Zia softball squad swept

CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team pushed 24th-ranked Colorado School of Mines twice Saturday in West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic, but the Zias dropped 6-5 and 9-7 decisions to the Orediggers. The first game went eight innings. ENMU (4-7) completes play in the event with a 10 a.m. (MST) clash […]

Zias add pair for softball

Freedom New Mexico Outfielder-third baseman Katie Whitten of Riverside, Calif., and pitcher Alberta Medina of Las Cruces have signed letters of intent to play softball next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Whitten, a transfer from Midland (Texas) College, helped the Lady Chaps to a 42-17 record last year and a runnerup finish in Region […]

27 SOW Sports Day set

By Airman 1st Class Jette Carr: 27th SOW Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Wing Sports Day on May 27 is an opportunity for Cannon airmen and their families to represent their squadrons in various sporting events such as softball, golf, bowling, volleyball, basketball and many others. “It is a base morale, welfare, and recreation […]

LSC weekly softball update — May 4

(Regular-season final) South Division Div. All W-L W-L Angelo State 15-6 40-10 Incarnate Word 15-6 31-21 West Texas A&M 14-7 40-14 Texas Woman’ 11-10 29-24 Abilene Christian 11-10 28-27 Tarleton State 10-11 22-25 TX A&M-Kingsville 5-16 24-31 ENMU 3-18 13-41 North Division Div. All W-L W-L Midwestern State 13-4 44-8 Southeastern Okla. 13-5 36-17 East […]

Grand slams stun Zias

Freedom New Mexico There are tough ways to lose softball games, and then there’s Saturday’s Tarleton State-Eastern New Mexico University matchup at Zia Field. ENMU outplayed the TexAnns for much of the game, but Tarleton got grand slam home runs from Samantha Swanda in the fifth inning and Katie Welborn in the sixth to stun […]

Tarleton State slams Zias

Freedom New Mexico There are tough ways to lose softball games, and then there’s Saturday’s Tarleton State-Eastern New Mexico University matchup at Zia Field. ENMU outplayed the TexAnns for much of the game, but Tarleton got grand slam home runs from Samantha Swanda in the fifth inning and Katie Welborn in the sixth to stun […]

Zias drop softball doubleheader to Abilene Christian

lhz9xa-lhz9w1313enmuacusftb.jpg

PORTALES — Center fielder Melissa Mendoza went 4-for-5 in each game and Abilene Christian banged out 14 extra base hits in an 11-4, 17-2 Lone Star Conference South doubleheader sweep Saturday of Eastern New Mexico University. Mendoza homered and doubled in the opener, in which the Wildcats (17-3, 3-0 LSC) scored three runs in the […]

Clovis softball coach saves truck driver

lhkiu1-lhkitq35brandithomas.jpg

Russell Anglin The Clovis High School Lady Wildcats softball team made an unexpected stop on their bus trip to Farmington Thursday. Coach Brandi Thomas stopped the bus to help a semi-truck driver who had been hit by a pickup on the side of the road between Fort Sumner and Melrose. She said she didn’t think […]

ENMU hitting camp cancelled

Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Lauren Sigwing has announced that a hitting camp scheduled for today in Portales has been cancelled. Campers signed up for today are asked to attend the camp scheduled for next Sunday.

Their view: Disappointed with ‘softball’ questions

Portales’ Alan Dodd wrote to say he was disappointed in “softball” questions our reporter asked U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., in an interview published Sunday. Here are the questions Dodd would have asked instead:

Zias sign four players for softball

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University softball program has signed four junior college transfers to national letters of intent for the 2011 season. The players, all of whom will be juniors, are right-handed pitcher Erin Rufosse of Gibsons, British Columbia; outfielder Devin Higgins of Reno, Nev.; third baseman Emily Livingston of Corinth, Texas, […]

Zias add three to softball roster

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has signed two incoming freshmen and a junior college transfer for the upcoming softball season. Junior transfer Paige Colburn, who played shortstop for Fort Scott Community College (Kans.) scored 75 runs, drove in 56 and hit 11 homers over her two years. Catcher Morgan Miller was selected All-District […]

Local veterans take on umpiring

Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank Billy McGinnis, left, and Larry Varnardo talk before the second game of a double-header between Portales and Dexter softball teams on April 27. By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer A voice rings out over the crowd during a softball game in eastern New Mexico. “You’re out!,” shouts the umpire as […]

Portales Past: April 25, 1950

April 25, 1950: Ten teams had signed up to participate in the Portales summer softball league. Squads from Dora and Causey were among the competitors. Admission was 10 cents for league games, 25 cents for exhibition games.

April 16 -April 22 What's Happening

Friday Softball Clinic — 4:30 p.m., Campbell Field. For ages 11-12. Thursday Mixed League Makeup Night — 6 p.m., Cannon Lanes.

Zias notch sweep against OPSU

l0uhqe-414enmuvsopsusb2.jpg

Freedom New Mexico Senior catcher Michelle Anderson drove in four runs with a two-run homer in the first and a go-ahead, two-run double in the fourth and Eastern New Mexico University completed a softball doubleheader sweep of Oklahoma Panhandle State with a 9-4 win on Tuesday at Zia Softball Field. ENMU (12-30) won the opener […]

Zias softball team splits pair of games

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — Senior Kristen Cruickshank pitched a two-hitter and senior Alex Mayo Otis delivered her second three-hit game of the day as Eastern New Mexico University softball team beat Texas A&M-International 6-2 for a split on the first day of the St. Mary’s Classic. In their first game of the day, […]

It’s their job: Student finds friends on the job

kownvs-825pntitjweb.jpg

Name: Tawnalei Tagaloa Position: Server/trainer at Pizza Hut Background: I am from California. I was born and raised in Orange County. I came to Portales in 2007 to play softball for Eastern New Mexico University. I am currently working on my degree at ENMU, majoring in sociology and psychology. Time on Job: I started here […]

ENMU hires seventh softball coach

knh1zl-knh1zhsigwing.jpg

Eastern New Mexico University turned to the Midwest for the seventh softball coach in the program’s history. Lauren Sigwing will leave Fort Scott Community College in Kansas to take over the Division II Zias, according to a Monday release from the university. She replaces Amber Daniel, who went 78-78 in two full seasons and two […]

Competitive equals

klxun2-628cannonwmssftbl.jpg

By Clarence Plank All sports have a high level of competitive play a player must achieve, be it baseball, football or softball. The age old question: Man vs. woman, which is more competitive? Men’s or women’s softball? Several competitors at the 26th annual Plateau Wireless Custom Classic softball tournament — a nearly around-the-clock event this […]