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 17-23. This is the third honor of the season and fourth of her career for Horton and the third of the season and ninth of her career for Nowlin.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Splits Doubleheader With CSU Bakersfield, Secure No. 1 Seed In WAC Tournament

BAKERSFIELD, CA - New Mexico State softball split a doubleheader with CSU Bakersfield on Saturday as the Aggies lost 7-4 but bounced back against the Roadrunners to take the series finale 13-3.

Game One

After two scoreless innings of play for both teams, Kayla Green hit trouble against CSU Bakersfield (9-30, 2-10) in the third as she gave up a leadoff single to Cydney Curran. A sacrifice bunt and a passed ball advanced Curran to third. Selena Gonzalez hit into a fielder's choice and brought the runner home for the first run of the game. After Jo Larios was hit by a pitch, Chris Hipa hit a single up the middle, scoring the second run of the inning.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Takes Game Two Of Series With Northern Colorado

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Thanks to timely hitting and a great day from the Aggie bullpen, New Mexico State claimed its fourth-straight series victory Saturday afternoon with a 7-4 win over Northern Colorado in a nationally televised game at Presley Askew Field.

With the win, Groff moved to 6-4 on the year – which ties Kyle Bradish and Marcel Renteria for the team-lead in wins.

How It Happened
After a quiet first inning, Northern Colorado (15-20, 4-6 WAC) struck first against Aggie (25-15, 10-1 WAC) starter Johnathan Groff. A walk, stolen base and groundout moved UNC’s leadoff hitter, Brent Minnick, to third and eventually scored on a single to left from Alex Kiel. Despite giving up back-to-back singles with two outs, the Aggie southpaw was able to get Evan Johnson to pop up to LJ Hatch.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Defeats Northern Colorado 10-3 In Series Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team opened up a three-game weekend series against Western Athletic Conference opponent Northern Colorado on Friday night. The Aggie offense was red-hot all night and the team had 15 base knocks which led them to a 10-3 victory over the Bears.

How it happened
NM State (24-15, 9-1 WAC) sent starter Marcel Renteria out to the mound to face off against Northern Colorado (15-20, 4-6 WAC) southpaw Karver Pate. After a scoreless first inning, each team’s offense got rolling in the second.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Defeats CSU Bakersfield In WAC Series Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - New Mexico State won the series opener against CSU Bakersfield on Friday as the Aggies defeated the Roadrunners 5-2.

How It Happened
Kelsey Horton got off to a hot start in the first inning as she hit her 11th home run of the season over the left field fence to put the Aggies ahead 1-0.

After a scoreless second inning, NM State had its chance to score again in the third. Rachel Rodriguez got the inning going with a single and followed the play by stealing her 16th base of the season. Fahren Glackin was hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second. New Mexico State failed score as Nikki Butler flied out to left fielder and Kennedy Johnson popped up to third baseman to end the inning  Continue Reading This Post >>

Mark Trakh Leaves Aggie Women's Basketball To Take Over USC Women's Basketball

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State’s head women’s basketball coach Mark Trakh is headed back to Troy to lead the USC Trojan women’s basketball program, the school announced Friday. Trakh returns to Southern California after six seasons at the helm for NM State, where he revitalized the program and created a a Western Athletic Conference powerhouse and constant NCAA Tournament team.

“Mark has been one the most successful coaches in the history of New Mexico State women’s basketball,” Director of Athletics Mario Moccia said. “I’m appreciative of him and the many staff members in his tenure for their hard work and dedication, which resulted in an unprecedented three-year run at NM State. We wish him luck at USC as their new head coach. The search for a new women’s basketball head coach will begin immediately.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Golf Wins Fourth Consecutive WAC Title; Chanachai Takes Individual Title

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MISSION HILLS, KS - The New Mexico State women’s golf team finished the third and final round at the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Golf Championship on Friday. The Aggies led the field with a total of 907 (+67) to win their fourth-straight WAC Championship by five strokes.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Falls To No. 4 Texas Tech 6-4

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MIDLAND, TX - The New Mexico State baseball team squared off against No. 4 Texas Tech on Tuesday night at Security Bank Ballpark. The Aggies grabbed the lead early but could not hang on as the Red Raiders got the win, 6-4.

How it happened
NM State (23-15, 8-1 WAC) sent right-hander Andy Frakes to the bump to open the contest against Texas Tech (32-8, 8-4 Big 12) freshman Jake McDonald.

Each team threatened to score in the opening inning with Brent Sakurai leading off the game with a double to left field to put himself in scoring position with no outs, but the Red Raiders escaped the inning. Then with two outs in the bottom half, Texas Tech’s clean-up hitter crushed a ball to deep left field but Austin Botello reached up and robbed a ball at the wall to hold the opponent scoreless in the first.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Falls In Doubleheader To No. Arizona

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State softball fell to No. 3 Arizona in a doubleheader on Tuesday as the Wildcats defeated the Aggies 8-0 and 11-1.

Game One

Kayla Green started in the circle for the Aggies (20-19, 8-1). The sophomore fell behind early as she gave up a home run to Dejah Mulipola for the first run of the game. The homer started a rally for Arizona (43-3, 13-2) as Katiyana Mauga followed Mulipola's homer with a single. After Arizona singled and drew a walk to load the bases, Tamara Statman hit the third Wildcat single of the inning to put Arizona ahead 2-0 in the first.

Green settled in the circle as she threw back-to-back scoreless innings. The Aggies were unable to help their pitcher as the team went down swinging against Danielle O'Toole..  Continue Reading This Post >>

Crissey Amber Named WAC Track Athlete Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State's Crissey Amberg was named this week's Western Athletic Conference Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday. This is Amberg's first honor of the season.

Amberg set a new school record at the Bryan Clay Invite this past weekend. She finished 38th of 274 runners with a personal best time of 4:25.37. Her time ranks first in the conference and 54th on the NCAA West qualifying list.

The Aggies travel to El Paso, Texas, for the UTEP Invitational on Saturday, April 22. Field events begin at 10 a.m. (MT) with the women's hammer throw. The women's 4x100m relay starts the running events at 2 p.m.