Aggies Wrap Up Spring Football

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State football team held its Spring Game at Aggie Memorial Stadium, Saturday, April 25 with the White (offense) defeating the Crimson (defense) 42-40.

The Aggie offense scored six touchdowns with six PAT’s for 42 points while the NM State defense played well scoring 40 points using the suggested scoring system. The defense had chances to score six points on a turnover, three points while holding the offense to a 3-and-out, and one point for every tackle for loss of yardage. The defense tallied 15 points for five 3-and-out situations, 18 points via three turnovers and seven points on tackles for loss.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Clinches WAC Regular Season Title With 7th Inning Rally

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team won its second Western Athletic Conference regular-season championship after defeating Grand Canyon 7-6 on Friday off of a Rachel Rodriguez walk-off single to that concluded a three-run final inning for the Aggies.

The only other time NM State (38-13, 12-1 WAC) has won a conference championship was in 2011 when it brought home its first-ever title. Grand Canyon (28-20, 9-4 WAC) still had a shot at the title coming in, but had to sweep the three games from the Aggies this weekend.

“(I’m) very proud of the team’s battle tonight,” NM State head coach Kathy Rodolph said. “It took everyone battling every pitch on both sides of the ball. As long as we continue to do that we will be where we want to be.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Drops Series Opener At Chicago State, 9-2

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

CHICAGO, IL - The New Mexico State baseball team (6-31-1, 3-12-1 WAC) fell 9-2 to Chicago State (3-11-1 WAC) on Cougar Field in Chicago, Ill., Friday, April 24.

The Aggies were held to two runs on nine hits while Chicago State scored nine runs on 10 hits. Both teams left seven base runners on and each team committed one error. NM State starting pitcher Billy Conard fell to 3-5 after giving up eight runs in 5.2 innings of work. Chicago State starter Eric Hall went the distance to pick up a win and move to 3-4 on the year.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men's Golf Wins Third Consecutive WAC Title

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LITCHFIELD, AZ - The New Mexico State men’s golf team held on to the lead winning its third consecutive Western Athletic Conference title and its eighth in 10 years after marking a combined-team score of 2-under-par 861 (287-288-286) on the Heritage Course at the Wigwam Golf Club (7,161 yards, par 72).

Four out of the five participating Aggies placed in the top 10 with senior Brett Walker pacing his team with a 3-under-par 213 (70-73-70) to finish in a tie for second. Walker played very well on par 4 holes and ended the tournament with 13 birdies over 54 holes of play. He was named a second team All-WAC selection.

“We came into this week with a lot of expectations and sometimes it is hard to overcome those expectations and be successful,” head coach Mike Dirks said. The guys played steady golf and made pars and putts when we had to. Again, that was expected but it’s not easy to accomplish.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Golf Wins Second Consecutive WAC Title

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LITCHFIELD, AZ - Juniors Viviana Macias and Kacey Dalpes placed first and second respectively in the 2015 Western Athletic Conference Championship to guide the New Mexico State women’s golf team to its second consecutive conference title with a combined-team score of 869 (292-285-292) on the 6,291 yard, par 72 Heritage Course at the Wigwam Golf Club in Litchfield, Ariz.

Macias takes home the individual title marking a 1-under-par 215 (71-72-72) winning her first tournament of the 2014-15 season and of her career. She finished second in the 2014 WAC Tournament and Dalpes finished in a tie for third last year.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Falls To Rio Grande Rival In Albuquerque

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team (6-30-1) struggled in a mid-week game against Rio Grande Rival, New Mexico (24-16) falling 22-3 at Lobo Field in Albuquerque, Tuesday, April 21.

NM State scored the first run of the game on an RBI single from senior third baseman Derek Umphres in the top of the second to take a 1-0 lead. The lead didn’t last long as the Lobos answered back crossing the plate five times in the bottom of the second and scored another seven runs in the bottom of the third to take a 12-1 lead.

The Aggies were able to string together 10 hits but could only get one base runner in scoring position from third through seventh innings. NM State scored again in the top of the ninth when Jay Sheely hit a two-RBI double to left centerfield.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Quinnton Mack Named WAC Hitter Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO – New Mexico State’s Quinnton Mack has been named Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week for Apr. 13 – Apr. 19.

Mack, a senior outfielder from Las Vegas (Las Vegas HS), hit .600 on the week, going 9-for-15 in games against Washington State and Grand Canyon. Mack was crucial in New Mexico State’s series win over Grand Canyon, going 3-for-4 with a pair of runs in Friday’s win before wrapping up the series with a 4-for-5 day in Sunday’s series-clinching victory. He totaled five RBIs on the week, including a home run on Monday at Washington State.

Aggie Baseball Defeats GCU 11-7

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team (6-29-1, 3-11-1 WAC) hammered out 18 hits and a great pitching performance from seniors Riley Barr and Bob Kraft to defeat Grand Canyon (22-18, 11-3) 11-7, Sunday, April 19 at Presley Askew Field.

Right-handed started Barr worked 6.0 innings and gave up three earned runs to pick up his first win of the year while left-hander Kraft finished the game working 3.0 innings striking out two batters two earn his first save of the season. GCU reliever Jaren Drummond was credited with the loss as he gave up the go-ahead run in the fourth inning.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Softball Falls 3-0 At Bakersfield

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - For the first time this season the New Mexico State softball team lost a Western Athletic Conference game as CSU Bakersfield upended the Aggies 3-0 on Saturday afternoon at the Roadrunner Softball Complex.

The loss drops NM State to 37-13 in 50 games this season and 11-1 in WAC play. The ‘Runners improve to 17-22 overall and 5-7 in the conference. The Aggies do leave Bakersfield, however, with a 2-1 series win.

“I thought we had another solid outing from our pitchers, but CSUB showed a tough competitive spirit today,” NM State head coach Kathy Rodolph said. “We played like we had a target on our back. We need to adjust our mindset and instead put the target on any opponent we face.”  Continue Reading This Post >>