Baseball Game Recaps

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Baseball Game Recaps

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 >>

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 >>