Ram Field gets new scoreboard

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Randy Armstrong, foreground, and Gabe Davies of Clovis Sign shine up the new scoreboard the company installed Wednesday at Ram Field. According to Ram baseball coach Arturo Ontiveros the new scoreboard was purchased with a $12,000 donation from Portales National Bank. It should be in use during the Rams regional playoff game in two weeks.

Spring Training

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Clint Brakebill, left, prepares to run to first base, while Portales High School baseball head coach Arturo Ontiveros is set to deliver an outfield hit during drills at practice Thursday afternoon. The Rams start their season at 6 p.m. Tuesday when they host Goddard.

Cobre ousts Rams in Class 3A semifinals

PNT staff ALBUQUERQUE — For the second consecutive year, the Portales Rams made it to the final four of New Mexico Class 3A baseball — and once again, they’re coming home one game shy of the finals. The top-seeded Cobre Indians jumped on top early and never lost their lead in a 10-7 win against [...]

Rams face top seed in 3A semi’s

PNT Staff Report The Portales Rams are just hours from the biggest baseball game in their young careers, but if you believe head coach Arturo Ontiveros, the boys are loose and relaxed. “It’s kind of scary, but they seem kind of relaxed,” Ontiveros said. “I always like to see a little bit of urgency but [...]

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 host state first round today

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales Rams’ first district championship in recent memory has them charged for a run through the New Mexico Class 3A state tournament — and that run begins today. Portales hits the diamond today as the fifth-seed in a state first round contest, hosting 12th-seeded Tohatchi at Ram Field [...]

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 [...]

Rams split with Lovington

PNT Staff Report The Portales Rams dominated the first game of a District 4-3A doubleheader at Lovington 15-3 behind solid pitching from senior pitcher Mario Salazar before losing the second game 13-11. According to head coach Arturo Ontiveros, Salazar allowed just three runs while striking out 10 Wildcats. “(Mario) pitched awesome,” Ontiveros said. “When Mario’s [...]

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 [...]