With little time to rest, the New Mexico State softball team welcomes in-state rival New Mexico on Tuesday, Feb. 19, for a single game as part of the rival's three-game series this season. First pitch is set for 5 p.m. at the NM State Softball Complex and is set to be broadcast live on AggiVision.
The Aggies have collected a 7-4 record this season that includes the 3-0 win over UNM on Feb. 10 at the NM State Softball Complex. Most recently, the Aggies went 4-3 on the week with a 7-1 win over I-10 rival UTEP on Tuesday and six games in the final home tournament of the 2013 season, the Troy Cox Classic.
With stellar numbers from the past week, sophomore Staci Rodriguez was named WAC Hitter of the Week as she led the Aggies at the plate over the week with a .400 batting average and .840 slugging percentage. She worked for a .429 on-base percentage and was 10-for-25 at the plate for NM State with two double, a sacrifice fly and a career-high 13 RBI with three home runs.
The Aggies went on a six-game win streak through the first week of the 2013 season before being knocked off by Colorado State and Penn State on Saturday, Feb. 16. NM State came back on Sunday to split its games with a 9-2 win over the Rams and a 5-3 loss in extra innings to Texas Tech.
The Aggies look to get back on the winning path with the mid-week game versus the Lobos before playing two games against South Dakota and I-10 rival UTEP on Saturday, Feb. 23 nd Sunday, Feb. 24.