Baseball Game Recaps

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Baseball Game Recaps

Aggie Baseball Sweeps Grand Canyon With 7-6 Win On Monday

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - The New Mexico State baseball team swept Grand Canyon with a 7-6 win on Monday, after being rained out on Sunday. With the win, the Aggies are now in a tie for first place in the WAC with Seattle.

GCU got on the board first with two runs in the bottom of the first. Both runs scored on a single up the middle.

The Aggies responded in the third as Daniel Johnson singled up the middle, and then proceed to steal second during the next at-bat. Greg Popylisen drew a full count walk. Austin Botello earned his sixth RBI of the series with a single up the middle, scoring Johnson. Dan Hetzel followed suit with his own single up the middle, scoring Popylisen. Botello scored on an E5 that saw L.J. Hatch reach first.

GCU tied the game up in the bottom half, as a base hit brought home a run from second.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Defeats Grand Canyon 4-3, Looks For Series Sweep On Sunday

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - For the second time in as many games, junior Austin Botello hit a go ahead home run to give the Aggies the win over Grand Canyon. The Aggies have now won their first three conference series for the first time since at least 2004, with the 4-3 win on Saturday.

The Aggies got on the board first in the second inning as Trey Stine led off with a double up the middle. Mason Fishback reached on a fielder’s choice that saw Stine beat a tag at third on a throw from the shortstop. Daniel Johnson singled on a ball though the left side, scoring Stine.

NM State added another run in the second as L.J. Hatch doubled to center. Trey Stine drove him in with a single to left field.

GCU tied the game up in the home half with both runs coming in on single through the right side.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Routs Chicago State In WAC Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The Aggies burst into WAC play with an offensive explosion against Chicago State, winning 17-5 in seven innings. The 17 runs ties a season high set on Feb. 20 against Towson, in which the Aggies won 17-3. The 19 hits set a new season high surpassing the 17 hits in the same game against Towson.

Chicago State started the game swinging a hot bat, as they jumped on the scoreboard early with a two-run blast to right center in the top half of the first.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Falls To Arizona 11-8

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TUCSON, AZ - The New Mexico State baseball team fell to Arizona 11-8 on Tuesday at Hi Corbett Field. The lone bright spot was Daniel Johnson, who went four-for-five at the plate with two RBI and was just a double shy of the cycle.

The Wildcats jumped out to an early lead, scoring four runs in the first inning. The first run came on a single to center, scoring a run from third. The other three runs came on a three-run blast to left center, Bobby Dalbec’s first homer of the game. The Wildcats added three more runs over the next two innings.

Down 7-0 in the fifth, the Aggies showed some life, with L.J. Hatch earning a four pitch walk. Daniel Johnson singled up the middle, moving Hatch to second. Dan Hetzel doubled to left center, clearing the bases and scoring Hatch and Johnson. Austin Botello singled to right to score Hetzel. The Aggies cut the lead to 7-3.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Takes First Game In Rivalry Series With UNM, 9-6

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EL PASO, TX - The New Mexico State baseball team took down New Mexico 9-6 in the first game of the Rio Grande Rivalry Series on Tuesday night at Southwest University Park. The bullpen was the story for the Aggies as Andy Frakes, Kyle Bradish and Tyler Erwin combined to throw four and two-thirds innings only allowing four hits, two runs and striking out five Lobos.

The Aggies jumped on UNM early in the first as Brent Sakurai got on via an error on the shortstop to lead off the inning. Daniel Johnson singled through the left side to move Sakurai to second. Dan Hetzel drove him in with a RBI single to right. Daniel Johnson scored from third on a throwing error by the catcher when Hetzel stole second. Hetzel then moved to third on a wild pitch. Austin Botello scored Hetzel on a sacrifice fly to right, putting the score at 3-0 after one inning.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Earns 7-6 Walk Off Victory Against Stephen F. Austin To Avoid Series Sweep

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Austin Botello’s two-run walk off home run led the Aggies to a 7-6 victory over Stephen F. Austin on Sunday at Presley Askew Field. It was the first walk off home run of the season for the Aggies.

The Lumberjacks opened up the game with back-to-back base hits, including a RBI double that scored the game’s first run. The second run score on an E1 on a failed pickoff attempt.

NM State got a run back in the home half of the inning as Brent Sakurai reached safely on an E6 to lead off the inning. Trey Stine walked on four pitches. Daniel Johnson moved the runners to second and third with a sacrifice bunt. Dan Hetzel’s ground out to short scored Sakurai from third, putting the score at 2-1 after one inning.

SFA got two more runs in the top of the third. Both runs scored on hard hit RBI single up the middle, pushing it to 4-1.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Falls 8-2 In Series Opener With Stephen F. Austin

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Baseball team fell to Stephen F. Austin 8-2 on Friday night at Presley Askew Field. The bright spots were Kyle Bradish’s career high eight strikeouts and Austin Botello’s 2-for-4 night at the plate with an RBI.

The game began with the Lumberjacks getting a leadoff single through the right side of the field, and advancing the runner to second on a botched pickoff. Another single put runners on the corners. A sacrifice fly to right field scored the first run of the game. A single on a diving play by Brent Sakurai scored the second run.

The Aggies were able to get one run back in the home half as Daniel Johnson singled, beating out a hard hit ball to third. He then proceeded to steal second during the next at-bat. Austin Botello’s single up the middle scored Johnson from second. The Aggies trailed 2-1 after one inning.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Fall At Texas Tech 14-2, Split Series

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LUBBOCK, TX - The New Mexico State Baseball team split the two game series with No. 23 Texas Tech after a 14-2 loss on Wednesday afternoon. The lone bright spot was freshman Tristen Carranza, who went 2-for-3 at the plate including his first career home run.

The first inning was uneventful as both teams went down in order.

The Aggie went three up, three down in the top of the second. The Red Raiders led off the home half of the inning with back-to-back home runs. Tech followed that up with a RBI double to score the runner from second and a single to short, scoring a run from third. They scored four runs total, putting the score at 4-0.

NM State got one run back on Tristen Carranza’s solo shot to left field to lead off the inning. Tech erased that with a two-run shot of their own, pushing the score to 6-1.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Earns Doubleheader Sweep Over Maine

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The Aggies swept Maine in Saturday’s doubleheader 7-3 and 3-2.
Junior Austin Botello followed up his three-for-four performance on Friday, going three-for-four with two RBI in the first game of the doubleheader and a two-for-four performance in the second game.

Game One

With Maine scoring one in the top half of the inning, NM State looked to even the score in the home half with L.J. Hatch earning a four-pitch walk. Back-to-back singles to centerfield by Trey Stine and Austin Botello loaded the bases with one out. Dan Hetzel brought home Hatch with sacrifice fly to right, putting runners at the corners with two outs. Tommy Bell reloaded the bases, as he was hit by the first pitch he saw. Joseph Koerper’s two-RBI single up the middle plated Stine and Botello, putting the Aggies up 3-1 after the first inning.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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 >>