Hounds, Jevelinas split

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU junior third baseman Joe Jones leads off the bottom of the first in the opener of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader against Texas A&M-Kingsville at Greyhound Field. Freedom New Mexico Senior first baseman Mitch Wolfe drove in six runs with a pair of homers and freshman Aaron Anderson […]

Hounds, East Central split twin bill

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Eastern New Mexico University first baseman Kevin Thompson tries to make the tag on East Central University’s Tyler Gillum during the fourth inning of the first game of Friday’s doubleheader in Portales. Gillum made it back safely back to the Freedom New Mexico Second baseman Garrett Cook went 2-for-4 with […]

Zias earn split at UT-Permian Basin

CNJ Staff ODESSA, Texas — Senior centerfielder Laura Thompson and freshman shortstop Melissa Williams went a combined 6-for-7, and the Eastern New Mexico University softball team rallied from a 2-0 first-inning deficit to claim a 3-2 win Wednesday in the second game of a doubleheader with University of Texas-Permian Basin. The Falcons (11-32) had won […]

Ultamitts set to go into ‘Hall’

By Eric Butler: FNM correspondent When longtime team member Pam Bernier died from breast cancer last summer, her Ultamitts teammates were forced to find a replacement. But not right away. In their first game after her death, the Ultamitts softball team decided to play without a second baseman — placing a rose instead at Bernier’s […]

Zias’ first baseman steady influence

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ENMU senior first baseman Anna Hershkowitz gets congratulations from coach Amber Daniel after a home run earlier this season. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After two seasons in junior college in her home town of Scottsdale, Ariz., Anna Hershkowitz didn’t know where she would go to continue playing softball. She just knew […]

Feb. 16 – Watch it

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis first baseman Parker Wood watches the pitch and Chris Sierra Saturday during Clovis’ double header against the alumni team at Bell Park.

Zias’ Mayo Otis lands on All-LSC South first team

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico freshman outfielder Alex Mayo Otis has been chosen to the All-Lone Star Conference South Division softball team, released on Tuesday by the conference office. Mayo Otis, from Phoenix, was one of seven Zias recognized by the conference. She finished fourth in the LSC in hitting at .436, […]

ENMU players named hitters of the week

CNJ Staff Greyhound baseball second baseman Mike McDuffie and Zia softball first baseman Anna Hershkowitz have each been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division’s hitter of the week in their sport. McDuffie hit .474 last week with two homers, three doubles, seven RBIs and a .947 slugging percentage. The senior also scored seven […]

Northeastern earns sweep over Hounds

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ENMU first baseman Tyler Rutherford tries to snag a wide throw as Northeastern State’s Jimmy Pike reaches base safely during Friday’s opener of a doubleheader at Greyhound Field. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Northeastern State’s bats jumped all over Eastern New Mexico University on Friday at Greyhound Field. […]

Summer season begins Tuesday for CHS baseball

CNJ staff Three weeks after being bounced out of the Class 5A state playoffs in the round of 16, Clovis High is ready to begin its month-long summer baseball program. Assistant coach Shane Leatherwood will run the program, with head coach Shane Shallenberger taking more of a background role. “It’s just a learning time for […]

Zias sign four softball recruits

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Armando Quiroz has announced the signing, during the fall early signing period, of four incoming freshmen from Arizona to letters of intent for the 2006-07 school year. They are Michelle Anderson, a catcher and third baseman from Sierra Vista (Buena H.S.); Alexandra May Otis, a […]

Little League triumph of tradition, genetics

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Now comes Little League Baseball with its millions of fans who are so dedicated that each May they face east and, on cue from Williamsport, Pa., yell at the top of their lungs. The theory is that their howling creates gigantic gales which in turn slows the Earth’s rotation and […]

Gee ignites Hounds’ rally

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Making just his second pitching appearance and first start, Eastern New Mexico junior Micah Bernhardt got off to an inauspicious start — he walked the first two hitters and plunked the next two. New Mexico Highlands took advantage for a five-run first, but Bernhardt settled down over the […]

Abilene Christian outslugs Zias

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — If you have to score runs in bunches to win, second-year Abilene Christian softball coach Chantiel Wilson figures she has the team to do it. Led by slugging first baseman Katie Bryan, the Wildcats banged out seven home runs and 33 hits in posting a 14-8, 11-7 Lone Star Conference South […]

Zias earn lone win in series with big inning

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University scored 11 runs in the bottom of the fifth Sunday to beat Western New Mexico 16-8 on the eight-run rule after five innings and salvage the finale of a four-game weekend series. WNMU won the opener of Sunday’s doubleheader in five innings 18-7, scoring 11 times in […]

Four Hounds earn spring honors

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University’s Tyler Hayes, who flirted with a .400 batting average until the final weekend of the season, has been chosen the Lone Star Conference South Division’s freshman of the year in baseball for the 2004 season. The third baseman from Houston finished with a team-high mark of .387 and was […]

Veteran Wildcats thinking playoffs again

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Clovis senior Jason Seefled warms up on deck during Saturday’s sacrimmage against Portales at Bell Park. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner In its first two seasons under Shane Shallenberger, the Clovis High baseball team moved steadily up the District 4-5A ladder and earned berths in the regional round of postseason. With several […]