Hounds lose 13-3 to N.M. Highlands

Freedom New Mexico New Mexico Highlands scored two runs in the first without benefit of a hit, built a 12-0 lead by the third inning and rolled to a 13-3 win over Eastern New Mexico on Tuesday night in a non-league baseball game at Greyhound Field. Second baseman Clay Lucas drove in four runs and […]

Hounds steamroll S.W. Okla.

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh isn’t worried about how other Lone Star Conference teams are faring. He’s concerned with how many games his squad can win down the stretch. The Greyhounds got a complete game from junior right-hander Evan Orsak and pounded out 21 hits Sunday […]

Bulldogs dominate Hounds

Freedom New Mexico No matter where the Southwestern Oklahoma Bulldogs are in the Lone Star Conference baseball standings, they’ve done nothing but give Eastern New Mexico University a lot of grief in recent years. Southwestern came into Friday’s series opener against the Greyhounds having lost five in a row and 14 of 16, but they […]

Greyhounds sweep two against Kingsville

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer At long last, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team is assured of a Lone Star Conference series win. The Greyhounds, who split their first three LSC series, swept Texas A&M-Kingsville 9-5 and 6-1 on Saturday at Greyhound Field and, with Friday’s 7-4 win over the Javelinas, gives them […]

Greyhound baseball sweeps Colorado School of Mines

Freedom New Mexico GOLDEN, Colo. — Junior right-hander Ismael Solis pitched a two-hit shutout to lift Eastern New Mexico University past Colorado School of Mines 2-0 Saturday for a sweep of their baseball doubleheader. In the first game, the Greyhounds’ top three hitters combined for 10 hits and 14 runs batted in as ENMU rolled […]

Improving baseball should start at top

By Kevin Wilson Imagine you’re the boss of one of America’s most public companies, with a payroll in the billions going to roughly 1,200 employees. Now imagine your most productive employees are suspected to be illegal drug users. And you’ve got to go to Washington, D.C. to talk about what’s going wrong with your business. […]

Baseball ’roids report may demonize unfairly

Editorial The release of a report by former Democratic Sen. George Mitchell on the use in Major League Baseball of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs certainly received plenty of attention. Although the Mitchell investigation was conducted without benefit of subpoenas, cross-examination, any interaction between accuser and accused or sworn testimony, all the named players […]

Rockies worthy of fan support

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico With Tom Brady throwing touchdown after touchdown for my fantasy football team and Kevin Garnett lacing them up for the Boston Celtics, I’m really happy with the way Boston sports are going. However, I can’t go for baseball’s Boston participant. Nothing against the Red Sox, but I’m rooting for […]

Bonds breaks HR record

SAN FRANCISCO – Barry Bonds hit No. 756 to the deepest part of the ballpark Tuesday night, and hammered home the point: Like him or not, legitimate or not, he is baseball’s new home run king. Bonds broke Hank Aaron’s storied record in the fifth inning, hitting a 3-2 pitch from Washington’s Mike Bacsik 435 […]

July 19, 1977

• Portales resident Kay Quisenberry returned home after spending nearly a year on Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia. While there, she attended Summerside High school as an exchange student. Quisenberry was sponsored by the Portales Rotary Club. • The Blue Jays won the league championship of Junior League boys baseball. • Eighty acres of productive land […]

Former Ram drafted by Cubs

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer A former Ram could become a Cub — or possibly a Bulldog. In the 12th round of the Major League Baseball draft earlier this month, the Chicago Cubs picked former Portales Ram Ryan Acosta from Clearwater Central Catholic High School in Florida. And the 17-year-old also has a full-ride […]

Blame should be placed with proper party

By Kevin Wilson: FNNM Columnist When tragedy comes along, it serves nobody well unless a valuable lesson is taught. If that’s the case, it’s tough to admit what’s become of the car crash that killed St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock. Hancock was killed the morning of April 29 when he left a sports bar […]

May 8, 1981

• ”Every Which Way But Loose” starring Clint Eastwood was playing at the Varsity Drive-in Theatre. • The Portales Rams baseball team defeated defending state champs Deming Wildcats 6-4 during the opener of the Class AAA State Championships. • Country Flowers offered a spring arrangement in a wicker basket for $12.50.

ENMU-WT series on baseball diamond shuffled

Eastern New Mexico University’s four-game Lone Star Conference South Division series against rival West Texas A&M has been shuffled. The teams meet in 1 p.m. twin bills today and Friday at Potter County Memorial Stadium in Amarillo. Originally, the teams were to play single games on Friday night and Sunday afternoon and a doubleheader on […]

Fallen Tiger inspires new baseball field

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Nearly a year after his death, friends and family of Oscar Acosta hope the memory of the former major and minor league coach will manifest into a new baseball field that bears his name. Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, and Rod Adair, R-Roswell, secured $125,000 in capital outlay funds last […]

Portales-born Ross readies for MLB season

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Portales to Miami by way of Carlsbad, Detroit, Los Angeles and Cincinnati. That’s the long route that Florida Marlins outfielder Cody Ross took to reach his sunny Major League Baseball destination. Cody’s parents Kenny and Janet Ross lived with Kenny’s mom and dad in Portales in 1980 while Cody’s […]

Wet weather drenches area

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Portales was soaked with more than a half inch of rain Thursday that caused no major problems except for drenching a couple of high school baseball games. KENW-TV’s rain gauge recorded 0.58 inches of the wet stuff yesterday, while Clovis received 0.65 inches recorded by KVII-TV. According to Portales […]

White advances with Dodgers

Portales High School allumni Logan White was promoted this week to Assistant General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. White is the son-in-law of Portales residents Web and Jan Smartnick. “I’m pretty excited for him, he’s a hard worker,” Smartnick said. “He’s never slacked off on the jobs that he’s had, and he’s always had […]

Clovis American scores 14 runs to beat Roosevelt

PNT Staff The Clovis American team beat the Roosevelt team Sunday evening in the 13-14 year old bracket of the district’s Little League baseball all-star tournament. Rachel Kia, the president of the Little League Board, said the final score was 14-4. Roosevelt was eliminated from the tournament due to the loss. “It was just one […]

Quay County rallies to beat Roosevelt, 8-7

PNT Staff The Quay County All-Stars rallied from a 6-1 deficit to defeat the Roosevelt County All-Stars 8-7 Saturday evening at Portales High School Ram Baseball Field in the 13-14 year-old division. The loss meant the Roosevelt County All-Stars must win today against Clovis American or they will be eliminated. Their game against Clovis American […]