Baseball Game Recaps

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Baseball Game Recaps

Aggies Split Series With Ball State

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team scored the most runs since the 2006 team set the Aggie record for runs in a game with 37, but fell to Ball State 26-25 at Presley Askew Field, Sunday, March 2.

On a windy afternoon, NMSU put up all 25 runs in the first five innings of play, but were shut down in the final four innings. The Cardinals just kept chopping away at the Aggie lead and topped it off with a five run ninth inning to take the lead and win the game.

The balls kept flying out of the yard with a total of seven home runs hit on the day. Senior Joseph Scaperotta (San Diego, Calif.) hit the first bomb of the day over the right field wall for two RBI.

The Cardinals scored six runs in the second, six in the third and three in the fourth before the Aggies would put up nine in the bottom of the fourth to take a 20-15 lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Splits First Double-Header Of The Season

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team split the season's first double-header of the year as they beat Ball State 24-19 in game one and fell 12-6 in game two at Presley Askew Field, Saturday, March 1.

Marcos Rosales (Gilbert, Ariz.) hit a home run in the second inning to lead a six run charge that put the Aggies up 6-1 after the third inning. The Ball State pitchers found some rhythm to hold NMSU scoreless in five straight innings and crossed the plate 11 times to take a 12-6 lead. Head coach Rocky Ward knew it would be tough get out of the hole late in the game.

"We keep digging ourselves in holes and it seems like we are always have to come from behind," Ward said. "We just can't keep doing that."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Holds Off Ball State 8-7

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

Also See: Weekly Coach Ward Interview :: 02/25/08

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team held off Ball State to win 8-7 at Presley Askew Field in Las Cruces, N.M. Friday, Feb. 29.

The Aggies were able to put up enough runs and get enough pitching to hold off a Cardinal comeback and start the season 3-1. Ball State falls to 2-3 early on the season and fall behind in the four game series against the Aggies. Head coach Rocky Ward was happy with his pitching staff and glad his team hit the ball the way they did.

"We were able to work their pitchers and forced them to use a lot of their bullpen in the first game of the series," Ward said. "We had a pretty good offensive day and it's a good thing that five of our hits were extra-base hits."  Continue Reading This Post >>

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 >>