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NMSU Baseball Races Past UTRGV In Series Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team opened a three-game Western Athletic Conference series versus UT Rio Grande Valley with first place on the line on Friday night. After falling behind 5-0 early, the Aggies rallied to post multi-run frames in each of the final five innings to defeat the Vaqueros 17-8.

In the opening of game one, each side went scoreless in the first inning before UT Rio Grande Valley (29-16, 14-5 WAC) struck first to put NM State (32-11, 14-5 WAC) behind early. Scoring opened in the top of the second when the Vaqueros saw a bases loaded single to left score a pair of runs putting the Aggies down 2-0 heading into the third.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Shuts Out Bakersfield 9-0

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - New Mexico State softball opened its Western Athletic Conference series with CSU Bakersfield at the Roadrunner Softball Complex on Friday. The Aggies took down the ‘Runners 9-0 in just six innings.

After a pair of scoreless innings for both squads, NM State (29-20, 10-6 WAC) looked to rally when Casie Roberto started the at-bat with a single and Sarai Mejia followed by drawing a walk. A groundout advanced the runners into scoring position and CSUB (17-28, 3-13 WAC) intentionally walked Kelsey Horton, loading the bases. With Mya Felder at the plate, the freshman hit a single through the middle to put New Mexico State ahead 2-0. After a strikeout put two outs on the board, Nikki Butler cleared the bases with a home run over the left field fence, moving the Crimson and White ahead 5-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Brooke Salas Signs Training Camp Contract With WNBA's Seattle Storm

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - Former New Mexico State women’s basketball star Brooke Salas signed a training camp contract with the defending Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) champion Seattle Storm, the team announced Thursday. Salas is just the third Aggie to sign a contract with a WNBA team, joining Moriah Mack in 2017 and Anita Maxwell in 1997 when she was the 29th pick in the WNBA draft.

“I’d like to thank the Seattle Storm organization for giving me an opportunity to continue my playing career,” said Salas. “I look forward to competing for a spot on the team.”

In her four years in the Mesilla Valley, Salas led the Aggies to four Western Athletic Conference regular-season championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances. She appeared in 126 games in the Crimson & White with 125 starts while she averaged 15.3 points and 7.6 rebounds for her career.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Earns Doubleheader Split With No. 17 Texas Tech

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball welcomed No. 17 Texas Tech to the NM State Softball Complex on Tuesday. The Aggies split the doubleheader with the ranked Red Raiders, falling 9-5 before upsetting Tech 8-2.

GAME ONE
After a scoreless first, NM State (28-20) struck trouble when starting pitcher Analise De La Roca surrendered a leadoff single to TTU (36-13). A sacrifice bunt advanced the runner before another single scored a run for the opposition. De La Roca also gave up a leadoff walk in the third, which proved to be costly after a bunt and a passed ball gave the opposition a runner on third. A sacrifice fly scored the second run for the Red Raiders, expanding the Aggie deficit.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Outslugs Arizona 15-13

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TUCSON, AZ - The New Mexico State baseball team made its second and final trip of the regular season to Hi Corbett Field to take on Arizona on Tuesday night. An explosive night at the plate saw the Aggies put up runs in seven straight innings en route to a 15-13 win over the Wildcats.

Early pitching woes plagued both Arizona (19-23) and NM State (31-11) with each side jumping on the opposing starter in the top of the first. Joey Ortiz led off the game with a single off the mound before advancing to second on a passed ball. The junior was then scored in the next at-bat when Logan Ehnes sent a double to the warning track in left field.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Sweeps Weekly WAC Honors

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State softball’s Mya Felder and Samaria Diaz were named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, the league announced on Monday. This is Felder’s second honor during her freshman campaign and the third honor of the season and career for Diaz.

Felder hit .636 with a 1.727 slugging percentage and a .714 on-base percentage as the Aggies went 4-0 last week. She was 7-of-11 with six extra-base hits – three doubles and three home runs – and 19 total bases. The freshman scored seven runs, had seven RBI while also recording three walks. She posted hit in each of the Aggies' four games, including three multi-hit contests. Felder opened the week with a pair of homers at New Mexico and also posted a long ball in the series opener against Kansas City. During Saturday's doubleheader against the Roos, she tallied three doubles.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Tennis Heads To Palo Alto For NCAA Regionals

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women's tennis team is off to The Farm in Palo Alto, Calif., to take on the No. 3 national seed Stanford Cardinal at 1 p.m. (MT)/Noon local (PT) this Saturday, May 4, at the Taube Family Tennis Center.

The Aggies enter postseason play with a 15-9 overall record after claiming their second Western Athletic Conference Championship title this past Sunday with a thrilling 4-3 victory over regular-season champion Grand Canyon at the Brownsville Tennis Center.

This will be the first NCAA Tournament appearance for second-year head coach Emily Wang since being named the eighth head coach in program history. It will also be the first tournament appearance for everyone on the Aggie roster with the only other appearance in program history coming 2015.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Sweeps UMKC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball continued its Western Athletic Conference series with Kansas City at the NM State Softball Complex on Saturday. The Aggies took down the Roos 12-10 and 11-6 to complete the series sweep.

GAME ONE
NM State (27-19, 9-6 WAC) drew first blood in the bottom of the opening frame when Victoria Castro hit a single that drove home Jeanelle Medina and Kelsey Horton from scoring position. The UMKC (25-24, 5-10 WAC) pitcher hit Nikki Butler with a pitch before Mya Felder got in on the action with a double that scored Castro for the 3-0 lead.

A groundout during Casie Roberto's at bat brought Butler home and a single by Kennedy Johnson drove home Felder, giving the squad the 5-0 advantage. Analise De La Roca and Sarai Mejia recorded back-to-back doubles for the 7-0 lead at the end of the first.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Evens Series With Sacramento State With 12-4 Win

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SACRAMENTO, CA - The New Mexico State baseball team entered John Smith Field for the game two of the three-game series against Western Athletic Conference challenger Sacramento State on Saturday night. After taking the lead on a second inning home run, the Aggies never let go on the way to a 12-4 win over the Hornets.

A pair of California natives squared off on the mound to open the night with NM State (29-11, 12-5 WAC) throwing usual Saturday starter Justin Dehn against Sacramento State (27-15, 13-4 WAC) right-hander Parker Brahms. Each hurler got dinged early with the Hornets getting on the board first.

In the bottom half of the opening inning, Sacramento State saw an infield single put runners on the corners with just one out. Then in the next at-bat, a sacrifice fly was sent to left field to bring in the first run of the game as the Aggies trailed 1-0 into the second.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Terrill Hanks Signs As Undrafted Free Agent With Miami Dolphins

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MIAMI, FL - New Mexico State football linebacker Terrill Hanks signed as an undrafted free agent on Saturday, April 27, and will join his hometown team, the Miami Dolphins.

“This is a proud day for NM State Football as we celebrate with Terrill signing with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent,” Aggie head coach Doug Martin said. “Terrill has worked hard to get to this moment and we are all excited for him and grateful he chose New Mexico State to be the program to show his talent to the football world. He has all the work ethic and talent to be a star in the NFL!”

When asked about signing with his hometown team, Hanks had this to say from his home in Key Largo, Fla., “Never get discouraged! He’s always on time!”  Continue Reading This Post >>