The Aggie baseball team extracted a little revenge last night for it's doubleheader losses last week winning 15-2. The Aggies scored all 15 runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings to blow open what had previously been a pitcher's duel. The Aggies have had solid outings from their starters over the past week and if they can get production like they did last night from their staff, they will be tough to beat. There is just no holding this Aggie offense down, you might be able to do it for a couple innings but once they start hitting the ball, it's lights out.
Aggie hitting coach and Hall of Famer Gary Ward told the ball club in between one of the innings, "Let's get the first one on the board, it's always hardest to get the first one, then the rest come easy." The Aggies proceeded to go out and get 15 runs over the next three innings. That's why he's in the Hall of Fame folks...
The Aggies are back in action against the Lobos today. There are conflicting reports as to whether the game starts at 3:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m., we'll try to get those ironed out and let everyone know. You can follow the action on the radio in Las Cruces on KSNM AM 570, via streaming audio through Aggie Access (subscription required) and of course through GameTracker via the UNM athletic website.
The Aggie softball team came agonizingly close to winning their conference opening series against #17 Hawai'i. The Aggies and Wahine were also locked in a pitcher's duel with the score tied 0-0 heading into the seventh inning. The Aggies got a two out double in the top half of the inning but couldn't bring home the potential game winning run. The Wahine loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning and scored the eventual game winning run on a single. The Aggies fall to 1-2 in conference play and host Nevada this weekend at the NMSU Softball Complex.
Be sure to check out Brynja Rodgers' first entry in her Aggie Volleyball Diary. Brynja will be filing entries in the Aggie Volleyball Diary taking over for departed senior and Daily Aggie favorite, Jordan Bostic. The Aggies are in action this weekend in a spring tournament in Tucson. The field originally included Arizona State and Northern Arizona as well as the University of Arizona and NMSU, however ASU and NAU have dropped out and it will only be the Aggies and Cats.
On to today's links...
The UNM athletic website recaps the Aggies' 15-2 blowout victory over the Lobos at Isotopes Park last night.
The Hawai'i athletic website recaps the 1-0 pitcher's duel between the Aggies and Wahine.