Softball Game Recaps

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Softball Game Recaps

Aggie Softball Run Rules Southern Utah 13-3

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - The NM State softball team used a big fifth inning to take the lead and never looked back as they defeated Southern Utah 13-3 on Friday at Eller Media Stadium in the UNLV Classic.

The Aggies (14-6) scored 13 runs and garnered 11 RBIs on 15 hits. Rachel Rodriguez led the team with three runs and two RBIs on four hits. Kayla Green pitched 3.0 innings and allowed just two hits while holding the Thunderbirds (3-16) scoreless.

Southern Utah scored three runs and had three RBIs on six hits. Cheyenne Cudahy pitched 5.0 innings and allowed seven runs and seven RBIs on nine hits. She had three strikeouts in 24 batters faced.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Drops Pair Of Games At Mary Nutter Classic

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

GAME ONE

CATHEDRAL CITY, CA - Despite tying the game in the fourth inning, the NM State softball team fell 2-1 to Boise State on Friday in the Mary Nutter Classic at Big League Dreams Sports Park.

The Aggies (10-3) scored one run and had one RBI on six hits. Brennalyn Nakamura had a team-high two hits, while Corrin Green amassed her ninth RBI of the season. Makayla McAdams pitched 6.0 innings and had three strikeouts in 25 batters faced.

Boise State (2-11) scored two runs on seven hits. Shawna Burke pitched 7.0 innings and allowed six hits and one run in 28 batters faced.

Boise State scored first in the bottom of the second inning. With Morgan Lamb on third, Rebekah Cervantes hit a single to left field to give the Broncos a 1-0 lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Tops BYU 2-1 In Extra Innings

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

CATHEDRAL CITY, CA - Fiana Finau drove in Rachel Rodriguez with a walk-off single to give the NM State softball team a 2-1, eight inning victory over BYU on Thursday at the Big League Dreams Softball Park. This was the first win over BYU in more than 40 years for the Aggies.

NM State (10-2) garnered two runs and two RBIs on four hits. Karysta Donisthorpe amassed nine strikeouts in an eight inning complete game. The senior allowed just three hits and one run in 30 batters faced. Donisthorpe now holds a 5-1 record.

BYU's (7-3) McKenna Bull pitched 7.1 innings and allowed four hits and two runs with one error. She also racked up seven walks in 31 batters faced.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Wins A Pair On Final Day Of Troy Cox Classic

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The NM State softball team defeated both Creighton and Western Michigan to close out the Troy Cox Classic on Sunday at the NM State Softball Complex. The Aggies topped Creighton 9-0 and beat Western Michigan 8-0.

Game One

The Aggies (9-2) had nine runs and eight RBIs on 13 hits against Creighton. Rachel Rodriguez and Fiana Finau scored two runs each. Emma Adams racked up a game-high three hits and four RBI, which included a bases-loaded home run. In 5.0 innings pitched, Karysta Donisthorpe had two strikeouts and allowed just one hit.

Creighton’s (4-6) Sydnee Eck pitched 2.0 innings and allowed eight runs on 11 hits as she faced 19 batters.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Splits On Day Two Of Troy Cox Classic

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - After falling 8-0 to No. 14 Oklahoma, the NM State softball team found its stride offensively and defeated Campbell 10-1 on Saturday evening at the NM State Softball Complex on day two of the Troy Cox Classic.

Game One

NM State racked up four hits against the Sooners. Makayla McAdams, after allowing three runs in the second inning, prevented Oklahoma from scoring for three-straight innings. She threw two strikeouts and faced 28 batters. Oklahoma's Paige Parker pitched 6.0 innings and allowed four hits and one walk.

The Aggies held the Sooners scoreless in the first inning for the second game in a row as the visiting team was retired in order. The Aggies put two on base in the bottom of the inning, but both were left stranded to leave the game at 0-0 heading into the second inning.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Splits On Day One Of Troy Cox Classic

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - After dropping an 11-1 decision to No. 14 Oklahoma and falling behind 5-0 against Western Michigan, Fiana Finau racked up six RBIs as the NM State softball team scored 11 runs in the bottom of the sixth to defeat the Broncos 15-5 on Friday night.

Game One

The Aggies had one run and one RBI on four hits, while Oklahoma racked up 11 runs and 11 RBI on 11 hits. Karysta Donisthorpe pitched 3.2 innings and had one strikeout while allowing three earned runs, her first allowed of the season. Paige Parker, the 2015 NFCA Freshman of the Year, pitched 5.0 innings and gave up four hits and one run.

NM State held the Sooners scoreless through three batters in the top of the first inning. Rachel Rodriguez hit a base single in the bottom of the inning, but was left stranded as the game remained 0-0 heading into the second.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Defeats UTEP, Incarnate Word To Improve To 4-0

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Fiana Finau hit a three-run home run to end the game against Incarnate Word to help the NM State softball team to a 13-3 victory against the Cardinals as the Aggies went 2-0 on the day. The Aggies began the day with a 4-1 victory over Battle of I-10 rival UTEP.

Game One

The Aggies (4-0) amassed nine hits and four RBIs against UTEP (2-2). Rachel Rodriguez, Kelsey Horton and Brenna Nakamura each racked up two hits. Karysta Donisthorpe threw six strikeouts in 19 batters faced through four innings. UTEP's Kaitlin Fifield had two strikeouts and three walks in 22 batters faced over four innings.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Sweeps Doubleheader With Incarnate Word To Open 2016 Season

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Freshman Kelsey Horton hit three home runs in her first four at-bats as the NM State softball team swept a double header against Incarnate Word on Friday at the NM State SB Complex. The Aggies defeated the Cardinals 11-1 in the first game and 8-0 in game two.

Game One

Overall, the Aggies (1-0) racked up 15 hits and nine RBI, while Incarnate Word (1-2) had four hits and one RBI. Pitcher Karysta Donisthorpe captured her first win of the season as she amassed five strikeouts in 10 batters faced.

NM State jumped out to an early lead as Rachel Rodriguez scored off an Emma Adams double. With bases loaded, Horton then hit a grand slam in her first at-bat as an Aggie, followed by a home run from Tatum Reedy. Haley Nakamura, Victoria Castro and Brenna Nakamura each scored to give NM State a 9-0 advantage after the first inning.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Ends Season With 2-0 Loss To Minnesota In NCAA Regional

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TUCSON, AZ - The New Mexico State softball team defeated St. John’s (NY), 9-6, on Saturday at Hillenbrand Stadium, but later in the day lost for the second time in as many days to No. 11/15 Minnesota, 2-0, as the 2015 edition of Aggie softball was eliminated from the Tucson Regional and thus concluded the season.

The Aggies complete the greatest statistical season in program history. NM State broke softball school records in wins (47), winning percentage (.746), runs (465), hits (589), which it did on Saturday, home runs (103), doubles (100), RBIs (436), total bases (1,020), walks (283), team batting average (.348), slugging percentage (.602) and on-base percentage (.445).

The Aggies won the Western Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament titles for only the second time in 10 years in the conference to advance to the NCAA Regional round for the second time in program history.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Drops Opening Game At NCAA Regional

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TUCSON, AZ - The New Mexico State softball team began play at the NCAA Championship Tucson Regional by losing to top-20 Minnesota 10-2 in six innings on Friday at Hillenbrand Stadium.

It is the second time this season the Aggies (46-15) have fallen at the hands of the Golden Gophers (47-9) and their superstar pitcher Sara Groenewegen.

The lone highlight of the day for NM State was a two-run home run by senior Staci Rodriguez in the top half of the first. Unfortunately, the long ball was one of only three hits mustered by the Aggies versus Groenewegen. Rodriguez, sister Rachel Rodriguez and shortstop Haley Nakamura, who was celebrating her 20th birthday, all went 1-for-2 on the day for NM State’s only hits.  Continue Reading This Post >>