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Aggies Head To WAC Tournament As Six Seed

After finishing the 2013 regular season with a 28-26 overall record and a 13-14 record in WAC play, the Aggie baseball team will head to Grand Prairie, Texas as the six-seed in the 2013 WAC Tournament.

Due to a format change for this year's WAC tournament to a pool play format the Aggies know their three opponents prior to playing their first game of the tournament. As the six-seed the Aggies will face 3-seed Texas State on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. (MT). On day two the Aggies will face two-seed UT-Arlington at 2:00 p.m. (MT). On the final day of pool play the Aggies will play seven-seed Dallas Baptist at 2:00 p.m. (MT).

The team with the best record head to head against their fellow pool members will advance to the championship game on Sunday, May 26th.

Pool A
No. 1
No. 4
No. 5
No. 8

Pool B
No. 2
No. 3
No. 6
No. 7

WAC Tournament Bracket/Schedule

NM State Falls 7-6 In Regular Season Finale To Seattle U

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BELLEVUE, WA - The New Mexico State baseball team lost the regular-season finale 7-6 to Seattle U in Bellevue, Wash., Saturday, May 18. The Aggies finish the regular season 28-26 and 13-14 in Western Athletic Conference play and the Redhawks ended their year at 21-33 and 10-16 in league play.

The Aggies started the game with back-to-back home runs as senior Parker Hipp hit a two-run shot to right field, which was followed by a solo shot that was blasted by senior Bobby Lecount to left field. Hipp tallied home run No. 9 of the year while Lecount marked his 14th homer of 2013.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Lecount Named WAC Hitter Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - Senior Bobby Lecount of the New Mexico State baseball team has been named Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week by the league office for his play during April 29-May 5. This is the second career WAC Hitter of the Week honor for Lecount.

The senior from Shoreline, Wash., led the Aggies to a 3-0 series sweep over San Jose State. Lecount hit .556 (5-for-9) on the week while striking out just once and walking four times. He also hit three home runs, including two in the opening game of the series when he went 3-for-4 with six RBI and three runs scored. He finished the week with 10 RBI, a 1.556 slugging percentage and a .692 on-base percentage, while marking a 1.000 fielding percentage at third base. Lecount hit his third home run of the week in a 9-0 win on Saturday. In Sunday’s series finale against SJSU, Lecount picked up a two-RBI single in the seventh when the Aggies came from behind to win 8-5, securing the series sweep.

Lecount currently leads the team with 12 home runs on the year and is second on the team with a .365 batting average. His batting average improves to .406 in WAC play, ranking him second in the league (behind Tanner Rust). In conference-games only, Lecount leads the league in slugging percentage (.841), on-base percentage (.543), walks (20) and RBI (30). This marks the second consecutive week where Lecount has marked a 1.000 slugging percentage or better and a .550 on-base percentage or better.

Lecount and the rest of the Aggies head to San Antonio, Texas to face UTSA in a three-game WAC series starting Friday, May 10 at 5:00 p.m. (MT). Game two of the series is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 and the series finale is set for noon on Sunday, May 12.

Tanner Rust Named WAC Hitter Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference announced on Monday, April 22 that junior Tanner Rust has been named the Western Athletic Conference hitter of the week for his play in five games during the week of April 15-21. This is his second hitter of the week honor this season and the third of his career.

Rust, a native of Lakeside, Calif. led the Aggies to a 4-1 record last week that included a four-game sweep over WAC foe Louisiana Tech on the road. Rust hit .632 (12-for-19). He tallied two home runs, three doubles, eight RBI, a triple and scored eight runs. He slugged 1.211 and had an on-base percentage of .652 on the week.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Lecount Named WAC Hitter Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State senior Bobby Lecount has been named the Western Athletic Conference hitter of the week for the week of April 1-7.

Lecount, a senior from Shoreline, Wash., led the Aggies to three wins last week including a 10-5 win over in-state rival New Mexico and two wins over Dallas Baptist. Lecount hit .462 (6-for-13). He tallied six walks, nine RBI, two home runs, a double, a triple and scored six runs. His extra base hits equated to a 1.154 slugging percentage on the week, while his six walks helped him tally a .650 on-base percentage for the four games. Lecount reached safely at least once in every game last week and extended his hitting streak to five games.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Hammer Patriots 16-5 In Seven Innings

Written By: NM State Athletics

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team defeated Dallas Baptist 16-5 in seven innings at Presley Askew Field, Friday, April 5. The Aggies are now 17-14 on the year and 3-4 in Western Athletic Conference play, while the Patriots fall to 16-14 on the season and 4-3 in league play.

The Aggies scored 16 runs on 15 hits with senior Bobby Lecount leading the offense going 2-of-3 at the dish with a home run and five RBIs. Senior shortstop Parker Hipp also had a good night with the bat as he finished the evening going 2-of-4 with a walk, two RBIs and three runs scored.

Senior starting pitcher Adam Mott earned the win after working 6.0 innings, striking out four batters and giving up four runs. The first two of those four runs came in the top of the first to give DBU a 2-0 lead, but the Aggies tied it up in the bottom of the inning when Lecount tallied a two-RBI double to centerfield.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Michael Paulson Named WAC Hitter Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State infielder Michael Paulson has been named the Western Athletic Conference Baseball Hitter of the Week, for the week of March 11-17.

Paulson, a junior from Sammamish, Wash. (Curtis HS), helped the Aggies to a 4-2 record last week with a four-game series sweep over Alabama A&M. Paulson hit .533 (8-for-15) with only a single strikeout over the six games. He also tallied four walks, seven RBI, four doubles, scored seven runs and a stolen base.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Tanner Rust Named WAC Hitter Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State catcher Tanner Rust has been named the Western Athletic Conference Baseball Hitter of the Week, for the week of March 4-10.

Rust, a junior from Lakeside, Calif. (El Capitan HS), helped the Aggies to a 4-0 record last week with a four-game series sweep over LaSalle. Rust hit .600 (9-for-15) without a single strikeout over the four games. He also tallied two walks, four RBI, scored eight runs and was 3-for-3 on stolen base attempts.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Picked To Finish Third By WAC Coaches

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State baseball was selected to finish third in the 2013 Western Athletic Conference regular season, in the coaches' preseason poll behind Dallas Baptist and Texas State, the WAC announced Tuesday.

The Aggies received 60 points in the voting that was done by the 10 WAC baseball coaches after a 35-24 season (11-7 WAC), which resulted in the 2012 WAC regular season co-champion title and an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.

Dallas Baptist, who joined the WAC this year, was picked to win the league with 80 points and eight first place votes after a 41-19 season. Surpassing the Aggies for the second spot is Texas State who received 65 points and one first place vote.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Represented Well On College Sports Madness Preseason All-WAC Teams

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - CollegeSportsMadness.com recently announced its baseball preseason all-conference teams and All-American teams with New Mexico State well represented.

Senior right-hand pitcher Adam Mott and senior short stop Parker Hipp were named first team members on the preseason team, while infielder Tanner Rust and outfielder Kyle Phillips earned second team honors.  Continue Reading This Post >>