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.
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. [...]