Baseball Game Recaps

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Baseball Game Recaps

Aggie Baseball Falls In Series Opener Against Maine, 3-1

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The Aggies came up just short in the 3-1 loss to Maine on Monday. The lone bright spot for the Aggies was junior Austin Botello, who went three-for-four at the plate on Friday night.

The night did not start off as planned for the Aggies as righty Kyle Bradish walked Danny Casals on a 3-1 pitch to start the game. Casals then advanced to third during the next at-bat on an errant throw as he tried to steal second. Maine got on the board first as Tyler Schwanz doubled down the left field line, scoring Casals.

The Aggies were held hitless in the home half of the first, and did not get reached base until the second inning when Botello doubled for his first hit of the night.

The Black Bears tacked on another run in the top of the third as Jeremy Pena hit a double. Schwanz once again drove in the run, this time with a single up the middle making the score 2-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Sweeps Towson Series With 9-8 Walk Off Victory

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Senior Cameron Haskins clinched the series sweep over Towson on Sunday with a walk-off RBI single on Sunday afternoon at Presley Askew Field. It was the first series sweep for the Aggies since April 6, 2014 against Northern Colorado, and the first 3-0 start since 2014.

The game start off with a bang as Towson shortstop Richie Palacios doubled in the second at-bat of the game. A.J. Gallo’s single up the middle plated Palacios for the first run of the game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Crushes Towson 17-3

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - For the second game in a row, junior Daniel Johnson led the way for the Aggies with three-for-three day, including two home runs and five RBI. Juniors Austin Botello and L.J. Hatch also played large roles in the 17-3 win over Towson, with three RBI a piece.

The Aggies got on the board in the first inning as junior Trey Stine doubled to right-center field, and was brought in on the next play as junior Jaron Balman singled to left-center making the score 1-0.

NM State continued the offensive production in the second inning as both freshman Jason Bush and junior Brent Sakurai both singled back-to-back. Daniel Johnson brought both home with a three-run blast to right field, his first homer of the day.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Opens 2016 With 8-5 Come From Behind Victory Over Towson

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Junior Daniel Johnson’s three-RBI night led the Aggies in a 8-5 comeback win over Towson in the season opener on Friday night at Presley Askew Field. NM State is now 28-27 in season openers, and have now won five of the last six.

“I don’t think you could draw up a better first win than that,” said head coach Brian Green. “To be down early with things not going your way, and have to scratch all the way back. The biggest thing early in the season is to see if you can keep a lead and if you can come back. To have our first win be a comeback win was good for us.”
The Aggies were the first to break the seal in the home half of the third inning, when junior Brent Sakurai’s sacrifice fly to center brought home redshirt-sophomore Mason Fishback.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Ends Season With 11-9 Loss To North Dakota

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball Aggies scored four runs in the seventh and two more in the eighth but fell two runs short Saturday as they lost their season finale 11-9 to North Dakota.

The Aggies (11-38-1, 7-19-1 WAC) ended the season scoring nine runs on 15 hits and didn’t commit an error, while North Dakota (23-25, 16-11 WAC) crossed the plate 11 times on 17 hits and tallied one error on the day.

NM State senior starting pitcher Matt Loeffler suffered the loss falling to 2-5 on the year. UND relief pitcher Brett DeGagne earned the win working three innings, allowing one run. North Dakota closer Jeff Campbell picked up his 11th save of the season closing out the game without giving up a run.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Fall To North Dakota 10-8

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team jumped out to 3-0 lead to start the game but North Dakota answered five-runs in the top of the second inning and never looked back to beat the Aggies 10-8 at Presley Askew Field Friday night.

NM State got a lead-off walk by left fielder Jay Sheely and a double from first baseman Cameron Haskins to set the table for the first of two runs of the game as senior centerfielder Quinnton Mack smacked a two-RBI single up the middle. Senior designated hitter Michael Paulson followed that up with an RBI single up the middle of his own giving the Aggies (11-37-1, 7-18-1 WAC) 3-0 lead.

Senior starting pitcher Bob Kraft struggled in the top of the second giving up five runs on five hits, including a three-run homer from left fielder Dalton Parrott that UND a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Fall 6-5 To North Dakota In WAC Series Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - North Dakota first baseman Ryan Reece’s RBI single in the sixth inning proved to be the game winner as the New Mexico State Aggies dropped a heart-breaking 6-5 Western Athletic Conference decision to UND Thursday night at Presley Askew Field.

In the opener of the season’s final three-game series that was delayed an hour and a half by rain and lightning, the Aggies (11-36-1) posted five runs on nine hits but suffered four errors that allowed North Dakota (21-25) four unearned runs.

UND plated six runs on 11 hits and committed three errors as both teams were struggling to get a good handle on the ball in the wet conditions..

NM State senior starter Riley Barr took the loss while working 7.2 innings, throwing 139 pitches and striking out a career-best 10 batters to fall to 4-7 on the year. He sat down at least one batter in every inning he worked except the first.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Uses Eight Run Inning To Fuel Come-From-Behind Victory Over UTPA

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball Aggies came back from a 7-run deficit to beat the Texas-Pan American Broncs 13-12 in Saturday’s Western Athletic Conference game at Presley Askew Field.

The Aggies (11-34-1) picked up their third consecutive win using an 8-run seventh inning capped by Joseph Koerper’s 3-run home run to left field giving NM State its first lead since the end of the first.

Aggie right hander Matt Loeffler finished the night facing six batters and striking out three to earn his first win of the year.

UTPA (18-29-1, 3-19-1 WAC) opened a 12-5 lead early scoring two runs in the second, four in the third, another in the fourth and four more in the fifth before its offense came to a complete stop.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Run-Rules UTPA 17-7 To Open WAC Series

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Aggies made it two straight, picking up where they left off on Tuesday by defeating Texas-Pan American 17-7 in eight innings on Friday night at Presley Askew Field.

After scoring 22 in a midweek non-conference game against in-state rival New Mexico earlier this week, the Aggies (10-34-1, 6-15-1 WAC) followed with 17 runs on 20 hits including four home runs. The final home run off the bat of left fielder Daniel Johnson ended the game after NM State in the bottom of the eighth. Johnson joined catcher Brent Hermanussen, third baseman Derek Umphres and centerfielder Jay Sheely in the long-ball fun helping their team to its 10th win of the season.

The Broncs (18-28-1, 3-18-1 WAC) took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second before Sheely’s 2-run blast in the bottom of the inning tied things up at two.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Routs UNM 22-8 In Rio Grande Rivalry Matchup

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A 10-run third inning combined with a tough outing from the New Mexico State (9-34-1) pitching staff led to 22-8 win over in-state rival New Mexico (24-23) at Presley Askew Field, Tuesday, May 5.

Left fielder Daniel Johnson started the game for the Aggies hitting his first home run of the season and the Lobos tied the game 1-1 in the top of the second. The Aggies took a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the second crossing the plate three times on six hits. Catcher Brent Hermanussen, short stop Dan Kennon, centerfielder fielder Jay Sheely, second baseman Kyle Graf, left fielder Daniel Johnson, and first baseman Cameron Haskins each hitting singles to give the offense momentum it needed to pick up the win.  Continue Reading This Post >>