Baseball Game Recaps

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Baseball Game Recaps

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 >>

Mack And Koerper Homer In 6-3 Loss To No. 20 Oregon

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EUGENE, OR - Senior centerfielder Quinton Mack and junior right fielder Joseph Koerper each hit a home run on Sunday, Feb. 22 during a 6-3 loss to No. 20 Oregon at PK Park in Eugene, Ore.

The Aggies are still looking for their first win of the year and are now 0-8 after losing to Illinois, a top-30 team, and Lamar, a team receiving votes, last week. NM State went 0-4 versus the Ducks, who are now 7-1. Mack finished the day going 4-of-4 with an RBI and two runs score, while Koerper ended his day going 1-of-4 with two RBIs.

Starting pitcher Billy Conard worked 6.0 innings and struck out two batters. He gave up four runs and was credited with the loss to fall to 0-2 on the season. Oregon’s starter Jack Karraker earned the win, throwing 7.0 innings while marking eight strikeouts.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Baseball Loses 22-7 To Oregon

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EUGENE, OR - The New Mexico State baseball team (0-7) lost 22-7 to No. 20 Oregon (6-1) at PK Park in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Feb. 21.

The Aggies took a 2-0 lead in the first inning but Oregon tied the game scoring a run one run in the second and another in the third before putting up four runs in the third to take a 6-2 lead. The Ducks scored another three runs in the fifth to take a 9-2 lead. The Aggies had a chance to stay in the game when they scored two runs in the top of the sixth and had bases loaded but couldn’t get any more runs to cross the plate.

NM State finished the day with seven runs on 10 hits and committed six errors that really hurt the chances of staying in the game. Oregon posted its 22 runs on 17 hits and did not commit an error.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Falls 11-3 To No. 20 Oregon

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EUGENE, OR - The New Mexico State baseball team (0-6) fell 11-3 to No. 20 Oregon (5-1), Friday, Feb. 20 at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. in front of 2,312 fans.

The Aggies were tied with Oregon three times in the game but just allowed a run in the bottom of the sixth on a walk and another in the bottom of the seventh on a double steal to fall behind 5-3. NM State allowed six runs in the eighth to fall behind 11-3 before getting a man aboard in the ninth, although they couldn’t score.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Falls To 0-5 With 3-1 Loss At No. 20 Oregon

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EUGENE, OR - The New Mexico State baseball team (0-5) gave up two runs late in the game to fall to No. 20 Oregon (4-1) by the score of 3-1 at PK Park in Eugene, Ore., Thursday, Feb. 19.

The Game was tied 1-1 thru 6 ½ innings before Oregon scored a run in the bottom of the seventh and another in the bottom of the eighth to fall behind 3-1. The Aggies went into the ninth inning with the No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 hitters going to the dish but could not get on base to gain any momentum.

The Aggies were first to get on the board after cleanup hitter Derek Umphres got on with a lead-off single in the second inning. He advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by right fielder Daniel Johnson and came in on a single by designated hitter Joseph Koerper. There was a play at the plate when Umphres slid in but he got around the Oregon catcher’s tag.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Falls To 0-4

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BEAUMONT, TX - The New Mexico State baseball team played four games in the Cardinal Classic this weekend and fell 9-2 in the final game of the tournament to host team Lamar in Beaumont, Texas, Saturday, Feb. 14.

The Aggies fall to 0-4 after playing in a tournament that featured Illinois and Lamar. The Cardinals moved to 2-1 on the year, while NM State finished the series combining for 21 hits and 11 runs over two days of play.

NM State struggled early on against the Cardinals giving up five runs on four hits in the first three innings of play. The Aggie pitching staff fought through the game together as five hurlers were used on the evening compared to Lamar using only two.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Baseball Opens 2015 Season With A Pair Of Losses

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BEAUMONT, TX - The New Mexico State baseball team opened the 2015 season falling in 10 innings to Illinois before dropping a close game to host team Lamar in the 2015 Cardinal Classic that is being played at Vincent-Beck Stadium in Beaumont, Texas, Friday, Feb. 13. The Aggies start the year 0-2 after losing 5-1 to Illinois and 7-6 to the Cardinals.

First year head coach Brian Green saw his team take the field for the very first time today and was very emotional to coach for his alma mater. His team combined for 11 hits on the day with three doubles and seven runs on the day. Green, who played NM State in 1994 and 1995, mentioned that the Aggies competed well on opening day.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Ends Season With 9-5 Loss To Top Seed Sacramento State

MESA, ARIZ. - The New Mexico State Aggie baseball team's 2014 season came to an end as they fell 9-5 to top seeded Sacramento State on Friday afternoon. Playing in their third consecutive elimination game, the Aggies were unable to stave off elimination a third time. Coming off a 7-4 victory over 2-seed UTPA 90 minutes earlier, the Aggies fell behind 4-0 in the first as left-hander Robert Kraft, starting his second game of the day, could not sustain his earlier sharpness. Kraft started the game giving up a full count walk which was then followed by two singles and a double to score three Hornet runs. Kraft was lifted for Zach Freeman who came in and recorded a sacrifice fly out giving Sacramento State a 4-0 lead. He got out of the inning with a ground out but the Aggies trailed 4-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Knocks Off 2-Seed UTPA 7-4, Faces Top Seed Sacramento State In Elimination Game

MESA, ARIZ. - Facing their second straight elimination game, the New Mexico State baseball team once again got the offense going early scoring three runs in the bottom of the second on a bases clearing triple by senior Taylor Noyer to take a 3-0 lead. The Aggies would tack on another run in the bottom of the third on an RBI single from Kyle Young driving in Michael Paulson who led off the inning by reaching on an error by the shortstop.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Defeats Seattle 7-3 In WAC Tournament Elimination Game

MESA, ARIZ. - Coming off of a heartbreaking loss just hours earlier, the New Mexico State baseball team bounced back with a 7-3 victory over SeattleU in the first elimination game of the 2014 conference tournament. The Aggies never trailed in the game as they slowly built a lead with single runs in the third, fourth and sixth innings before striking a decisive blow with a three-run eighth inning.  Continue Reading This Post >>