ENMU sweeps softball awards

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Sophomore second baseman Rebecca Quinones has been named the Lone Star Conference South Division’s hitter of the week in softball while junior pitcher Natalie Woodside earned pitcher of the week honors after the Zias (8-3) completed a six-game home sweep against College of the Southwest, New Mexico Highlands and Oklahoma […]

Zias’ coach optimistic

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After two stints as “interim” coach, Amber Daniel finally has that title on a permanent basis for the Eastern New Mexico University softball program. And while Daniel has more of “her” players with 13 newcomers heading into the 2008 campaign, she said it has always felt like […]

Zias sign nine JC transfers

CNJ staff The Eastern New Mexico Zia softball team signed nine junior college players to National Letters of Intent Tuesday, led by Seward County Community College sophomore infielder Jena Rue. Rue made National Fastpitch Coach’s Association First Team All-American as a freshman. Rue hit .430, with 66 RBIs and six home runs. She also led […]

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 […]

Former ENMU baseball standout dies

CNJ staff PORTALES — Former Eastern New Mexico University shortstop Stephen Marquez died Friday in an automobile accident in Wyoming. Marquez holds the school’s single-season record for home runs with 12, a mark he reached in 1995 and 1996. His 24 career home runs are the most in school history. “He was one of the […]

Wildcats sweep Hereford

CNJ staff HEREFORD, Texas — The Clovis Wildcats continued their winning ways, sweeping Hereford 9-7 and 16-5 in summer league play. Incoming sophomore Jerry Romero went a combined 4-for-5 with four runs and two RBIs while incoming senior Daniel Casarez was 4-for-6 with two runs and three RBIs. “We didn’t play real well, but we […]

ENMU’s Jordan earns academic honor

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University junior Tracy Jordan has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI College Division softball first team for the second consecutive year. The all-district team is chosen by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Jordan, a physical education major from Rosamond, […]

Hobbs takes series from Cats

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Clovis first baseman Luke Gray stops a ground ball during the second game of Friday’s doubleheader at Bell Park. Clovis defeated Hobbs 7-5. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s visions of spoiling Hobbs’ postseason plans came up a couple of innings short Saturday at Bell Park. After playing […]

Cats capture first district baseball win

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — Behind senior John Props’ complete-game pitching performance, Clovis beat Cibola 8-5 in the second game of a Saturday doubleheader to pick up its first District 4-5A win. The Cougars had taken the first two games of the series on Friday and Saturday morning, 12-2 and 11-8, respectively. “It’s kind of nice […]