Aggie Football Season Ticket Plans Announced

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State athletic department released the season and single-game price’s for the 2014 football season and have announced an exciting new initiative for children. Season tickets go on sale on May 26.

In order to make NM State home football games better for the whole family, season tickets for kids 12 and under will be just $50 for virtually any seat in the stadium. Only seats in sections G and GG are excluded from this special price. In addition, game day tickets for kids 12 and under will be just $5 in general admission or east side seats.

“We want to make NM State home football games the place to be for the whole community,” said NM State athletic director McKinley Boston. “With our new kid pricing, family-oriented promotions, running on the field after the game and pre-game Kids Zone, we hope to create the most family-friendly entertainment option in the region.”  Continue Reading This Post >> Weekly Coach Ward Interview :: 05/12/14 Coming off of the 13-inning game on Saturday, obviously a really tough way to lose with three different chances to win that game. Your guys came out and responded, particularly in a game that you didn’t know how much pitching you’d have available and it was a game that it feels like your team has been waiting put together for a long time.
Rocky Ward: Yeah we haven’t had too many of those types of games. The unique thing about it is that their left-handed started is considered a pretty good draft choice. They six scouts in the stands to watch him. That doesn’t help his draft status I’m sure. The second thing is that Kris Koerper actually swung with a wood bat in the game. He didn’t swing with an aluminum bat. He’s got a 35-inch bat that he likes, he asked me if he could use it, we got it approved by the umpire and he goes out and goes 6-for-7 with seven RBIs, with a wood bat and he hit a home run. I need to make sure that he’ll be allowed to continue to use it. It’s one of those things I threatened to do three years ago is swing with wood bats when they changed to the BBCOR but it wasn’t cost feasible to do it.

The guys got after it. We had a little inning later but that was well after the thing was over. The best thing about it, the 13 in the first three innings was pretty cool, but maybe the best thing is that we kept scoring. That’s been something that we’ve struggled with. We’ll have a couple big innings early in a game and then get shut out for five or six innings. It’s caused us some problems. It happened to us in the extra innings game. We put up a big inning and then couldn’t really put up another one to put them away and they just kept scoring single runs to get back into it. We had a chance early in the game to kind of put it away and couldn’t do it.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Avoid Sweep At Bakersfield With 19-7 Victory

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BAKERSFIELD, CA - The New Mexico State baseball team got a total team effort Sunday afternoon defeating Bakersfield 19-7 on a season-high 24 hits at Hardt Field in Bakersfield, Calif. The Aggies are now 19-27 overall and 10-11 in Western Athletic Conference play and CSUB falls to 23-28 on the year and 14-10 in conference action.

The NM State offense got a solid showing from senior first baseman Kristoffer Koerper, who finished the day going 6-of-7 from the dish with two doubles, three singles and a home run to go along with a season-high seven RBI using a wood bat. Koerper’s seven RBI is the most for any Aggie this season. Sophomore shortstop Kent Blackstone was 3-for-3 on the day with two runs scored and sophomore outfielder Joseph Koerper had a 3-of-6 day with a run scored and an RBI.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Ends Season At WAC Tournament

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SEATTLE, WA - The New Mexico State softball team fell to Utah Valley in the 2014 WAC Softball Tournament Championship game, 7-6, at Logan Field in Seattle, Wash., Saturday afternoon. The Aggies end their season at 31-23.

“I’m very proud of these kids and I feel like they have grown tremendously during the season,” head coach Kathy Rodolph said. “This team definitely does not have quit in them. These are quality women in all aspects of life, in the classroom, on the field and in the community. You never want it to end and it’s tough when it ends before you think it should but at the same time I appreciate the battle and heart that are team showed. We didn’t take a pitch off all tournament, we just got a little on our heels defensively, which is something we will need to work on for next year.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Struggle In WAC Series Opener At Bakersfield

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BAKERSFIELD, CA - The New Mexico State baseball team fell 13-1 in game one of a three-game Western Athletic Conference series, Friday, May 9 at Hardt Field in Bakersfield, Calif. The Aggies fall to 18-26 overall and 9-10 in WAC play while the Roadrunners move to 22-27 on the year and 13-9 in conference play.

NM State scored its one run on three hits and committed two errors while Bakersfield crossed the plate 13 times on 16 hits and did not commit an error. The Aggies used six pitchers in seven innings with starting left-handed pitcher Christopher Bradley getting the loss after working 3.1 innings and giving up seven runs. Bakersfield starter Taylor Aikenhead got the win after throwing a complete game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Advance To WAC Championship Game With 12-3 Rout Of UMKC

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SEATTLE, WA – The New Mexico State softball team won its second game of the day at the 2014 WAC Softball Tournament, with an 12-3 win over Kansas City. The win pushed the Aggies to a 31-22 on the season and into the championship game tomorrow morning at noon (MT) against Utah Valley.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Softball Beats Seattle U 5-3; Advances In WAC Tournament

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SEATTLE, WA - The New Mexico State softball team defeated Seattle U in an elimination game, 5-3, at the 2014 WAC Softball Tournament. The Aggies move to 30-22 on the season and will face Kansas City in the final game of the day, also an elimination game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Chris Symington Named NM State Offensive Line Coach

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head football coach Doug Martin announced Friday that Chris Symington has been hired as the Aggies’ new offensive line coach.

“I’m absolutely fired up about coming to New Mexico State as the offensive line coach,” Symington said. “I can’t wait to get to Las Cruces and get to work. This is a great opportunity. I knew Coach Martin when he was at Kent State and Coach Brandon when he was at Bowling Green from my days at Eastern Michigan. I’ve been at Colorado State-Pueblo for five seasons and during that time we had three undefeated seasons, so I’m accustomed to winning and I can’t wait to start doing the same at New Mexico State.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Softball Falls To Utah Valley 4-1 In Opening Game At WAC Tournament

Top seeded New Mexico State was stunned by Utah Valley losing 4-1 in their opening round game of the 2014 WAC Tournament in Seattle, WA. Playing the first game of the day in Seattle after having their game rescheduled from Thursday night due to constant rain delays, the Aggie offense never got untracked on Friday morning. The Aggies did not record their first hit until the bottom of the fourth inning, a Fiana Finau single.

Meanwhile, Utah Valley scored in the first, third and sixth innings to build a 4-0 lead, a lead that could have been much larger if not for some magic from Celisha Walker on the mound. The Aggies were able to get out of a bases loaded, no out jam in the top of the fourth inning after Walker was able to get a double play getting a force out at home and the second out at first base on a little tapper in front of home plate. She followed that up by getting the third out via a fly ball to center field.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Buovac Transferring To Sacred Heart

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - NM State head coach Marvin Menzies announced on Thursday that sophomore forward Matej Bouvac will be transferring to Sacred Heart University at the end of this semester. Bouvac will be a junior entering next season at Sacred Heart.

Located in Fairfield, Connecticut, Sacred Heart is a Division I school in the Northeast Conference. The Pioneers posted a 5-26 record in the 2013-14 season with a notable win over Mount Saint Mary’s, who went to the NCAA tournament and lost to Albany in the First Four.

“I would like to thank Matej for his time spent at NM State and his contributions to the men's basketball program,” said Menzies. “We wish him luck with his academic and athletic endeavors in the future.”  Continue Reading This Post >>