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Aggies heads to Las Vegas for Boyd Gaming Classic

Aggies heads to Las Vegas for Boyd Gaming Classic

Boyd Game Classic
State of New Mexico | UNLV | washington | Houston
Game 1 –
NM State vs. No. 5 Washington, Friday, March 4, 10 a.m.
Game 2 – NM State at UNLV, Friday, March 4, 3 p.m.
Game 3 – NM State vs. Houston, Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m.
Game 4 – NM State at UNLV, Saturday, March 5, 3 p.m.
Game 5 – NM State vs. No. 5 Washington, Sunday, March 6, 9 a.m.
Vegas | Eller Media Stadium

look | Live statistics | NM State Game Notes

First pitch

The Aggies will hit the road for the first time this season as they travel to Las Vegas for the Boyd Gaming Classic. After opening the season against Texas State, the Aggies will get another chance on a team that appeared in the 2022 NCAA Softball Tournament to start the Boyd Gaming Classic as they face top-five ranked Washington twice. over the next three days. , including Friday. While in Sin City, the Aggies will also battle host UNLV twice while seeing off Houston once on Saturday.

where to watch

The Boyd Gaming Classic will be fully streamed on the UNLV Athletics Youtube page. Live stats will also be available here.

Legend in the canoe
Kathy Rodolphe had a remarkable career as head coach of the Aggies. In his 19th year at the helm, Rodolph is New Mexico State’s winningest coach with a record of 546-447. She led the team to four WAC Tournament Championships and six WAC Regular Season Championships, including last season when the team went 14-4 in conference. She is also a five-time WAC Coach of the Year. She helped the Aggies win the last eight WAC Player of the Year awards and back-to-back WAC Freshman of the Year awards. Additionally, Rodolph has helped 17 players earn NFCA All-Regional team honors.

Aggie Preview

After a slow start, the Aggies are now winners of two of their last three, including a blowout victory over rival I-10 UTEP on Wednesday in which the Aggies scored the most points for any team in NM State since defeating North Dakota 19-13 on March 7, 2015. In the win over the Miners, Felicia De La Torre picked up its first win of the season as it went three innings and allowed just four hits while striking out three UTEP batters.

Offensively, the Aggies were led by Ramsay Lopez who went 2-for-2 at home plate with a pair of two-run home runs to compile four RBIs. Meanwhile, Yazzy Avila also finished the night 2-for-2 with an RBI and three stolen bases. Kayla Bowen and Maya Martinez each helped make three runs as Bowen hit a three-run shot in the second and Martinez had a pair of hits and a home run.

A total of ten different Aggies recorded a hit on the night while eight of those hitters also recorded at least one RBI.

Statistically speaking

A pair of Aggie bats have been two of the hottest in the conference so far as both Yazzy Avila and Kayla Bowen ranks in the top four in batting average this season. Avila’s clip of .500 ranks her second in the WAC and Bowen’s .478 average ranks her fourth among league hitters.

Predictably, Avila and Bowen were also two of the best to get on base, as Avila ranks fourth in the conference with .571 on-base percentage while Bowen ranks eighth with .500 OBP. .

Meanwhile, Ramsay Lopez was one of the best power hitters as she had five home runs to tie for fourth in the WAC. Lopez also leads in slugging percentage as she hits 1.158 in eight games. Riley Carley also brought the boom as his .762 slugging percentage ranks sixth in the WAC.

As a team, the Aggies are batting .553, which is good for the best in the league as they rank second in both batting average (.337) and on-base percentage (.412).

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