Aggie Men's Golf Wins Third Consecutive WAC Title

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LITCHFIELD, AZ - The New Mexico State men’s golf team held on to the lead winning its third consecutive Western Athletic Conference title and its eighth in 10 years after marking a combined-team score of 2-under-par 861 (287-288-286) on the Heritage Course at the Wigwam Golf Club (7,161 yards, par 72).

Four out of the five participating Aggies placed in the top 10 with senior Brett Walker pacing his team with a 3-under-par 213 (70-73-70) to finish in a tie for second. Walker played very well on par 4 holes and ended the tournament with 13 birdies over 54 holes of play. He was named a second team All-WAC selection.

“We came into this week with a lot of expectations and sometimes it is hard to overcome those expectations and be successful,” head coach Mike Dirks said. The guys played steady golf and made pars and putts when we had to. Again, that was expected but it’s not easy to accomplish.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Golf Wins Second Consecutive WAC Title

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LITCHFIELD, AZ - Juniors Viviana Macias and Kacey Dalpes placed first and second respectively in the 2015 Western Athletic Conference Championship to guide the New Mexico State women’s golf team to its second consecutive conference title with a combined-team score of 869 (292-285-292) on the 6,291 yard, par 72 Heritage Course at the Wigwam Golf Club in Litchfield, Ariz.

Macias takes home the individual title marking a 1-under-par 215 (71-72-72) winning her first tournament of the 2014-15 season and of her career. She finished second in the 2014 WAC Tournament and Dalpes finished in a tie for third last year.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Falls To Rio Grande Rival In Albuquerque

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team (6-30-1) struggled in a mid-week game against Rio Grande Rival, New Mexico (24-16) falling 22-3 at Lobo Field in Albuquerque, Tuesday, April 21.

NM State scored the first run of the game on an RBI single from senior third baseman Derek Umphres in the top of the second to take a 1-0 lead. The lead didn’t last long as the Lobos answered back crossing the plate five times in the bottom of the second and scored another seven runs in the bottom of the third to take a 12-1 lead.

The Aggies were able to string together 10 hits but could only get one base runner in scoring position from third through seventh innings. NM State scored again in the top of the ninth when Jay Sheely hit a two-RBI double to left centerfield.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Quinnton Mack Named WAC Hitter Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO – New Mexico State’s Quinnton Mack has been named Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week for Apr. 13 – Apr. 19.

Mack, a senior outfielder from Las Vegas (Las Vegas HS), hit .600 on the week, going 9-for-15 in games against Washington State and Grand Canyon. Mack was crucial in New Mexico State’s series win over Grand Canyon, going 3-for-4 with a pair of runs in Friday’s win before wrapping up the series with a 4-for-5 day in Sunday’s series-clinching victory. He totaled five RBIs on the week, including a home run on Monday at Washington State.

Aggie Baseball Defeats GCU 11-7

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team (6-29-1, 3-11-1 WAC) hammered out 18 hits and a great pitching performance from seniors Riley Barr and Bob Kraft to defeat Grand Canyon (22-18, 11-3) 11-7, Sunday, April 19 at Presley Askew Field.

Right-handed started Barr worked 6.0 innings and gave up three earned runs to pick up his first win of the year while left-hander Kraft finished the game working 3.0 innings striking out two batters two earn his first save of the season. GCU reliever Jaren Drummond was credited with the loss as he gave up the go-ahead run in the fourth inning.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Softball Falls 3-0 At Bakersfield

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BAKERSFIELD, CA - For the first time this season the New Mexico State softball team lost a Western Athletic Conference game as CSU Bakersfield upended the Aggies 3-0 on Saturday afternoon at the Roadrunner Softball Complex.

The loss drops NM State to 37-13 in 50 games this season and 11-1 in WAC play. The ‘Runners improve to 17-22 overall and 5-7 in the conference. The Aggies do leave Bakersfield, however, with a 2-1 series win.

“I thought we had another solid outing from our pitchers, but CSUB showed a tough competitive spirit today,” NM State head coach Kathy Rodolph said. “We played like we had a target on our back. We need to adjust our mindset and instead put the target on any opponent we face.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Falls 18-3 On Saturday Night To GCU

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team (5-29-1, 2-11-1 WAC) fell 18-3 to Grand Canyon (22-17, 11-2), Saturday, April 18 at Presley Askew Field to even up the weekend series.

The Aggies posted three runs on nine hits and committed three errors as GCU crossed the plate 18 times on 21 hits.

The game started with the Lopes’ lead-off batter getting on base with an error, which lead to four runs crossing the dish. NM State junior right fielder Joseph Koerper was able to get on with a double in the bottom of the inning but didn’t score making it a 4-0 ballgame after the first.

GCU scored three more times in the top of the second to take a 7-0 lead and one run crossed the plate for the Aggies on a wild pitch in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead down to six.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Run-Rules GCU 12-2 In Series Opener

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team (5-27-1, 2-10-1 WAC) combined a strong pitching performance from senior Billy Conard with an offensive explosion to defeat Grand Canyon (21-17, 10-2 WAC) 12-2 in seven innings during game one of a three-game Western Athletic Conference series at Presley Askew Field.

A crowd of just under 1,000 Aggie fans saw right-hander Conard work all seven innings for the first complete game for any NM State hurler this season. He finished the night with five strikeouts while giving up only one walk and two runs. Conard had great run support from his offense has the Aggie bats finished the night with 12 runs on 12 hits. Conard is now 3-4 on the season and has a team-high 35 strikeouts on the year.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Sweeps Doubleheader At Bakersfield; Clinches Top Seed In WAC Tournament

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BAKERSFIELD, CA - The New Mexico State softball team got great pitching in the circle to sweep a Western Athletic Conference doubleheader from CSU Bakersfield on Friday at the Roadrunner Softball Complex, taking game one 1-0 and game two 7-2.

The Aggies (37-12, 11-0 WAC), known for their high-power offense, used great starting pitching from Karysta Donisthorpe and Dallas McBride along with a clutch relief performance from Makayla McAdams to remain perfect in WAC games and secure the No. 1 seed in the upcoming WAC Tournament in Las Cruces.

“It was nice to secure the top seed for the WAC Tournament,” Aggie head coach Kathy Rodolph said. “However, in order to accomplish all of our team goals we need to make sure we compete pitch to pitch. Karysta and Dallas both did a great job of doing this in the circle today. I am confident we will commit to that mindset tomorrow.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Equestrian Places 13 On NCEA Academic Teams

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WACO, TX - New Mexico State had 13 student-athletes receive academic honors on Wednesday as the National Collegiate Equestrian Association announced the Beval Saddlery Academic Teams and the La Hacienda Academic Honor Roll.

The teams recognize student-athletes for success both in the arena and in the classroom during the 2014-15 academic year.

The Aggies placed eight riders on the Beval Saddlery NCEA Academic First Team to join South Carolina, who placed nine riders on the first team, as the schools with the most first team selections. NM State added two more on the second team and two honorable mentions.

Seniors Marissa Bartmann, Brynn Larson and Amber Tassel lead the Aggie contingent on the first team, and are joined by juniors Chelsea Brady, Julie Frey, Elizabeth Solomon, Rianna Storey and sophomore Jaimie Story.  Continue Reading This Post >>