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Softball News

Rodolph Signs New Contract

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced softball head coach Kathy Rodolph has signed a new contract. The 3-year contract keeps Rodolph in the City of Crosses through the 2021 season with the hopes of continued success for the softball program.

“Kathy has done a phenomenal job building a nationally recognized program with limited resources at NM State,” Moccia said. “Her teams do outstanding work in the classroom, community and on the field. I am confident the program will continue in an upward trajectory under her guidance over the next three seasons.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jemerrio Jones And Kelsey Horton Named 2018 Joe Kearney Award Recipients

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State junior softball player Kelsey Horton and senior men’s basketball player Jemerrio Jones are the 2017-18 Western Athletic Conference Joe Kearney Award winners. Named in honor of former WAC commissioner Joe Kearney, the awards are given annually to the top male and female student-athletes in the WAC.

Horton, the 2018 WAC Player of the Year and Tournament MVP, led the Aggies to both the WAC regular-season and tournament titles this season. She was a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) first team All-Pacific Region honoree and broke the all-time WAC record for home runs per game in WAC play at 0.67. A two-time WAC Hitter of the Week this season, Horton set the NM State single-season records for home runs (25) and total bases (154). Her 25 homers rank second all-time in WAC history (first in the bat testing era).   Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball To Face Arizona State In NCAA Regionals

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State softball team is set play in the Tempe Regional of the NCAA Softball Championship, the NCAA announced on Sunday. The Western Athletic Conference champions take on the Arizona State Sun Devils on Friday, May 18, at 7:30 MT. Fans can follow along with the contest on WatchESPN.

The regional is set to take place Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20 and is a double-elimination format. The four-team regional includes NM State (29-22), host and eighth-seeded ASU (43-11), Long Beach State (42-12) and Ole Miss (30-23).

The Aggies face Arizona State for the third time this season. New Mexico State fell 3-0 at Farrington Stadium and 5-1 in the regular-season finale at the NM State Softball Complex. Fans can purchase tickets for the regional on site.

Kelsey Horton Named WAC Softball Player Of The Year

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The Western Athletic Conference announced the 2018 All-WAC softball teams and major awards as selected by the league's head coaches on Tuesday night. New Mexico State had four members on the All-WAC First Team and two players on the All-WAC Second Team. Kelsey Horton took home the coveted WAC Player of the Year award for the second-straight season.

Horton dominated the diamond during her junior campaign as she led the league in batting average (.458) and slugging percentage (1.146) during conference play. The Aggies second baseman also slugged her way to the top of the WAC leaderboards for home runs (10) runs scored (20), hits (22), RBI (21), and total bases (55).  Continue Reading This Post >>

Kelsey Horton Named WAC Softball Hitter Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State’s Kelsey Horton has been named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week, respectively, for April 23-29. This is the second honor of the season and sixth of her career for Horton.

Horton, a junior second baseman from San Clemente, Calif., hit .545 with one double, four home runs, six runs scored and 10 RBIs over three games played last week to lead the Aggies to their fourth-straight WAC regular-season title. She posted a 1.727 slugging percentage as she had a home run in all three games and multiple RBIs in each game. In the series finale, Horton hit a pair of long balls including a walk-off grand slam to give the Aggies the five-inning victory. She now has 22 home runs this season, just away from tying the NM State single-season record.

2018 WAC Softball Tournament Bracket Announced

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference has announced the bracket for the 2018 WAC Softball Tournament May 9-12 at the NM State Softball Complex in Las Cruces, N.M.

Host NM State is the top seed after winning its third straight WAC regular-season title. The Aggies are led by Kelsey Horton, who hit .458 with 10 homers and 21 RBIs in WAC games. Nikki Butler hit .447 with six doubles, three home runs and 18 RBIs. In the circle, Kayla Green led the Aggies with a 5-1 record and three combined shutouts in WAC games. She also picked up a save.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Kelsey Horton Named WAC Softball Hitter Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State’s Kelsey Horton has been named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week for April 2-8. This is the first honor of the season and fifth of her career for Horton.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Fahren Glackin Named WAC Softball Hitter Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO – NM State’s Fahren Glackin has been named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week for March 19-25. This is the first-ever honor for Glackin.

Glackin, a senior utility player from Honolulu, played an important role in the Aggies’ victory over in-state rival New Mexico. She hit .500 with a double, a triple, two runs scored and four RBIs in a 12-7 win over the Lobos in NM State’s only game last week. Both of Glackin’s hits were for extra bases as she posted her fourth double and third triple of the season in the victory. She finished the contest slugging 1.250 and posting a .667 on-base percentage as she was also hit twice in the contest.

Kayla Green Named WAC Softball Pitcher Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State’s Kayla Green has been named the Western Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 12-18. This is the second honor of the season and fifth of her career for Green.

Green, a junior right-hander from Tucson, Ariz., went 1-1 with a 1.17 ERA over 12.0 innings pitched last week. In a loss to top-ranked Oklahoma, Green pitched a complete game, allowing just two runs on seven hits while striking out a Sooner batter. Against Boston U, she pitched five innings and allowed seven hits and no earned runs.

NMSU Softball Sweeps Weekly WAC Awards

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State’s Fahren Glackin and Kayla Green have been named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for Feb. 5-11. This is the first-ever honor for Glackin and the fourth honor for Green.

Glackin, a senior first baseman from Honolulu, played an imperative role in the Aggies’ 2-1 record against No. 17 Kentucky to open the season, batting .800 with a hit in each game of the series and reaching base multiple times in each game. She also posted an .800 slugging percentage and a .917 on-base percentage. Glackin recorded four runs and four hits for NM State and drove in one run in each of the victories. She walked four times over the course of the series and was hit by a pitch three times.  Continue Reading This Post >>