Jason Glover Joins NMSU Women's Basketball Coaching Staff

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head women’s basketball coach Mark Trakh announced the addition of Jason Glover to his staff Tuesday morning.

“I’m truly honored and excited to join Coach Trakh’s staff here at New Mexico State,” Glover said. “I look forward to contributing in any way I can. With the talent returning, on top of the freshmen class coming in, I can’t wait to get in the gym and work with this talented group and help them win another conference title.”

Glover comes to Las Cruces after spending the last three seasons in Orem, Utah, where he served as the associate head coach at Utah Valley. He comes to NM State with a plethora of experience, ranging from the prep ranks all the way up to the professional levels in both the NBA and WNBA.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Drops Regular Season Finale 6-3 At Northern Colorado

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GREELEY, CO - New Mexico State (32-21, 20-7) fell to Northern Colorado (16-32, 11-12) 6-3 in the regular season finale on Saturday.

Both teams were held scoreless through the first two innings, but the Aggies got the board first in the third inning. On the first pitch he saw, Daniel Johnson tattooed a ball to right center off of the scoreboard for the game’s first run.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Hangs On For 18-16 Win Over Northern Colorado

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GREELEY, CO - New Mexico State (32-20, 20-6) hung on to take a series clinching victory over Northern Colorado (15-32, 10-12) with the 18-16 win. The 18 runs were a season high for the Aggies, who have now won a season-high 7 straight games.

Freshman Kyle Bradish earned his WAC-leading eighth win with the decision on Friday. The Goodyear, Ariz. native also struck out a career-high nine batters in his five-inning outing.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Weir Adds Jesse Bopp To Coaching Staff

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LAS CRUCES, CA - New Mexico State head men's basketball coach Paul Weir announced the addition of Jesse Bopp to his staff on Friday afternoon.

"I'm really, really excited to join Paul, his staff and players," Bopp said. "I'm grateful for the opportunity in building the 'Paul Weir' brand within our program and externally as well."

Bopp joins New Mexico State after spending the 2015-16 season at Chattanooga under head coach Matt McCall where he served as an assistant coach.

"Jesse is exactly what we need," said Weir. "He is a smart, passionate, and loyal coach with a tremendous pedigree. He is undoubtedly a rising star and I am absolutely thrilled with this addition. The tutelage he has received from an array of terrific coaches is a perfect fit for how we want to play."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Defeats Northern Colorado 10-6, Move Into Tie For First Place After Seattle Loss To Sacramento State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

GREELEY, CO - A four-run eighth inning lifted New Mexico State (31-20, 19-6) over Northern Colorado (15-31, 10-11) 10-6 on Thursday. The Aggies four triples in the game tied a single-game school record set against C.W. Post in 1990 and against Chicago State in 2005.

Northern Colorado got on the board first in the bottom of the first inning. Two walks and a hit-by-pitch loaded the bases with two outs. The third wild pitch of the inning scored the game’s first run, putting the Bears up 1-0.

The Aggies answered in the second as Dan Hetzel led off with a single through the left side. Mason Fishback grounded into a 4-3 double play. L.J. Hatch drew a full count walk. Trey Stine brought him home with a double off the left center wall, tying the game at one run apiece.  Continue Reading This Post >>

The Daily Aggie :: 05/16/16 :: WAC Baseball Tiebreaker Scenarios

The Aggie baseball team sits just one game behind Seattle for first place in the WAC. The Aggies have an excellent shot at winning the regular season title and are nearly guaranteed a top two seed and a first round bye. The only way the Aggies do not get a first round by and a top two seed is if they are swept by Northern Colorado this weekend and Utah Valley sweeps their series with Chicago State. The less likely of those two scenarios is the Aggies getting swept by Northern Colorado as UVU could very well sweep Chicago State. Northern Colorado has plenty to play for as they will qualify for the WAC Tournament with a single win in the series with the Aggies.

The following are the potential tiebreakers as determined by the WAC office.

Potential Ties Who Holds Tiebreak
Seattle U – NM State -- NM State (H2H)
NM State – Utah Valley -- Utah Valley (H2H)
NM State – Sacramento State -- NM State (H2H)
Utah Valley – Sacramento State -- Utah Valley (H2H)
NMSU-UVU-SAC
1. UVU (4-2, H2H)
2. NMSU (4-2)
3. SAC (1-5)

These are also the tournament-qualifying scenarios for Northern Colorado, CSU Bakersfield and UTRGV

· Northern Colorado is in tournament with at least one win.

· CSU Bakersfield must finish with one more win than UTRGV OR (sweep of North Dakota AND NM State sweep of Northern Colorado)

· UTRGV is in playoff with sweep of Grand Canyon OR equal amount of wins as CSUB OR (2 wins against GCU AND NM State sweep of Northern Colorado)

Marcel Renteria Named WAC Pitcher Of The Week

DENVER, CO - NM State's Marcel Renteria has named Western Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for May 9 – May 15.

Renteria, a junior righthander from Nogales, Ariz. (Nogales HS/Pima CC), struck out a career-high 12 batters over seven innings of a 6-0 win at North Dakota. Scattering three hits, he walked just two and did not allow a run to give the Aggies the series-opening win against the Fighting Hawks. The win was his fifth of the season as NM State has now won five straight and eight of their last 10 games.

Aggie Baseball Sweeps Series At North Dakota

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. - New Mexico State (30-20, 18-6) swept the series over North Dakota (8-34, 4-20) with the 7-2 win on Sunday. With the win, the Aggies have now won 30 games for the first time since 2012, when the club won 35 games.

Once again the Aggies got on the board first, as Daniel Johnson singled to right field to start the game. He then stole second, his 25th swipe of the season. On a 1-2 pitch, Dan Hetzel blasted a two-run shot to left.

The Fighting Hawks led off the bottom of the first with a single to left. The runner moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. During an at-bat later that inning, he stole third and scored on an E2 throwing error.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Finish Fourth At WAC Outdoor Championships

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – NM State track and field finished fourth at the Western Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday. Four Aggies won conference championships in their respective events.

“Overall we are pretty pleased with how the meet went,” said assistant coach Larry Carmichael. “We had several athletes step up big time. We are really proud of Katara and Kimberly for winning their respective awards.”

Junior Katara Nelson, the Arlington, Texas product, won the WAC High Point Award, scoring 21.50 points in the meet. Kimberly Salinas, a native of Las Cruces, N.M., was named WAC Freshman of the Year by the league’s coaches.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader Against North Dakota

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Dominant starting pitching helped New Mexico State (29-20, 17-6) sweep Saturday’s doubleheader against North Dakota (8-33, 4-19). Both Marcel Renteria and Kyle Bradish pitched their best outings of the season in the twin bill, with neither allowing a run. The 6-0 and 4-0 wins were the first shutout wins for the Aggies since shutting out Seattle U 4-0 on May 17, 2013.

GAME ONE

Junior Marcel Renteria shut down the Fighting Hawks offense striking out a career high 12 batters and only allowing three hits over his seven innings pitched in the 6-0 win.

The Aggies came out red hot as Daniel Johnson led off with a single to left. Greg Popylisen beat out a bunt down the first base line for a base hit. Dan Hetzel flew out to left, but moved Johnson and Popylisen into scoring position. Mason Fishback scored both Johnson and Popylisen with a double down the right field line, putting the Aggies up 2-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>