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 […]