ENMU’s Clabaugh steps down

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Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University baseball will have quite a different look next season. Veteran coach Phil Clabaugh tendered his resignation on Tuesday. He has been ENMU’s only coach since the program was revived at the school in 1992. His 20-year record was 456-579-2. Counting four years prior to that as […]

ENMU’s Clabaugh earns 500th win

Freedom New Mexico Phil Clabaugh reached a coaching milestone Friday, courtesy of his son. Junior Seth Clabaugh hit an RBI single up the middle with one out in the bottom of the ninth, lifting Eastern New Mexico University to a 5-4 Lone Star Conference baseball victory over ninth-ranked Angelo State at Greyhound Field. The win […]

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 […]

Hounds sweep Saturday twin bill

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Awaiting his start in the second game of Eastern New Mexico’s Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader with Southeastern Oklahoma on Saturday at Greyhound Field, junior right-hander Ismael Solis wondered if maybe the Greyhounds were saving any runs for him. As it turned out, he didn’t have to worry. ENMU […]

There’s pop at top of Hounds batting order

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh figures if the top five hitters in his batting order are successful, a lot of things could fall into place for the Greyhounds. ENMU opens its 2008 season Friday and Saturday with four games in the UT-Permian Basin Classic. The Hounds […]

ENMU players picked up for NBC tourney

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Playing for the Amarillo-based West Texas Outlaws in the wood-bat Red River League, Eastern New Mexico University baseball players Seth Clabaugh and Clayton Young will have their summer seasons extended. Both were picked up by the Oklahoma A’s, another league member featuring mostly players from fellow Lone Star Conference schools […]

Texans sweep Hounds Sunday

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Phil Clabaugh acknowledged there were good things about Sunday’s Lone Star Conference South Division baseball doubleheader, like solid starting pitching from Evan Courteau and Justin Sergeant. Still, his Eastern New Mexico University baseball team didn’t get what it needed — wins — if the Greyhounds hope to extend season beyond […]

Hounds split doubleheader

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers After losing the opener of a four-game series with Northeastern State 26-3 on Friday at Greyhound Field, Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh acknowledged that there were positives the rest of the weekend. Still, the fact that the Greyhounds dropped three of the contests to the Redmen left […]

Hound baseball a work in progress

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers With virtually no outside work yet due to the recent winter weather, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team is a work in progress as a season-opening series approaches against Sul Ross State on Friday and Saturday in Alpine, Texas. Of course, the Greyhounds are in better shape than they […]

Clovis players sign with ENMU

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Clovis High graduates Sean Cruce and Matt Ulibarri are happy to be staying close to home. Cruce and Ulibarri signed national letters of intent to play baseball next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Both were four-year regulars for the Wildcats under former ENMU player Shane Shallenberger. The […]

Hounds blow ninth-inning lead, drop twin bill

PNT staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Even a standout performance by Eastern New Mexico University freshman left-hander Seth Clabaugh couldn’t save the Greyhounds on Friday. Clabaugh, who came in with an 0-5 record, was in line for his first collegiate win after throwing eight innings of three-hit ball in the opener of a Lone Star Conference […]

Abilene Christian takes two from Hounds

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PNT staff Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh got reasonably good pitching performances from left-handers Seth Clabaugh and David Swinconos on Friday. What he didn’t like what his team’s overall approach in 9-3 and 9-1 Lone Star Conference South Division losses to seventh-ranked Abilene Christian at Greyhound Field. ENMU (22-28, 4-10 South) managed […]

Struggling Hounds look for turnaround

PNT Staff While West Texas A&M and Eastern New Mexico University have both endured 10-game losing streaks this season, and have nearly identical records, they are teams headed in opposite directions. The Greyhounds host the Buffaloes in Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheaders set for 4 p.m. today and 3 p.m. on Saturday. WT (18-18, […]

Hounds begin division play against Angelo

By Dave Wagner: PNT Sports Writer Phil Clabaugh has never seen anything like it. Clabaugh’s Eastern New Mexico University baseball team started the season on fire. After winning three of four from Southeastern Oklahoma in early March, the Greyhounds were sitting at 16-4. That was followed by a 10-game losing streak, including four-game sweeps by […]

Hounds sweep doubleheader, earn nickname

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: PNT staff writer After winning their third game of the weekend and improving to 16-4 on the season, the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds looked more like little-leaguers than college students. One player was spraying people with the field hose. Two others were wrestling on the infield grass. All the while veteran […]

Walkoff double gives Hounds series

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh got what he was hoping for in the Greyhounds’ four-game set against Colorado School of Mines — a series victory. Senior right fielder Justin Gee hit a go-ahead, two-run triple in the seventh, then beat out a fielder’s choice with two out in the bottom […]

Hounds suffer first loss in split with Orediggers

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer With a six-game winning streak hanging in the balance, the Greyhounds ended up taking measures to give them better odds of avoiding a two-game losing streak. Matt Thome allowed two runs on two hits and struck out nine in a complete-game effort, and three-run efforts in the third and […]

Hounds have history of futility with Orediggers

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Phil Clabaugh would like to think his Eastern New Mexico University baseball team can build on last weekend’s season-opening four-game sweep at Sul Ross State. On the other hand, the Greyhounds open their home slate this weekend in a four-game set against Colorado School of Mines, and their history with […]

Hounds hope to rely on experience

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Last spring, a doubleheader loss at fifth-ranked Abilene Christian on the final day of the season prevented Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team from posting the program’s first winning record since 2000. Gone off that squad are five seniors, all of whom received Lone Star Conference South Division postseason recognition. […]

Moore named third-team All-American

By Dave Wagner Despite a .413 batting average that was just short of the school single-season record, Eastern New Mexico University’s Bryan Moore maintains he wasn’t anticipating a lot in the way of postseason accolades. Despite that, the senior second baseman and leadoff man from Woolforth, Texas, was a first-team choice on the All-Lone Star […]