Baseball Game Recaps

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Baseball Game Recaps

Aggie Baseball Drops Serie Opener At Utah Valley, 6-5

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

OREM, UT - Three runs in the top of the eighth inning pulled the New Mexico State baseball team (7-33-1, 4-14-1 WAC) two within one but it fell 6-5 to Utah Valley (14-18, 10-9 WAC) in the series opener, Friday, May 1 at Brent Brown Ballpark in Orem, Utah.

Utah Valley took a 3-0 lead after a Wolverine batter hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the third. The Aggies slowed the UVU momentum by scoring two runs on three hits, a walk and an error in the top of the fourth, although they left the bases loaded.

The Aggies allowed one to cross the plate in the bottom of the fourth on a sacrifice fly taking 4-2 lead. Neither team scored in the fifth as the Wolverines left the bases loaded. UVU finished the game leaving 13 runners on base and the Aggies left 10 aboard.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Drops Series Opener At Chicago State, 9-2

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

CHICAGO, IL - The New Mexico State baseball team (6-31-1, 3-12-1 WAC) fell 9-2 to Chicago State (3-11-1 WAC) on Cougar Field in Chicago, Ill., Friday, April 24.

The Aggies were held to two runs on nine hits while Chicago State scored nine runs on 10 hits. Both teams left seven base runners on and each team committed one error. NM State starting pitcher Billy Conard fell to 3-5 after giving up eight runs in 5.2 innings of work. Chicago State starter Eric Hall went the distance to pick up a win and move to 3-4 on the year.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Falls To Rio Grande Rival In Albuquerque

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team (6-30-1) struggled in a mid-week game against Rio Grande Rival, New Mexico (24-16) falling 22-3 at Lobo Field in Albuquerque, Tuesday, April 21.

NM State scored the first run of the game on an RBI single from senior third baseman Derek Umphres in the top of the second to take a 1-0 lead. The lead didn’t last long as the Lobos answered back crossing the plate five times in the bottom of the second and scored another seven runs in the bottom of the third to take a 12-1 lead.

The Aggies were able to string together 10 hits but could only get one base runner in scoring position from third through seventh innings. NM State scored again in the top of the ninth when Jay Sheely hit a two-RBI double to left centerfield.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Defeats GCU 11-7

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team (6-29-1, 3-11-1 WAC) hammered out 18 hits and a great pitching performance from seniors Riley Barr and Bob Kraft to defeat Grand Canyon (22-18, 11-3) 11-7, Sunday, April 19 at Presley Askew Field.

Right-handed started Barr worked 6.0 innings and gave up three earned runs to pick up his first win of the year while left-hander Kraft finished the game working 3.0 innings striking out two batters two earn his first save of the season. GCU reliever Jaren Drummond was credited with the loss as he gave up the go-ahead run in the fourth inning.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Falls 18-3 On Saturday Night To GCU

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team (5-29-1, 2-11-1 WAC) fell 18-3 to Grand Canyon (22-17, 11-2), Saturday, April 18 at Presley Askew Field to even up the weekend series.

The Aggies posted three runs on nine hits and committed three errors as GCU crossed the plate 18 times on 21 hits.

The game started with the Lopes’ lead-off batter getting on base with an error, which lead to four runs crossing the dish. NM State junior right fielder Joseph Koerper was able to get on with a double in the bottom of the inning but didn’t score making it a 4-0 ballgame after the first.

GCU scored three more times in the top of the second to take a 7-0 lead and one run crossed the plate for the Aggies on a wild pitch in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead down to six.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Run-Rules GCU 12-2 In Series Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team (5-27-1, 2-10-1 WAC) combined a strong pitching performance from senior Billy Conard with an offensive explosion to defeat Grand Canyon (21-17, 10-2 WAC) 12-2 in seven innings during game one of a three-game Western Athletic Conference series at Presley Askew Field.

A crowd of just under 1,000 Aggie fans saw right-hander Conard work all seven innings for the first complete game for any NM State hurler this season. He finished the night with five strikeouts while giving up only one walk and two runs. Conard had great run support from his offense has the Aggie bats finished the night with 12 runs on 12 hits. Conard is now 3-4 on the season and has a team-high 35 strikeouts on the year.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Loses Lead Late, Falls 9-7 At Seattle

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BELLEVUE, WA - The New Mexico State baseball team (4-27-1, 1-10-1 WAC) had a 7-1 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh inning but saw the No. 1 team in the Western Athletic Conference post eight runs in the seventh and eighth, falling by a final score of 9-7 at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue, Wash., Sunday, April 12.

Seattle U (19-15, 11-1 WAC) scored two runs in the seventh on two hits and burst out for another six runs in the eighth to take a 9-7 lead, which it eventually won by.

Aggie starting pitcher, left-hander Robert Kraft had a great outing working 6.2 innings while striking out two batters and allowing just two earned runs to go along with one walk. Kraft’s four relievers struggled, combining for six walks while also giving up six walks.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Falls 7-6 In 10 Innings Against WAC Leading Seattle

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BELLEVUE, WA - The New Mexico State baseball team (4-26-1, 1-9-1 WAC) fell 7-6 in 10 innings to Western Athletic Conference leader Seattle U (18-15, 10-1 WAC) after taking a 6-5 lead in the top of the eighth, Saturday, April 11 at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue, Wash.

The Aggies were down 4-1 heading into the seventh inning and cut the lead in half in the top of the seventh scoring for the second time of the afternoon on a wild pitch. NM State scored on a wild pitch in the fourth inning after junior outfielder Joseph Koerper got on base with an infield single. Third baseman Dan Kennon was the second Aggie to score in the top of the seventh after he got on with a single as well.

Seattle scored one run in the bottom of the seventh and went up 5-2 after the Aggies allowed three walks and a hits-batter to get on base.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Drops Series Opener At Seattle 11-1 In Eight Innings

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BELLEVUE, WA - The New Mexico State baseball team (4-25-1, 1-8-1 WAC) fell 11-1 in eight innings to Seattle U (17-15, 9-1 WAC) in the series opener on Friday afternoon at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue, Wash.

The Aggies crossed the plate once on five hits and committed five errors while Seattle U tallied 11 runs on 16 hits without committing an error. NM State starting pitcher Riley Barr was given the loss after working 6.0 innings on the mound and picking up a season-high six strikeouts on the day. Redhawks’ starter Will Dennis earned the win and is now 5-2 after throwing for 8.0 innings and striking out three Aggie batters.

NM State fell behind early on as the Redhawk offense scored five runs in the first inning and one in the second to go up 6-0. The Aggies scored a in the top of the third on a Quinnton Mack sacrifice fly to right field to make it a 6-1 ball game. It was RBI No. 14 for Mack.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Drops Series Finale With Northern Colorado

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team dropped the series finale 13-5 to Northern Colorado, Saturday, April 4 at Presley Askew Field to fall to 4-24-1 on the year and 1-7-1 in Western Athletic Conference play. UNCO moves to 9-16 overall and 6-3 in league play.

The Aggies marked five runs on 10 hits and committed four errors while Northern Colorado crossed the plate 13 times on 14 hits and tallied four errors on the day. NM State allowed five runs in the first three innings of play and scored three runs in the bottom of the third to make it a 5-3 ballgame.

The Bears scored a run in the top of the fourth and NM State matched that with a run in the bottom of the fifth when senior centerfielder Quinnton Mack blasted his second home run of the season over the left-centerfield wall making it a 6-4 game.  Continue Reading This Post >>