Aggie State Softball Extends Win Streak To Nine Straight

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team ran its winning streak to nine in a row with wins over Tulsa and North Dakota Saturday evening at the NMSU Softball Complex.

NM State upended Tulsa 12-10 and fought past North Dakota 19-13.

“Both wins were great team efforts,” NM State head coach Kathy Rodolph said following the win over North Dakota. “What I like about this team is our overall depth on offense. We can sub in a player and we don’t lose a lot at the plate. We were a little disappointed with our defense, but we’ll continue to get better in that area.”

In game one against the Golden Hurricanes, NM State used a fast start to gain early momentum. Tatum Reedy’s two RBI single highlighted a four-run first inning and the Aggies led 4-1 after one complete.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Basketball Picks Up 20th Win

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

CHICAGO, IL - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team concluded its regular-season schedule by defeating Chicago State, 62-54, on Saturday afternoon inside the Jones Convocation Center.

The Aggies finish the regular season 20-7 overall and 13-1 in Western Athletic Conference play. They will head into the WAC Tournament next week winners of four in a row and 16 of their last 17 games.

NM State gets to 20 wins for the first time since the 2007-08 season when the team went 23-9. It is also the most wins and best record in conference play for the Aggies since joining the WAC.

The 13 WAC wins is the most conference wins since going 14-4 in the Big West in 1996. The 13-1 record is also the second-best record in conference play in program history, only outdone by the 10-0 High Country Athletic Conference finish in 1988.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Basketball Pulls Away Late For 69-48 Victory At UTPA

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EDINBURG, TX - The New Mexico State Aggies had to spend four extra days in south Texas before playing Texas-Pan American, but Tshilidzi Nephawe made it payoff as the Aggies beat the Broncs 69-48 Wednesday night at UTPA Fieldhouse.

Nephawe racked up his fourth double-double of the season in leading the Aggies with 19 points and 14 rebounds to go with two blocked shots, two assists and a steal.

The Aggies (20-10, 12-1 WAC) collected their fourth straight 20-win season under head coach Marvin Menzies, as well as the sixth time in Menzies eighth season. It was the 26th time to win 20 games for the NM State program.

UT-Pan American (9-20, 3-10) lost its third straight and the seventh time in the last eight games.

“We played fantastic defense,” said Menzies. “We forced them into some bad shots. Offensively we stepped up, especially Chili (Nephawe).”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Falls 10-0 At Arizona

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TUCSON, AZ - The New Mexico State baseball team was shutout for the first time this season falling 10-0 to Arizona at Hi Corbett Field in Tucson, Ariz., Wednesday, March 4. The Aggies are now 1-12 on the season while Arizona moves to 12-4.

Both pitching staffs picked up six strikeouts but the NM State offense was only able to put three hits up on the board with designated hitter Michael Barrientos, first baseman Michael Paulson and right fielder Phillip Clark each getting a hit. The Wildcats crossed the plate 10 times on 14 hits.

Starting left-handed pitcher Robert Kraft was credited with the loss after working 4.2 innings and striking out five Wildcat batters. Arizona reliever Rio Gomez picked up his first win of the year as he came into the game during the fifth inning and stayed in the game for 2.1 innings on the mound.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Brianna Freeman Named WAC Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State women’s basketball sophomore Brianna Freeman continues to make her case for the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year as the forward from Killeen, Texas, has been named the WAC Player of the Week for the second-consecutive week, the conference announced Monday.

Freeman finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds, both game highs, in an 80-60 win over Texas-Pan American on Saturday as the Aggies secured an outright conference title, their first-ever WAC regular-season championship and the first conference title for the program in 20 years.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Corrin Green Named WAC Hitter Of The Week

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DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Corrin Green has been named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week for Feb. 23-March 2. This is the first-ever WAC Hitter of the Week honor for Green.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Fall To UIW In High-Scoring Game

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team scored 13 runs on Sunday but lost to Incarnate Word in the rubber-match at Presley Askew Field, Sunday, March 1.

The Aggies fell 15-13 to the Cardinals and are now 1-10 on the season. NM State posted 13 hits on the day that included a home run from two-run home run from third baseman Derek Umphres in the fourth and a triple from centerfielder Quinton Mack in the seventh. Mack had the most productive day of all Aggie batters going 3-of-5 on the afternoon.

“It’s a tough loss but it all-in-all I think we are getting better,” head coach Brian Green said. “I want to thank all the fans for coming out again today. We all appreciate the support and need everyone to continue to come out and help us out.”

There were 888 fans in attendance at Sunday’s game and over 3,100 on the entire weekend.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Basketball Wins Outright WAC Regular Season Title

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - For the first time in 20 years the New Mexico State women’s basketball team stands alone atop a conference as the Aggies won the outright Western Athletic Conference regular-season championship on Saturday after handling Texas-Pan American, 80-60, in front of a raucous Pan American crowd.

NM State (19-7, 12-1 WAC) wins its final 12 home games after losing the first two and has now won 19 of its last 21 games. The 19 wins surpass the 18 the Aggies had in 2009-10, the last time they earned a postseason nod.

The 12 WAC wins is the most ever since joining the conference in 2005 and is the most conference wins since that 1994-95 season when NM State went 14-4 in the Big West and last won a conference championship.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Defeats Incarnate Word 8-7 In 12 Innings; Green Picks Up First Career Coaching Victory

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State baseball head coach Brian Green tallied his first-career win as a head coach as the Aggies defeated Incarnate Word, 8-7 in 12 innings of play at Presley Askew Field, Saturday, Feb. 28.

NM State took an early 5-2 lead but UIW eventually came back and sent the game into extra innings. With one out to start the bottom of the 12th inning second baseman Aaron Duran reached base safely when he was hit by a pitch. He advanced to second on a single through the right side by leftfielder Daniel Johnson and senior first baseman Michael Paulson marked the winning RBI on a single to right. Relief pitcher, right-hander Billy Conard got his first win of the season after entering the game in the seventh and working 6.0 innings, striking out seven batters.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Wraps Up Play In Las Vegas With Pair Of Victories

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - The New Mexico State softball team finished 5-0 at the Alexis Park Resort Classic hosted by UNLV after two final-inning wins on Saturday, first versus Wisconsin, 8-7, on a walk-off home run, and then against DePaul, 8-6, after two runs in the final inning.

The Aggies (13-7) began the day by defeating the Badgers (5-9) for the second time in as many days, but it wasn’t easy as NM State trailed 7-4 in the bottom of the seventh before freshman Corrin Green slammed a walk-off two-run home run that wrapped up a four-run final inning for the Aggies.  Continue Reading This Post >>