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Bryan Karraker Named WAC Hitter Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State junior outfielder Bryan Karraker earned Verizon Western Athletic Conference Baseball Hitter of the Week for the week of April 25 - May 1.

Karraker, a native of Phoenix, Ariz. (Pinnacle HS), hit .636 (7-for-11) with seven runs scored, two RBI, two doubles and was walked twice as New Mexico State went 3-1 in a four-game series at Seattle. Head coach Rocky Ward is grateful to have a player like Karraker on the team because he is a threat both offensively and defensively.

"Bryan [Karraker] has caught on to our system here and is also great with the glove," Ward said. "He had a great week and came through with some quality hitting."

Karraker raised his batting average by 30 points, entering this past weekend hitting .306. His season average is now at .336 after he had a great offensive weekend against Seattle.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Scott Coffman's WAC Blog :: 04/24/11

Hello again and for the last time,

The Aggies struggled this weekend in Reno, Nevada, dropping four games to the Wolf Pack. A mix of inclement weather, a struggle at the plate, below averages pitching, and a pretty good UNR team we just couldn’t make the cards line up all weekend. We had our moments of the team that swept last weekend, but overall we were not nearly as consistent as we needed to be to win.

Ryan Beck had a pretty good outing in the 7 inning game on Friday, only allowing 4 runs throughout the game, but our hitters couldn’t seem to string multiple hits together and manufacture runs. We hit some balls hard all weekend, but either their outfield tracked them down or they were right to a guy. It will be nice to have Parker Hipp back fulltime next weekend. He is a major part of our line-up and without him it showed this weekend.   Continue Reading This Post >>

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Scott Coffman's WAC Blog :: 04/19/11

Hello everyone,

The second week of conference play is over. We moved to 5-3 in WAC play this weekend, beating a tough San Jose team 3 out 4 games. We won the Friday night game, which was huge and the first game of the double header on Saturday. We lost the second game on Saturday; San Jose’s starter had a really good outing and we couldn’t figure out how to get to him soon enough. We did put up a late fight in the 7th inning, scoring three, but it wasn’t enough. We won the Sunday game, after a rocky start. We were trailing into the 4th inning and we managed to put up some big time numbers. That game finished in a run rule after seven innings.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Tyler Forney Named WAC Hitter Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State second baseman Tyler Forney has been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Baseball Hitter of the Week for the week of April 11-17.

Forney, a junior from Gilbert, Ariz., helped the Aggies to a 3-1 record last week against San Jose State by hiting .600 (9-for-15) during the four-game series and struck out only once against a Spartan pitching staff that has the most strikeouts in the WAC. Forney was perfect at the plate in the final game of the series, going 4-for-4 with three RBI, no strikeouts and two runs scored.

"To do what we needed him to do and more is pretty impressive," head coach Rocky Ward said. "I am proud of his accomplishment and it shows how hard he has worked to get into the lineup and succeed."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Scott Coffman's WAC Blog :: 04/11/11

Hello again,

The NMSU baseball team wrapped up a four game series in Ruston, Louisiana today, splitting the series 2 to 2 with the Bulldogs. We played well for the most part, but dropped the ball in the last game. Unfortunately our offense went cold, but their pitcher did have a pretty good game on the bump.

We won the Friday night opener 4 to 2 and the second game of the double header 7 to 5. We lost the first game of the double header 7 to 0 and the Sunday game 10 to 0. Ryan Beck had an outstanding performance on Friday, pitching 8 innings, his longest appearance of the season.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Scott Coffman's WAC Blog :: 04/04/11

Aggie junior closer Scott Coffman will be blogging for the WAC during the month of April. Here is the first of his blog entries.

Hello, this is Scott Coffman, relief pitcher for the New Mexico State Aggies baseball team. As of right now the team is 22-6 with only one home loss. We recently finished up a four game series with the Northern Colorado Bears, winning 3 out 4 games. We head into WAC play this next weekend with an away series at Louisiana Tech.

The team is very confident, and ready to start the part of the season that matters the most. So far we have been playing well, but there is always room for improvement. We feel that if we clean up the defense some and start pitching smarter we can certainly make a run at the WAC championship. For the most part everyone is healthy. We have a couple key players down at the moment, but by Thursday we should be back to full strength.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Zac Fisher Named WAC Hitter Of The Week

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State catcher/designated hitter Zac Fisher has been named the Western Athletic Conference Baseball Hitter of the Week for March 28-April 3.

Fisher, a sophomore from Fontana, Calif. (A.B. Miller HS), helped the Aggies to a 3-1 record last week against Northern Colorado. Fisher did not play in the series-opening loss to the Bears, but played the next three games, hitting .545 with half of his hits being home runs. Fisher went 6-for-11 at the plate during the three games, tallying nine RBI, three home runs, four runs scored and a pair of walks. The three home runs marked Fisher’s first home runs of the season.

Wes Starkes Named WAC Hitter Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Senior centerfielder Wes Starkes was named Verizon Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week, Monday, March 28 by the league office for his play during week six of the college baseball season.

The senior from Athens, Texas, helped the Aggies to a four-game series sweep against Binghamton. Starkes hit .533 (8-of-15) in four games with a double, a home run and eight RBI. He walked four times and struck out only once. He also scored nine runs and was a perfect 3-for-3 on stolen base attempts.

"Starkes has been playing well for us all year long," head coach Rocky Ward said. "His numbers have been up from a year ago and he has been working hard to better himself all year long. He is very deserving of this honor.  Continue Reading This Post >>