Hounds, East Central split twin bill

Freedom New Mexico

Second baseman Garrett Cook went 2-for-4 with a triple and three
RBIs, helping Eastern New Mexico University to a 7-3 win over East
Central for a split of Friday’s Lone Star Conference doubleheader at
Greyhound Field.

The Tigers claimed the opener 6-3.

Cook’s triple, his third of the season, came with one-out in the
first inning to score Jeremy Johnson, who led off with a double.

Cook later scored on a groundout by first baseman Seth Clabaugh, and
added RBIs on a sacrifice fly in the fifth and a single in the eighth

The Greyhounds (21-22, 16-18 LSC) collected 13 hits off Tiger starter Chasen Bennett with four extra-base hits.

Ismael Solis scattered six hits over eight innings, allowing two runs with four strikeouts and two walks.

Jared Owen went 2-for-4 for East Central (12-30, 11-23).

In the first game, the Tigers wiped out a pair of Greyhound leads with two-run efforts in three consecutive innings.

The Tigers tied the score in the fourth on a sacrifice bunt by
rightfielder Dusty Rowland and led 2-1 on a throwing error that allowed
Tyler Gillum to score.

The Greyhounds retook the lead in the bottom of the inning as
Johnson hit an RBI triple and scored on a Cook single, but Eastern was
held scoreless on three hits the rest of the way.

The teams meet again today in a 1 p.m. doubleheader.

First game

Central 6, ENMU 3
ECU 000 222 0 — 6 8 2
ENMU 100 200 0 — 3 7 3

James Rhodes, Andy Pendleton (5) and Atlee Kile, Seth Clabaugh, Evan
Orsak (5) and Freddy Carmona. W — Rhodes (3-2). L — Clabaugh (1-3). S —
Pendleton (2). 2B — ECU, Andrew Minnich. 3B — ENMU, Jeremy Johnson.

Second game
ENMU 7, East Central 3
ECU 000 000 120 — 3 6 2
ENMU 200 021 11X — 7 15 1

Chasen Bennet, Wesley Hager (8) and Josh Nine, Ismael Solis, Jerry
Manning (9) and Carmona. W — Solias (2-2). L — Bennett (3-5). 2B — ECU,
Jared Owen. ENMU, Johnson, Clayton Young. 3B — ECU, Clint