MESA, Ariz. - After the University of Hawai'i won in extra innings in day one of the 2010 Western Athletic Conference Tournament, the New Mexico State baseball team is ready to face the Rainbows in day two of the tournament at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz. with first pitch set for 5:00 p.m. (MT).
MEDIA COVERAGE: NM State first game is set for Thursday, May 27 at 5:00 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. All other games NM State plays in the tournament will also be aired on the radio, while fans can also access the live broadcast on the Internet at www.NMStateSports.com for a fee.
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.
NM State Versus Hawai'i: The Aggies went 1-3 against Hawai'i winning the series finale 10-7 at Les Murakami Stadium in Honolulu, Hawai'i. NM State now carries a 9-14 all-time record against the Rainbows. The first meeting between the Aggies and Hawai'i came in 2006 with NM State falling 6-0.
Freshman Parker Hipp led the way offensively against a tough Hawai'i pitching staff this year posting a .357 batting average (5-of-14) and walking twice. Fellow freshman Ryan Beck earned a win against the Rainbows as he worked 5.1 innings on the mound and striking out four batters.