MESA, Ariz. - The New Mexico State baseball team heads into the Western Athletic Conference as the No. 2 seed in this week's Western Athletic Conference Tournament after finishing with a 14-9-1 record in league play.
The Aggies reached the tournament for the first time in 2008 when they dropped their first two games in Ruston, La. Last year, NM State made it to the championship round of the tournament and this year it looks to win it all and move on the 2010 NCAA Tournament.
"We have experienced just about everything in the WAC," senior first baseman Leo Aguirre said. "In my time here I have seen this team go from not-so-good to really good. Times have changed and this year we want to win the whole thing."
The Aggies have a first-round bye in the tournament, which starts Wednesday, May 26 at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz., and will take on the highest-seeded winner from Wednesday's games. Fresno State, who is the No. 1 seed and the 2010 WAC Regular Season Champion, also has a first round bye and will take on the lower seed of the winners from Wednesday.
NM State first game is set for Thursday, May 27 at 4:00 p.m. (MT) and will air on the radio waves in Las Cruces at KSNM AM 570 with Jeff Matthews and Kyle Doperalski giving the play-by-play action.
The 2010 WAC Baseball Tournament will also be streamed live on the Internet. In conjunction with its Web site partner JumpTV Sports, the WAC has announced that it will stream this week's tournament live from Mesa, Ariz. Viewers can sign up by visiting www.WAC.tv.
The first game of the tournament begins at 5:00 p.m. (MT), Wednesday, May 26 and every game of the tournament can be viewed for a single subscription price of $17.95 which includes on-demand viewing of any of the games following that day. More information and how to subscribe to any of these video stream events can be found at www.WAC.tv.