NMSU Softball Wraps Up UTEP Tournament With 8-4 Win Over Idaho State

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EL PASO, TX - The New Mexico State softball team closed out the UTEP Tournament with a victory at Helen of Troy Field on Sunday. The Aggies defeated Idaho State 8-4 and Victoria Castro and Shelby Shultes each had a home run in the win.

"It was a great rebound victoy for us today," head coach Kathy Rodolph said. "I felt like we played more of our style both offensively and in the circle. I'm looking forward to a big week."

Analise De La Roca earned her first start in the circle but the freshmen hit trouble from the start after allowing back-to-back singles with a pair of outs. The third-straight single came at the bat of Makenzie VanSickle, giving ISU (0-10) the 1-0 advantage after the first inning.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Wraps Up WAC Regular Season Title With Win Over UMKC

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Whatever was said at Friday's practiced worked for first-year Aggie head coach Chris Jans Saturday night as his team pounded UMKC at home 82-58 and claimed the Western Athletic Conference title outright moments after its win when Grand Canyon topped Utah Valley at home.

The win propelled the Aggies to 24-5 overall on the year and 11-2 mark in conference play. NM State also captured its third regular-season title in four years. In addition, it was the seventh-straight season New Mexico State has won 23 or more games in a single-season.

NM State looked much more like its old self in the opening five minutes of play in the Pan American, knocking down 5-of-6 from the field – including back-to-back 3-pointers from AJ Harris that gave NM State the 14-5 lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Takes Third At WAC Indoor Track And Field Championships

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NAMPA, ID - The New Mexico State women's track and field team took on elite competition from the Western Athletic Conference at the 2018 WAC Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Ford Idaho Center on Saturday. As a team, the Aggies placed third at the meet and Tanisha Scott and Lashira Tremble each took home individual titles.

"This was a great weekend of successes for our program," head coach Doug Reynolds said. "Even more than the individual WAC Champions, the personal bests, the school records, and the lifetime best finishes was the evident change in the culture of this team. I was really pleased to watch the girls compete for each other like a family and fight for every point until the very end of the meet."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Swimming And Diving Takes Second At WAC Championships

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HOUSTON, TX - The New Mexico State women's swimming and diving team earned 601 points to notch second-place at the conclusion of the Western Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday evening at CRWC Natatorium.   Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Sweeps Mississippi Valley State

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State baseball's offense poured in 35 total runs while the Aggies pitching staff turned in two more stellar performances as the Aggies swept Saturday's doubleheader against Mississippi Valley State at Presley Askew Field by scores of 15-4 and 20-0, respectively.

The Aggies' offense stayed hot on Saturday, scoring 35 runs across two games one day after setting a school record with 39 runs in a 39-0 win over the Delta Devils (0-4) on Friday night.

Game one saw a solid performance from Aggie (5-2) starter Justin Dehn (1-1). He finished the day after tossing six solid innings of work, giving up just two unearned runs on four hits before Andrew Edwards came in relief of the righty to start the seventh inning.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Downs UMKC

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KANSAS CITY, MO - The New Mexico State women's basketball team played its final road game of the regular season against UMKC at the Swinney Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon. The Aggies had a flurry of scoring which featured five players finishing with double-digits to lead NM State to a 76-67 victory.

In a game full of lead changes, NM State (16-11, 10-3 WAC) looked to strong play in the paint where they outscored UMKC (10-18, 6-7 WAC) 34-14 and added seven blocks compared to zero for the Roos to spur the team to victory.

The game opened with Kansas City winning the opening tip and putting NM State in a quick 5-1 hole. The first lead change of the game came just 50 seconds later when a 6-0 run gave the Aggies a 7-5 edge.

A closely contested remainder of the first quarter saw the teams trade baskets with NM State leading by just one, 14-13, through 10 minutes of action.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Splits Doubleheader In El Paso

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EL PASO, TX - The New Mexico State softball team split a pair of contests during the UTEP Tournament at the Helen of Troy Field on Saturday. NM State took down Idaho State 8-3 but fell to Portland State 6-5.

"Today we learned about battling back," head coach Kathy Rodolph said. "Both Idaho State and Portland State came to play today. I tip my hat to Portland State. Hopefully this is going to give us experience we need to play every single day. I'm proud of the girls, we battled but we just battled too late."

GAME ONE

The offense got off to a hot start in the bottom of the first when Kelsey Horton doubled down the left field line with a pair of outs on the board. Victoria Castro followed the junior with a home run over the fence in centerfield, giving the Aggies a 2-0 advantage.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Sets School Record For Runs In 39-0 Rout of Mississippi Valley State

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A monstrous night at the plate for New Mexico State baseball matched only by its superb pitching saw it record a school and Western Athletic Conference record 39 runs Friday night at Presley Askew Field in the series-opener against Mississippi Valley State.

Aggie (3-2) starter Kyle Bradish was nearly untouchable Friday night, tossing six scoreless innings and gave up just two hits and two walks while striking out a dozen Delta Devils (0-2) as he moved to 2-0 on the year. It was the second-straight start with 10-plus punch outs for the junior righty, who at one point struck out nine-straight batters.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Wins A Pair On Day One At UTEP Tournament

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EL PASO, TX - The New Mexico State softball team went undefeated during the first day of the UTEP Tournament at the Helen of Troy Field on Friday. The Aggies opened the tournament by taking down Portland State 7-3 and Idaho State 18-0. NM State tallied six home runs between the two games including a grand slam by sophomore Shelby Shultes.

GAME ONE

Kayla Green earned the start in the circle for New Mexico State (6-3). The junior struggled after hitting a Viking batter with one out in the opening inning. A two-out double by Portland State (1-4) brought the runner home and the Aggies trailed 1-0 heading into their first at bat. However, NM State quickly overcame the deficit in the bottom of the inning when Fahren Glackin hit her first home run of the season, tying the game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Defeats Chicago State 78-67

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Balanced scoring coupled with 42-20 edge in the paint saw the New Mexico State men’s basketball team get back in the win column with a 78-67 win over Chicago State Thursday night at the Pan American Center.

Chicago State went toe-to-toe with the league-leading Aggies (23-5, 10-2 WAC) in the first half, and on two separate occasions took the lead against New Mexico State. The last lead for the Cougars (2-27, 0-12) occurred at the 3:51 media timeout, 31-30.

A 3-pointer from Keyon Jones before that last media break started a 12-5 run to end the half and gave NM State then 39-36 lead heading into the locker room. N’Dir, who had a team-high 15 points on the night, had seven of those points by the first media timeout.

New Mexico State played with a lot more energy in the second-half, blitzing the Cougars with a 19-8 run for the 58-44 lead and 10:51 left to play.  Continue Reading This Post >>