Softball Game Recaps

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Softball Game Recaps

NMSU Softball Downs Utah State In Series Opener, 5-3

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LOGAN, UT - Freshman short stop Kylie Randall went 2-for-4 in the box and junior designated hitter Stacey Lien drove in two runs as the New Mexico State softball team downed Utah State, 5-3, in the first game of the series at Johnson Field in Logan, Utah.

Kylie Randall (Chula Vista, Calif.) also had the only stolen base in the game for the Crimson Aggies, while Lien went 1-for-2 at the dish and smashed a double.

Junior right-hander pitcher Kim Watson (Spokane, Wash.) recorded her 14th win of the season, while sitting down five Navy-Clad Aggies. She saw a total of 6.2 innings of action and only gave up three walks, six hits and two runs. Junior right-handed pitcher Samantha Dillard (Phoenix, Ariz.) gave up three hits and two runs.

Head coach Kathy Rodolph said that the Aggies came out relatively aggressive, but became stronger as the game progressed. She also added that the bats pressured Utah State's defense well.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Lobo Softball Sneaks By The Aggies, 7-6

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Freshmen first baseman Hoku Nohara, third baseman Ashley Maroda and junior designated player Stacey Lien all nailed home runs, but it was not enough as the New Mexico State softball team fell 7-6 to I-25 rival New Mexico, Tuesday, April 8th at the NMSU Softball Complex in Las Cruces, N.M.

NMSU led the way 4-3 going into the sixth until the Lobos lit it up with a four run inning, taking the lead 7-4. The Aggies scored one more time in the bottom of the sixth and then again in the seventh, but could not overcome the deficit and fell 7-6 to their I-25 rival.

Leading the way in the box for NMSU was Maroda (San Bernardino, Calif.) who hit a perfect 3-for-3 performance on the night. She also scored two runs and had an RBI. Freshmen catcher Brittany Clifton (Simi Valley, Calif.) and Kandis Jones (La Mirada, Calif.) both were 2-for-4 at the dish, while Clifton added an RBI and Jones scored a run.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU vs. U.S. National Softball Team Game Photos

NMSU vs. U.S. National Softball Team Photos

Aggie Softball Team Falls 12-4 To Louisiana Tech In Six Innings

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State's (18-25, 2-5 WAC) junior leftfielder Kristi Randall and designated hitter Angie Ortega both hit home runs, but it was not enough as the Aggies could not stop the mighty bats of Louisiana Tech (20-19, 2-4 WAC) as they fell 12-4, in the first game of the series, Friday evening at the NMSU Softball Complex.

Head coach Kathy Rodolph said that she was disappointed with the outcome and hopes the team can learn from the game and rebound for tomorrow.

"This is a tough loss for us, I just don't feel like we were hungry enough tonight," Rodolph said. "Hats off to La. Tech, they came out aggressive and ready to go.

La. Tech ended the night with 12 hits to the Aggies' eight and the Lady Techsters also recorded 12 RBIs, three triples and three home runs.

NMSU did smack two bombs of their own and led the way in the circle with four strikeouts.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Determined Aggie Softball Falls On Day Two

LAS VEGAS, NV - The New Mexico State softball team battled strong against two powerhouses, No. 20 Ohio State and UNLV, but fumbled, 3-1 and 2-1, respectively, during the second day of the UNLV Tournament, in Las Vegas, Nev., at the Jim Rogers Field.

Leading the way at the plate was junior designated hitter Stacey Lien (Tacoma, Wash.) who batted .333 in the box. She also added a triple and had the only RBI of the day.

Head coach Kathy Rodolph said she felt both the offense and defense battled hard today and was especially happy with the pitching staff.

"Even though I thought we came out a bit little flat against a very good UNLV squad, we rebounded and battled No. 20 Ohio State to the very end and had quality bats," Rodolph said. "We did a great job in the circle today. Kim Watson was strong keeping UNLV off and Sammie and Vanessa were also solid against Ohio State.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball's Strong Offense Takes Two In Las Vegas

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

Also See: bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Rodolph Interview :: 03/04/08

LAS VEGAS, NV - Junior left fielder Kristi Randall and freshman first baseman Hoku Nohara hit home runs, while junior short stop Kristi Hanan was a solid 4-for-6 at the dish as the New Mexico State softball team shut out Southern Utah, 9-0 and downed Portland State, 4-1, Friday afternoon during the first day of the UNLV Tournament at the Jim Rogers Field.

Hanan (Port Neches, Texas) also had a double, along with a team-high five RBIs. Kristi Randall (Chula Vista, Calif.) went 2-for-5 at the plate, drove in two runs and recorded three scores of her own. Freshman out fielder Kandis Jones (La Mirada, Calif.) and senior second baseman Stephanie Herrera (Pecos, Texas) both batted .500 on the day and scored three and two runs, respectively.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Dominates Georgetown Doubleheader; Wins 8-0, 9-1

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

Also See: bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Rodolph Interview :: 03/04/08

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Junior left fielder Kristi Randall, junior short stop Kristi Hanan and freshman third baseman Ashley Maroda each hit a home run as New Mexico State softball run-ruled both games against Georgetown University, 8-0 and 9-1, Wednesday, March 5, at the NMSU Softball Complex.

Leading offensively for the Aggies was Kristi Randall (Chula Vista, Calif.) who went an impressive 4-for-5 at the dish. Besides recording her fourth home run of the season, Randall also hit a triple, two doubles and scored a team-high four runs and five RBIs.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Splits On Day Two As Coach Rodolph Makes History

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

TUCSON, AZ - In the bottom of the seventh, New Mexico State softball's junior designated player Stacey Lien hit a home run deep over the left center field fence to beat South Florida, 4-3, at the Hillenbrand Memorial Tournament, Saturday afternoon, in Tucson, Ariz. With this win, NMSU head coach Kathy Rodolph is now the winningest coach in the program's history with 109 wins, she surpassed Rick Gamez record of 108 wins.

The Aggies also played Iowa State during their second day of the game and fell to the Cyclones, 6-1.

Lien (Tacoma, Wash.) also led the Aggies offensively, going 3-for-7 at the plate, while batting two runners in and scoring a run herself. Junior left fielder Kristi Randall (Chula Vista, Calif.) hit her fourth double of the weekend against the Bulls and her sister, Kylie Randall (Chula Vista, Calif.) went 2-for-6 in the box and scored a run..  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Drops Two In Arizona

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

Also See: bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Rodoph Interview :: 02/27/08

TUCSON, AZ - Senior utility Stephanie Herrera batted a solid .625, junior left fielder Kristi Randall hit three doubles and freshman first baseman Hoku Nohara hit a monster home run, but it was not enough as the New Mexico State softball team fell to Illinois-Chicago, 4-3, and No. 24 Virginia Tech, 7-3, Friday afternoon, during the first day of the Arizona Tournament at Hillenbrand Memorial Field.

The two loses drops NMSU's overall record to 8-10 on the year. UIC's record springs to 3-7 on the year and Tech's goes to 11-4.

Herrera (Pecos, Texas) also scored two runs and had two stolen bases, totaling 12 stolen bases on the year. Fellow senior right fielder Colleen Kimbro (Midland, Texas) went 2-for-4 at the plate while scoring a run and stealing a base.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Dominates On Day Two Of Troy Cox Classic

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

Also See: bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Rodolph Interview :: 02/19/08

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team had 33 hits and scored 29 runs, including a junior outfielder Kristi Randall grand slam and a homer from both freshman first baseman Hoku Nohara and junior designated player Stacey Lien as the Aggies dominated Utah Valley, 12-8, and Indiana State, 17-4, run-ruling both teams, Saturday afternoon during the second day of the Troy Cox Classic.

Leading the offensive charge for the Aggies was Nohara. Besides her third home run of the season, she also hit a perfect 6-of-6 in the box, as she recorded a triple, a double, had six RBI and scored three runs on the day.  Continue Reading This Post >>