Softball Game Recaps

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Softball Game Recaps

NMSU Softball Falls To No. 12 Arizona In Doubleheader

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRCUES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball hosted No. 12 Arizona at the NM State Softball Complex in a doubleheader on Tuesday. The Aggies fell to the Wildcats 11-3 in the first contest and 11-1 in the second game.

GAME ONE

NM State (9-7) got behind early when starting pitcher Samaria Diaz walked three UA (17-5) batters before giving up a single to score a run. A walk and a hit batter brought in two more for Arizona, leaving the team trailing 3-0 before its first at bat. However, the Aggies countered the momentum swing with a leadoff home run by Kelsey Horton, her fifth long ball of the season.

New Mexico State saw trouble again in the top of the second when UA hit a long ball out over the left center fence. The momentum stayed with the Wildcats heading into the third when the Aggies allowed four runs on five hits in the top of the frame.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Falls To Ohio State To Close Out Mary Nutter Classic

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

CATHEDRAL CITY, CA - New Mexico State softball closed out the Mary Nutter Classic with a contest against Ohio State on Sunday morning. The Aggies fell to the Buckeyes 5-1 in the tournament finale.

How It Happened
NM State (9-5) got behind early when starting pitcher Samaria Diaz gave up a solo home run over the centerfield fence to Ohio State (8-4). After an easy second that included a pair of strikeouts for the junior, Diaz fell into trouble during the third when the Buckeyes loaded the bases with a single, a walk and a hit batter. The pitcher escaped the jam when the next batter grounded out, keeping New Mexico State’s deficit at just a run.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Spits A Pair Of Games On Day Two At Mary Nutter Classic

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

CATHEDRAL CITY, CA - New Mexico State softball continued the Mary Nutter Classic with games against California and Missouri on Saturday. The Aggies topped the Bears 6-5 in 10 innings but were unable to produce a hit against the Tigers, falling 15-0 in just five innings..

GAME ONE

NM State (9-4) fell behind early when a single and a double led to the Cal (7-7) bringing home a run in the bottom of the third. In the top of the next frame, the Aggies countered with a rally when Kayla Bowen posted a two-out double to centerfield. Fellow freshmen Mya Felder followed her teammate with a home run out over the fence in center to give New Mexico State the 2-1 lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Splits A Pair Of Games On Opening Day Of Troy Cox Classic

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball opened the Troy Cox Classic on Friday with games against Texas State and Bradley at the NM State Softball Complex. The Aggies took down the Bobcats 7-4 but came up short against the Braves falling, 4-3.

GAME ONE

NM State (5-1) got off to a hot start against TXST (3-3) when Victoria Castro opened the game with a two-run homer. Nikki Butler followed with a solo blast of her own and Kayla Bowen tallied her first ever collegiate homer, scoring a pair, to give New Mexico State the 5-0 advantage after the opening frame.

Starting pitcher Kayla Green hit trouble in the top of the second, allowing three runs to come in for the opposing Bobcats. However, in the bottom of the inning, Texas State made a critical fielding error that allowed an Aggie run to score and putting the team ahead by three.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Rolls To 9-1 Victory Over Creighton In Tournament Finale

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball closed out the NM State Invitational with a game against Creighton on Sunday. The Aggies picked up its second-straight run rule victory when the team dominated Creighton 9-1 in five innings at the NM State Softball Complex.

How It Happened

NM State (4-0) got off to a hot start offensively, beginning with a two-run home run by Victoria Castro, her third so far this season. After Nikki Butler drew a walk, freshman Mya Felder cranked a long ball out to left field, giving the team the 4-0 lead over Creighton (1-4).  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Sweeps Rivals At NM State Invitational

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball remained undefeated on Saturday when the team battled New Mexico and UTEP as a part of the NM State Invitational. The Aggies took down the Lobos 9-8 and run-ruled the Miners 12-3 at the NM State Softball Complex.

GAME ONE

Analise De La Roca got the start in the circle and the sophomore struggled early, allowing back-to-back doubles as well as a single to start the contest. Head coach Kathy Rodolph quickly made a change, bringing in senior Kayla Green to manage the damage. Green recorded three-straight outs but the Aggies (3-0) were behind 2-0 before their first at-bat.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Opens 2019 Season With 11-4 Win Over Creighton

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball opened its 2019 campaign with a battle against Creighton on Friday. Three Aggies hit home runs when the team took down the Bluejays 11-4 at the NM State Softball Complex. It was the fourth-straight season the program recorded a victory to open the year.

How It Happened

After a pair of scoreless innings, a rally for NM State began with a leadoff double by Brandy Hernandez. Following the extra base hit was a two-run home run by Kelsey Horton, giving the Aggies the advantage. Victoria Castro followed the senior with a homer of her own, bringing the Aggies lead to three at the middle of the third.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Wins WAC Title

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team closed its run at the 2018 Western Athletic Conference tournament at the NM State Softball Complex with a contest against fourth-seeded Grand Canyon on Saturday. The WAC Tournament's Most Valuable Player Kelsey Horton broke the NM State single-season record for home runs, helping the Aggies secure the 9-7 victory and their second-straight WAC Tournament title.

"I'm extremely proud of our group because everyone has accepted and embraced their role on this team," head coach Kathy Rodolph said. "Kelsey has led us all year but we've had a lot of contributions. It comes down to being selfless and doing what's best for the team."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Advances To WAC Championship Game With 14-3 Rout Of UMKC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team continued its run at the 2018 Western Athletic Conference tournament at the NM State Softball Complex with a contest against sixth-seeded UMKC on Friday. The Aggies took down the Roos 14-3 to advance to their sixth-straight championship game.

"Offensively, the team attacked the situation and did their job," head coach Kathy Rodolph said. "Analise and Kayla did a phenomenal job in the circle and I think we played pretty clean on defense. We're excited to advance to another championship on Saturday, whoever we're going to play. There is going to be another team in the other dugout and we're going to come out and play."

NM State (28-22, 11-4 WAC) got off to a slow start when starting pitcher Kayla Green allowed a leadoff triple and a single up the middle to Kansas City (15-40, 2-13) to put New Mexico State behind 1-0 in the first.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Run-Rules Grand Canyon 10-2 In Six Innings To Advance In WAC Tournament

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

- The New Mexico State softball team opened the 2018 Western Athletic Conference Tournament at the NM State Softball Complex with a contest against fourth-seeded Grand Canyon on Thursday. The Aggies hit four home runs against in the 10-2 run-rule victory over the Lopes. Kelsey Horton launched a pair of long balls in the contest, including her 24th of the season, tying the NM State single-season record.

"Kennedy Johnson did a great job as our designated player," head coach Kathy Rodolph said. "Fahren Glackin absolutely stepped up after GCU made the decision to walk Kelsey (Horton) and that's what we needed her to do. It was a great overall team contribution and we’re excited to play another day."  Continue Reading This Post >>