Baseball Game Recaps

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Baseball Game Recaps

Aggie Baseball Drops Game Two Of Northern Colorado Series 10-1

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team fell 10-1 to Northern Colorado in game two of a crucial Western Athletic Conference series, Friday, April 3 at Presley Askew Field.

The Aggies are now 4-23-1 on the year and 1-6-1 in WAC play after crossing the plate once on nine hits while Northern Colorado moves to 8-16 overall and 5-3 in league play as it scored 10 runs on 17 hits.

NM State starting pitcher Matt Loeffler was given the loss after working 6.0 innings and Bears’ starter Alex Werbach earned his first win of the year working 5.2 innings on the mound. The NM State pitching staff combined for six strikeouts on the night with right-hander Zach Freeman coming up with three K’s in 1.2 innings of work.

Junior right fielder Joseph Koerper was the most effective hitter for NM State going 2-of-3 with one walk and an RBI and Aggie leftfielder went 2-of-4 with one run scored.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Drops Series Opener With Northern Colorado, 10-4

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team fell 10-4 in the series opener against Northern Colorado, Thursday, April 2 at Presley Askew Field.

NM State falls to 4-22-1 overall and 1-5-1 in Western Athletic Conference play as the Bears moved to 7-16 on the season and 4-3 in conference play after tonight’s game. The winning pitcher was UNCO’s starter Spencer Applebach moving to 2-2 in 2015, while NM State’s starter Riley Barr was credited with the loss and falls to 0-5. Barr finished the night working 6.0 innings, striking out four batters and allowing only two walks as Applebach marked six strikeouts on the night.

UNCO posted three runs in the top of the first inning but the Aggies responded in the bottom of the inning with junior right fielder Joseph Koerper blasting a two-run home run and junior catcher Brent Hermanussen hitting a solo shot over the left-center field wall to tie the game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Fall 1-0 At Sacramento State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SACRAMENTO, CA - Starting pitcher Riley Barr worked 7.0 innings throwing over 100 pitches but the New Mexico State baseball team fell 1-0 to Sacramento State at John Smith Field in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday, March, 28.

The Aggies are now 4-19-1 overall and 1-3-1 in Western Athletic Conference play while Sacramento State moves to 15-10 on the season and remains unbeaten in conference play. Hornets’ starter Sam Long was credited with the win after working 8.0 innings and striking out seven NM State batters. Barr, a right-hander and native of Idaho Falls, Idaho, was given the loss and is now 0-4 on the year with a 3.86 ERA.

The only run of the game crossed the plate in the bottom of the fourth inning on a fielder’s choice.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Comeback At Sacramento State Falls Short In 8-7 Loss

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SACRAMENTO, CA - The New Mexico State baseball team was down four runs heading into the ninth inning scoring three runs in its last at-bat but couldn’t get the tying run across the plate falling 8-7 to Sacramento State at Hornet Field, Friday, March 27.

The Aggies are now 4-18-1 overall while dropping to 1-2-1 in Western Athletic Conference play while Sac State moves to 14-10 on the season and 4-0 in league play.

NM State started the game on fire scoring three runs on two hits and two Hornet errors in the top of the first that included a two-RBI single to left-centerfield by sophomore leftfielder Daniel Johnson. Sac State responded in the bottom of the first scoring four runs on four hits and three costly walks. Johnson finished the afternoon going 3-of-4 at the plate with three RBI.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Five-Run Eighth Helps Aggies To 6-6 Tie With Bakersfield

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team battled back from a 5-1 deficit to tie Bakersfield 6-6 at Presley Askew Field, Sunday, March 15. The game was called after 11 innings of play due to travel curfew.

The Aggies are now 2-15-1 overall and 1-1-1 in Western Athletic Conference play while CSUB is 11-8-1 on the year and 1-1-1 in conference play.

Both teams scored in the first inning making it a 1-1 ballgame before the Roadrunners crossed the plate three times in the top of the second on three hits and a walk to take a 4-1 lead. Neither team scored in the third, fourth or fifth but CSUB hit a solo homerun in the sixth to go up by four.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Falls 7-4 At No. 13 Texas Tech

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LUBBOCK, TX - The New Mexico State baseball team (1-14) had the lead twice against No. 13 Texas Tech (12-4) but fell 7-4 at Rip Griffin Park in Lubbock, Texas, Wednesday, March 11.

The Aggies were the first to score taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the second when shortstop Matt Evans picked up his first RBI of the year with a single to leftfield. Texas Tech took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the inning. The Aggies allowed Texas Tech to load the bases in the bottom of the third but a 5-3 double play helped to give NM State some momentum that seemed to carry over in the fourth inning.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Falls 4-3 At No. 13 Texas Tech In 12 Innings

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LUBBOCK, TX - The New Mexico State baseball team fell 4-3 to No. 13 Texas Tech in 12 innings of play at Rip Griffin Park in Lubbock, Texas, Tuesday, March 10. The Aggies are now 1-13 this season and Texas Tech moves to 11-4 overall.

NM State held the Red Raiders scoreless through 8.2 innings but allowed four runs to score in the final four innings of play to drop another close game. The Aggies have now been in seven games that have been decided by two runs or less and have also played in three extra-inning games.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Falls 10-0 At Arizona

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TUCSON, AZ - The New Mexico State baseball team was shutout for the first time this season falling 10-0 to Arizona at Hi Corbett Field in Tucson, Ariz., Wednesday, March 4. The Aggies are now 1-12 on the season while Arizona moves to 12-4.

Both pitching staffs picked up six strikeouts but the NM State offense was only able to put three hits up on the board with designated hitter Michael Barrientos, first baseman Michael Paulson and right fielder Phillip Clark each getting a hit. The Wildcats crossed the plate 10 times on 14 hits.

Starting left-handed pitcher Robert Kraft was credited with the loss after working 4.2 innings and striking out five Wildcat batters. Arizona reliever Rio Gomez picked up his first win of the year as he came into the game during the fifth inning and stayed in the game for 2.1 innings on the mound.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Defeats Incarnate Word 8-7 In 12 Innings; Green Picks Up First Career Coaching Victory

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State baseball head coach Brian Green tallied his first-career win as a head coach as the Aggies defeated Incarnate Word, 8-7 in 12 innings of play at Presley Askew Field, Saturday, Feb. 28.

NM State took an early 5-2 lead but UIW eventually came back and sent the game into extra innings. With one out to start the bottom of the 12th inning second baseman Aaron Duran reached base safely when he was hit by a pitch. He advanced to second on a single through the right side by leftfielder Daniel Johnson and senior first baseman Michael Paulson marked the winning RBI on a single to right. Relief pitcher, right-hander Billy Conard got his first win of the season after entering the game in the seventh and working 6.0 innings, striking out seven batters.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Falls 6-4; Sets New Attendance Record

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball fell 6-4 in the season opener to Incarnate Word in front of a record-breaking crowd (1,615) at the newly renovated Presley Askew Field, Friday, Feb. 27.

The Aggies fell behind 5-0 after two innings of play but made it a one-run ball game when the posted four runs in the bottom of the fifth. Designated hitter Jake Hasbrouck started the fifth with a lead-off single through the right side and shortstop Dan Kennon kept the momentum going when the UIW short stop committed an error. After two consecutive walks, centerfielder Quinton Mack hit a single up the middle for two RBI. Right fielder Joseph Koerper hit another single in the inning for an RBI to make it a 5-4 game.  Continue Reading This Post >>