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Dominique Galloway Named WAC Women's Golfer Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State women’s golf sophomore Dominique Galloway was named the Western Athletic Conference Golfer of the Week on Wednesday.

This is the first golfer of the week accolade for the Rio Rancho, N.M., native after taking home WAC Golfer of the Month this past October. It is also NM State’s second-straight weekly honor.

After a shooting a 1-over 73 card in the first round of the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic, Galloway carved her way through the course and recorded rounds of 70 and 71 for a 2-under 214 card this past Tuesday. The 2-under 214 total was good enough to tie her for second amongst a field of 111 while also leading the Aggies to a second-place team finish – the team’s best finish this spring.

This is Galloway’s fourth top-five finish this season while her 11 rounds under par is just one shy of teammate Pun Chanachai for the team lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Loses 2-1 On Walk Off Home Run Against No. 4 Texas Tech

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MIDLAND, TX - The New Mexico State baseball team traveled to Midland, Texas for a midweek clash with No. 4 Texas Tech at Security Bank Ballpark on Tuesday. The Aggies went up early and carried a tie ballgame into the ninth before a walk off home run from the Red Raiders saw the Crimson & White fall, 2-1.

NM State (16-13) started Matthew Perea in the midweek contest against Ryan Sublette on the mound for Texas Tech (24-6). Perea held the Red Raiders hitless and had five strikeouts through the first three innings before the Aggies jumped on the board.

With two outs in the top of the fourth, Trey Stine roped a double to left centerfield. In the next at-bat Caleb Henderson knocked a single through the right side to score Stine and put NM State on top 1-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Drops Midweek Game Against Lobos 13-4

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team hosted Battle of I-25 foe New Mexico at the NM State Softball Complex on Tuesday. The Aggies fell to the Lobos 13-4 in the midweek contest.

NM State's (18-15) Analise De La Roca earned the start in the circle and hit trouble when the freshman gave up a single to the first batter. The pitcher followed by giving up a double and a two-run homer to put the Aggies behind 3-0 before their first at-bat.

In the bottom of the frame, Fahren Glackin provided a spark for the NM State offense by hitting a triple out to right center field. Kelsey Horton followed with a single through the left side to score the senior from third.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Christofer Goncalves Named WAC Men's Tennis Athlete Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State men’s tennis senior Christofer Goncalves was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Tuesday, April 3, after a dominating opening weekend of league play.

This is the senior’s first player of the week honor this spring and first since winning back-to-back player of the month honors in the fall.

Goncalves clinched the first match of WAC player for the Aggies last Thursday when he took down UTRGV’s top singles player 6-4, 6-1 for his 20th win of the season. The Barquisimeto, Venezuela, product then defeated Chicago State’s Felix Savard on Friday with a 6-4, 6-3 victory.

NM State’s top singles player capped off his weekend clinching yet another match for the Aggies on Saturday after cruising past Seattle U’s Trenton Nield 6-1, 6-2.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Katara Nelson Named WAC Outdoor Track Athlete Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - For the second time this season, Katara Nelson was named the Western Athletic Conference Women's Track Athlete of the Week as announced by the league on Tuesday. This is the second award of Nelson's senior campaign and the Aggies' second accolade of the outdoor season.

Nelson took home first in the 200m dash at the Bobcat Invitational last weekend when she posted a time of 23.04. Her personal best time shattered the program record and ranks the senior ninth nationally in the event. She also competed on the relay team that recorded a time of 45.36 on its way to a first-place finish.

The New Mexico State track and field team is back in action on April 13 when the Aggie squad travels to San Diego for the Triton Invitational.

NMSU Softball Sweeps Doubleheader At UMKC, Sweeps WAC Series

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

KANSAS CITY, MO - The New Mexico State softball team continued Western Athletic Conference play on Saturday with a doubleheader against Kansas City at the Urban Youth Academy. The Aggies completed the series sweep by taking down the Roos 7-2 and 7-3.

“It’s great to get a sweep to open conference play,” head coach Kathy Rodolph said. “We had some strong contributions in the circle and many timely hits when we needed them.”

GAME ONE
After a scoreless inning for both teams, NM State (18-14) drew first blood in the second after Victoria Castro and Sarai Mejia reached on a pair of singles. In her first collegiate at bat, Analise De La Roca hit a booming double to right center to score the runners and give the Aggies the 2-0 advantage.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Loses Series In Finale Loss Against Sacramento State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team took on Western Athletic Conference foe Sacramento State in the series finale on Saturday at Presley Askew Field. After going down early, the Aggies looked to rally late but fell short in a 6-2 loss to the Hornets.

Following a scoreless opening frame, Sacramento State (11-14, 2-1 WAC) struck first in the top of the second. With two outs in the frame, the Hornets saw a two-out solo home run put NM State (16-12, 3-3 WAC) down 1-0. Then with runners on a first and second, Sac State knocked a single to left to bring in one run and the Aggies trailed 2-0 after two innings.

This deficit expanded for the Crimson & White in the top of the third. A fly out to center field put runners on the corners with one out as the Hornets threatened. The next batter then turned on a 1-2 pitch that carried over the right field wall for a three-run homer to put NM State down 5-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Downs UMKC 6-0 In WAC Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

KANSAS CITY, MO - New Mexico State softball opened Western Athletic Conference play on Friday night with a contest at the Urban Youth Academy against Kansas City. The Aggies took down the Roos 6-0 for their first victory in league play.

“It was a great start to conference play,” head coach Kathy Rodolph said. “Kayla Green and Mikayla Bongi did a great job in the circle for us while Nikki Butler and Amy Bergeson really led us offensively.”

After a pair of scoreless innings for both squads, Rachel Rodriguez got the NM State (16-14, 1-0 WAC) offense going when she reached on a single and followed the hit by recording a stolen base. Fahren Glackin walked and a pop out by Kelsey Horton helped both runners advance into scoring position. Nikki Butler posted a double to left center, bringing the seniors home for a 2-0 advantage over UMKC (10-23, 0-1 WAC).  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Falls To Sacramento State 7-3 In Game Two

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team took on Western Athletic Conference opponent Sacramento State in game two of a three-game series on Friday night at Presley Askew Field. An early barrage of runs from the Hornets put the Aggies in an early hole that they were not able to climb out of as they fell, 7-3.

Friday night’s matchup saw NM State (16-11, 3-2 WAC) starter Justin Dehn take on Sacramento State (10-14, 1-1 WAC) ace Parker Brahms. Each team got a runner in scoring position in the opening frame but failed to cross the plate.

Then the Hornets struck first in the top of the second. Following a batter being plunked, Sac State had runners on first and second with two outs. During the next at-bat an attempted steal of third base saw a throw go errant which allowed both runners to score and the Aggies trailed 2-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Opens Seattle Series With 8-2 Victory

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team opened a three-game series against Western Athletic Conference foe Sacramento State on Thursday night at Presley Askew Field. The Aggie bats put up runs over four innings and solid pitching allowed just three hits en route to an 8-2 victory in game one.

NM State (16-10, 3-1 WAC) sent ace Kyle Bradish to the mound for the series opener against Sacramento State (9-14, 0-1 WAC) right-hander Scott Randall. Bradish got rolling early tossing a one-two-three top half of the first before the Aggie offense opened the scoring.

In the bottom of the first, Mason Fishback singled to third base to put baserunners on first and second with just one out. Trey Stine then stepped to the dish and roped a triple to right centerfield to bring home both runners for a 2-0 NM State lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>