Zia beats Roosevelt All-Stars

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer As Collin Guthas stepped to the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning, a fan yelled, “Just get on base Collin, that’s where you’re most dangerous.” The fan was right, as Collin’s feet helped the Clovis Zia All-Stars in a come-from-behind 9-8 victory over the Roosevelt County All-Stars […]

Elida fights hard, but loses in state semi’s

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent Facing an early 3-0 deficit and a struggling starting pitcher, Elida coach Jimmy Ward did what many good baseball managers would do. In a Class 1A state semifinal, Thursday morning in Los Lunas, Ward inserted reliever Caleb Widner in hopes of holding down Mesilla Valley’s bats and giving his team […]

Rams advance to semifinal

PNT Staff Report ALBUQUERQUE — The fifth-seeded Portales Rams thought they were a better team than the fourth-seeded Bloomfield Bobcats and in the Class 3A state baseball quarterfinals Wednesday, they proved it. The Rams came from behind for an 8-7 win to advance to the state semifinals for the second consecutive year. The Rams were […]

Perfection: Rams rout Tohatchi

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By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers The Portales pitchers were perfect Friday afternoon — and the Ram hitters weren’t far behind. Portales’ offense erupted for 22 runs in the first two innings of play and senior pitchers Mario Salazar and Phillip Danbom combined for a five-inning perfect game as the fifth-seeded Rams toppled 12th-seeded Tohatchi 26-0 […]

Rams sweep Dexter Demons

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales Rams need to win just one of two games at Ruidoso Friday to win the District 4-3A championship, after sweeping Dexter Tuesday at home 9-0 and 10-9. The Lovington Wildcats fell two games behind the Rams splitting at the New Mexico Military Institute Tuesday night. “We’ve put […]

Lady ‘Dogs double up Lady Rams

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Artesia scored four unanswered runs and spoiled Portales’ state tournament tune-up Monday evening at Portales 4-2. The Portales girls posted an early 2-0 lead before a collection of Portales errors and Artesia hits swung the balance to the Lady Bulldogs. Portales assistant coach Scott Parker says he likes playing […]

Rams split with Clovis

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PNT Staff Report The Portales Rams lost focus late in the first game but re-grouped for a split Tuesday against Clovis. Portales allowed the Wildcats to rally in a 6-5 win but dominated the second game 11-1, thanks to big hitting and several Wildcat miscues. “(Clovis) made a lot of errors,” Rams coach Arturo Ontiveros […]

Portales rams Ruidoso, sweeps doubleheader

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Portales Ram bats came alive on the way to a District 4-3A doubleheader sweep over Ruidoso Tuesday afternoon at the Portales Baseball Field 7-3 and 10-5. A complete game, six-hitter by senior pitcher Mario Salazar in game one set the tone for the effort. “These guys have been […]

Greyhounds sweep Texans

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds kept their postseason hopes alive, winning the first two games of a four game weekend series against Tarleton State at Greyhound Field Saturday 16-12 and 8-5. But the Hounds had to come from behind in the second game, spotting the visiting Texans a […]

Wind-blown Lady Rams win two

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Lady Rams battled the Ruidoso Warriors and an angry southeastern New Mexico wind Tuesday afternoon at the Portales softball field and whipped them both. Senior second baseman Amanda Terry went a combined 7-of-8 from the plate in the District 4-3A opening doubleheader leading the Portales offense to a […]

Tigers unload on Broncos

PNT Staff Report Active Elida bats complemented a live Elida arm as the Tigers used two five-run innings to beat Floyd 12-1 in five innings Monday night. Junior pitcher Wesley Gilmore confounded the Broncos, allowing one run on three hits. Gilmore struck out 10. “He threw very well,” Elida coach Jimmy Ward said. “We’re about […]

Goddard Rockets blast Ram baseball

PNT Staff Report Junior pitcher Justin Cooper held the Portales Rams hitless through three innings, striking out six as the Goddard Rockets posted seven runs in the first inning, and went on to beat Portales 13-3 Thursday at Roswell’s Joe Bauman Coke Field. “We came out really flat,” Portales head coach Arturo Ontiveros said. “Every […]

Lady Rams split Saturday games

PNT Staff Report The Portales Lady Rams concluded their preparation for District 4-3A play at the 2007 Artesia Lady Dog Invitational Saturday, losing 10-0 against Aztec and beating Lovington 4-3. “The competition here is definitely good,” Portales coach Robbie Crowley said. “We haven’t played anybody badly, even Aztec, we shouldn’t have lost by as much […]

Zias get pounded at New Mexico

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Eastern New Mexico University’s foray into Division I Tuesday night didn’t go too well. The Zias scored first, but by the second inning they were out of contention and were handed a 19-2 pasting by the University of New Mexico. ENMU (20-18), which had won seven of its previous eight games, […]

Highlands Cowboys crush Greyhounds

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M — New Mexico Highlands had a run on the board before getting a hit on Tuesday against Eastern New Mexico University. That was certainly bad news for the Greyhounds. Once they started raking, the Cowboys pounded out 26 hits and rolled to a 24-5 rout in a non-conference clash. All […]

Elida beats Texico on diamond

Freedom Newspapers DEXTER—A big third inning rallied Elida past Texico and lifted the Tigers to their first win of the young baseball season 8-4 over the Wolverines this morning in the annual Hal Bogle tournament in Dexter. Texico scored two runs in each of the first two innings to lead 4-1 heading into the third […]

ENMU softball splits with Tarleton State

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Eastern New Mexico University junior Valerie Villela went 4-for-8 from the plate and scored two runs as the Zias split a Saturday Lone Star Conference South doubleheader with Tarleton State at Zia Softball Field. The Zias (13-16, 2-6 LSC South) won the first game 3-1. Tartleton State, as the […]

Roosevelt teams lose openers

PNT Staff Report The Roosevelt 9-10 year old All-Star Little League baseball team lost in its first game in the state tournament Saturday to the Artesia All-Stars in Carlsbad. Sammy Villanueva, the manager of Roosevelt’s team, said the final score was 11-5. “We just weren’t hitting the ball today as well as we were in […]

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 […]

Roosevelt rebounds to beat Zia

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By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer The second match-up between the 9-and 10-year-old Roosevelt County All-stars and Clovis Zias produced a different outcome than the first with Roosevelt County coming out on top with an 11-1 win last night at Rotary Park in Portales. The Zia’s struck first, stealing home in the top of the […]