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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 >>

Derek Umphres Named WAC Hitter Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO – New Mexico State third baseman Derek Umphres has been named the Western Athletic Conference Baseball Hitter of the Week for March 31-April 6.

Umphres, a sophomore from Safford, Ariz. (Safford HS), hit .500 (8-for-16), striking out only one time in four games last week. The Aggies went 3-1 on the week, while sweeping WAC opponent Northern Colorado and falling to in-state rival New Mexico. Umphres picked up seven singles and a home run while finishing the week with nine RBI and a .688 slugging percentage. Umphres also tallied two walks and two sacrifice flies while not allowing a single error on defense. He did what he could in a loss to the Lobos on April 2 as he was 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI. In a series-opening win over Northern Colorado, Umphres went 4-for-5 with two RBI and three runs scored. He is currently hitting a team-high .345 on the year with 39 hits and 24 RBI.

Kent Blackstone Named WAC Hitter Of The Week

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State infielder Kent Blackstone has been named the Western Athletic Conference Baseball Hitter of the Week, for February 24-March 2.

Blackstone, a sophomore from Vienna, Va. (George C. Marshall HS), hit .538 (7-for-13) on the week with five runs, five RBI, one double, one home run and three walks. Blackstone stood out in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader as he went 3-for-5 at the plate with two runs scored. He doubled and had a home run in the game. He was also impressive in game two of Saturday’s twin bill, going a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with one run and a hit-by-pitch. With his efforts against Oakland, Blackstone raised his batting average over .300 for the season.

The Aggies head to Lubbock, Texas this week to face Texas Tech March 6-9.