Softball Game Recaps

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Softball Game Recaps

NMSU Softball Falls To Seattle In WAC Championship Game

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - New Mexico State closed its run at the Western Athletic Conference Softball Tournament at GCU Softball Stadium on Saturday. The second-seeded Aggies fell to the top-seeded Redhawks 3-2, ending their 2019 campaign,

NM State (33-22) fell behind early when starting pitcher Analise De La Roca allowed a single and a pair of doubles, scoring two runs for SU (39-15) to start the game. The bats went quiet for both teams through the next three innings, but Seattle U added to its advantage in the fifth when De La Roca allowed a single before an RBI double drove the runner home.

Trailing 3-0, Mya Felder hit a two-out single in the bottom of the fifth for the Aggies first hit of the day. However, a strikeout followed for New Mexico State, stranding the runner to end the frame.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Kelsey Horton Walk-Off Home Run Sends NMSU Softball To Championship Saturday

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - New Mexico State softball continued its run at the Western Athletic Conference Tournament with a game against third-seeded Grand Canyon on Friday night. The Aggies eliminated the Lopes with a 6-4 walk-off victory when Kelsey Horton hit her fifth home run of the tournament.

NM State (33-21) struck trouble in the top of the first when an error by Kelsey Horton put the leadoff batter for GCU (33-24) on second base, A triple brought the runner home, leaving the Aggies behind 1-0 before their first at-bat.

In the bottom of the frame, Horton launched a ball over the left-field fence, the senior's fourth homer of the tournament, tying the game. During the following frame, Casie Roberto reached on a single before Shelby Shultes broke up the stalemate when she hit a home run to centerfield, putting the Aggies ahead 3-1.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Advances To Winners Bracket With 1-0 Walkoff Win Over GCU In Extra Innings

NMSU Softball Sweeps Bakersfield, Clinches 2-Seed In WAC Tournament

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - New Mexico State softball concluded the regular season with a pair of games against Western Athletic Conference foe CSU Bakersfield at the Roadrunner Softball Complex on Saturday. The Aggies clobbered the ‘Runners 7-4 and 11-3 to complete the series sweep.

GAME ONE

Both teams went scoreless in the first but in the bottom of the second inning, NM State (31-20, 12-6 WAC) starting pitcher Analise De La Roca struggled, allowing a leadoff home run to CSUB (14-30, 3-15 WAC)..  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Shuts Out Bakersfield 9-0

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - New Mexico State softball opened its Western Athletic Conference series with CSU Bakersfield at the Roadrunner Softball Complex on Friday. The Aggies took down the ‘Runners 9-0 in just six innings.

After a pair of scoreless innings for both squads, NM State (29-20, 10-6 WAC) looked to rally when Casie Roberto started the at-bat with a single and Sarai Mejia followed by drawing a walk. A groundout advanced the runners into scoring position and CSUB (17-28, 3-13 WAC) intentionally walked Kelsey Horton, loading the bases. With Mya Felder at the plate, the freshman hit a single through the middle to put New Mexico State ahead 2-0. After a strikeout put two outs on the board, Nikki Butler cleared the bases with a home run over the left field fence, moving the Crimson and White ahead 5-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Earns Doubleheader Split With No. 17 Texas Tech

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball welcomed No. 17 Texas Tech to the NM State Softball Complex on Tuesday. The Aggies split the doubleheader with the ranked Red Raiders, falling 9-5 before upsetting Tech 8-2.

GAME ONE
After a scoreless first, NM State (28-20) struck trouble when starting pitcher Analise De La Roca surrendered a leadoff single to TTU (36-13). A sacrifice bunt advanced the runner before another single scored a run for the opposition. De La Roca also gave up a leadoff walk in the third, which proved to be costly after a bunt and a passed ball gave the opposition a runner on third. A sacrifice fly scored the second run for the Red Raiders, expanding the Aggie deficit.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Sweeps UMKC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball continued its Western Athletic Conference series with Kansas City at the NM State Softball Complex on Saturday. The Aggies took down the Roos 12-10 and 11-6 to complete the series sweep.

GAME ONE
NM State (27-19, 9-6 WAC) drew first blood in the bottom of the opening frame when Victoria Castro hit a single that drove home Jeanelle Medina and Kelsey Horton from scoring position. The UMKC (25-24, 5-10 WAC) pitcher hit Nikki Butler with a pitch before Mya Felder got in on the action with a double that scored Castro for the 3-0 lead.

A groundout during Casie Roberto's at bat brought Butler home and a single by Kennedy Johnson drove home Felder, giving the squad the 5-0 advantage. Analise De La Roca and Sarai Mejia recorded back-to-back doubles for the 7-0 lead at the end of the first.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Shuts Out UMKC 7-0

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball hosted Kansas City for a Western Athletic Conference series on Friday at the NM State Softball Complex. The Aggies topped the Roos 7-0 during the series opener.

NM State (25-19, 7-6 WAC) got off to a hot start with starting pitcher Samaria Diaz striking out three UMKC (25-22, 5-8 WAC) batters. In the bottom of the frame, Kelsey Horton drew a walk and advanced on a wild pitch before Nikki Butler broke up the stalemate with an RBI single. Mya Felder added to the Aggie lead with a two-run home run to left field.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Cruises Past Rival Lobos 10-0

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball took on Battle of I-25 rival New Mexico in a midweek clash at the Lobo Softball Field on Tuesday. The Aggies topped the Lobos 10-0 in just five innings. Jeanelle Medina tied the single-game record for stolen bases, going 4-for-4 in the win.

NM State (24-19) started the game by drawing a walk and after putting an out on the board, Victoria Castro posted an RBI single to give the squad the one-run lead over UNM (12-32). Mya Felder got in on the action with a solo home run over the centerfield fence, extending New Mexico State’s lead over the Lobos.

The Aggies’ bats stayed hot in the following frame and after Medina reached base on a passed ball by the New Mexico catcher, Kelsey Horton sent a ball over the fence in centerfield, putting the Aggies ahead 5-0. During the following inning, Casie Roberto hit a solo homer, extending New Mexico State’s 6-0 lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Splits Doubleheader With GCU, Wins Series

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball closed out its series against Grand Canyon
with a doubleheader at the NM State Softball Complex on Saturday. The Aggies fell to the Lopes 6-4 before winning the series with a 4-0 victory in the finale.

GAME ONE
After a scoreless first for both teams. NM State (23-19, 6-6 WAC) struck trouble when starting pitcher Kayla Green surrendered a leadoff home run. A double by GCU (27-19, 9-3 WAC) followed and another run came home when the Lopes hit an RBI single with an out on the board, putting New Mexico State behind by a pair.

In the bottom of the frame, Shelby Shultes drew a leadoff walk before Casie Roberto's first homer of her collegiate career tied the contest 2-2.  Continue Reading This Post >>