Rams belt 35 hits in sweep of Robertson

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Portales unleashed the pent up energy of four canceled games due to weather last week and produced 35 hits Monday afternoon, clobbering the Las Vegas Robertson Cardinals in a two-game sweep, 18-3 and 16-9. “We hit the ball pretty well today,” Portales head coach Arturo […]

Hound batsmen defeated

Freedom Newspapers Third baseman Brett Cook went 3-for-4, scoring three runs and driving in two, and Wayland Baptist took control with a four-run third after the first two hitters were retired to beat Eastern New Mexico University 10-5 on Tuesday in a non-conference baseball game at Greyhound Field. The Pioneers (15-13) finished with 11 hits, […]

Zias drop LSC doubleheader

Freedom Newspapers SAN ANGELO, Texas — Things started out pretty well for Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday, but they went downhill pretty quickly. The Zias scored three times in the top of the first in the opener of a Lone Star Conference South Division softball doubleheader with Angelo State, but the Rambelles took control […]

Hound baseball streak ends

Freedom Newspapers Thanks primarily to Mike Deal, Colorado School of Mines ended Eastern New Mexico University’s school-record start on Sunday. Deal, the Oredigggers’ junior first baseman, slammed a pair of three-run homers and Mines held on to win a 16-12 slugfest at Greyhound Field, salvaging the finale of the teams’ four-game series. Senior designated hitter […]

Hounds sweep twin-bill

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team is off to another flying start. After opening with 16 wins in their first 20 games a year ago, the Greyhounds improved to 7-0 so far this spring on Saturday with a 9-2, 5-4 doubleheader sweep of Colorado School of Mines at Greyhound Field. The teams will […]

Zias beat WTAMU in softball tourney

Freedom Newspapers SAN ANGELO, Texas — Freshman second baseman Rebecca Quinones delivered a one-out, two-run single to right in the bottom of the seventh, giving the Eastern New Mexico University softball team a seesaw 6-5 win Sunday over West Texas A&M in the Angelo State Classic. The Zias came back to pound UT-Permian Basin 7-1 […]

Clovis, Portales gain semifinals

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Cade Wheeler didn’t get off to the kind of start on Friday that he’d hoped for on the mound. Leave it to an older hand to help him get on track. Wheeler, who will be a senior at Clovis High in the fall, was touched up for three […]

Rams advance in 3A state baseball tourney

PNT staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior Mario Salazar threw 5 1/3 innings in relief and the Portales Rams escaped two early deficits on Saturday en route to a 13-8 victory over Las Vegas Robertson in a first-round game of the Class 3A state baseball tournament. The Rams (14-12), seeded 12th in the 16-team field, […]

Hounds go 12 to beat Kingsville in opener

PNT staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Freshman Evan Orsak pitched 4 1/3 strong innings in relief and sophomore Keith Balderaz earned a school-record ninth save as Eastern New Mexico University outlasted Texas A&M-Kingsville 8-7 in 12 innings on Saturday in the first game of a Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader. The Javelinas came back to […]

Elida completes perfect district run

PNT staff ELIDA — Tom Sullivan went 5-for-5 with two home runs and six RBIs Monday, and the Elida Tigers completed a perfect run through District 6-1A baseball on Monday with a 17-7 victory over Dora. The Tigers (8-4, 4-0 district) have a non-district game remaining against defending Class 1A state champion Texico in Clovis […]

Ruidoso holds off Lady Rams for split

PNT staff RUIDOSO — The Portales Lady Rams’ rally fell short Friday night, and now they’ll probably have to sweep rival Lovington on the road next Thursday to win the District 4-3A regular-season softball title. Portales (14-8, 4-2 district) pounded 15 hits in the opener of Friday’s twin bill in a 9-3 win over the […]

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 […]

Tarleton rallies for split with Hounds

PNT staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Since winning 16 of its first 20 games, it’s been either feast or famine for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team. After scoring just six runs in a Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader loss to Tarleton State on Friday, the Greyhounds erupted for 22 hits in a 22-5 […]

Rams cruise past Ruidoso in district play

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer Antonio Lucio wasn’t ready to say it was his best varsity pitching performance, but if not, it had to be close. The Portales High senior allowed just four hits and retired the final seven hitters in the Rams’ second 13-3 District 4-3A run-rule victory of the day over Ruidoso […]

Zias get split at Texas A&M-Kingsville

PNT staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s Rosemary Moreno fired her seventh shutout and earned her 19th complete game of the season on Friday, pitching the Zias to a 6-0 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville in the opener of a Lone Star Conference South Division softball doubleheader. The Javelinas came back to win the […]

Lady Rams crush Ruidoso

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer Portales pitcher Sasha Parker lost the plate for a moment in the first inning, and promptly surrendered two runs. Her Lady Rams teammates, though, wasted no time turning things around. Parker didn’t allow another run the rest of the night, and Portales scored 10 runs in the first two […]

Wayland Baptist blasts ENMU

PNT staff Wayland Baptist’s Jonathan Reynoso homered on the second pitch of the game and went on to hit for the cycle, and the Pioneers never looked back Tuesday night in a 17-4 rout of Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Field. Wayland Baptist (24-20), which lost at home to ENMU 15-14 early in the […]

Lady Rams turn back Lovington, Ruidoso

PNT staff LOVINGTON — Portales got solid pitching from junior Sasha Parker and just enough offense Saturday to post a pair of wins in the District 3-4A predistrict softball tournament, beating host Lovington 5-0 and topping Ruidoso 3-1. Parker pitched three-hitters in both games, and nearly had two shutouts — she had Ruidoso blanked until […]

Buffs beat ENMU twice, earn split in series

PNT staff For a team that gave up 44 runs in a doubleheader one day earlier, the West Texas A&M baseball team managed to turn things around dramatically on Saturday. WT parlayed a close call followed by consecutive ENMU errors on bunts into seven unearned runs in the 10th inning for a 9-2 win in […]

Angelo State crushes Hounds in doubleheader

PNT staff What started out as a promising weekend went downhill quickly for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team. Angelo State bounced back from a 15-1 loss in Friday’s series opener to take the final three games of the Lone Star Conference South Division-opening series for both teams, crushing the Greyhounds 24-6 and 12-4 […]