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Rocky Ward Era Ends At New Mexico State

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rockyward2010LAS CRUCES, N.M. –
 New Mexico State Athletics Director Dr. McKinley Boston announced Tuesday, May 27, that the NM State Athletics Department has terminated the contract of head baseball coach Rocky Ward, effective immediately. Ward served as NM State’s head baseball coach for 16 seasons (1997-00 & 2003-14) tallying a 455-458-2overall record. He also served as an assistant coach for the Aggies in 2001 & 2002.

“We thank Coach Ward for his contributions and support in serving our baseball program over the past 18 years,” Boston said.

NM State will conduct a national search to replace Coach Ward.

CSU Bakersfield Selected By Coaches To Win 2014 WAC Title

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WAC - Cal State-BakersfieldDENVER, CO – Bakersfield has been selected as the favorite to win the 2014 Western Athletic Conference regular season baseball crown in a vote by the league’s 10 head coaches.

The Roadrunners received 80 points and eight first place votes after winning a share of last season’s WAC regular season title. The ‘Runners went 37-22 overall last season with an 18-9 mark in the WAC. CSUB went 2-1 at last year’s WAC Tournament.
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New Mexico State Releases 2013 Schedule

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New Mexico State AggiesLAS CRUCES, N.M. –  As everyone is in the final month of the 2012 year, New Mexico State University head coach Rocky Ward has announced the Aggies’ schedule for the upcoming season.

NM State, who is coming off a 35-win season, a Western Athletic Conference regular-season co-championship and a trip to the NCAA Tournament, will play a total of 51 regular-season games, including 26 chances for Aggie fans to see their team at Presley Askew Field.

“The 2013 schedule is another challenging one for us,” Ward said. “We will play a 27-game conference schedule for the first time in several years, but we still have some quality non-conference opponents as well.”

The Aggies will play five teams that made the NCAA Tournament last season, including two teams that won a regional at the tournament and were part of the final 16-team field, two teams that will be part of the WAC this season and in-state rival New Mexico.  Five of NM State’s opponents also finished in the Top 40 of the NCAA Division I rankings, including three that finished in the Top 25.

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New Mexico State Releases 2012 Schedule

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - After winning the 2011 NCAA batting title and winning 30-plus games for the third straight season, New Mexico State head baseball coach Rocky Ward has released the 2012 schedule, which features 31 home games and six teams that made it to the 2011 NCAA Tournament.

NM State produced a 34-24 record in 2011 while wining 26 of those games at home in Presley Askew Field.  The Aggies face six teams that reached the NCAA Regionals in 2011 including Sacred Heart and Kent State at home.  Head coach Rocky Ward expects his team to be competitive with every opponent in 2012.

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2011 WAC Preseason Poll

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DENVER – Fresno State has been selected as the favorite to win the 2011 Western Athletic Conference regular season baseball crown in a vote by the league’s seven head coaches. The coaches also voted on a preseason all-WAC team with Fresno State leading the way as it placed seven players on the team. Hawai‘i junior second baseman Kolten Wong was named the preseason player of the year, while San Jose State senior Blake McFarland was picked the preseason pitcher of the year. Continue reading

New Mexico State Signs Eight

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State baseball head coach Rocky Ward recently announced the addition of eight new student-athletes, as each have signed National Letters of Intent to play and attend school at NM State.

The Aggies are bringing in a couple of left-hand pitchers, four right-handers, one that can also play in the outfield, a catcher and an infielder.  These student-athletes come from California, Washington, Oklahoma, Oregon, Arizona and New Mexico.

“We are happy with the signing class.  We filled our needs with quality baseball players and continued to get more athletic across the board,” Ward said.  “We don’t lose much off of this 2011 team, but this group of new Aggies will make us much deeper and more versatile on the mound and should be able to fill the voids left by graduating seniors.”

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New Mexico State Releases 2011 Baseball Schedule

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LAS CRUCES – New Mexico State head baseball coach Rocky Ward recently released the 2011 baseball schedule with 32 games scheduled at Presley Askew Field and 21 away games.

The season starts Feb. 12 with the Annual Alumni game before opening the regular season, Friday, Feb. 18 with a three-game series against Houston Baptist.  Those games are the first of seven consecutive home games at Presley Askew Field.  The Aggies took on Houston Baptist last season, earning a sweep in Houston, Texas.

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Garrett Wittels’ Pursuit Of Historic Streak Not Just An Individual Accomplishment

What do New Mexico State head baseball coach Rocky Ward and the teammates of Florida International sophomore third baseman Garrett Wittels have in common? They’ve both been a part of historic hitting streaks. Ward was the catcher on the 1987 Oklahoma State squad when Robin Ventura set the collegiate record with 58 consecutive games with a hit while Wittels’ teammates are witness to the longest hitting streak since that historic 1987 season.
Wittels carries the second longest hitting streak in college baseball history, 54 games, into the first game of the Miami Regional in Coral Gables, Fla. today at 12:00 p.m. ET where he and his teammates will square off against Texas A&M. While most of the national media focuses on the Wittels’ individual accomplishment, New Mexico State head coach Rocky Ward explains that Wittels’ teammates are just as much a part of the streak as Wittels is.
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2010 All-WAC Teams Announced

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MESA, Ariz. – The Western Athletic Conference today released its 2010 all-WAC baseball teams and postseason awards as selected by the league’s head coaches.  Fresno State junior first baseman Jordan Ribera was named the Player of the Year and Nevada junior Brock Stassi earned Pitcher of the Year honors. The Freshman of the Year award went to San Jose State pitcher Zack Jones.  Fresno State’s Mike Batesole was named WAC Coach of the Year.
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