Softball Game Recaps

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Softball Game Recaps

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 >>

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 >>