Softball Game Recaps

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Softball Game Recaps

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 >>

Donisthorpe Shuts Down Rebels; Aggies Win 1-0

LAS VEGAS, NV - The New Mexico State softball team kicked off play at the Alexis Park Resort Classic on Thursday night by defeating host UNLV 1-0 at Eller Media Stadium to improve to 9-7 on the season.

Redshirt junior Karysta Donisthorpe continues her torrid start to the season after shutting down the Rebels to move her record to 6-2. The Aggie right-hander only allowed a single in the second inning and another single in the sixth en route to her third complete-game shutout of the season.

“Karysta was outstanding tonight and really used her whole arsenal,” Aggie head coach Kathy Rodolph said. “We stranded a lot of runners tonight, which is unusual for us, but Karysta held down a good hitting team. We needed every bit of her composure.”

Donisthorpe, who finished with seven strikeouts, picks up her first seven-inning shutout. Her first complete-game shutout was in a six-inning game and her second in a five-inning game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Softball Loses Heartbreaker To No. 19 Sun Devils

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TEMPE, AZ - The New Mexico State softball team concluded play at the Diamond Devil Invitational on Sunday by falling to host and 19th-ranked Arizona State, 11-7, in a game that saw the Aggies come back from a three-run deficit in the final inning just to see the home team win on a walk-off grand slam.

Senior first baseman Kelsey Dodd went 2-for-2 on the day while freshmen Rachel Rodriguez and Corrin Green each went 2-for-3 against the Sun Devils. Green, a native of nearby Glendale, returned home and belted her third home run of the season while finishing with a team-high three RBIs.

Also returning home was NM State freshman Dallas McBride. The Scottsdale native pitched a complete game in front of her hometown fans but unfortunately picked up the loss to move to 1-4 on the season. McBride did, however, hit a big RBI triple and had two RBIs on the day.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Picks Up Two Wins In Arizona

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TEMPE, AZ - The New Mexico State softball team continued play at the Diamond Devil Invitational by winning its two games on Saturday, first defeating Boise State, 4-3, before taking care of Colorado State for the second time this season, 7-3.

The Aggies (8-6) move two games over .500 for the first time this season and finish the first two days of the tournament with a 3-1 record. NM State plays its final game in Tempe on Sunday versus host and 19th-ranked Arizona State.

Junior right-hander Makayla McAdams, a Tucson native, returned to her home state and picked up her first two wins of the season, one in a starting role and another in relief. Senior Staci Rodriguez hit her fourth home run of the season to tie her with Malena Padilla for the team lead while fellow senior Kelsey Dodd slammed her second homer of the year.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Splits A Pair Of Games At Diamond Devil Invite

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TEMPE, AZ - The New Mexico State softball team began play at the Diamond Devil Invitational, hosted by Arizona State, on Friday by splitting two games at Farrington Stadium to move to 6-6 on the season.

The Aggies lost to the 15th-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers, 6-1, before shutting out the Indiana State Sycamores, 4-0, the third shutout of the season for NM State.

Redshirt junior Karysta Donisthorpe started both games in the circle for NM State and received the decision in both games to move to 5-2 on the season. Left fielder Malena Padilla and second baseman Brennalyn Nakamura each had a home run on the day. Senior center fielder Staci Rodriguez finished the day hitting .500 after going 3-for-6 at the plate.  Continue Reading This Post >>