Aggies Struggle In WAC Series Opener At Bakersfield

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BAKERSFIELD, CA - The New Mexico State baseball team fell 13-1 in game one of a three-game Western Athletic Conference series, Friday, May 9 at Hardt Field in Bakersfield, Calif. The Aggies fall to 18-26 overall and 9-10 in WAC play while the Roadrunners move to 22-27 on the year and 13-9 in conference play.

NM State scored its one run on three hits and committed two errors while Bakersfield crossed the plate 13 times on 16 hits and did not commit an error. The Aggies used six pitchers in seven innings with starting left-handed pitcher Christopher Bradley getting the loss after working 3.1 innings and giving up seven runs. Bakersfield starter Taylor Aikenhead got the win after throwing a complete game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Advance To WAC Championship Game With 12-3 Rout Of UMKC

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SEATTLE, WA – The New Mexico State softball team won its second game of the day at the 2014 WAC Softball Tournament, with an 12-3 win over Kansas City. The win pushed the Aggies to a 31-22 on the season and into the championship game tomorrow morning at noon (MT) against Utah Valley.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Softball Beats Seattle U 5-3; Advances In WAC Tournament

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SEATTLE, WA - The New Mexico State softball team defeated Seattle U in an elimination game, 5-3, at the 2014 WAC Softball Tournament. The Aggies move to 30-22 on the season and will face Kansas City in the final game of the day, also an elimination game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Chris Symington Named NM State Offensive Line Coach

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head football coach Doug Martin announced Friday that Chris Symington has been hired as the Aggies’ new offensive line coach.

“I’m absolutely fired up about coming to New Mexico State as the offensive line coach,” Symington said. “I can’t wait to get to Las Cruces and get to work. This is a great opportunity. I knew Coach Martin when he was at Kent State and Coach Brandon when he was at Bowling Green from my days at Eastern Michigan. I’ve been at Colorado State-Pueblo for five seasons and during that time we had three undefeated seasons, so I’m accustomed to winning and I can’t wait to start doing the same at New Mexico State.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Falls To Utah Valley 4-1 In Opening Game At WAC Tournament

Top seeded New Mexico State was stunned by Utah Valley losing 4-1 in their opening round game of the 2014 WAC Tournament in Seattle, WA. Playing the first game of the day in Seattle after having their game rescheduled from Thursday night due to constant rain delays, the Aggie offense never got untracked on Friday morning. The Aggies did not record their first hit until the bottom of the fourth inning, a Fiana Finau single.

Meanwhile, Utah Valley scored in the first, third and sixth innings to build a 4-0 lead, a lead that could have been much larger if not for some magic from Celisha Walker on the mound. The Aggies were able to get out of a bases loaded, no out jam in the top of the fourth inning after Walker was able to get a double play getting a force out at home and the second out at first base on a little tapper in front of home plate. She followed that up by getting the third out via a fly ball to center field.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Buovac Transferring To Sacred Heart

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - NM State head coach Marvin Menzies announced on Thursday that sophomore forward Matej Bouvac will be transferring to Sacred Heart University at the end of this semester. Bouvac will be a junior entering next season at Sacred Heart.

Located in Fairfield, Connecticut, Sacred Heart is a Division I school in the Northeast Conference. The Pioneers posted a 5-26 record in the 2013-14 season with a notable win over Mount Saint Mary’s, who went to the NCAA tournament and lost to Albany in the First Four.

“I would like to thank Matej for his time spent at NM State and his contributions to the men's basketball program,” said Menzies. “We wish him luck with his academic and athletic endeavors in the future.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Menzies Signs Two-Year Contract Extension

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Athletics Director Dr. McKinley Boston announced on Wednesday that head men’s basketball coach Marvin Menzies has signed a two-year contract extension with NM State. The contract extension goes thru 2019.

“I am pleased to offer Coach Menzies a two-year contract extension based upon the consistent competiveness of his team, consistent academic success of his players and his strong fundraising efforts to help support the teams financials needed to compete at a high Division I level,” said Dr. Boston.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Lacey Rother Named WAC Softball Player Of The Year; Eight Aggies Earn All-WAC Honors

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DENVER, CO - Eight New Mexico State softball players were selected as part of the All-WAC teams for the 2014 season. Lacey Rother was named WAC Player of the Year and first team All-WAC. Fiana Finau and Alyssa Ruiz also received first team All-WAC honors, while Emma Adams, Makayla McAdams, Brennalyn Nakamura, Staci Rodriguez and Celisha Walker were selected as part of the second team all-conference.
“I am proud of our team and all of the individual recognition we have received from the league this year,” head coach Kathy Rodolph said. “I am confident, though, that each student-athlete would trade that individual recognition for a team conference championship.”

This is the second year in a row that an Aggie player has earned the WAC Player of the Year award and the most All-WAC honorees for the program since joining the WAC.  Continue Reading This Post >> Weekly Coach Ward Interview :: 05/05/14 Tough series with Utah Valley. In the two losses really the issue was not getting enough scoring opportunities.
Rocky Ward: Yeah, the first one we had scoring chances in the middle of the game. We got guys in scoring position and couldn’t get the breakthrough and you didn’t feel like it was a big pressure deal because it was a low scoring game. We led for a little bit and then it was tied until late. They scored seven in the last two innings that made the margin but really the Sunday game, we just didn’t square anything up. Everything we hit was off barrel. I thought we swung at some pretty good pitches but we just didn’t execute well. It was one of those days. We clearly pitched the weekend all but two innings very well and that was after Bradley got in trouble, Riley Barr came in and gave up the home run in the first game and then we gave up another one on top of that and all of the sudden it’s 4-1 in the eight. In the dugout I’m telling Riley, if we score a couple of runs to get back in this then you’ll go back out. If we take the lead or tied it then Gonzales is coming, the closer. If we don’t score then we’ll send out Moriarty and some kids that need to pitch. That’s kind of what happened. The inning started, Matt [Moriarty] wasn’t bad but the inning started off with an error on Umphres, a walk, a hit, that sort of stuff and you look up and it’s 8-1 instead of 4-1. It was a weekend in which we lost two out of three because we just couldn’t score and that doesn’t happen to Aggie baseball very often.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Men’s Golf Heads To NCAA Regionals May 15-17

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced, May 5 that the New Mexico State men's golf team will be the No. 11 seed in the NCAA Regional Tournament at the par-72, 7,151-yard Rich Harvest Farms Golf Course in Sugar Grove, Ill., hosted by Northern Illinois, May 15-17.

This is the sixth trip to the NCAA Regional Tournament for the Aggies. NM State won its seventh WAC Championship, May 4, earning a spot at the regional tournament.

The Aggies send junior Pat Beyhan, sophomore Kenneth Fadke II, junior Brett Walker, senior Willy Hogan and senior Zach Adams to the regional tournament. Fadke II, Walker and Hogan all played in the 2013 regional for the Aggies.  Continue Reading This Post >>