Crimson Defeats White In Annual Spring Football Game

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State football team wrapped up its annual spring football game on Saturday, April 19, at Aggie Memorial Stadium. The crimson team won the contest outscoring the white team 53-46.

The offense for the Aggies wore crimson while the defense wore white jerseys for the game.

NM State’s defense got the first eight points on the board after forcing the Aggies to punt on their first three possessions and getting two tackles for a loss.

The remainder of the quarter was dominated by the defense who led 14-5 at the end of the first quarter. The Aggies offense had a strong drive that led to senior Maxwell Johnson hitting a field goal to earn the crimson team three points.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Defeats Seattle 5-3 In Non-Conference Game

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A lead-off walk in the bottom of the seventh led to the go-ahead run boosting the New Mexico State baseball team to a 5-3 win over Seattle U, Saturday, April 19 at Presley Askew Field. The Aggies are now 16-20 on the season while Seattle falls to 17-18.

The game was tied 3-3 after the seventh inning stretch and junior outfielder Kyle Young led the bottom half of the inning off with a walk before he advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt. The ninth batter in the Aggie lineup flied-out in foul territory. Junior outfielder Michael Medina was intentionally to put runners on first and second before freshman Chad Ramsey hit an RBI single to centerfield bringing in Young to give NM State a 4-3 lead. The Aggies scored again when junior outfielder Michael Paulson singled to center for an RBI to bring score Medina while giving his team a 5-3 advantage.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Loses Series Finale At Grand Canyon 3-2

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - The New Mexico State softball team lost a tough matchup to the Grand Canyon Antelopes, 3-2, Saturday afternoon during the series finale at Stapleton-Pierson Field.

The Aggies lost the final two games of the series by a combined three runs to fall to 26-19 on the season and 8-4 in Western Athletic Conference play. The ‘Lopes are 25-17 overall and now lead the WAC by two games over NM State after improving to 10-2 in conference play.

NM State finished the game with five hits while the Aggie pitching tandem of Makayla McAdams and Celisha Walker only allowed four hits. McAdams started the game in the circle for NM State, only allowing two hits in 4.1 innings pitched. Walker also allowed two hits, but was saddled with the loss to fall to 7-6 on the season.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Splits WAC Doubleheader, Takes Series With Seattle 2-1

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team split the doubleheader with Seattle, Friday. The Redhawks won the first game 9-3 but responded in game two with a 6-5 victory. NM State moves to 15-20 on the season and 7-5 in WAC play, while Seattle is now 17-17 overall and 7-5 in the WAC.

With the win in game two, the Aggies win the three-game series, 2-1.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Loses Two At Grand Canyon

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - The New Mexico State softball team lost both games of a doubleheader Friday April 17 to the Grand Canyon University Antelopes at Stapleton-Pierson Field. The Aggies fell 7-1 in game one before losing a close matchup 2-0 in the nightcap.

NM State went into the doubleheader with a one-game lead over the ‘Lopes in the Western Athletic Conference standings. By nights end the Aggies see themselves at 26-18 overall and 8-3 in WAC play while GCU improves to 24-17 and 9-2 in conference matchups. It is the ‘Lopes that now hold a one-game lead atop the WAC.

The powerful Aggie offense was silenced on Friday as NM State could only muster a total of seven combined hits during both games, four in game one and three in game two. Five total errors, including four by the middle infield, also hampered the Aggie effort.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Rodolph Adds Stokes To 2015 Class

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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

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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 >>

Bradley's Performance Leads To 7-4 Win

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team earned the opening win in its four-game series with Seattle U 7-4 on Thursday, April 17, at Presley Askew Field. The win brought the Aggies to 14-19 on the season and 6-4 in Western Athletic Conference Play.

Senior Christopher Bradley got the start for the Aggies on the pitching mound in game one. He found some momentum early on and put in 6.2 innings of work and struck out a season-high seven batters on his way to earning the win. This brings Bradley's record to 2-4 on the season.

The Aggies worked well offensively even though the home run eluded them and were able to put seven runs on the board. NM State worked off three doubles, five singles and eight walks in the game.  Continue Reading This Post >> Weekly Coach Rodolph Interview :: 04/14/14 A big weekend for the team you were able to get a sweep against Bakersfield and after you got down 4-0 early in the first game of the doubleheader you really turned it on and were very dominant over the final two and a half games.
Kathy Rodolph: Because all of the teams in the WAC are new we’ve been kind of coming out to take a look at what the other team has instead of coming out and being as aggressive and assertive from the beginning. After game one we tried to make sure we corrected that and no matter who it was that was in the other dugout that we come out and be us. We play best when we’re aggressive and assertive and it makes our lineup very hard to pitch to. I was very pleased with our response and the girls did a great job of just attacking Bakersfield’s pitchers. What did you tell your team after you had gotten down 4-0? Was it just to start attacking?
KR: Statistically, on paper, I didn’t feel like Bakersfield could keep us off base and we had a lot of game left to play and that the defense was going to come and we were going to settle down and chip away. Lacey was just on fire. She went 5-for-5 and they walked her five times and they weren’t able to get her out and that definitely helped. And Staci Rodriguez got back on track. She had been a little bit out of sync since we moved her to the leadoff spot and her batting average came up about 150 points over the three games and she was a real tough out. I feel like hitting is contagious and when they started seeing each other be successful. We went through all of their pitchers and we were able to be aggressive enough to get all their pitchers on their heels.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Orita Named WAC Women's Golfer of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO – New Mexico State’s Camille Orito has been named the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week for April 7-13.

Orito, a freshman from Fresno, Calif. (Clovis West HS) finished in a three-way tie for first place at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic in Maricopa, Ariz. Her 1-under par 215 three-round score led New Mexico State its first tournament team title since October of 2010. Orito shot a career-best 1-under par 71 in the first round and followed it up with a career-best 2-under par 70 in the second round. The 1-under 215 is a career-best for Orito, who was playing in only her sixth tournament for NM State. Orito’s finish is the best Aggie finish since former Aggie golfer Demi Mak won the BYU at Entrada Classic in March of 2011.