Who's fired up about the Aggie baseball series this weekend against San Jose State? I know I am.
This is a huge four-game set. SJSU and NMSU are currently tied for second place in the WAC, and not far behind Nevada for the top spot. The Aggies are playing meaningful baseball in early May. It's a big deal.
NMSU is first in the conference in runs scored with 563. The next closest team is Louisiana Tech with 400. NMSU will need to pound some runs out on its homefield this weekend.
As for the Spartans, they're the top pitching team with a 4.35 ERA. That is over a run less than NMSU (5.57). The Aggies, who rank No. 2 in the league in earned run average, are closer to the norm than the Spartans in that category. San Jose State is also a strong fielding team — the Spartans have committed 16 less errors than NMSU on the year.
In other words, it's going to be a matchup of contrasting styles: An elite offensive club in NMSU versus a strong pitching/defensive team in SJSU. I always take good pitching and solid defense over a powerful offense. Than again, the Aggie baseball team has surprised all season long. I'm looking forward to the series.