic Conference pitcher of the Year and Collegiate Baseball Second-Team All-American Jonathan Groff against Texas Tech’s (40-17) Dylan Dusek in a battle of the southpaws. After the Aggies stranded a runner on third in the top of the first, the Red Raiders made some noise at the plate in the bottom half.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Shuts Out Sacramento State 2-0 To Advance To WAC Tournament Semifinals

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MESA, AZ - The third-seeded New Mexico State baseball team took on two-seeded Sacramento State in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament on Thursday afternoon at Hohokam Stadium. The Aggies scored two runs in fourth inning and WAC Pitcher of the Year Jonathan Groff threw a gem en route to a shutout win over the Hornets, 2-0.

NM State (38-19) was not quiet early as they threatened with multiple runners in scoring position over the first few frames to put Sacramento State (31-24) starter Parker Brahms in a jam.

In the top of the second, Logan Ehnes led off with a single popped up to the infield that landed between the Hornets first baseman and catcher. Tristen Carranza then laced a double off the wall in left center to put two runners in scoring position with no outs. Unfortunately, a pair of groundouts and a strike out followed to hold the Aggie scoreless.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Shuts Out Bakersfield 4-0 To Open WAC Tournament Play

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MESA, AZ - The No. 3 seeded New Mexico State baseball team opened up its Western Athletic Conference Tournament play against No. 6 CSU Bakersfield on Wednesday night at Hohokam Stadium. The Aggie offense produced four runs and that was enough as the rotation combined for a shutout after a great night on the mound and a 4-0 win for the Aggies.

NM State (37-19) starter and All-WAC First-Team honoree Kyle Bradish got rolling early including six strikeouts over his first eight outs of the contest. The start did not go as favorably for southpaw Alec Daily of CSU Bakersfield (20-35).

In the bottom half of the first inning, Logan Ehnes laced a single to centerfield that loaded the bases with just one out for the Aggies. Tristen Carranza then stepped to the plate and roped a double off the wall in left center that scored a pair of runs for a 2-0 lead in favor of the Crimson & White.  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 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 >>