Aggie Baseball Sweeps Towson Series With 9-8 Walk Off Victory

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Senior Cameron Haskins clinched the series sweep over Towson on Sunday with a walk-off RBI single on Sunday afternoon at Presley Askew Field. It was the first series sweep for the Aggies since April 6, 2014 against Northern Colorado, and the first 3-0 start since 2014.

The game start off with a bang as Towson shortstop Richie Palacios doubled in the second at-bat of the game. A.J. Gallo’s single up the middle plated Palacios for the first run of the game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Wins A Pair On Final Day Of Troy Cox Classic

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The NM State softball team defeated both Creighton and Western Michigan to close out the Troy Cox Classic on Sunday at the NM State Softball Complex. The Aggies topped Creighton 9-0 and beat Western Michigan 8-0.

Game One

The Aggies (9-2) had nine runs and eight RBIs on 13 hits against Creighton. Rachel Rodriguez and Fiana Finau scored two runs each. Emma Adams racked up a game-high three hits and four RBI, which included a bases-loaded home run. In 5.0 innings pitched, Karysta Donisthorpe had two strikeouts and allowed just one hit.

Creighton’s (4-6) Sydnee Eck pitched 2.0 innings and allowed eight runs on 11 hits as she faced 19 batters.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men's Basketball Notches 20th Win Of The Season In 70-57 Victory Over Seattle

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Aggies used a strong second half to grab the program's 29th 20-win season with a come-from-behind 70-57 win over Seattle U. Saturday night at the Pan American Center.

It's the fifth straight 20-win season for the Aggies, and the seventh in the nine seasons under coach Marvin Menzies.

The Aggies (20-9, 11-1) clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament with the win, while the Redhawks (12-14, 6-6) lost their third straight contest. NM State also picked up their 35th consecutive WAC home win, extending the nation's second-longest conference home court win streak.

"I was really pleased we were able to come out with a victory after playing so bad the first half," said Menzies. "Our defense force turnovers in the second half which led to our offense."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Basketball With 14th Straight With 66-56 Win At Seattle

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SEATTLE, WA - A solid shooting night and huge first quarter on Saturday saw NM State win its 14th-straight game of the season and remain undefeated in Western Athletic Conference play with a 66-56 win over Seattle U at the Connolly Center.

The win moves NM State to 23-3 on the year and one game closer to the program record of 15-straight victories set in the latter half of the 1987-88 season.

"We had a lot of kids step up tonight," head women's basketball coach Mark Trakh said. "Tyesha is finally coming back from an injury and playing like the player she was when we recruited her. Brooke and Sasha shot well for us on the offensive end, and Tamera William continues to be a rock for us on the defensive end, locking down the opposing team's best shooter."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Crushes Towson 17-3

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - For the second game in a row, junior Daniel Johnson led the way for the Aggies with three-for-three day, including two home runs and five RBI. Juniors Austin Botello and L.J. Hatch also played large roles in the 17-3 win over Towson, with three RBI a piece.

The Aggies got on the board in the first inning as junior Trey Stine doubled to right-center field, and was brought in on the next play as junior Jaron Balman singled to left-center making the score 1-0.

NM State continued the offensive production in the second inning as both freshman Jason Bush and junior Brent Sakurai both singled back-to-back. Daniel Johnson brought both home with a three-run blast to right field, his first homer of the day.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Splits On Day Two Of Troy Cox Classic

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - After falling 8-0 to No. 14 Oklahoma, the NM State softball team found its stride offensively and defeated Campbell 10-1 on Saturday evening at the NM State Softball Complex on day two of the Troy Cox Classic.

Game One

NM State racked up four hits against the Sooners. Makayla McAdams, after allowing three runs in the second inning, prevented Oklahoma from scoring for three-straight innings. She threw two strikeouts and faced 28 batters. Oklahoma's Paige Parker pitched 6.0 innings and allowed four hits and one walk.

The Aggies held the Sooners scoreless in the first inning for the second game in a row as the visiting team was retired in order. The Aggies put two on base in the bottom of the inning, but both were left stranded to leave the game at 0-0 heading into the second inning.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Opens 2016 With 8-5 Come From Behind Victory Over Towson

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Junior Daniel Johnson’s three-RBI night led the Aggies in a 8-5 comeback win over Towson in the season opener on Friday night at Presley Askew Field. NM State is now 28-27 in season openers, and have now won five of the last six.

“I don’t think you could draw up a better first win than that,” said head coach Brian Green. “To be down early with things not going your way, and have to scratch all the way back. The biggest thing early in the season is to see if you can keep a lead and if you can come back. To have our first win be a comeback win was good for us.”
The Aggies were the first to break the seal in the home half of the third inning, when junior Brent Sakurai’s sacrifice fly to center brought home redshirt-sophomore Mason Fishback.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Splits On Day One Of Troy Cox Classic

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - After dropping an 11-1 decision to No. 14 Oklahoma and falling behind 5-0 against Western Michigan, Fiana Finau racked up six RBIs as the NM State softball team scored 11 runs in the bottom of the sixth to defeat the Broncos 15-5 on Friday night.

Game One

The Aggies had one run and one RBI on four hits, while Oklahoma racked up 11 runs and 11 RBI on 11 hits. Karysta Donisthorpe pitched 3.2 innings and had one strikeout while allowing three earned runs, her first allowed of the season. Paige Parker, the 2015 NFCA Freshman of the Year, pitched 5.0 innings and gave up four hits and one run.

NM State held the Sooners scoreless through three batters in the top of the first inning. Rachel Rodriguez hit a base single in the bottom of the inning, but was left stranded as the game remained 0-0 heading into the second.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Basketball Clinches Outright WAC Regular Season Title With 67-59 Win At Bakersfield

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BAKERSFIELD, CA - The New Mexico State women's basketball team captured its second-straight Western Athletic Conference championship on Saturday thanks to veteran play from Shanice Davis and Moriah Mack. The two combined for 37 points in the Aggies' 67-59 victory over CSU Bakersfield at the Icardo Center, giving NM State its 13th-straight victory.

"Have to tip my hat to CSU Bakersfield, it was the best defense we've seen all year," said head coach Mark Trakh. "Their kids played hard and well, but I'm proud of my kids for gutting it out. It was just a very well-played conference game."

With the win tonight, NM State (22-3, 11-0) secured the No. 1 seed in the WAC Tournament (March 9-12), and will have a bye in the quarterfinals.

Down 45-41 heading into the final 10 minutes of play, New Mexico State's defense finally turned up the heat on CSU Bakersfield and forced the 'Runners into seven turnovers.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men's Basketball Defeats Bakersfield 63-55

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Aggies used a 15-2 run coming down the stretch to put away CSU Bakersfield on the way to a 63-55 win Thursday night at the Pan American Center.

The Aggies (19-9, 10-1) won their 34th consecutive WAC home game, extending the nation's second-longest conference home court winning streak. The 'Runners (19-8, 12-3) saw their four-game winning streak come to an end.

"It was an interesting game," said NM State head coach Marvin Menzies. "I don't think either team was very effective offensively. Luckily they were less effective than we were, and that was a direct result of our defense."  Continue Reading This Post >>