Aggie Softball Shuts Out UTEP On Tuesday Night

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EL PASO, TX - Emma Adams tied the program record for career doubles with her 42nd double as the NM State softball team defeated Battle of I-10 rival 12-0 on Tuesday at Helen of Troy Field.

The Aggies (29-19) scored 12 runs and amassed eight RBIs on 13 hits. Fiana Finau went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and three runs, which included her ninth home run of the season. Kayla Green pitched 4.0 innings and had two strikeouts in 13 batters faced.

UTEP (19-24) had one hit. Kaitlin Fifield pitched 4.0 innings and allowed nine runs on 11 hits with three strikeouts in 26 batters faced.

The Aggies took the lead in the top of the first inning. Kelsey Horton hit a single to left field. Finau then hit a single up the middle and advanced to third on an error, while Horton scored on the play. Corrin Green doubled to straightaway center to score Finau as NM State took a 2-0 advantage.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Meet APR Standards In All Sports For 2014-15

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State University Athletics once again posted tremendous Academic Progress Rate (APR) results on Wednesday when the NCAA released its annual reports.

Using data from the 2014-15 academic year, all NM State sports ranked above the 930 mark for the second time since the NCAA instituted the APR as a measuring tool starting with the 2004-05 year. Schools with a four-year score below 930 could be subject to penalties including reduced practice time and loss of postseason.

“I am very pleased that we have put together two consecutive years of having all our programs above 930, and again have programs nationally recognized,” said NM State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia. “It shows we have made a great effort to move the needle, but we are far from satisfied and our coaches and staff will continue to preach academic integrity and hard work in the classroom to continue to improve our scores.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Sweep Weekly WAC Softball Awards

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DENVER, CO - NM State’s Corrin Green and Kayla Green have been named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for April 11-17. This is the first honor of the season and second of her career for Corrin Green and the first-ever honor for Kayla Green.

Corrin Green, a sophomore designated player from Glendale, Ariz., hit .833 with five hits, one home run, four RBIs and two walks in a road series at Grand Canyon. She posted a 1.333 slugging percentage and .875 on-base percentage over the three games. In the first game of the series as a pinch hitter, she walked in her only plate appearance. In the nightcap, Corrin Green went 2-for-2 with a home run, a walk and two RBIs. She closed out the series with a 3-for-4 performance, driving in two runs.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Defeats GCU 9-1, Wins Series

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PHOENIX, AZ - The NM State softball team secured the series victory over Grand Canyon on Saturday night as they captured a 9-1 win at Stapleton-Pierson Stadium. The Aggies fell 6-5 in game one on Friday before bouncing back to top the Lopes 8-0 in game two.

The Aggies (28-19, 8-1 WAC) scored nine runs and amassed seven RBIs on 10 hits. Corrin Green was 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Kayla Green pitched 5.0 innings and had one strikeout in 29 batters faced.

Grand Canyon (29-15, 4-5) scored one run and had one RBI on three hits. Taylor Nowlin collected two strikeouts and allowed seven runs on six hits in 21 batters faced.

The Aggies took the lead in the top of the first inning. Fahren Glackin was walked and advanced to third as Fiana Finau hit a double to right center. Glackin and Finau both scored as Green hit a single to right center to give NM State a 2-0 advantage.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Defense Dominates Annual Spring Game

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The 2016 spring game gave Aggie fans something to look forward to on Saturday, as the defense flexed its muscle against the offense.

The defense finished with three sacks, two interceptions (one for a touchdown) and two forced fumbles (one recovered).

The first fumble came in the second quarter when Brett Kowalski knocked the ball loss from Xavier Hall. Luckily, Hall was able to recover the ball. The offense (Crimson) eventually found its way into the end zone when King Burke powered his way in.

Conner Cramer, playing in front of the Aggie faithful for the first time, wound up orchestrating both scoring drives for NM State. The first drive was a 17-play, 90-yard drive in the second series and then again in the third on a 14-play, 80-yard drive.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Announces New Partnership With Under Armour

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State University and Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA) announced a new partnership agreement. The Baltimore-based global leader in performance footwear, apparel and equipment will become the official outfitter of NM State Athletics beginning July 1, 2016.

As part of the multi-year agreement, Under Armour will provide on-field and training gear for 16 Aggie varsity sports. Additionally, Under Armour will outfit members of the athletic department including coaches and staff.

"This long-term agreement aligns NM State with the most innovative global performance brand in sports today," said NM State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia. "The Under Armour brand is one of the most recognizable on the field and it's a testament to the NM State brand that we can partner with such a great company."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Splits Doubleheader At Grand Canyon

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PHOENIX, AZ - After falling 6-5 in game one, the NM State softball team rebounded to capture an 8-0 win in five innings in game two against Grand Canyon on Friday night at Stapleton-Pierson Stadium.

Game One

The Aggies (27-19, 7-1 WAC) scored five runs and amassed five RBIs on five hits. Horton went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and a home run, her 12th home run of the season. Makayla McAdams pitched 5.2 innings and had one strikeout in 28 batters faced.

Grand Canyon (29-14, 4-4 WAC) scored six runs and had six RBIs on 10 hits. Taylor Nowlin pitched 7.0 innings and had five strikeouts in 28 batters faced.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Defeats Utah Valley 7-4 In Series Opener

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Junior Matthew McHugh shut down the Utah Valley offense on Friday to give the Aggies a 7-4 win. NM State has now won four games in a row, and remains tied for first place in the WAC with Seattle U.

UVU jumped on the board first as they led off the game with a double down the right field line. That runner would later come in on a wild pitch, giving the Wolverines an early 1-0 lead.

NM State would have something to say about that lead, as Daniel Johnson beat out a hard chopper to short to start the home half of the inning. Dan Hetzel was plunked to put runners at first and second. Johnson then stole third during the next at-bat. Austin Botello drew a four-pitch walk to load the bases with one out. Trey Stine reached on an error by the center fielder that cleared the bases, putting the Aggies up 3-1.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Tennis And Women's Golf Recognized By NCAA

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women's golf team and women's tennis team have been recognized by the NCAA for outstanding performance in the classroom.

The NCAA made the announcement today with the Aggie golf and tennis teams joining the 649 women's teams earning the NCAA Public Recognition Award based on their most recent multiyear Academic Progress Rate. A total of 1,071 teams are being recognized for their high achievement this year.

Both the women's tennis team and the women's golf team scored a perfect 1,000 APR score to rank in the top 10 percent of their sport. The two teams were among the 944 programs with perfect scores.  Continue Reading This Post >>