Softball Game Recaps

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Softball Game Recaps

Aggie Softball Wins Twice To Open Troy Cox Classic

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The Aggie softball team held off St. Mary's (CA) 6-4 and then run-ruled Weber State 13-3 in five innings to open up their play in the Troy Cox Classic on Friday evening.

The Aggies built a 4-1 lead over St. Mary's through four innings but the Gaels rallied to put three runs on the board in the top of the fifth inning tying the game at four heading. The Gaels held the Aggies scoreless in the bottom of the fifth and the Aggies did the same to the Gaels in the top of the sixth inning sending the game to the bottom of the sixth inning tied 4-4.

In the bottom of the sixth inning Teresa Conrad singled to reach base. After Kylie Randall followed up Conrad with a single to put runners on first and second St. Mary's made a pitching change. After a Tiare Jennings strikeout, Hoku Nohara stepped to the plate and ripped a single to right field bringing in Teresa Conrad to give the Aggies a 5-4 lead. Angie Ortega followed with a single which brought home Randall. Kandis Jones tried to score from second but was thrown out by the St. Mary's center fielder. Brittany Clifton ended the inning on a fielder's choice as Angie Ortega was thrown out at second base.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State vs. St. Mary's and Weber State Game Photos

NM State vs. St. Mary's and Weber State Game Photos

NM State vs. UTEP Game Photos

NM State vs. UTEP Game Photos

Aggies Score 28 Runs In Rout Of UT-San Antonio

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The Aggie softball team broke school records for most runs scored in a game (28), hits in a game (26) and doubles in a game (6) as NM State defeated UTSA 28-7 in the night cap at the NM State Softball Complex, Saturday night. The Aggies improve to 5-0 on the season and 4-0 in the Hotel Encanto Invitational. UTSA falls to 2-2 on the year.

“I felt like we are starting to see the ball well and we were in rhythm,” head coach Kathy Rodolph said. “We believe we have an amazing offense and today we got it going. We got contributions from almost everybody on the team.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Hold Off Penn State 10-9

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

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NM State vs. Penn State Photo Gallery
Tim Barnett-Queen's Game Photo Gallery
Raul X. Ruiz-Rooney's Game Photo Gallery

Brittany CliftonLAS CRUCES, N.M. - LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team pushed its record to a perfect 4-0 with a 10-9 win over Big Ten power Penn State, Saturday afternoon at the NM State Softball Complex. Kylie Randall's single to left field pushed Teresa Conrad home in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the Aggies the 10-9 lead before the Aggie defense shut down the Nittany Lions in the top of the seventh to give NM State the win.

Offensively for the Aggies, Brittany Clifton went 2-for-2 on the day with two homeruns and two RBI. Angie Ortega tallied one homerun, two hits and five RBI on the day, while Randall recorded two hits, one run and an RBI. Kelsey Schueler pitched one and a third innings for the Aggies as he got the win and moved to 2-0 on the year. Schueler gave up one run on two hits and struck out one batter. Carissa Theis started the game for NM State, going three innings, allowing five runs on five hits. Torrey Schroeder recorded the save for the Aggies.

Jackie Hill took the loss for the Nittany Lions after pitching five and a third innings, allowing 10 runs on 11 hits and striking out four batters.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Crush Colorado State 10-0

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State offense came alive scoring 10 runs on 10 hits and the Aggie pitching staff allowed just two hits in the shutout victory as the Aggies improved to 3-0 on the season after a 10-0 run rule victory over Colorado State on Friday night. "The pitchers are doing a good job of keeping the batters off balance and that's what we're hoping to do this season is to utilize the staff and try to get them in a flow and offensively we're trying to get in a rhythm and flow," said head coach Kathy Rodolph.

Freshman Lauren Morizi hit her first career home run and finished the game with four RBIs. "Lauren is a great left-handed stick and we're looking to get her acclimated to the Division I level. We're able right now to play a lot of kids and a lot of our freshmen are getting time. I'm hoping down the stretch that's really going to help us."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State vs. Western New Mexico Game Photos

NM State vs. Western New Mexico Game Photos

NM State vs. Eastern Arizona College Game Photos

NM State vs. Eastern Arizona College

NM State vs. Midland College Game Photos

NM State vs. Midland College Game Photos

Aggie Softball Falls 4-1 To Nevada, End Season With 33 Wins

The Aggie softball season drew to a close on Thursday night as they fell 4-1 to Nevada in their second elimination game of the day. The Aggies fell behind 1-0 after three innings but rallied to tie the game in the top of the fourth inning. However, Nevada would answer with three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and that's all the Wolf Pack needed to advance.

Senior ace Kim Watson started the game after having thrown over 200 pitches in the first two games. She gave up just one run and two hits in 4.1 innings pitched. She struck out four batters and gave up no walks. The Aggie bats mustered just five hits on the night. Kylie Randall had two of the Aggies' five hits and had the lone RBI. The power of the Aggies' lineup finished the game 1 of 11 from the plate.

The Aggies' 33 wins are the most under head coach Kathy Rodolph and tie for the second most wins in school history.