Aggie Baseball Falls 7-6 In 10 Innings Against WAC Leading Seattle

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BELLEVUE, WA - The New Mexico State baseball team (4-26-1, 1-9-1 WAC) fell 7-6 in 10 innings to Western Athletic Conference leader Seattle U (18-15, 10-1 WAC) after taking a 6-5 lead in the top of the eighth, Saturday, April 11 at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue, Wash.

The Aggies were down 4-1 heading into the seventh inning and cut the lead in half in the top of the seventh scoring for the second time of the afternoon on a wild pitch. NM State scored on a wild pitch in the fourth inning after junior outfielder Joseph Koerper got on base with an infield single. Third baseman Dan Kennon was the second Aggie to score in the top of the seventh after he got on with a single as well.

Seattle scored one run in the bottom of the seventh and went up 5-2 after the Aggies allowed three walks and a hits-batter to get on base.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Belts Three Home Runs In 6-2 Victory Over UMKC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team began a three-game Western Athletic Conference series with Missouri-Kansas City by defeating the Kangaroos 6-2 on Friday at the NM State Softball Complex.

The Aggies (32-12, 7-0 WAC) remain perfect in conference play while UMKC (22-22, 2-5 WAC) falls to .500 on the season.

NM State got three solo home runs from its power hitters, Kelsey Dodd, Staci Rodriguez and Fiana Finau, and outhit the ‘Roos 10-4. Dodd and Rodriguez both finished 3-for-4 at the plate, Dodd with a game-high four RBIs.

In the circle, right-hander Karysta Donisthorpe picked the win to improve to 16-4 on the season after pitching 6.2 innings while only allowing a couple of runs, four hits and striking out six. Makayla McAdams stepped in the circle in relief after UMKC loaded the bases in the final inning. McAdams got the final out of the game to pick up her first save of the year.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Drops Series Opener At Seattle 11-1 In Eight Innings

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BELLEVUE, WA - The New Mexico State baseball team (4-25-1, 1-8-1 WAC) fell 11-1 in eight innings to Seattle U (17-15, 9-1 WAC) in the series opener on Friday afternoon at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue, Wash.

The Aggies crossed the plate once on five hits and committed five errors while Seattle U tallied 11 runs on 16 hits without committing an error. NM State starting pitcher Riley Barr was given the loss after working 6.0 innings on the mound and picking up a season-high six strikeouts on the day. Redhawks’ starter Will Dennis earned the win and is now 5-2 after throwing for 8.0 innings and striking out three Aggie batters.

NM State fell behind early on as the Redhawk offense scored five runs in the first inning and one in the second to go up 6-0. The Aggies scored a in the top of the third on a Quinnton Mack sacrifice fly to right field to make it a 6-1 ball game. It was RBI No. 14 for Mack.   Continue Reading This Post >>

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Aggie Softball Splits Doubleheader With No. 19/20 Arizona State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team defeated No. 19/20 Arizona State 6-4 in game one of a doubleheader before falling 12-1 in five innings during the night cap on Monday at the NM State Softball Complex.

The Aggies (31-12) won their eighth-straight game before the streak was broken by the Sun Devils’ (25-12) win in game two. Staci Rodriguez, who was named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week earlier in the day, continued her hot hitting streak, finishing the day a combined 3-for-5 and belting two home runs, both in game one, to reach 52 on her NM State career.

Freshman Dallas McBride got the win in the opening game for the Aggies. The left-hander came on in relief of starter Makayla McAdams and pitched 3.2 innings while only allowing a single run to improve to 9-5 on the season.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Beyhan Earns Second Consecutive Golfer Of The Week Award

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State senior Pat Beyhan has been named the Western Athletic Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week for the week of March 29-April 5 as announced by the league office, Monday April 6. This is Beyhan’s second consecutive Golfer of the Week award.

Beyhan, a native of Albuquerque, N.M., tied for fifth at the Aggie Invitational, hosted by Texas A&M, with a four-over 220. Head coach Mike Dirks knows is grateful to have such a mentally tough player like Beyhan on his team.

“Pat played great for two days at the Traditions Club,” said Coach Dirks. “The golf course really tests your ability to think and execute. He learned what it means to focus on every shot you hit and each hole you play to help make the best score you can on each hole.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Staci Rodriguez Named WAC Hitter Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Staci Rodriguez has been named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week for March 30-April 5. This is the first honor of the season and sixth of her career for Rodriguez.

Rodriguez, a senior outfielder from Paramount, Calif., hit .667 with three doubles, a home run, six RBIs and seven runs scored in a series sweep at Seattle U last week. She posted a 1.333 slugging percentage and a .667 on-base percentage and drew one walk over the three games. Rodriguez was 2-for-2 with a double and a grand slam in the second game of the series, driving in five runs. In the series finale, she was 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles. With her home run in game two, Rodriguez became just the second Aggie in program history to reach the 50 home run mark on her career.

Aggie Softball Sweeps Seattle Behind Doubleheader Victory

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - The New Mexico State softball team completed a three-game sweep of Seattle U by taking both games of a doubleheader on Saturday, run-ruling the Redhawks in game one 10-1 in five innings before taking the series finale 6-1.

The Aggies (30-11, 6-0 WAC) begin Western Athletic Conference play by sweeping their first two conference series and get to at least 30 wins for the third-straight season. Seattle U (12-28, 1-5 WAC) has lost four of its first five WAC games. NM State now makes it seven-straight wins and has also won 12 of its last 14 games.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Drops Series Finale With Northern Colorado

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team dropped the series finale 13-5 to Northern Colorado, Saturday, April 4 at Presley Askew Field to fall to 4-24-1 on the year and 1-7-1 in Western Athletic Conference play. UNCO moves to 9-16 overall and 6-3 in league play.

The Aggies marked five runs on 10 hits and committed four errors while Northern Colorado crossed the plate 13 times on 14 hits and tallied four errors on the day. NM State allowed five runs in the first three innings of play and scored three runs in the bottom of the third to make it a 5-3 ballgame.

The Bears scored a run in the top of the fourth and NM State matched that with a run in the bottom of the fifth when senior centerfielder Quinnton Mack blasted his second home run of the season over the left-centerfield wall making it a 6-4 game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Drops Game Two Of Northern Colorado Series 10-1

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team fell 10-1 to Northern Colorado in game two of a crucial Western Athletic Conference series, Friday, April 3 at Presley Askew Field.

The Aggies are now 4-23-1 on the year and 1-6-1 in WAC play after crossing the plate once on nine hits while Northern Colorado moves to 8-16 overall and 5-3 in league play as it scored 10 runs on 17 hits.

NM State starting pitcher Matt Loeffler was given the loss after working 6.0 innings and Bears’ starter Alex Werbach earned his first win of the year working 5.2 innings on the mound. The NM State pitching staff combined for six strikeouts on the night with right-hander Zach Freeman coming up with three K’s in 1.2 innings of work.

Junior right fielder Joseph Koerper was the most effective hitter for NM State going 2-of-3 with one walk and an RBI and Aggie leftfielder went 2-of-4 with one run scored.   Continue Reading This Post >>