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Aggie Baseball Picked To Finish 5th In WAC Preseason Poll

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - Grand Canyon is the preseason favorite to win the 2016 Western Athletic Conference baseball title and Lopes' shortstop Paul Panaccione and Sacramento State pitcher Sam Long were selected WAC Preseason Player and Pitcher of the Year respectively in a vote of the league's 10 head coaches, who could not vote for their own team or players.

The Lopes received five of 10 first place votes to edge out Sacramento State, who received four first place votes. Seattle U grabbed the remaining first place vote to take third in the preseason poll, followed closely by 2015 WAC Tournament champion CSU Bakersfield in fourth. NM State was selected fifth and Utah Valley earned the sixth position. UT Rio Grande Valley was selected seventh, followed by Northern Colorado, North Dakota and Chicago State.  Continue Reading This Post >>

2016 New Mexico State Athletics Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Athletics Department, in conjunction with US Bank, is proud to announce the three distinguished former student-athletes selected as this year’s inductees into the US Bank/NM State Athletics Hall of Fame.

The class of 2016 includes baseball All-American Billy Becher, and volleyball All-Americans Stevi Adams Maytubby and Kim Oguh Nield.

The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at halftime of the Feb. 20 men’s basketball game when the Aggies close their home schedule against Seattle U at the Pan American Center. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Releases 2016 Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - After a disappointing 2015 season, the NM State Baseball team looks to rebound in 2016 with a challenging schedule as a announced by head coach Brian Green on Friday. The Aggies open the season on Feb. 19 and will play 31 home games, compared to only 19 in 2015.

“We are really excited about the [2016] schedule,” said Green. “We have 31 home games, compared to just 19 last year. We will be able to increase the home attendance. Setting an attendance record last year, with only 19 home games, says a lot about the community…we hope to reset the home attendance record this year and in fact we hope to smash it.”

NM State cracks the seal on the 2016 season at Presley Askew Field at 6 p.m. on Feb. 19 with a three game series against Towson. The following weekend, the Aggies will play host to Maine in a four game series that will include a doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 27.  Continue Reading This Post >>

WAC Announces All-Academic Honors for 2015 Spring Sports, Freshmen and Transfers, Sixty-Six Aggies Honored

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The 2015 Academic All-WAC baseball, softball, men's and women's golf, men's and women's tennis and men's and women's outdoor track and field teams have been announced, in addition to the Academic All-WAC freshmen/transfer teams for all sports.

A total of 311 spring student-athletes were named to the list, while 400 freshmen and transfers were added for a total of 711 student-athletes. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's contests. The following is a list of the honorees:  Continue Reading This Post >>

Quinnton Mack Drafted By Arizona Diamondbacks In MLB Draft

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Dreams are still alive for former New Mexico State centerfielder Quinnton Mack as he was drafted in the 35th round (pick No. 1036) of the Major League Baseball (MLB) First Year Draft.

Mack, a native of Las Vegas, Nev., is the first NM State baseball player selected in the MLB draft since former Aggie pitcher Ryan Beck was picked in round No. 30 in 2013 and is the 38th Aggie player to be drafted.

“One of the best parts of this job is seeing people like Quinnton Mack get an opportunity to become a professional,” said head coach Brian Green. “He missed his junior season to injury, worked tirelessly in his efforts to improve and ends his senior year as one of the best players in the WAC. We are all really happy for him and we are extremely proud because he was a guy who showed up every day for this program. Today is a good day for the Aggies, no question.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Cameron Haskins Named Second Team All-WAC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MESA, Ariz. – The Western Athletic Conference announced its All-WAC baseball teams and awards as selected by the league’s 10 head coaches with New Mexico State junior Cameron Haskins named on the second team as an at-large selection.

Haskins, a native of El Paso, Texas and the son of former Aggie great and PGA golfer Steve Haskins, played in 21 WAC games and started 20, playing first base in six games and 15 as the Aggie designated hitter. He finished WAC play with a .392 batting average, 10th in the league. He finished conference play with five doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI.

“Cameron was very disciplined with his work ethic, especially with his swing,” head coach Brian Green said. “He worked hard and was very coachable. He found a way to hit the ball and can now hit the ball to the opposite field. Haskins was one of our most competitive hitters, is a self-made guy and really just has a pretty awesome story.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Kyle Graf Named WAC Baseball Hitter Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Kyle Graf has been named Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week for May 4 – May 10.

Graf, a senior from Pomerene, Ariz. (Benson HS), went 12-for-19 on the week with 11 RBIs, posting consistent numbers to help the Aggies beat rival New Mexico and take two-of-three from Texas-Pan American. Against UNM, he went 4-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored in the 22-8 victory. He followed that up with three hits in each of NM State’s wins over UTPA and a 2-for-5 day with three RBIs in the lone loss on the weekend.

Quinnton Mack Named WAC Hitter Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO – New Mexico State’s Quinnton Mack has been named Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week for Apr. 13 – Apr. 19.

Mack, a senior outfielder from Las Vegas (Las Vegas HS), hit .600 on the week, going 9-for-15 in games against Washington State and Grand Canyon. Mack was crucial in New Mexico State’s series win over Grand Canyon, going 3-for-4 with a pair of runs in Friday’s win before wrapping up the series with a 4-for-5 day in Sunday’s series-clinching victory. He totaled five RBIs on the week, including a home run on Monday at Washington State.

Aggies Fall To UIW In High-Scoring Game

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team scored 13 runs on Sunday but lost to Incarnate Word in the rubber-match at Presley Askew Field, Sunday, March 1.

The Aggies fell 15-13 to the Cardinals and are now 1-10 on the season. NM State posted 13 hits on the day that included a home run from two-run home run from third baseman Derek Umphres in the fourth and a triple from centerfielder Quinton Mack in the seventh. Mack had the most productive day of all Aggie batters going 3-of-5 on the afternoon.

“It’s a tough loss but it all-in-all I think we are getting better,” head coach Brian Green said. “I want to thank all the fans for coming out again today. We all appreciate the support and need everyone to continue to come out and help us out.”

There were 888 fans in attendance at Sunday’s game and over 3,100 on the entire weekend.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Picked T-6th In Preseason Coaches Poll; Derek Umphres Named Preseason All-WAC

Written By; WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - Sacramento State is the preseason favorite to win the 2015 Western Athletic Conference baseball title and Hornets’ pitcher Brennan Leitao and Grand Canyon infielder Chad De La Guerra were selected as WAC Preseason Pitcher and Player of the Year respectively in a vote of the league’s 10 head coaches, who could not vote for their own team or players.

The Hornets received eight first place votes in the preseason survey. Grand Canyon earned the two remaining first place votes and will enter 2015 as the favorite to take second in the league table. Bakersfield, the 2014 preseason favorite, was selected third with 60 points. Seattle U earned the fourth place nod by a single point over Utah Valley while New Mexico State and Texas-Pan American tied for sixth in the preseason poll. Chicago State is predicted eighth, followed by North Dakota and Northern Colorado.  Continue Reading This Post >>