LAS CRUCES, N.M. –New Mexico State softball’s Staci Rodriguez was named Hitter of the Week by the Western athletic Conference for the week of April 8-14. The honor is the second for Rodriguez and fourth for the Aggies this season.
The sophomore outfielder from Paramount, Calif., led the Aggies to a 4-1 record last week that included a win over No. 17 Arizona and a sweep over Western Athletic Conference opponent UTSA. She hit .615 on the week, while going 8-13 at the plate with a double, three home runs and seven RBI. She worked for a 1.385 slugging percentage through five games with an on base percentage of .688. Her three home runs in the weekend series against UTSA, extending her season total to 16, which ties Rodriguez for third in the NM State single-season record books. Rodriguez had a hit in each conference game and went 3-for-3 in game two of the Aggies’ mid-week series against No. 17 Arizona. S
NM State heads back out on the road to meet the Texas State Bobcats on April 19-20, in San Marcos, Texas. The teams open the series with a doubleheader on Friday at 3 p.m., and close out the weekend with a single game on Saturday at 12 p.m.