ENMU’s Clabaugh steps down

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CNJ file photo Phil Clabaugh has been at ENMU since baseball program was revived in 2002. CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University baseball will have quite a different look next season. Veteran coach Phil Clabaugh tendered his resignation on Tuesday. He has been ENMU’s only coach since the program was revived at the […]

Health officials recommend flu vaccinations

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Lockwood Elementary School fourth grader Jacob Garcia of Clovis said the flu mist felt “funny” but it was better than a flu shot. The flu mist is a live virus and intended for people between the ages of 2 and 49 with no underlying health issues. Liliana Castillo and Alisa […]

ENMU’s Clabaugh earns 500th win

CNJ staff PORTALES — Phil Clabaugh reached a coaching milestone Friday, courtesy of his son. Junior Seth Clabaugh hit an RBI single up the middle with one out in the bottom of the ninth, lifting Eastern New Mexico University to a 5-4 Lone Star Conference baseball victory over ninth-ranked Angelo State at Greyhound Field. The […]

Greyhounds sweep Saturday games

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Eastern New Mexico University junior Tyler Doughty fires a pitch in relief during the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader against Southeastern Oklahoma. The Greyhounds swept both games of Saturday’s twin bill after losing to the Savage Storm on Friday. By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Awaiting his start […]

Hounds set to ride top hitters

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh figures if the top five hitters in his batting order are successful, a lot of things could fall into place for the Greyhounds. ENMU opens its 2008 season Friday and Saturday with four games in the UT-Permian Basin Classic. […]

ENMU players picked up for NBC tourney

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Playing for the Amarillo-based West Texas Outlaws in the wood-bat Red River League, Eastern New Mexico University baseball players Seth Clabaugh and Clayton Young will have their summer seasons extended. Both were picked up by the Oklahoma A’s, another league member featuring mostly players from fellow Lone Star Conference […]

Texans’ pitching stops Hounds

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Phil Clabaugh acknowledged there were good things about Sunday’s Lone Star Conference South Division baseball doubleheader, like solid starting pitching from Evan Courteau and Justin Sergeant. Still, his Eastern New Mexico University baseball team didn’t get what it needed — wins — if the Greyhounds hope to […]

Hounds bounce back for split with Northeastern State

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After losing the opener of a four-game series with Northeastern State 26-3 on Friday at Greyhound Field, Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh acknowledged there were positives the rest of the weekend. Still, the fact the Greyhounds dropped three of the contests to the Redmen […]

Hounds finish series sweep of Sul Ross

CNJ staff ALPINE, Texas — Clayton Young went 4-for-5 and drove in four runs and sophomore left-hander Seth Clabaugh earned his first collegiate win Saturday as Eastern New Mexico University rolled over Sul Ross State 9-1 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader. The Greyhounds then completed a sweep of the season-opening four-game set […]

ENMU ready to roll

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — With virtually no outside practice time yet due to the recent winter weather, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team is a work in progress as a season-opening series approaches against Sul Ross State on Friday and Saturday in Alpine, Texas. Of course, the Greyhounds are in […]

Cruce, Ulibarri sign with ENMU

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Clovis High’s Matt Ulibarri slides safely into third during a game against Roswell Goddard earlier this season. Ulibarri and teammate Sean Cruce have signed to play baseball next year at Eastern New Mexico University. (CNJ file photo) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High graduates Sean Cruce and Matt Ulibarri are happy to be […]

Hounds blow ninth-inning lead, drop twin bill

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — Even a standout performance by Eastern New Mexico University freshman left-hander Seth Clabaugh couldn’t save the Greyhounds on Friday. Clabaugh, who came in with an 0-5 record, was in line for his first collegiate win after throwing eight innings of three-hit ball in the opener of a Lone Star Conference […]

Hounds swept by division leader

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ENMU pitcher Seth Clabaugh throws from the mound during the first game of Friday’s doubleheader. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh got reasonably good pitching performances from left-handers Seth Clabaugh and David Swinconos on Friday. What he didn’t like what his team’s overall approach in 9-3 […]

Struggling Hounds face crucial series

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — While West Texas A&M and Eastern New Mexico University have both endured 10-game losing streaks this season, and have nearly identical records, they are teams headed in opposite directions. The struggling Greyhounds host the surging Buffaloes in Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheaders set for 4 p.m. today. WT (18-18, 3-1 […]

Inconsistent Hounds start conference play

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After winning three of four from Southeastern Oklahoma in early March, the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds were sitting at 16-4. What was followed by a 10-game losing streak, including four-game sweeps by Southwestern Oklahoma and Cameron. Veteran ENMU coach Phil Clabaugh has never seen anything like […]

Hounds improve to 16-4 with sweep

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Eastern New Mexico University junior designated hitter Kelton Hayes fouls a pitch during the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader against Southeastern Oklahoma at Greyhound Field. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After winning their third game of the weekend and improving to 16-4 on the season, Eastern New […]

Hounds edge Colorado Mines in ninth, take series

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh got what he was hoping for in the Greyhounds’ four-game set against Colorado School of Mines — a series victory. Senior right fielder Justin Gee hit a go-ahead, two-run triple in the seventh, then beat out a fielder’s choice with two out in […]

Hounds suffer first loss in split

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David Swinconos tags out Colorado School of Mines third baseman Joel D’Cristina on a rundown between third base and home plate in the fourth inning of the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader at Greyhound Field. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — With a six-game winning streak hanging in the balance, […]

ENMU beats Orediggers, improves to 5-0

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Eastern New Mexico University outfielder Gilbert Alvarado (left) is greeted by Kelton Hayes at home after scoring during a nine-run third inning for the Greyhounds on Friday. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer On the surface, Kelly Crain’s pitching performance might not seem impressive — 14 hits, seven runs, six earned […]

ENMU baseball team opens home schedule

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Phil Clabaugh would like to think his Eastern New Mexico University baseball team can build on last weekend’s season-opening four-game sweep at Sul Ross State. On the other hand, the Greyhounds open their home slate this weekend in a four-game set against Colorado School of Mines, and […]