Baseball Game Recaps

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Baseball Game Recaps

Aggie Baseball Falls To Seattle 12-10 In WAC Tournament; Botello, Popylisen, Johnson Named To All-Tournament Team

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MESA, AZ - After going down 11-5 after three innings, New Mexico State (34-23) had their comeback cut up short in the 12-10 loss to Seattle U (37-20) on Saturday. The Aggies finished the 2016 campaign with 23 wins more than the 2015 season, a turnaround of plus-19.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Popylisen’s Walk-Off Keeps the Aggies Baseball Alive At WAC Tournament

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MESA, AZ - Greg Popylisen’s walk-off single kept the Aggies alive as New Mexico State (34-22) defeated Sacramento State (30-28) 5-4 on Friday afternoon.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Falls To Utah Valley 3-2 In WAC Tournament Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MESA, AZ – New Mexico State (32-22) fell to Utah Valley (35-21) in the Aggies first game of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament on Thursday.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Drops Regular Season Finale 6-3 At Northern Colorado

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

GREELEY, CO - New Mexico State (32-21, 20-7) fell to Northern Colorado (16-32, 11-12) 6-3 in the regular season finale on Saturday.

Both teams were held scoreless through the first two innings, but the Aggies got the board first in the third inning. On the first pitch he saw, Daniel Johnson tattooed a ball to right center off of the scoreboard for the game’s first run.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Hangs On For 18-16 Win Over Northern Colorado

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

GREELEY, CO - New Mexico State (32-20, 20-6) hung on to take a series clinching victory over Northern Colorado (15-32, 10-12) with the 18-16 win. The 18 runs were a season high for the Aggies, who have now won a season-high 7 straight games.

Freshman Kyle Bradish earned his WAC-leading eighth win with the decision on Friday. The Goodyear, Ariz. native also struck out a career-high nine batters in his five-inning outing.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Defeats Northern Colorado 10-6, Move Into Tie For First Place After Seattle Loss To Sacramento State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

GREELEY, CO - A four-run eighth inning lifted New Mexico State (31-20, 19-6) over Northern Colorado (15-31, 10-11) 10-6 on Thursday. The Aggies four triples in the game tied a single-game school record set against C.W. Post in 1990 and against Chicago State in 2005.

Northern Colorado got on the board first in the bottom of the first inning. Two walks and a hit-by-pitch loaded the bases with two outs. The third wild pitch of the inning scored the game’s first run, putting the Bears up 1-0.

The Aggies answered in the second as Dan Hetzel led off with a single through the left side. Mason Fishback grounded into a 4-3 double play. L.J. Hatch drew a full count walk. Trey Stine brought him home with a double off the left center wall, tying the game at one run apiece.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Sweeps Series At North Dakota

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - New Mexico State (30-20, 18-6) swept the series over North Dakota (8-34, 4-20) with the 7-2 win on Sunday. With the win, the Aggies have now won 30 games for the first time since 2012, when the club won 35 games.

Once again the Aggies got on the board first, as Daniel Johnson singled to right field to start the game. He then stole second, his 25th swipe of the season. On a 1-2 pitch, Dan Hetzel blasted a two-run shot to left.

The Fighting Hawks led off the bottom of the first with a single to left. The runner moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. During an at-bat later that inning, he stole third and scored on an E2 throwing error.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader Against North Dakota

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Dominant starting pitching helped New Mexico State (29-20, 17-6) sweep Saturday’s doubleheader against North Dakota (8-33, 4-19). Both Marcel Renteria and Kyle Bradish pitched their best outings of the season in the twin bill, with neither allowing a run. The 6-0 and 4-0 wins were the first shutout wins for the Aggies since shutting out Seattle U 4-0 on May 17, 2013.


Junior Marcel Renteria shut down the Fighting Hawks offense striking out a career high 12 batters and only allowing three hits over his seven innings pitched in the 6-0 win.

The Aggies came out red hot as Daniel Johnson led off with a single to left. Greg Popylisen beat out a bunt down the first base line for a base hit. Dan Hetzel flew out to left, but moved Johnson and Popylisen into scoring position. Mason Fishback scored both Johnson and Popylisen with a double down the right field line, putting the Aggies up 2-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Claims Series Over Seattle With 7-5 Win

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State (27-20, 15-6) held off a late rally by Seattle U (29-18, 16-5) to clinch the series with a 7-5 win on Sunday. Juniors Dan Hetzel and L.J. Hatch helped the Aggies to victory with two RBIs apiece.

The Aggies got on the board first in the second inning, as L.J. Hatch hammered a solo home run to straight away center on a 1-0 pitch. Trey Stine double to left center. Brent Sakurai scored Stine with a base hit to right, putting NM State up 2-0.

Seattle U cut into the lead in the third, as they got a base runner on a single through the left side. A double to right scored the run, pulling the Redhawks with one run at 2-1.

The Aggies pushed the lead back out in the bottom half, as Austin Botello drew a 3-1 walk. Dan Hetzel moved him over with a base hit through the 5-6 hole. Mason Fishback scored Botello with a single to through the right side of the infield.  Continue Reading This Post >>