Zias get past Adams State twice

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Adams State’s Lindsey Marsh slides around the tap of ENMU shortstop Valerie “Bulldog” Villela to steal third base during the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — There’s nothing like a nice little cushion to make a pitcher feel comfortable. […]

CHS BASEBALL: Cavemen blank Cats twice

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Clovis High catcher T.J. Farmer can’t get the throw in time as Carlsbad’s Anthony Franks slides in with a run during the first game of Saturday’s District 4-5A baseball doubleheader at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s baseball team got off to a good start Saturday. […]

Zias bounce back for split with Abilene Christian

CNJ staff PORTALES — Give the Eastern New Mexico University softball team credit for bouncing back. Abilene Christian rode a nine-run seventh inning to beat the Zias 17-8 the first game of their Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. ENMU rallied behind five RBIs from freshman second baseman Rebecca Quinones and […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats, Hobbs split

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Clovis’ Nicole Anaya tags out Hobbs’ Stevie Dennis at second base at the end of a rundown in the first inning of Tuesday’s District 4-5A softball doubleheader at Lady Wildcat Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High softball team pulled one out of the fire in the […]

Greyhounds split with West Texas

CNJ Staff CANYON, Texas — Sophomore Evan Orsak pitched a two-hitter, helping the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds to win 3-2 and earned a Lone Star Conference South split with rival West Texas A&M. West Texas won the opener, 7-4. With a 3-0 lead in the nightcap, Orsak (3-2) gave up a two-run homer to […]

Zias drop pair of games in crossover event

CNJ staff IRVING, Texas — First baseman Rachel Sill drilled a two-out, two-run homer in the top of the first and Southeastern Oklahoma made it stand up for a 3-1 win over Eastern New Mexico University on Friday in the Lone Star Conference crossover tournament. The event brings together the seven schools in each of […]

Zias find going rough against New Mexico

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Eastern New Mexico University’s foray into Division I softball Tuesday night didn’t go too well. The Zias scored first, but by the second inning they were out of contention and were handed a 19-2 pasting by the University of New Mexico. ENMU (20-18), which had won seven of its previous eight […]

Zias notch pair of wins at WT

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Junior Nicole Dickson took a shutout into the seventh and finished with a seven-hitter as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team completed a Lone Star Conference South Division sweep of West Texas A&M on Sunday with a 6-2 victory. The Zias (20-17, 5-7 South) put together a pair of four-run […]

Zias bounce back from loss to trounce WT in nightcap

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Freshman catcher Michelle Anderson belted a grand slam Saturday as Eastern New Mexico University routed West Texas A&M 12-1 to gain a split of its Lone Star Conference South Division softball doubleheader. Freshman right-hander Kristen Cruickshank blanked the Lady Buffs until the bottom of the fifth, allowing six singles and […]

Wayland waylays struggling Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — Third baseman Brett Cook went 3-for-4, scoring three runs and driving in two, and Wayland Baptist took control with a four-run third after the first two hitters were retired to beat Eastern New Mexico University 10-5 on Tuesday in a non-conference baseball game at Greyhound Field. The Pioneers (15-13) finished with […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats win twice in tournament

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — Clovis High’s softball team bounced back from losses in the first two rounds to win twice on Saturday and earn ninth place in a 16-team tournament here. Freshman Lynnae Logan pitched a five-hitter in a morning game as the Lady Wildcats beat El Paso Ysleta 2-1, then the bats came […]

ENMU drops doubleheader

CNJ staff Cameron stretched Eastern New Mexico University’s losing streak to nine games, beating the Greyhounds 18-12 and a 7-6 loss Saturday in a Lone Star Conference Crossover doubleheader at McCord Field. After being down 4-0 in the first game, Cameron (11-10) exploded for 11 runs in the second inning on seven singles and a […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Coyotes romp to invitational title

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer In frigid temperatures that forced both teams to wear sweatshirts for warmth, Roswell High used a five-run second inning to blitz Clovis for an eventual 11-1 victory in six innings in the Clovis Invitational championship game on Saturday night at Lady Wildcat Complex. Lady Coyotes pitcher Raquel Grajeda went […]

Cats cruise past Palo Duro

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Clovis High’s Jordan Jacobs is tagged out by Amarillo Palo Duro third baseman Heath Weatherbee as he tries to stretch a double into a triple during the first game of Saturday’s baseball doubleheader at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer As far as the struggling Amarillo Palo Duro […]

Zias absorb losses from LSC opponents

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s women were competitive in a number of matches, but the Zias managed only wins by Australian freshmen Millie Weeks and Alex Taylor at No. 1 doubles on Friday in dropping 8-1 decisions to Lone Star Conference rivals Cameron and Midwestern State in a two-day quad meet at […]

Zias win twice in WT softball event

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Junior Nicole Dickson and freshman Kristen Cruickshank pitched complete games as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team won twice on Friday in the Lady Buff Invitational. Dickson pitched a four-hit shutout and Rebecca Quinones squeezed home the go-ahead run in the top of the sixth in a 6-0 victory over […]

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 […]

Hounds earn season-opening sweep over Sul Ross State

CNJ staff ALPINE, Texas — Senior catcher Gerald Juarez went 3-for-4 and hit a clinching three-run homer in the seventh inning as Eastern New Mexico University defeated Sul Ross State 8-5 Friday in the first game of a season-opening baseball doubleheader. The Greyhounds came back for a 15-7 win in the nightcap as senior Mike […]

Rambelles hold on late to edge Zias

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State opened a 6-0 lead through three innings and the Rambelles held on for a season-opening 8-5 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Friday’s first day of the Angelo State Classic. The Zias have three more games on tap today, facing UT-Permian Basin, Angelo State again and […]