Baseball Game Recaps

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Baseball Game Recaps

NM State vs. Houston Baptist Game Photos

NM State vs. Houston Baptist Game Photos

Aggies Use Six Run Eighth Inning To Secure Series Sweep Over Houston Baptist

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team picked up a series sweep to open the 2011 season, wrapping up the weekend with a 9-1 victory over Houston Baptist at Presley Askew Field, Sunday, Feb. 20.

The Aggies belted three home runs on the day with sophomore Parker Hipp, junior Bryan Karraker and junior Ryan Clark getting in on the action. Each of those home runs came in the sixth inning, including Clark's, which was a pinch hit bomb. Karraker's home run was a three-run blast and Hipp's was a solo shot over the right-field wall to start the inning.

NM State starter, left-hander Trey Ross had a great day on the mound, working 6 2/3 innings and allowing only one run. He finisished with four strikeouts and walked only two of the 29 batters he faced.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Holds On To Defeat Houston Baptist 13-11

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

NM State vs. Houston Baptist Photo Gallery

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Senior centerfielder hit the first home run of the year for the Aggies, while junior right fielder Bryan Karraker added another as New Mexico State defeated Houston Baptist 13-11, Saturday, Feb. 19, at Presley Askew Field.

The Aggies opened with a seven-run first inning that included a lead-off blast by Starkes and two-run homer by Karraker. Sophomore catcher Zac Fisher also tallied three RBI on a double that hit the left-centerfield wall. Starkes finished with another spectacular day at the plate, going 4-of-5 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored. Karraker ended with a 3-of-5 day at the plate with two RBI and three runs scored.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Opens 2011 Season With 9-6 Victory Over Houston Baptist

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team opened the 2011 season with a 9-6 win over Houston Baptist Friday, Feb. 18, at Presley Askew Field.

The Aggies posted nine runs on 13 hits and tallied two doubles and a triple. Houston Baptist crossed the plate six times on ten hits and committed two errors, compared to NM State's three.

"We really didn't play well but we won so that is a good start," head coach Rocky Ward said. "You have to forgive some of the guys for opening-day nerves, but we were able to keep the guys in there and get the win."

Senior right-hand pitcher Dan Reid picked up his first win of the year and now has seven wins for his Aggie career. He went six complete innings and came up with five strikeouts, while giving up four runs and only two of them earned.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Defeats Alumni 14-4

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball defeated the Aggie Alumni Team 14-4 at Presley Askew Field, Saturday, Feb. 12.

The 2011 Aggies took on former All-Americans, former All-WAC selections, and former All-Sun Belt Conference selections winning behind the arm of sophomore Tyler Mack who threw 5.0 innings, giving up three hits and two runs. Alumnus Leo Aguirre, who was a 2010 All-WAC selection, was the only player on either team to hit a home run.

"Mack did a pretty good job for us today on the mound," head coach Rocky Ward said. "Although he gave up a few walks, he hung in there and got the work we wanted from him."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Loses 5-4 Heartbreaker On Walk-Off Home Run

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MESA, AZ - The New Mexico State baseball team lost a heartbreaker to Nevada 5-4 after a two-run walk-off homer in an elimination game at the 2010 Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Baseball Tournament Friday afternoon inside Hohokam Stadium.

Nevada freshman Cullen Mahoney, a local Phoenix native, ripped a two-run home over the right field wall run in the bottom of the ninth with one out to cap off a three-run rally in the last at-bat for the Wolf Pack.

Senior Nate Shaver delivered again for the Aggie offense with two hits in four at-bats with an RBI and run scored. Classmate Ben Harty punched two hits and brought a pair of runners across the plate.

The loss eliminates the second-seeded Aggies from the tournament as NM State finishes the year at 36-23-1. With the win, third-seeded Nevada improves to 36-21-1 on the year.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Falls To Hawai'i 13-7

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MESA, AZ - The New Mexico State baseball team could not overcome six costly errors against Hawai'i in the first semifinal of the 2010 Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Baseball Tournament as the Rainbows claimed a 13-7 win Thursday night at Hohokam Stadium.

Senior Nate Shaver led the Aggie offense with a season-high five hits including three singles, a double and a triple. Shaver also scored three runs for NM State. Junior Ryan Aguayo paced the Aggies with three RBI in the game.

With the loss, second-seeded NM State falls to 36-22-1 on the year. Fourth-seeded Hawai'i improves to 31-25 overall with the win and will play the winner of the second semifinal between sixth-seeded San Jose State and top-seeded Fresno State in the winners bracket final Friday evening.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Fall 5-3 To USC In Regular Season Finale

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LOS ANGELES, CA - The New Mexico State baseball team finished its regular season with a 5-3 loss to the University of Southern California at Dedeaux Field in Los Angeles, Calif., Wednesday, May 19.

The Aggies finished the season with a 36-21-1 overall record while USC, who will continue its season this weekend sits at 25-28. Leading the way offensively for NM State was senior Ben Harty who went 3-of-4, while junior Chace Perkins had a two run homer. On the mound, freshman Ryan Beck picked up his first loss of the year as he was in the game when USC took the lead. Starting pitcher DJ Simon worked six complete innings striking out three of the 23 batters faced, while giving up only one walk and two runs.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Snap 7-Game Skid; Wrap Up WAC Regular Season With 10-7 Win

Written By: NMM State Athletic Dept.

HONOLULU, HI - The New Mexico State baseball team wrapped up the Western Athletic Conference regular season with a 10-7 win over the University of Hawai'i at Les Murakami Stadium in Honolulu, Hawai'i, Sunday, May 16.

With the win the Aggies stopped a seven-game losing streak and finish league play with a 14-9-1 record, while going to 36-19-1 overall on the season. Hawai'i falls to 26-23 overall and 9-11 in WAC play. The Aggies posted 10 runs on 12 hits only leaving five runners on base, compared to the Rainbows posting seven runs on 12 hits and leaving 12 aboard.

Starting pitcher freshman Ryan Beck earned the win going to 3-0 on the year. He worked 5.1 innings on the mound and struck out four Rainbow batters, allowing four runs. Senior Steven Anderson tallied this third save of the year as he entered the game in the ninth inning allowing just one hit.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Drop Doubleheader At Hawai'i

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

HONOLULU, HI - The New Mexico State baseball team dropped a doubleheader to Hawai'i losing game one 7-3 and game two 2-1 in eight innings at Les Murakami Stadium, Friday, May 14.

The Aggie go to 35-19-1 overall and 13-9-1 in Western Athletic Conference play after the two losses. UH goes to 26-22 overall and 9-10 in league play with the final game of the series set for Sunday, May 16 at 5:00 p.m. (MT). The game will be broadcast on the


It seemed as the Aggies had trouble picking up the ball in game one of the doubleheader as 17 batters stuck out in the 7-3 loss. The Aggies equaled the amount of hit that Hawai'i posted, however two passed balls and three wild pitches allowed the Rainbows to get into scoring position.  Continue Reading This Post >>