Softball News

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Softball News

Rodolph Adds Stokes To 2015 Class

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball head coach Kathy Rodolph announced the signing of Jasmine Stokes for the 2015 season. Stokes (Torrance, Calif.) is the second player in as many days that Rodolph has announced as the newest Aggies to sign a National Letter of Intent.

"Jasmine is a quick and powerful outfielder," Rodolph said. "We anticipate her having a big upside at the college level. Jasmine is also a diligent student so she will fit right in with our team culture."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Rodolph Signs Romo For 2015

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball head coach Kathy Rodolph announced the signing of Jaelyn Romo for the 2015 season. Romo (Tucson, Ariz.) has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Rodolph’s Aggies beginning this fall.

Romo played varsity softball for Tucson High Magnet School where she was named to the AZ Starnet Watch List and was a first team All-Southern Region in 2013. She was a second team all-division in 2012 and honorable mention in 2011. She hit .533 during her senior season and plated six runs with 17 RBI and one home run. As a junior, she hit eight home runs and tallied 35 RBI off 25 season hits. She was named an All-American and was part of the Colorado Sparkler All-Star team in 2011 and 2009.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Lacey Rother Named WAC Hitter Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Lacey Rother has been named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week for April 7-13. This is the second honor of the season and her career for Rother.

Rother, a junior outfielder/catcher from Long Beach, Calif., went a perfect 5-for-5 at the plate with two home runs, six RBI and six walks last week. She reached base in each of her 11 plate appearances and drew her fist career intentional walk in a 17-2 win over Bakersfield on Saturday. Rother had a home run in each of Friday’s doubleheader games. In the series finale on Saturday, she tied the WAC and New Mexico State records for walks in a single game with four. Rother posted a 2.200 slugging percentage and a 1.000 on-base percentage in her three games last week.

Aggie Softball Sweeps Weekly WAC Awards, Ruiz And Donisthorpe Named Hitter And Pitcher Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Alyssa Ruiz and Karysta Donisthorpe have been named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for March 24-30. This is the first-ever honor for both.

Ruiz, a senior catcher from Temecula, Calif., finished the week with a .667 batting average, an astounding 1.667 slugging percentage and a .667 on-base percentage as the Aggies went 4-0 on the week. Five of her six hits on the week were extra base hits, as she posted three doubles, two home runs and six RBI, with two hits in each of her three games on the week.

Donisthorpe, a redshirt sophomore from Farmington, N.M., went 3-0 in her three appearances last week. She combined for 11 strikeouts in 11.1 innings of work and tossed a one-hitter in a 10-2 win over Seattle U to sweep the league-opening series. Donisthorpe had seven strikeouts in that game, one shy of her season best. She allowed just six runs on the week while facing 49 batters and holding her opposition to a .190 batting average.

Staci Rodriguez Named WAC Hitter Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - For the fourth straight week the New Mexico State softball team has earned the Hitter of the Week honor by the Western Athletic Conference for the week of Feb. 24-March 2. This week, junior centerfielder Staci Rodriguez was honored for the second time this season.

Rodriguez, a Paramount, Calif. native, hit .700 with five home runs, 10 RBI, nine runs scored and a stolen base at the Eller Media Stadium Classic last week. She posted a impressive 2.200 slugging percentage and a .824 on-base percentage, and drew six walks over the five games. Rodriguez smashed two homers in a 13-3 win over Binghamton, including her second grand slam of the season. She also had two bombs in a 14-5 win over Seton Hall and added another in a win over host UNLV.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Sweeps Weekly WAC Awards

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Fiana Finau and Celisha Walker have been named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for Feb. 17-23. The is the first-ever honor for both.

Finau, a sophomore utility player from Chula Vista, Calif., hit .545 with six RBI, four runs scored, two doubles and two home runs as the Aggies went 5-0 at the UTEP Invitational last week. She had a hit in all four games in which she played and posted a 1.273 slugging percentage for the week. In a win over Houston Baptist on Saturday, she led off the bottom half of the second with a solo homer, then hit the game-winning two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth. She closed out the weekend with a pair of doubles in a six-inning win over Incarnate Word.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Lacey Rother Named WAC Softball Hitter Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Lacey Rother has been named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week, respectively, for Feb. 3-9. This is the first-ever honor for Rother.

Rother, a junior catcher from Long Beach, Calif., got a hit in each of the Aggies’ five games last weekend at the Hotel Encanto Invitational. She had two home runs on Sunday, including a game-winning grand slam against cross-border rival UTEP, helping the Aggies to an 8-6 win. She finished the weekend hitting .385 with three runs and five RBI while slugging .846.

Aggie Softball Picked To Win The WAC

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State is the preseason favorite to win the 2014 Western Athletic Conference softball title in a vote of the league’s six head coaches, who could not vote for their own team.

The Aggies took the top spot in the preseason poll with 25 points and five first-place votes, followed by Seattle U in second place with 19 points and the other first-place vote. Utah Valley was third with 14 points, just ahead of Bakersfield in fourth place with 13 points. Kansas City and Grand Canyon rounded out the poll with 10 and nine points, respectively.

The preseason All-WAC team, as selected by the coaches, was also announced.

The 2014 season begins Friday, Feb. 7, with all six teams in action. The 2014 WAC Softball Tournament, hosted by Seattle U, will be held May 8-10, at Logan Field in Seattle, and will include all five eligible teams.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Announce 2014 Softball Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head coach Kathy Rodolph announced the 2014 softball schedule, Friday, Nov. 22 featuring 14 home games including the annual Aggie-hosted Hotel Encanto Classic and Troy Cox Classic.
The NM State Aggies begin their season on Feb. 7-9 by hosting the Aggie Hotel Encanto Classic, which brings in Nebraska, UTEP, Florida St., and St. Mary’s.

Just five days after, NM State hosts the sixth annual Troy Cox Classic, a two-day tournament beginning on Feb. 14, 2014 where Northern Carolina University, Texas Tech, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Iowa State travel in to compete.

After, the Aggies travel south to El Paso, Texas to oppose ICW and Houston Baptist in the UTEP Tournament on Feb. 21-23.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Signs Four Players

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State head softball coach Kathy Rodolph announced the signing of four players to join the Aggies and play their first season in the spring of 2015. Rachel Rodriguez, Corrin Green, Dallas McBride and Amy Bergeson have each signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Aggies starting next fall.

Bergeson is from Sahuaro High School in Tucson, Ariz., where she is a utility player and spends time in the outfield. She was a first team all-division as a junior and was named most valuable offensive player the same season. She finished the 2013 season with a .466 batting average and 15 stolen bases. She’s ranked 21st in the state of Arizona after helping her 2013 team to a 22-11 record.  Continue Reading This Post >>