Hounds eliminated from LSC tournament

Freedom New Mexico

ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s stay in the Lone Star Conference baseball tournament was a short one.

The Greyhounds, 10-4 losers to second-seeded Angelo State in
Saturday’s opening round, dropped a 10-6 decision to top-seeded Cameron
in a losers bracket game on Sunday morning.

The Aggies (42-14) pounded out 20 hits, including eight for extra
bases, led by left fielder Chase Elder with 4-for-6 and four RBIs.
Clint Powell hit a solo homer and catcher Kyle Nyhart added a two-run
shot in the second, wiping out an early 2-0 ENMU lead and putting the
Aggies ahead.

The Greyhounds (28-28), seeded sixth in the six-team,
double-elimination event, regained a 6-5 lead with a three-run fourth
but managed only three hits over the final five innings. Cameron tied
the score in the sixth, then took the lead for good with a three-run
seventh that featured consecutive sacrifice flies by Nyhart and Josh
Barnett.

Left-hander Logan Grimes (9-1) worked six innings for the Aggies,
while James Maxwell scattered three hits over three scoreless frames
for his ninth save of the season.

Matt Aragon (2-4), the second of four ENMU pitchers, took the loss.
Starter Russ Campbell went the first five innings, allowing five runs
on 10 hits.

Senior catcher Freddy Carmona broke his own school single-season hit
record with a two-run single in the fourth. Carmona went 3-for-5 and
finished the season with 83 hits, two more than the mark he established
in 2008.