Softball Game Recaps

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Softball Game Recaps

Aggies Beat Northern Colorado 8-4; Fall 4-2 To South Alabama

The Aggie softball team jumped out to a 6-0 lead over Northern Colorado and cruised to an 8-4 victory in the opening game of the Diamond Devil Invitation in Tempe, AZ. Aggie sophomore third baseman Ashley Maroda hit a grand slam home run in the top of the first. It was Maroda's seventh home run of the season. Vanessa Fitzgerald pitched 4.1 innings and gave up all four runs but picked up the victory for the Aggies. Kim Watson pitched the final 2.1 innings striking out three of the nine batters she faced. The victory was the 13th time in 15 wins this season that the Aggies have scored eight or more runs.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Golden On The Diamond

The Aggie softball and baseball teams rolled to victories today on the diamond. The softball team picked up a pair of victories on the final day of the UTEP Invitational defeating Northern Colorado 8-2 in the first game and crushing fellow WAC mate San Jose State 14-1 in a rare non-conference meeting.

In Las Cruces the Aggie baseball team crushed North Dakota 16-2 in game one of their doubleheader. The Aggies' junior outfielder Leo Aguirre belted three home runs and hit a double in six at bats.

Sebastien Vendette pitched six strong inning giving up just one run on one hit, walking two and striking out two in his 20 batters faced.

The Aggies currently lead the Fighting Sioux 8-2 in the bottom of the fourth inning.

UPDATE: Aggies complete the series sweep of North Dakota winning the second game of the doubleheader 12-6.

Aggies Crush Matadors 10-0 In UTEP Invitational Opener

The Aggie softball team cruised to a 10-0 victory over Cal State-Northridge Matadors in their opening game of the UTEP Invitational. NM State scored three runs in the first inning, two in the second and five in the third en route to the five inning run-rule victory. Kim Watson was outstanding in the circle allowing just two hits, one walk and striking out six Matador batters. The Aggie offense recorded its ninth eight-plus run game of the season and third 10-plus run game of the season.

The Aggies recorded 11 hits and freshman second baseman Tiare Jennings and senior outfielder Kristi Randall both hit home runs for the Aggies.

The Aggies improve to 11-2 on the season and will face UTEP this afternoon.

NM State vs. Ohio State/Missouri-Kansas City Game Photos

NM State vs. Ohio State/Missouri-Kansas City Game Photos

NM State vs. Colorado State/Ohio University

NM State vs. Colorado State/Ohio University

The Daily Aggie :: 05/08/08 :: Survive And Advance

The Aggie softball team defeated Utah State 3-0 and will keep playing out at the WAC Softball Championship Tournament. The Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters defeated Fresno State in the game before NMSU's which sends Fresno State into the loser's bracket and sets up a rematch between the Aggies and Bulldogs. This will be the fifth meeting between the two clubs in just six days. Win or go home. That's the situation for the Aggie women.

No doubt the Aggies will be hyped up to for the rematch and for the Bulldogs, the Aggies are probably the last team they wanted to see again. NMSU has played Fresno tight in the four previous games. The ladies lost 3-2 in extra innings last Friday night, then lost 4-0 and 4-1 in the doubleheader on Saturday. Then last night the Aggies once again took the Bulldogs to the brink coming up just short giving up the game winning single in the bottom of the 7th.

Kim Watson pitched 6.1 innings against Utah State and Fresno State's Morgan Melloh pitched 7.1 innings and threw 143 pitches. It will be interesting to see who takes the mound for each team. The first pitch should happen a little bit after 11:00 p.m. MDT.

UPDATE:
The Aggie baseball team overcame a five run 1st inning by Hawai'i and scored seven unanswered runs to clip the Warriors 7-5. Joe Leghorn hit a three run blast in the 4th inning to bring the Aggies to within two at 5-3. Joe Scaperotta tagged a two-run homer in the 5th to tie the game at 5-5 and Franky Busani belted a two run shot to center field in the eighth to give the Aggies the 7-5 lead. All three Aggie homers came with two outs. Tyler Sturdevant pitched eight solid innings blanking the Warriors from innings two through eight and Erik Nyquist struck out the final two batters to get the save. Sturdevant pitched his way out of a bases loaded jam with one out in the top of the 7th as he struck out the final two batters of the inning.

The Aggies are now 12-13 in conference play while Hawai'i drops to 16-13. The two teams will meet up again tomorrow for game two of the four game series. The first pitch is set for 6:05 p.m.

The Daily Aggie :: 04/25/08 :: Evening Update

The Aggie softball team picked up a 4-0 win against San Jose State on Friday afternoon. The Aggies improve to 7-6 in conference play with the victory. The Aggies will honor their seniors on Saturday as the Aggies and Spartans play a doubleheader to wrap up the final home games of the season for the Aggie softball team.

The Aggie baseball team picked up a much needed win taking game one of the four game weekend series with Sacramento State by a final of 7-4. The Aggies scored first in the top of the second inning taking a 1-0 lead. Sacramento State took the lead 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth and the Aggies responded by scoring three in the top of the sixth to go up 4-2 and then scored one run in each of the remaining three innings. The crazy defensive play of the day belonged to the Aggies who had a 9-2-6-4-5-3-6 put out as the Aggies threw out Sacramento State's Wes Oberlin to end the bottom of the seventh inning. Oberlin singled and recorded an RBI but was thrown out at second.

With the victory the Aggies improve to 6-11 in conference play. The Aggies and Hornets play a doubleheader tomorrow and finish up the series on Sunday.

The Aggie men's tennis team advanced to the semifinals of the 2008 WAC Tennis Championships by defeating 6-seed Nevada 4-1. The Aggies will face 2-seed Fresno State tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. in the semifinals.

The Aggie women's tennis team lost 4-0 to top seed Fresno State in the semifinals of the 2008 WAC Tennis Championships.

NMSU Softball Dominates Utah State With Series Sweep

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LOGAN, UT - Freshman third baseman Ashley Maroda hit two homeruns, including a grand-slam and sophomore first baseman Dani Fagan added a home run of her own as the New Mexico State softball team swept Utah State, 5-4 in game one and run-ruled them, 14-1, in the final game of the series at the Johnson Field, in Logan, Utah.

Not only did the Crimson and White Women earn their first conference sweep, but they completely out did their opponent in almost every statistical category. Throughout the series, NMSU had 20 more at bats (86-66), 13 more hits (30-17), 16 more runs (24-8), had five doubles (6-1), three triples (3-0) and also stole two more bases on three more attempts (4-5 and 2-2).

Head coach Kathy Rodolph said that she was very proud of the way the team played and felt that the sweep was a complete team effort.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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 >>