bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Ward Interview :: 04/28/14

bleedCrimson.net: Your thoughts on the series with Grand Canyon?
Rocky Ward: I thought the guys really played pretty well. We still have some of the same problems. In game one we swung the bat pretty well. Their kid was really good and controlled us pretty well. We couldn’t stay in the game because we walked a few guys and got in trouble via the walk on the mound and that was kind of the difference. We were able to score late but we were down 6-1. They made a couple of mistakes and we scored a couple runs and did get the trying run to the plate. There’s some growth with the club.

Game two was a big time game. We got a great outing out of Billy [Conard]. He was outstanding. It was a 1-1 game. We pitched well, we made runs at them, we just couldn’t get on the board. We had a chance to beat them in the eighth and didn’t get it done but then we just kept coming at them. I sort of got a couple guys thrown out on bases, it was my decision but they made great plays. We threw a guy out at the plate in the eighth that was a great throw by Paulson to end the inning. It was a really well played baseball game defensively all around. There were a lot of balls hit hard, guys played very well defensively and it was a great game to win. It was one of those team-building wins.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Golf Selected For NCAA West Regional

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A day after winning the Western Athletic Conference Championship, the New Mexico State women’s golf team was selected by the NCAA to participate in the West Region of the NCAA Division I regional round being played Thursday, May 8, through Saturday, May 10.

The Aggies earned an automatic bid into the regional after Sunday’s come-from-behind win at the WAC tournament. NM State heads to Ce Elum, Wash., to play at the Tumble Creek at Suncadia Resort. There will be three 18-hole rounds played at the West Regional, which is being hosted by the University of Washington.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Golf Wins WAC Title; Brings Home Five Conference Awards

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MESA, AZ - The New Mexico State women’s golf team picked up its first Western Athletic Conference title after winning the 2014 WAC Women’s Golf Championship on Sunday at the par-72, 6,163-yard Longbow Golf Club.

The Aggies carded a 7-over 295 during round three to finish with a total score of 56-over-par 920 (309-316-295), six strokes ahead of Idaho, which had led after each of the first-two rounds.

“This team continues to amaze me with their great attitudes in the face of adversity,” Aggie head coach Jackie Booth said. “They never gave up and committed to our game plan.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men's Tennis Loses Heartbreaker To Idaho In WAC Championship Match

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State men’s tennis team came up just short in the 2014 WAC Championship finals, falling to No. 2 seed Idaho, 4-3. The Aggies end the season with a 12-11 overall record.

“Obviously it was tough to lose this match today but our team left everything they had on the court and I couldn’t be more proud of our effort,” head coach Carlos Vargas said. “We had a good year. Idaho is a good team and we knew today was going to be a fight.”

It all came down to the doubles point in the championship match, as the two teams were tied at 3-3 after six singles matches.

In singles action, Strahinja Trecakov defeated Jose Bendeck of Idaho, 7-5, 7-6, at the No. 1 singles spot, while No. 4 singles junior Germain Degardin beat Odon Barta, 6-2, 6-2.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Tennis Fall To Idaho In WAC Championship Match

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s tennis team fell to the No. 1 seed Idaho in Sunday’s 2014 WAC Tennis Championship finals at the NM State Tennis Center. The Aggies end their season 11-12 overall. No doubles matches were played in the match.

“We knew it was going to be a very good match and unfortunately we just couldn’t get it together today,” head coach Ivan Fernandez said. “Idaho is a very good team. The fact that we got to this point after an up and down season really shows the heart and dedication of our team. Making it all the way to the finals with a chance to win is a testament to our players and this program. We will continue to build on this opportunity in recruiting and start to prepare for next season.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Even Series With Grand Canyon With 2-1 Victory

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PHOENIX, AZ - The New Mexico State baseball team got a great outing from starting pitcher Billy Conard and after some tempers were raised in the seventh, the Aggies pulled off a 2-1 road win over Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz., Saturday, April 26. NM State moves to 17-21 overall and 8-6 in Western Athletic Conference play, while GCU falls to 22-18 and 11-6 in league play.

Grand Canyon scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the first before the Aggies eventually tied the game 1-1 in the top of the fifth after collecting three straight two-out singles. Senior outfielder was the Aggie who tallied the RBI, his 22nd of the year.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Drops Series Opener At Grand Canyon

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PHOENIX, AZ - The New Mexico State baseball team dropped the series opener 6-3 to Grand Canyon, Friday, April 25 in Phoenix, Ariz. falling to 16-21 overall and 7-6 in Western Athletic Conference play. GCU moves to 22-17 overall and 11-5 in league play.

The Aggies started the game with a lead-off walk by outfielder Michael Medina and a single by shortstop Kent Black before getting on the board on a groundout by outfielder Michael Paulson. The NM State offense was held to just four more hits and put together a two-run ninth cutting the ‘Lopes lead in half.

NM State starter Christopher Bradley was credited with the loss and is now 3-5 on the year while GCU starter Andrew Naderer picked up the win after giving the Aggie bats trouble, striking out eight batters in 8.0 innings.

After the Aggies took a 1-0 lead to open the game, GCU bounced back in the bottom of the frame to tie it 1-1 on a sacrifice fly.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Sweeps Doubleheader At Utah Valley

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OREM, UT - The New Mexico State softball team won both games in their doubleheader against Utah Valley on Friday, April 25, in Orem, Utah. The Aggies' record improves to 28-21 and 10-4 in Western Athletic Conference play.

NM State entered the series with Utah Valley having dropped their last five games to Grand Canyon and the University of Arizona.

Sophomore Makayla McAdams got the start in the pitcher's circle for the Aggies in game one of the doubleheader but struggled to find the strike zone early on and made it through two innings before being replaced by senior Celisha Walker in the third inning.

NM State started the game strong by posting the first run of the game in the top of the first inning to take the early lead. The Wolverines answered in the bottom of the inning with a two-run home run that gave them the early 2-1 lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Sim Bhullar Declares For NBA Draft

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State men’s basketball head coach Marvin Menzies announced on Wednesday, April 23 that center Sim Bhullar has decided to forego his remaining collegiate eligibility by entering his name into the 2014 NBA Draft.

Bhullar, who was named the 2013 and 2014 Western Athletic Conference Tournament MVP and led the league in blocks (3.37/game) and shooting percentage (64.8), had two years of eligibility left with NM State. Helping his team reach the NCAA Tournament each year he was with NM State, Bhullar averaged 10.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game in 65 games played.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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