LAKEWOOD, Colo. — It was not a good day to be a pitcher Wednesday at All-Star Park.
In game featured a combined 40 hits and 10 doubles, Eastern New Mexico University topped Colorado Christian in a 21-14 shootout.
ENMU designated hitter Tyler Brown drove in runs with five hits and also scored three times. First basemen Jeff Roemer also collected five hits.
Colorado Christian led 13-12 after six innings, but ENMU scored nine runs in the last three innings to secure the win.
Cougars shortstop Jay Beleu had three hits and three RBI.
The Greyhounds (18-16) led 4-3 after three innings, then batted around in the fourth inning, scoring seven runs on seven hits. Third basemen Mick Letofsky had two doubles in the inning.
ENMU reliever David Swinconos had an extremely tough time in the sixth, giving up six runs and recording only one out, allowing The Cougars (3-23) to take the lead.
In the seventh, the Hounds scored three runs on three hits to pull back on top.
The Hounds, who had lost 12 of their last 13 games coming into Wednesday, got key innings in relief from Evan Courteau, who went 2 2/3 innings, allowing only one run and picking up the win.
ENMU softball signs new players
Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Armando Quiroz has announced the signing, during the fall early signing period, of four incoming freshmen from Arizona to letters of intent for the 2006-07 school year.
They are Michelle Anderson, a catcher and third baseman from Sierra Vista (Buena H.S.); Alexandra May Otis, a pitcher-first baseman-outfielder from Phoenix (St. Mary’s H.S.); Casandra McCommons, a utility infielder from Tucson (Sunnyside H.S.), and Rebecca Quinones, a middle infielder and outfielder from Gilbert.
Anderson is a four-year competitor at Buena, earning first-team all-region honors as a catcher in 2005. She also competed in volleyball and basketball in high school.
May Otis is a four-year player at St. Mary’s, and helped her team to a runnerup finish in Class 5A a year ago when she hit .566 with a .708 slugging percentage.
McCommons was a first-team all-city selection in Tucson in 2004 and 2005. She has also participated in basketball and golf in high school.
Quinones has been a four-year starter at Gilbert, earning All-East Valley honors in 2004 and 2005.