Baseball Game Recaps

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Baseball Game Recaps

Aggie Baseball Routs Sacramento State 14-4 To Open Series

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Two three-run blasts and a solo shot helped the Aggies to a 14-4 win over Sacramento State in eight innings on Friday. This was the most runs NM State has scored in a game since scoring 17 runs against Chicago State on March 24. Junior Mason Fishback’s five-RBI night now makes him the fifth different Aggie to rack up five RBI in a game this season, joining Daniel Johnson, L.J. Hatch, Trey Stine and Joseph Koerper.

Junior Marcel Renteria came out of the gate red hot, as he struck the first Hornet batter out on three pitches. He then proceeded to get a fly out and a four pitch strikeout to retire the side.

NM State jumped on the board in the first as Daniel Johnson led off with a base hit to center. Greg Popylisen followed that up with a double down the right field line. Dan Hetzel drove in Johnson on a single through the left side of the infield for the game’s first run.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Drops Series Finale At Bakersfield

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - New Mexico State dropped the series finale to CSU Bakersfield 8-2 on Sunday.

The Roadrunners got on the board in the second, leading off the inning with a single up the middle. A full count walk put runners on first and second. The first run scored on an E5. The second run scored on a single to first, putting CSUB up 2-0 after two innings.

The 'Runners scored again in the third, leading off with a full count walk. A double down the right field line scored the first run of the inning. Another run scored on an E9 during the same play. The third run scored on a sacrifice fly to right center, putting CSUB up 5-0.

CSUB added two more runs in the fifth. Both runs scored on a triple to right, putting the score at 7-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Take Game Two Against Bakersfield, 5-4

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - Junior Dan Hetzel’s three-run home run in the third inning helped the Aggies defeat CSU Bakersfield 5-4 on Saturday. Hetzel, a native of Long Island, N.Y., now leads the WAC with 36 RBI.

CSUB got on the board in the first with a single up the middle to lead off the inning. A 5-4 fielder’s choice erased that runner. A single to left would score a run, putting the ‘Runners up 1-0.

The Aggies took the lead in the third as Brent Sakurai reached on an E5 to start the inning. Austin Botello singled up the middle, putting runners on first and second with two outs. After taking two pitches for balls, Dan Hetzel unloaded a pitch, sending it soaring over 400 feet over the center wall. The homer put NM State up 3-1.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Fall To Bakersfield 7-6 In WAC Series Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA New Mexico State came up just short on Friday as they fell to CSU Bakersfield. The Aggies’ bullpen pitched well enough to get the win, as Chris Butcher, Ruger Rodriguez and Joe Galindo combined to only allow one hit and strike out six ‘Runners in five innings. Rodriguez, a native of Los Chaves, N.M., punched out four CSUB batters, setting a new career high.

The Roadrunners started off hot with a leadoff single up the middle. Another base hit put runners on the corners. The first run of the game came in on a double to left. The second run scored on a groundout to short. They would score two more in the second inning, with both runs coming in on a single through the left side.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Defeats Utah Valley 7-4 In Series Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Junior Matthew McHugh shut down the Utah Valley offense on Friday to give the Aggies a 7-4 win. NM State has now won four games in a row, and remains tied for first place in the WAC with Seattle U.

UVU jumped on the board first as they led off the game with a double down the right field line. That runner would later come in on a wild pitch, giving the Wolverines an early 1-0 lead.

NM State would have something to say about that lead, as Daniel Johnson beat out a hard chopper to short to start the home half of the inning. Dan Hetzel was plunked to put runners at first and second. Johnson then stole third during the next at-bat. Austin Botello drew a four-pitch walk to load the bases with one out. Trey Stine reached on an error by the center fielder that cleared the bases, putting the Aggies up 3-1.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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 >>