NM State heads to the Pacific Northwest to fight Seattle U
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico – The NM State baseball team travels to the Pacific Northwest to kick off a crucial weekend in Western Athletic Conference play. As the Aggies battle to position themselves for the conference tournament, they have an exceptional opportunity to gain ground and build momentum for the remainder of the regular season.
- NM State returned to the win column Tuesday night against Benedictine Mesa with a dominating 12-3 victory. In a strong enclosure day effort, Brendon Rodriguez, Josh Laukkanen, Frank Dickson IV, Brandon Dotyand Hayden John all took advantage of their opportunities.
- Logan Gallina homered twice on Tuesday night and became the first Aggies to drive in at least five runs in a single game this season.
- Earlier this season, the Aggies lost two of three to Seattle U at Las Cruces. The Friday Night Affair was a 13-inning thriller, ending with the Redhawks leading, 13-12.
- Last weekend, the Aggies took one of three from UT – Rio Grande Valley in a non-conference series. On Friday night, the Aggies won Game 1 of the series 11-8.
- Gunner Antillon The .438 batting average would match the national leader – Myles Nicholson of UMBC – if Antillon reached the number of games played.
- The Aggies trail both Seattle U and Utah Valley by 1.5 games in the WAC West standings, giving themselves a chance for a significant jump this weekend.
- Seattle U fell in a midweek contest to Washington State, 11-6 earlier this week at home.
- Last weekend, the Redhawks made the trip to California and took one of three from Sacramento State. After splitting a doubleheader on Friday, Sacramento State clinched the series with a victory on Saturday.
- The Redhawks haven’t won a series in WAC play since March 18-19 against Sacramento State.
- All-time, the Aggies and Redhawks have shared their 18 meetings, with each team winning nine games.
- Gavin Rork has reached base safely in 14 straight games for Seattle U.
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