CANYON, Texas — Sophomore Evan Orsak pitched a two-hitter, helping the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds to win 3-2 and earned a Lone Star Conference South split with rival West Texas A&M.
West Texas won the opener, 7-4.
With a 3-0 lead in the nightcap, Orsak (3-2) gave up a two-run homer to catcher Caleb Palmer with one out in the seventh. Keith Balderaz recorded the final two outs for his fifth save.
The Greyhounds (17-22, 2-4 LSC South) got an RBI-single in the third from junior shortstop Tyler Hayes and a two-run single in the fifth from sophomore designated hitter Clayton Young.
Jessie Rodriguez (2-5) went the distance, giving up eight hits and walking one.
In the opener, the Buffs (9-27, 1-5 LSC South) took control in the fifth inning when shortstop Coby Corley hit a three-run double to left off of starter Seth Clabaugh (4-3) for a 5-2 lead.
Eric Henderson (4-4) allowed four runs on 10 hits in 7 1/3 innings, and Cole Peyson retired five of the six batters he faced for his second save.
The teams finish their series today, with the first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m. MST.
ENMU track takes
second at McMurry relays
ABILENE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s track team took second place Thursday at the McMurry Relays, winning four individual events
The Greyhounds scored 135 points, finishing between winner Abilene Christian University (151) and host school McMurry (121.5).
Event wins came from Zach Gerleve in the javelin throw (55.63 meters), Tyrone Sharpe in the triple jump (45-0), Ricardo Hernandez in the 10,000-meter run (33:51.08) and Feliz Boit in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (10:32.00).
The Eastern women placed third with 44 points. Abilene Christian (160) held off McMurry (158) and Texas Lutheran (138). Not other team scored higher than 65 points.
The ENMU women were led by Deidra Brown, who placed first in javelin (36.14 meters) and sixth in shot put (11.98 meters).
In all, 14 ENMU athletes turned in top-five finishes in at least one event.
The teams will be in action again Saturday at New Mexico State.