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 >>

Aggie Baseball Falls 18-3 On Saturday Night To GCU

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team (5-29-1, 2-11-1 WAC) fell 18-3 to Grand Canyon (22-17, 11-2), Saturday, April 18 at Presley Askew Field to even up the weekend series.

The Aggies posted three runs on nine hits and committed three errors as GCU crossed the plate 18 times on 21 hits.

The game started with the Lopes’ lead-off batter getting on base with an error, which lead to four runs crossing the dish. NM State junior right fielder Joseph Koerper was able to get on with a double in the bottom of the inning but didn’t score making it a 4-0 ballgame after the first.

GCU scored three more times in the top of the second to take a 7-0 lead and one run crossed the plate for the Aggies on a wild pitch in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead down to six.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Run-Rules GCU 12-2 In Series Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team (5-27-1, 2-10-1 WAC) combined a strong pitching performance from senior Billy Conard with an offensive explosion to defeat Grand Canyon (21-17, 10-2 WAC) 12-2 in seven innings during game one of a three-game Western Athletic Conference series at Presley Askew Field.

A crowd of just under 1,000 Aggie fans saw right-hander Conard work all seven innings for the first complete game for any NM State hurler this season. He finished the night with five strikeouts while giving up only one walk and two runs. Conard had great run support from his offense has the Aggie bats finished the night with 12 runs on 12 hits. Conard is now 3-4 on the season and has a team-high 35 strikeouts on the year.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Sweeps Doubleheader At Bakersfield; Clinches Top Seed In WAC Tournament

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - The New Mexico State softball team got great pitching in the circle to sweep a Western Athletic Conference doubleheader from CSU Bakersfield on Friday at the Roadrunner Softball Complex, taking game one 1-0 and game two 7-2.

The Aggies (37-12, 11-0 WAC), known for their high-power offense, used great starting pitching from Karysta Donisthorpe and Dallas McBride along with a clutch relief performance from Makayla McAdams to remain perfect in WAC games and secure the No. 1 seed in the upcoming WAC Tournament in Las Cruces.

“It was nice to secure the top seed for the WAC Tournament,” Aggie head coach Kathy Rodolph said. “However, in order to accomplish all of our team goals we need to make sure we compete pitch to pitch. Karysta and Dallas both did a great job of doing this in the circle today. I am confident we will commit to that mindset tomorrow.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Equestrian Places 13 On NCEA Academic Teams

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

WACO, TX - New Mexico State had 13 student-athletes receive academic honors on Wednesday as the National Collegiate Equestrian Association announced the Beval Saddlery Academic Teams and the La Hacienda Academic Honor Roll.

The teams recognize student-athletes for success both in the arena and in the classroom during the 2014-15 academic year.

The Aggies placed eight riders on the Beval Saddlery NCEA Academic First Team to join South Carolina, who placed nine riders on the first team, as the schools with the most first team selections. NM State added two more on the second team and two honorable mentions.

Seniors Marissa Bartmann, Brynn Larson and Amber Tassel lead the Aggie contingent on the first team, and are joined by juniors Chelsea Brady, Julie Frey, Elizabeth Solomon, Rianna Storey and sophomore Jaimie Story.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Defeats Rival UNM 4-2

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team got to 35 wins on Tuesday after defeating its in-state rival New Mexico for the second time this season, a 4-2 decision at the NM State Softball Complex.

Freshman Dallas McBride, fresh off of being named the Western Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week, started in the circle for the Aggies (35-12) and pitched five innings while only allowing four hits and two runs to improve to 11-5 on the season. McBride struck out seven Lobos (24-21), tying a career high.

Karysta Donisthorpe came on in relief and got the final six outs to receive her second save of the season.

At the plate, Fiana Finau provided all the offense NM State needed as the junior slammed her WAC-leading 19th home run of the season, a three-run shot to left field that capped off a four-run third inning, the only inning the Aggies would score in.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Patrick Pfister Named WAC Men's Tennis Athlete Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M - New Mexico State men’s tennis player Patrick Pfister has earned Western Athletic Conference men’s tennis Athlete of the Week honors for the week of April 6-12, the conference announced on Tuesday.

“I’m very happy Patrick (Pfister) was recognized by the WAC,” NM State head coach Carlos Vargas said. “It’s well deserved especially because of his hard work and great play.”

Pfister, a senior from Dresden, Germany, concluded the regular season by going unbeaten in doubles and singles’ play in the final weekend. Last Friday, Pfister picked up a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Seattle U’s Tanner Berkabile. The following day, Pfister defeated Chicago State’s Rashley Yeremia, 6-0, 6-2. Pfister and partner Christofer Goncalves also claimed two doubles’ victories over the weekend at the No. 1 spot.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Camille Orito Named WAC Women's Golfer Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Camille Orito has been named the Western Athletic Conference Women's Golfer of the Week for Apr. 6 – Apr. 12.

Orito, a sophomore from Fresno, Calif. (Clovis West HS), took ninth at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic after shooting a five-over 221. She shot a two-under 70 on the final day help the Aggies to a seventh place finish among 22 teams. Orito had the fourth-most birdies with nine over the two-day event.