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NMSU Baseball takes winning streak to Lubbock Today

NMSU Baseball takes winning streak to Lubbock Today
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 10:06am

The Aggie baseball team (21-8) has one game this week taking on Texas Tech (15-10) in Lubbock, Texas, Tuesday, March 27 at 3pm on Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.

Media Coverage:  The game versus Texas Tech will be broadcast live on in the Internet at www.NMStateSports.com for a fee. The game will be tape delayed and is scheduled to air over the radio waves in Las Cruces on KSNM AM 570 with the broadcaststarting at 6pm (MT). Fans can listen to Matthews give the action from anywhere in the world for a fee by going to the official website of NM State Athletics and clicking on the live events link.

Live stats are available all season long by going to www.NMStateSports.com and clicking on the live events tab. Live stats are free of charge all season.

About the Aggies:  The Aggies head to Lubbock, Texas riding a 12-game winning streak that started, March 11 when NM State defeated 2011 NCAA Tournament participant Kent State 12-6 in game one of a doubleheader.  Since then, NM State has defeated UNM, Southeast Missouri State, No. 5 Arizona and Texas-Pan American.

The Aggies have posted a .369 batting average as a team during the 12-game win streak, while senior Kurt Snowley has led the charge with a .533 (16-of-30) batting average. Last week NM State hit .385 as a team in six games and Snowley hit .524 (11-of-21) during the week.

NM State has had five different players earn conference player of the week honors this year with Cody Edwards, Bryan Karraker, Kyle Phillips and Kurt Snowley earned WAC Hitter of the Week, while Ryan Beck has earned WAC Pitcher of the Week.

According to NCAA.org, the Aggies lead the nation in scoring posting 10.1 runs per game and in runs scored with 293 on the year. NM State also leads the nation in hits(337), doubles (71) and walks (176).

NM State was the 2011 NCAA batting average champion when it posted a .337 average. NM State is 13-3 when playing in Las Cruces and 1-3 on an opponent’s field.  The Aggies hit .347 at Presley Askew Field and only .220 on opposing team’s turf.  The Aggies lead the nation in runs scored, walks and RBI.  NM State is also in the top five nationally in hits, doubles, on-base percentage and total bases.

THIS WEEK’S OPPONENTS
Texas Tech:  The Red Raiders head into this week’s matchup with a 15-10 overall record and a 13-3 home record while they are 1-5 in Big 12 play. Texas Tech started the season ranked 24th in the nation but haven’t been ranked since. Texas Tech’s all-time record at home is 596-204-1 dating back to 1988.

The Red Raiders are coached by Dan Spencer who is in his fourth season coaching Texas Tech and his 21st season coaching overall. Spencer has earned a record of 219-153 in his 21 years of coaching and has compiled a record of 88-86 during his time in Lubbock.

The Aggies are 15-36 all-time against Texas Tech and lost the very first meeting between the two teams 1-11 back in 1965. The last time the two teams met in 2010 the Aggies defeated the Red Raiders 6-2.

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