Highlands beats Hounds late

Freedom New Mexico

Four New Mexico Highlands pitchers combined to limit Eastern New Mexico University to three hits and the Cowboys scored twice in the eighth inning for a 3-1 win over the Greyhounds on Tuesday in a non-conference game at Greyhound Field.

Justin Kaid’s two-run single with one out snapped a 1-all tie as starter Edgar Vela and three relievers combined to strike out 10 batters and walk four.

ENMU (3-15) scored in the seventh inning when junior shortstop Alex Schultz lead off with a walk, moved to second on a fielder’s choice, to third on Daniel Patch’s infield single, and scored on an errant throw.

Winning pitcher Richard Sandoval (1-0), Cruz Sedillo and Jared Bowser combined to retire the final eight ENMU batters. Browser earned his second save of the season.

Patch’s pinch-hit single extended his hitting streak to five games.

The Cowboys (8-8) push across a run in the fourth inning when Erik Scott doubled to right field and scored on two-out infield single from Angel Nunez.

Chris Martinez (1-0), the Hounds’ fourth of five pitchers, took the loss. He allowed three hits and two runs in two innings.

Aaron Anderson started for the Hounds, permitting three hits and a run in 3 2/3 innings. He struck out one and walked four.

Schultz went 2-for-3 for the Hounds.

Scott and Luis Saenz each doubled and had two hits for the Cowboys, who finished with 10 hits.