NMSU Hosts Fresno State in Final Home Series of Season
The New Mexico State baseball team plays its final home series of the season when it takes on Fresno State in a three-game conference series, Thursday, May 10 through Saturday, May 12. The games on Thursday and Friday start at 6:05 p.m. (MT) and Saturday's game begins at 1:00 p.m. (MT). Saturday is also Senior Day with 10 seniors on the team being honored.
Media Coverage: All three games this week are scheduled to air over the radio waves in Las Cruces on KSNM AM 570.
Social Media: Fans can keep up with score updates and other information by logging on to Twitter@NMStateAggies. Fans can find out about promotions and everything else Aggie by going on Facebook @NMSU Athletics.
Promotions: This weekend is "Crimson and White Weekend." NM State faculty and staff can get in free to the baseball game on Thursday, while concessions (Sodexo) will be selling ice cream for 50-cents. Concessions will be selling 50-cent hot dogs on Friday, May 11 and Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce members will be allowed to get a discounted ticket for $4. All "Littles" from the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program can get in free to the game with an I.D. or T-shirt and all "Bigs" can purchase a discounted ticket for $4. Saturday is "Senior Day" with 10 seniors from the 2012 NM State baseball team being honored. Concessions will be selling ice cream once again on Saturday
All weekend every student that comes to the game will get a coupon from Buffalo Wild Wings for 6 free wings with the purchase of 6 wings. (While supplies last)
About the Aggies: The Aggies have now lost six straight games and are currently 30-17 on the year. They dropped out of the polls after falling in two consecutive games to top ranked Baylor in Waco, Texas two weeks ago. Last week they lost in Las Cruces to Texas Tech before traveling to Honolulu to be swept by the University of Hawai'i, who surpassed NM State for first-place in the WAC with the wins.
Before the six game slide, NM State was ranked in at least one poll for four consecutive weeks. During that time the Aggies put together a school-record 14 consecutive wins and at one point won 21 out of 24 games. NM State was boasting a .363 batting average during the 14-game win streak compared to the .230 batting average it is currently marking in the six-game losing streak. The Aggies have a won 23 games at home while going 7-10 on the road and 0-2 at neutral sites.
NM State is currently 7-5 in league play and sits in a tie for second with Nevada in the WAC standings. The Aggies are hitting .308 on the year and .270 in WAC games. Their batting average at home stands at .341 with 32 home runs being hit at Presley Askew Field.
The Aggies have gone 11-9 in the last 20 games with a .284 batting average during that time span. Junior catcher Zac Fisher has led the way during that time posting a .347 batting average during that time. Senior shortstop Zach Voight has also been playing pretty consistent with a .324 batting average during that time to go along with three home runs and 25 RBI.
NM State has had five different WAC Hitter of the Week selections and one WAC Pitcher of the Week selections so far this year. Junior catcher Zac Fisher is the most recent selection, as he joins junior centerfielder Kyle Phillips, senior infielder Kurt Snowley, senior outfielder Bryan Karraker, junior designated hitter Cody Edwards and junior left-hand pitcher Ryan Beck.
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.