NMSU baseball program gets $1.4M gift

August 14, 2013 • State News

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Baseball has long been a passion for New Mexico State University alumnus Michael Johnson.

He and [auth] his older brother used to play and the sport was a true love for his mother. So he and his wife Judy have decided to give the Aggie baseball program a $1.4 million gift for facility upgrades.

The gift was announced Tuesday.

Head coach Rocky Ward says the money will be a game-changer for the team. He says it will help with recruiting and will give the Aggies a better chance to compete more consistently on conference and regional levels.

The money will go toward dugout renovation, additional stands, upgrades to the scoreboard and video display and a stadium sun cover. The sprinklers along the left field line will also be repaired.

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