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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 >>

Aggies Add Former Kentucky Star Mike Brown To Baseball Staff

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head baseball coach Brian Green recently announced that former Kentucky standout and assistant coach Mike Brown has been hired as the newest member of the NM State coaching staff.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mike to the Aggie baseball family,” Green said. “I had the pleasure of working alongside Mike while he was at Kentucky and I immediately knew that he would be a great fit with the Aggies. Mike has an infectious personality, a passion for the game and improving student-athletes. His energy, enthusiasm and ability to connect with our players will be a crucial part of the development of our program.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Joel Mangrum Hired As New NM State Pitching Coach

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State University baseball head coach Brian Green recently announced that Joel Mangrum is the new pitching coach and recruiting coordinator for the Aggies and has already started working with the team.

Mangrum’s pitching experience and expertise could finally elevate the NM State pitching staff to their full potential, building on lasts year’s success. The Aggies lost most of their starting pitchers from 2014, and will be with a lot of new faces to start the 2015 season. NM State is looking to build on their young talent and capitalize on last year’s performances under Mangrum.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Name Brian Green As Head Baseball Coach

Video Courtesy: Las Cruces Sun-News

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State University Athletics Director Dr. McKinley Boston announced on Friday, July 25 that Brian Green will be the 10th head coach in NM State baseball program history.  Continue Reading This Post >>