Aggies Fall To Bakersfield 7-6 In WAC Series Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA New Mexico State came up just short on Friday as they fell to CSU Bakersfield. The Aggies’ bullpen pitched well enough to get the win, as Chris Butcher, Ruger Rodriguez and Joe Galindo combined to only allow one hit and strike out six ‘Runners in five innings. Rodriguez, a native of Los Chaves, N.M., punched out four CSUB batters, setting a new career high.

The Roadrunners started off hot with a leadoff single up the middle. Another base hit put runners on the corners. The first run of the game came in on a double to left. The second run scored on a groundout to short. They would score two more in the second inning, with both runs coming in on a single through the left side.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Holds Off Bakersfield 6-5

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - After an hour and 20 minute weather delay, the NM State softball team came from behind to defeat CSU Bakersfield 6-5 on a rainy Friday night at the NM State Softball Complex.

The Aggies (30-19, 9-1 WAC) scored six runs and amassed six RBIs on five hits. Tatum Reedy went 1-for-3 with a run and four RBIs after she hit her seventh home run of the season. Makayla McAdams pitched 4.1 innings and had three strikeouts in 20 batters faced.

CSU Bakersfield (13-27, 5-5 WAC) scored five runs and had five RBIs in seven hits. Amber Mills pitched 3.1 innings and had one strikeout in 19 batters faced.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Seven Aggies Earn NCEA Academic All-American Honors

WACO, TX – The National Collegiate Equestrian Association has announced the Beval Saddlery Academic Teams and the La Hacienda Academic Honor Roll, recognizing student-athletes for success both in the arena and in the classroom during the 2015-16 academic year.

These student-athletes were honored at the NCEA Championship last week in Waco, Texas.

The criteria for the awards is listed below:

Beval Saddlery Academic First Team

Must have competed in a minimum of 70 percent of their school’s meets, not including demo or exhibition rides. Earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 while maintaining full-time enrollment in the previous spring and fall semesters, respectively.

Beval Saddlery Academic Second Team  Continue Reading This Post >>

Kelsey Horton Named One Of 25 Finalists For NFCA National Freshman Of The Year

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LOUISVILLE, KY - NM State softball player Kelsey Horton has been selected to the 2016 Schutt Sport/NFCA Division I National Freshman of the Year Top 25 list, announced by the association Thursday.

Horton, who has started all 48 games at first base for the Aggies this season, leads the WAC in slugging percentage (.748), runs scored (47), home runs (13) and total bases (110), and ranks second in batting average (.395), hits (58) and RBIs (44). She ranks 23rd nationally in home runs, 27th in RBIs and 43rd in slugging percentage.

The list will be narrowed to 10 finalists on Thursday, May 12, and the top three finalists will be announced on Wednesday, May 25. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, May 31. The complete Top 25 list is below.

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Aggie Softball Shuts Out UTEP On Tuesday Night

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EL PASO, TX - Emma Adams tied the program record for career doubles with her 42nd double as the NM State softball team defeated Battle of I-10 rival 12-0 on Tuesday at Helen of Troy Field.

The Aggies (29-19) scored 12 runs and amassed eight RBIs on 13 hits. Fiana Finau went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and three runs, which included her ninth home run of the season. Kayla Green pitched 4.0 innings and had two strikeouts in 13 batters faced.

UTEP (19-24) had one hit. Kaitlin Fifield pitched 4.0 innings and allowed nine runs on 11 hits with three strikeouts in 26 batters faced.

The Aggies took the lead in the top of the first inning. Kelsey Horton hit a single to left field. Finau then hit a single up the middle and advanced to third on an error, while Horton scored on the play. Corrin Green doubled to straightaway center to score Finau as NM State took a 2-0 advantage.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Meet APR Standards In All Sports For 2014-15

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State University Athletics once again posted tremendous Academic Progress Rate (APR) results on Wednesday when the NCAA released its annual reports.

Using data from the 2014-15 academic year, all NM State sports ranked above the 930 mark for the second time since the NCAA instituted the APR as a measuring tool starting with the 2004-05 year. Schools with a four-year score below 930 could be subject to penalties including reduced practice time and loss of postseason.

“I am very pleased that we have put together two consecutive years of having all our programs above 930, and again have programs nationally recognized,” said NM State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia. “It shows we have made a great effort to move the needle, but we are far from satisfied and our coaches and staff will continue to preach academic integrity and hard work in the classroom to continue to improve our scores.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Sweep Weekly WAC Softball Awards

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DENVER, CO - NM State’s Corrin Green and Kayla Green have been named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for April 11-17. This is the first honor of the season and second of her career for Corrin Green and the first-ever honor for Kayla Green.

Corrin Green, a sophomore designated player from Glendale, Ariz., hit .833 with five hits, one home run, four RBIs and two walks in a road series at Grand Canyon. She posted a 1.333 slugging percentage and .875 on-base percentage over the three games. In the first game of the series as a pinch hitter, she walked in her only plate appearance. In the nightcap, Corrin Green went 2-for-2 with a home run, a walk and two RBIs. She closed out the series with a 3-for-4 performance, driving in two runs.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Defeats GCU 9-1, Wins Series

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PHOENIX, AZ - The NM State softball team secured the series victory over Grand Canyon on Saturday night as they captured a 9-1 win at Stapleton-Pierson Stadium. The Aggies fell 6-5 in game one on Friday before bouncing back to top the Lopes 8-0 in game two.

The Aggies (28-19, 8-1 WAC) scored nine runs and amassed seven RBIs on 10 hits. Corrin Green was 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Kayla Green pitched 5.0 innings and had one strikeout in 29 batters faced.

Grand Canyon (29-15, 4-5) scored one run and had one RBI on three hits. Taylor Nowlin collected two strikeouts and allowed seven runs on six hits in 21 batters faced.

The Aggies took the lead in the top of the first inning. Fahren Glackin was walked and advanced to third as Fiana Finau hit a double to right center. Glackin and Finau both scored as Green hit a single to right center to give NM State a 2-0 advantage.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Defense Dominates Annual Spring Game

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The 2016 spring game gave Aggie fans something to look forward to on Saturday, as the defense flexed its muscle against the offense.

The defense finished with three sacks, two interceptions (one for a touchdown) and two forced fumbles (one recovered).

The first fumble came in the second quarter when Brett Kowalski knocked the ball loss from Xavier Hall. Luckily, Hall was able to recover the ball. The offense (Crimson) eventually found its way into the end zone when King Burke powered his way in.

Conner Cramer, playing in front of the Aggie faithful for the first time, wound up orchestrating both scoring drives for NM State. The first drive was a 17-play, 90-yard drive in the second series and then again in the third on a 14-play, 80-yard drive.  Continue Reading This Post >>