Softball Game Recaps

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Softball Game Recaps

Aggie Softball Splits Doubleheader With No. 19/20 Arizona State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team defeated No. 19/20 Arizona State 6-4 in game one of a doubleheader before falling 12-1 in five innings during the night cap on Monday at the NM State Softball Complex.

The Aggies (31-12) won their eighth-straight game before the streak was broken by the Sun Devils’ (25-12) win in game two. Staci Rodriguez, who was named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week earlier in the day, continued her hot hitting streak, finishing the day a combined 3-for-5 and belting two home runs, both in game one, to reach 52 on her NM State career.

Freshman Dallas McBride got the win in the opening game for the Aggies. The left-hander came on in relief of starter Makayla McAdams and pitched 3.2 innings while only allowing a single run to improve to 9-5 on the season.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Sweeps Seattle Behind Doubleheader Victory

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - The New Mexico State softball team completed a three-game sweep of Seattle U by taking both games of a doubleheader on Saturday, run-ruling the Redhawks in game one 10-1 in five innings before taking the series finale 6-1.

The Aggies (30-11, 6-0 WAC) begin Western Athletic Conference play by sweeping their first two conference series and get to at least 30 wins for the third-straight season. Seattle U (12-28, 1-5 WAC) has lost four of its first five WAC games. NM State now makes it seven-straight wins and has also won 12 of its last 14 games.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Wins Fifth Straight With 7-2 Victory At Seattle

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - The New Mexico State softball team remained undefeated in Western Athletic Conference play and ran its current winning streak to five-straight games after defeating Seattle U, 7-2, on a cold and wet Friday at Logan Field.

The Aggies (28-11, 4-0 WAC) begin the WAC schedule with four-consecutive wins and have now won 10 of 12 games.

NM State right-hander Karysta Donisthorpe picked up her fourth complete-game win in the circle to improve to 15-3 on the season. The New Mexico native scattered six hits while allowing only two runs and striking out five Redhawks.

Catcher Tatum Reedy went 2-for-3 on the day with a home run and a double while Fiana Finau once again had the big hit as NM State was holding on to a 4-2 lead heading into the final inning before the Aggie junior came up in the top of the seventh and belted a three-run shot to left center to give the visitors some breathing room.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Run Rules Utah Valley Twice To Complete Series Sweep

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team shut out Utah Valley in both games of a doubleheader on Saturday to sweep the three-game series and begin Western Athletic Conference play at 3-0.

Each game lasted only five innings as the Aggies (27-11, 3-0 WAC) dominated Utah Valley (12-25, 0-3 WAC) in all aspects, winning game one 9-0 and game two 10-0. It is the second time this season NM State has earned back-to-back shutouts as it also did it in Las Vegas, defeating UNLV and Wisconsin in consecutive games.

“Any time you get to start conference play at home you have to take advantage of that and capitalize on it,” Aggie head coach Kathy Rodolph said. “We knew we really had to come out and really start aggressively, and we feel like we still have some work to do, but we’re playing well and capitalizing in key areas and coming through when we need to.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Open WAC Play With 7-2 Victory Over Utah Valley

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team began Western Athletic Conference play with a 7-2 win over Utah Valley on Friday night at the NM State Softball Complex.

The Aggies (25-11, 1-0 WAC) are now winners of seven of their last nine games, including two games this week. The Wolverines (12-23, 0-1 WAC) have lost three in a row after losing a doubleheader at No. 2 Oregon earlier this week.

NM State had home runs from Fiana Finau and Tatum Reedy in a four-run third inning that opened up a 2-2 game and also got a brilliant performance from redshirt junior Karysta Donisthorpe in the circle.

The Aggie right-hander pitched all but a third of an inning while only allowing a couple of runs on four hits to improve to 14-3 on the season. Donisthorpe tied a season high by striking out 11 Wolverines.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Defeats San Jose State 14-0

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SAN DIEGO, CA - The New Mexico State softball team defeated the No. 17 nationally ranked offense San Jose State Spartans 14-0, allowing only two hits in the final game of the San Diego State Classic this weekend.

Fiana Finau led the charge in the first two innings of the game with a pair of three run home runs for the Aggies. Finau currently leads the team in home runs on the season, marking nine followed by Staci Rodriguez just behind at eight.

NM State continued to dominate the competition, scoring runs in all but the fifth inning.

“I thought our offense set the tone early and did a great job of attacking their plan,” head coach Kathy Rodolph said. “We had another solid day defensively. Karysta Donisthorpe held a nationally ranked offense to two hits, and Makayla McAdams did a nice job of closing things out.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Extend Win Streak To 10 With 9-4 Victory Over North Dakota

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball Aggies ran their winning streak to 10 straight as they wrapped up the NM State Round Robin Tournament with a 9-4 victory over North Dakota at the NM State Softball Complex.

The Aggies (18-7) took advantage of the long-ball, bashing a 3-run home run and a pair of 2-run shots.

Junior righthander Karysta Donisthorpe (10-2) collected nine strikeouts, while giving up two hits and one unearned run in pitching 6 1/3 innings.

North Dakota (3-15) dropped all five of its game in the tournament, with Hannah Bergh (3-6) going the distance allowing nine runs, seven earned, and striking out seven as the Aggies racked up 10 hits.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie State Softball Extends Win Streak To Nine Straight

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team ran its winning streak to nine in a row with wins over Tulsa and North Dakota Saturday evening at the NMSU Softball Complex.

NM State upended Tulsa 12-10 and fought past North Dakota 19-13.

“Both wins were great team efforts,” NM State head coach Kathy Rodolph said following the win over North Dakota. “What I like about this team is our overall depth on offense. We can sub in a player and we don’t lose a lot at the plate. We were a little disappointed with our defense, but we’ll continue to get better in that area.”

In game one against the Golden Hurricanes, NM State used a fast start to gain early momentum. Tatum Reedy’s two RBI single highlighted a four-run first inning and the Aggies led 4-1 after one complete.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Wraps Up Play In Las Vegas With Pair Of Victories

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - The New Mexico State softball team finished 5-0 at the Alexis Park Resort Classic hosted by UNLV after two final-inning wins on Saturday, first versus Wisconsin, 8-7, on a walk-off home run, and then against DePaul, 8-6, after two runs in the final inning.

The Aggies (13-7) began the day by defeating the Badgers (5-9) for the second time in as many days, but it wasn’t easy as NM State trailed 7-4 in the bottom of the seventh before freshman Corrin Green slammed a walk-off two-run home run that wrapped up a four-run final inning for the Aggies.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Wins Two, Improves To 3-0 In Las Vegas

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - The New Mexico State softball team continued participation at the Alexis Park Resort Classic on Friday by picking up a couple more victories to improve to 3-0 in the UNLV-hosted tournament.

The Aggies (11-7) began the day by defeating Wisconsin 5-0, their second-straight shutout in as many days, after freshman Dallas McBride held the Badgers to just one hit. NM State then won a tight contest versus Louisiana-Monroe 7-6 after another Arizona freshman, Corrin Green, hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning to lift the Aggies to victory.

Game one saw McBride dominate the Wisconsin lineup, allowing only one hit while striking out four Badgers in seven innings of work to improve to 2-4 on the season. McBride’s performance came a day after Karysta Donisthorpe allowed only two hits to UNLV to also pick up a complete-game shutout.  Continue Reading This Post >>