Baseball Game Recaps

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Baseball Game Recaps

NMSU vs. New Orleans Game Two Photos

Another Comeback Victory For Aggie Baseball

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

Also See: Weekly Coach Ward Interview :: 02/20/08

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team put together a five-run inning to pick up their second come from behind victory in as many days against New Orleans at Presley Askew Field in Las Cruces, N.M., Saturday, Feb. 23.

The Aggies (2-0) were down 7-6 coming into the bottom of the eighth when five different players scored off of some good team offense. Head coach Rocky Ward surprised some people when he bunted a couple of times in the inning to move players into scoring position.

"We were lucky enough that New Orleans made a mistake on the Leghorn bunt to move the runners," Ward said. "It's awkward to have one of the best hitters on the team bunt, but Leghorn is also one of the best bunters on the team and we needed to take advantage of that."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Scaperotta's Slam Powers Aggie Baseball Team To Opening Day Victory

Written by: Teddy Feinberg/Sun-News Sports Editor

Also See: Weekly Coach Ward Interview :: 02/20/08

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Coming into the season, many were aware that the New Mexico State Aggies would lean heavily on Joe Scaperotta. On Friday afternoon, the senior centerfielder didn't disappoint.

Scaperotta's grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning catapulted NMSU to a 12-11 win over the University of New Orleans, giving the Aggies a victory on opening day of the 2008 baseball season.

Scaperotta came to the plate with the bases loaded, nobody out and with New Orleans nursing an 11-8 lead. He took left-hander Matt Brown deep to the opposite field on a 3-1 fastball, putting NMSU up a run.

Tyler Sturdevant pitched the final four innings to pick up the win for the Aggies.  Continue Reading This Post >>