FRESNO, Calif. - New Mexico State softball fans in Las Cruces will be able to follow the Aggies live on KSNM 570 AM at 12:30 p.m. MT Thursday when Kyle Doperalski broadcasts the duel between top-seeded NM State and fourth-seeded Hawai'i at the WAC Softball Tournament held at host Fresno State's Bulldog Diamond.
Every Aggie softball game this weekend will be carried live via the Aggie Sports Radio Network with play-by-play from Doperalski. Aggie faithful outside of Las Cruces can listen to the broadcast live on NMStateSports.com or follow all of the tournament action on Twitter by following NMStateAggies. Fans can also follow the action with live streams of the tourney on WAC.tv.
NM State (40-15, 17-4 WAC) earned a first-round bye as the top seed in the tourney after sweeping second-seeded Boise State for its first outright WAC title in Las Cruces last weekend. The Aggies open play in the double elimination tournament against the Rainbow Wahine who defeated Utah State 6-1 in the opening round Wednesday afternoon.
The Aggies lost their only WAC series of the year at Hawai'i with three one-run losses to UH on April 29-30. Hawai'i (36-16, 14-7 WAC) is riding a seven-game win streak coming into the game that began with the sweep of the Aggies two weeks ago in Honolulu.
An Aggie win against Hawai'i keeps NM State in the winner's bracket with its next game slated for 3 p.m. MT Friday. If the Aggies stumble against UH NM State would play third-seeded Fresno State, a 2-0 loser to sixth-seeded Louisiana Tech Wednesday night, at 5:30 p.m. MT Thursday in an elimination game.
WAC TO STREAM 2011 TOURNAMENT
The WAC, in conjunction with its Web site partner NeuLion, will stream the 2011 WAC Softball Tournament live from Fresno, Calif. Viewers can sign up by visiting www.WAC.tv. The double-elimination tournament will be held May 11-14 at Bulldog Diamond on the campus of Fresno State with the first game beginning Wednesday. Every game of the tournament can be viewed for a single subscription price of $14.95, which will include on-demand viewing of any of the games the following day. More information and how to subscribe to any of these video streaming events can be found at www.WAC.tv.