Pun Chanachai Headed To NCAA Women's Golf Regionals

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DENVER, CO - The National Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Division I Golf Regionals were selected Wednesday night. Following a standout sophomore season, including a second straight Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year honor, NM State’s Pun Chanachai was chosen as an NCAA individual qualifier for the Madison, Wisc. regional.

Chanachai earned the nod after leading the WAC in stroke average at 72.68. In 11 events played, the sophomore posted six top-5 finishes, including three individual championships. The Bangkok, Thailand native’s low round of 63 at the Col. Wollenberg’s Ram Classic set a new WAC record for low round and 14 of her 31 rounds were at or below par.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Golf Finishes Fourth At WAC Championship Tournament

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HUTCHINSON, KS - The New Mexico State men’s golf team completed play at the Western Athletic Conference Championship on Wednesday at the Prairie Dunes Country Club. After three days of tournament play, the Aggies finished in fourth place firing a 291-299-294—884 (+44).

Two NM State golfers finished among the top-10 on the individual leaderboard, led by senior Isaac Merry who posted a 70-70-74—214 (+4) and finished in a tie for second. Tadhg Campbell placed in ninth shooting a nine-over, 219, at the end of the conference tournament. Merry led the Aggies with nine birdies at the end of three rounds, while he and Campbell fired the only two eagles on the team.

Michael McGilton tied for 17th after shooting a 74-76-74—224 (+14) after three days of play. Then Tristin Goodwin tied for 21st with a score of 227 (+17) and Ryo Harada rounded out the squad in a tie for 28th firing a 231 (+21).  Continue Reading This Post >>

Joey Ortiz Named WAC Baseball Hitter Of The Week

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DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference announced it’s players of the week on Monday. Following a stellar weekend at the dish, NM State’s Joey Ortiz earned his second conference hitter of the week nod.

Ortiz led the WAC with a .500 batting average on the week and helped lead the Aggies to a 2-1 road series win over conference foe Northern Colorado. The series opener saw the sophomore go 3-for-3 from the dish with a pair of RBI and scoring one run himself.

This play was followed up in a 12-9 NM State victory in game two where the Garden Grove, Calif. native had a pair of base knocks with two RBI and three runs scored. Then in the series finale, Ortiz added another hit and run scored to help the Aggies to a 6-3 win and series victory.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball In Extra-Innings At Northern Colorado

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GREELEY, CO. – The New Mexico State Aggies got going an hour late due to a weather delay in game two versus Western Athletic Conference opponent Northern Colorado on Saturday afternoon at Jackson Field. The second game of the series was not decided in nine innings and it took Joey Ortiz and Trey Stine to drive in three runs in the eleventh to lead the Aggies to a 12-9 win over the Bears.

In a game full of lead changes, NM State (25-14, 10-4 WAC) got on the board first in the opening frame. A fly out to centerfield put runners on the corners with two outs where Tristen Carranza knocked a single to left to bring in the first run of the game. The next batter, Nick Gonzales, then laced a double to the same part of the field to bring home a pair of runs and the Aggies went up on Northern Colorado (21-18, 5-8 WAC), 3-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Splits Doubleheader At Utah Valley

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OREM, UT - The New Mexico State softball team closed out its series Western Athletic Conference opponent Utah Valley on Saturday from Wolverine Field. NM State evened the series with the 5-3 victory in the opening contest of the doubleheader but fell to the Wolverines 7-6 in the series finale.


After a scoreless inning for both squads, the Aggies (24-20, 9-3 WAC) fell behind in the bottom of the second when Analise De La Roca allowed a double and a home run to UVU (16-23, 7-4). However, NM State cut the deficit in half in the following frame when Fahren Glackin hit a solo home run over the centerfield fence.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Drops Doubleheader At No. 13 Arizona

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TUCSON, AZ - The New Mexico State softball team took on No. 13 Arizona in a doubleheader at Rita Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium on Wednesday. The Aggies fell 7-3 in the first contest against the Wildcats and 9-0 in a five-inning loss.


Samaria Diaz started in the circle for NM State (23-18, 8-1 WAC) and struggled in the first after giving up a one-out single. The following Arizona (29-12, 6-9 PAC 12) batter swung for the fences and a two-run homer to centerfield put New Mexico State behind 2-0. The deficit grew in the following inning as a solo home run by the Wildcats increased the three-run deficit.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Golf Finishes In Second Place At 2018 WAC Championships.

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PHOENIX, AZ - The New Mexico State women's golf team completed a tightly contested Western Athletic Conference Championship on Wednesday at The Legacy Golf Resort. The Aggies finished with scores of 290-288-291—869 (+17) for second place, one stroke behind conference champion Grand Canyon.

A pair of NM State golfers finished in the top-three, led by 2017 WAC Golfer of the Year Pun Chanachai who shot a 72-69-69—210 (-3) to finish in second place on the individual leaderboard. Kennedie Montoya tied for third shooting a 71-72-72—215 (+2). Chanachai led the Aggies with 11 birdies after 54 holes of play and Montoya followed just behind with 10.

Maria Prado finished in a tie for 17th after posting scores of 73-73-77—223 (+10). Dominique Galloway was two strokes behind Prado at 74-74-77—225 (+12) to tie for 20th and freshman Tiegan Taylor took 23rd firing a 78-75-73—226 (+13).  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Splits Doubleheader At Grand Canyon

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PHOENIX, AZ - The New Mexico State softball team took on Grand Canyon in a Western Athletic Conference doubleheader at the GCU Softball Complex on Friday night. Kelsey Horton's 17th home run of the season helped the Aggies defeat the Lopes 6-5 in the opening contest. Despite holding a 4-1 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh, NM State fell 5-4 in the second game of the series.


After a scoreless first inning for both squads, New Mexico State (22-16, 7-1 WAC) attacked the GCU (22-21, 3-4 WAC) defense beginning with a triple by Amy Bergeson. Sarai Mejia grounded out for the second out of the Aggies at-bat, but Bergeson was able to score on the play, giving New Mexico State the early 1-0 advantage.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Run-Rules Chicago State 15-2

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Early offensive power from the Aggie bats led to a 15-2 run-ruling of Chicago State in seven innings Friday night at Presley Askew Field for the New Mexico State baseball team.

Despite high winds dispersed throughout most of the game, NM State ace Kyle Bradish tossed six innings of work and gave up just two runs, one earned, on six hits with three walks and five punch outs – moving the junior to 5-1 on the year.

The Aggie (21-13, 7-3 WAC) offense got going early scoring four runs on back-to-back doubles from Caleb Henderson and Tristen Carranza. That second double from Carranza ran Chicago State’s (5-25, 0-10 WAC) starter off the mound before an inning-ending double play.

After a quick inning from Bradish, the Aggies tacked on three more runs thanks to some small ball and gave the righty a 7-0 cushion.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Green Notches 100th Career Coaching Win In 9-1 Victory Over UNM

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team traveled to Santa Ana Star Field for the first installment of the Battle of I-25 against in-state rival New Mexico on Tuesday night. A two-out rally in the second inning gave the Aggies a large lead that led to a 9-1 victory over the Lobos. The win marked the 100th career victory during head coach Brian Green’s tenure at NM State.

Following the milestone victory Green commented, “Getting 100 wins is a monumental thing and doing it against the Lobos is even more special. We have sputtered a bit on the road but the way we played tonight got us our fourth win in a row away from home. We pitched really well, played good defense and put in some quality at-bats, so it was a great effort from these guys tonight against the Lobos.”  Continue Reading This Post >>