MESA, Ariz. - After falling 13-7 to Hawai'i in the second day of the tournament, Thursday, May 27, the New Mexico State baseball team (36-22-1) is set to face Nevada in day three of the 2010 Western Athletic Conference Tournament. The game between No. 2 seed NM State and No. 3 seed Nevada is set for a 12:00 p.m. (MT) start at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz., Friday, May 28.
The Aggies look to rebound after posting six errors in yesterday's loss. They will hope for a repeat performance from such players as senior Nate Shaver who went 5-of-6 at the plate against Hawai'i and junior Ryan Aguayo, who was 2-for-3 with three RBI and two sacrifice flies.
NM State Versus Nevada: The Aggies finished with the same 14-9-1 record as the Nevada. The Aggies took the four-game series over Nevada winning two games, losing one and tying the final game, 10-10. Senior outfielder Nate Shaver went 10-for-17 (.714) against the Wolf Pack, while Senior Mike Sodders also chipped in with a .615 batting average while he also blasted three home runs.
The Aggies are 15-34-1 all-time against Nevada. The first meeting between the two teams came in 1993 where the Aggies won three straight games in Reno, Nev.
MEDIA COVERAGE: NM State's second game is set for Friday, May 28 at 12:00 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.