Softball Game Recaps

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Softball Game Recaps

Aggie Softball Drops A Pair Of Games In Troy Cox Classic

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Despite an offensive output that produced 20 hits and 20 runs New Mexico State suffered a pair of setbacks at Troy Cox Classic Saturday at the New Mexico State Softball Complex.

The Aggies dropped a 25-12 decision to Kansas and suffered a 10-8 defeat at the hands of Bradley.

In game one the Aggies didn’t have an answer for the Jayhawks’ potent offense. KU hit five home runs – including three grand slams to overpower NM State.

In the first inning the Jayhawks quickly loaded the bases for Maddie Stein who then proceeded to hit a grand slam over the left field fence. The next batter, Chanin Naudin, hit a solo homer run to left and the Jayhawks opened up a 5-0 lead.

Daniella Chavez hit KU’s second grand slam in the second inning and the Jayhawks led 10-1. However, in the bottom half of the second inning the Aggies pushed across five runs and cut KU’s lead to 10-6.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Splits On Opening Day Of Troy Cox Classic

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Softball Aggies split games on Friday as they opened play in their own Troy Cox Classic at the NM State Softball Complex.

The Aggies dropped a 6-0 decision in their first game to undefeated Kansas, then roared back in the nightcap to run-rule Weber State 8-0 in five innings.

“We got a good start against good competition tonight,” said NM State head coach Kathy Rodolph. “Our preseason is designed to really challenge us and make us better each time we step on the field. And I believe it’s doing that.”

The night was highlighted by the offensive play of Malena Padilla who went 3-for-6 in the two games and Emma Adams who went 2-for-5 with two RBIs.

In the other games in the Classic on Friday, Bradley was run-ruled twice, as Kansas took an 8-0 victory, while Weber State downed BU 11-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Softball Drops Close Game To UTSA, 8-7

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team dropped to 2-2 on the year after a tough 8-7 loss to UTSA, in the third day of the Hotel Encanto Invitational, Saturday, Feb. 7 at the NM State Softball Complex.

The Aggies went into the seventh inning with a 7-6 lead but UTSA scored two runs in the top of the seventh to move to 3-0 in the tournament and on the year. The Aggies hammered out eight hits with first baseman Kelsey Dodd leading the offensive charge going 2-of-3 at the plate. Dodd also got on with a lead-off walk in the bottom of the fifth, which led to one of two runs scored in the inning giving the Aggies a 5-4 lead after falling behind 4-3 in the third.

CSU’s Kelsi Ott was the winning pitcher working 2.1 innings and striking out two Aggie batters, while the Aggies’ Dallas McBride fell to 0-1 on the season as she gave up the go-ahead run but stuck out three batters.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Nine-Run Inning Fuels Aggie Rally Past No. 18 Nebraska

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team did something no one had ever done to the Nebraska softball team, score 16 runs, as the Aggies defeated the 18th-ranked Huskers, 16-11, in a shootout at the NM State Softball Complex on Friday.

The most runs Nebraska had given up in a game in the history of the program was 15, but NM State, which moved to 2-1 in the Hotel Encanto Tournament, hit five home runs and racked up 20 hits en route to its record-breaking 16 runs.

It wasn’t easy, however, for the home team as the Aggies had to come back from deficits on two different occasions, including an 11-7 deficit in the middle of the sixth.

“I think we showed a lot of heart and fight today and no matter what the other team did we absolutely came back and fought,” Aggie head coach Kathy Rodolph said. “We just stepped up to the plate with composure and kept going after it.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Splits Opening Day Games

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team lost game one 5-3 to Texas Tech and hammered out an 8-0 six-inning win in the second game of the day versus Montana, Thursday, Feb. 5 at the NM State Softball Complex during day one of the Hotel Encanto Invitational. The Aggies start the season 1-1.

Game One
The Aggies led 3-2 heading into the seventh inning but Texas Tech put up three runs in the top of the seventh to take a 5-3 lead and eventually win the game by the same score.

The Red Raiders scored the first run of the game on a triple to right field in the top of the fourth and NM State tied the game in the bottom of the inning off a Tech throwing error before taking the first of its two leads in the game an inning later off a solo home run from Staci Rodriguez, the preseason WAC Player of the Year.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Ends Season At WAC Tournament

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - The New Mexico State softball team fell to Utah Valley in the 2014 WAC Softball Tournament Championship game, 7-6, at Logan Field in Seattle, Wash., Saturday afternoon. The Aggies end their season at 31-23.

“I’m very proud of these kids and I feel like they have grown tremendously during the season,” head coach Kathy Rodolph said. “This team definitely does not have quit in them. These are quality women in all aspects of life, in the classroom, on the field and in the community. You never want it to end and it’s tough when it ends before you think it should but at the same time I appreciate the battle and heart that are team showed. We didn’t take a pitch off all tournament, we just got a little on our heels defensively, which is something we will need to work on for next year.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Advance To WAC Championship Game With 12-3 Rout Of UMKC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA – The New Mexico State softball team won its second game of the day at the 2014 WAC Softball Tournament, with an 12-3 win over Kansas City. The win pushed the Aggies to a 31-22 on the season and into the championship game tomorrow morning at noon (MT) against Utah Valley.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Softball Beats Seattle U 5-3; Advances In WAC Tournament

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - The New Mexico State softball team defeated Seattle U in an elimination game, 5-3, at the 2014 WAC Softball Tournament. The Aggies move to 30-22 on the season and will face Kansas City in the final game of the day, also an elimination game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Falls To Utah Valley 4-1 In Opening Game At WAC Tournament

Top seeded New Mexico State was stunned by Utah Valley losing 4-1 in their opening round game of the 2014 WAC Tournament in Seattle, WA. Playing the first game of the day in Seattle after having their game rescheduled from Thursday night due to constant rain delays, the Aggie offense never got untracked on Friday morning. The Aggies did not record their first hit until the bottom of the fourth inning, a Fiana Finau single.

Meanwhile, Utah Valley scored in the first, third and sixth innings to build a 4-0 lead, a lead that could have been much larger if not for some magic from Celisha Walker on the mound. The Aggies were able to get out of a bases loaded, no out jam in the top of the fourth inning after Walker was able to get a double play getting a force out at home and the second out at first base on a little tapper in front of home plate. She followed that up by getting the third out via a fly ball to center field.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Softball Dominates In-State Rival New Mexico 14-2

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team ended the 2014 regular season with a 14-2 win over in-state rival New Mexico. The Aggies are now 29-21 on the season before heading to Seattle, Wash., next week for the 2014 WAC Softball Tournament.
Makalya McAdams took the win for NM State and improves to 11-5 on the season in her 17th start. She threw two and one-thirds innings, allowing two runs on two hits and striking out one batter. Celisha Walker would pitch two and two-thirds innings, allowing six hits and no runs, while striking out two batters. The Lobos’ pitching staff would issue 10 walks in the game to NM State.  Continue Reading This Post >>