Cardinals complete sweep of Zias

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Designated player Lea Padilla doubled twice, scoring one run and driving in the other, as Incarnate Word completed a three-game Lone Star Conference softball series sweep of Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday with a 2-0 victory. ENMU (6-21, 1-8 LSC), which has lost eight in a row in the […]

Incarnate Word thumps Zias

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Designated player Lea Padilla homered in both games and Incarnate Word took a 10-0, 8-3 Lone Star Conference softball sweep over Eastern New Mexico University on Friday. Briana Sanchez allowed one hit and struck out eight in the opener, called after 4 1/2 innings because of the 10-run rule. Seven […]

Zias drop twin bill to Adams State

CMI correspndent: Joshua Lucero ENMU freshman shortstop Melissa Reynosa waits for the throw on Adams State sophomore Carly DeLorenzo’s steal of second base during the seventh inning of Wednesday’s second game at Zia Softball field. CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team had chances late but came up short in both ends […]

No. 3 Rambelles pound Zias twice

CNJ staff PORTALES — The third-ranked Angelo State softball team more than lived up to its lofty spot in the NCAA Division II poll on Sunday. Sophomore Carly Peters homered in each game of the series and the Rambelles needed just 10 innings on Sunday to pound out 35 hits — 13 for extra bases […]

No. 3 Rambelles outslug Zias

m0pbd2-m0pb8u311ziasangelostsfball.jpg

CMI correspndent: Joshua Lucero ENMU freshman pitcher Albie Medina rushes to home plate to tag Angelo State’s Elsamartina Apo attempting to score from third on a seventh-inning wild pitch during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference matchup at Zia Softball Field. CNJ staff PORTALES — Angelo State’s softball team isn’t used to getting roughed up the way […]

Zias, UTPB split doubleheader

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Senior Cassie Beene delivered a two-out, go-ahead RBI double in the sixth inning Wednesday, lifting Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team past Texas-Permian Basin 3-2 for a split of their doubleheader. The Falcons took the opener 2-1 as Desiree Valero pitched a four-hitter and came within a two-out error in […]

Zias end five-game skid

CMI staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team got its Lone Star Conference schedule off on the right foot on Friday, beating Midwestern State 6-3 in the opener of a three-game series. Freshman Amy Smith (3-4) worked six innings, allowing nine hits and three earned runs, before freshman Katie Ramsay […]

Tenacity main attribute for Zias’ undersized Johnson

m07332-m072w0229tarajohnsonfeature.jpg

Joshua Lucero: CMI correspondent At 5-foot-7, ENMU’s Tara Johnson is often asked to guard much larger interior players, but Zias coach Lindsey Wilson said the Portales native has done the job with tenacity. Eric Butler PORTALES — Tara Johnson has always been tenacious. Certainly, her tenacity combined with raw talent led to her playing for […]

Zias fall late, but make LSC tournament

CMI staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women made a valiant attempt to clinch a Lone Star Conference postseason tournament spot on their own Saturday, only to come up short when Midwestern State ended the game on a 9-2 run for a 64-55 victory. The Zias, though, got the help they […]

Zias rally to beat Cameron

lzu2t7-lzu2rv223ziascameron2671ed.jpg

JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI correspondent ENMU freshman Amber Williford looks for an opening against Cameron’s Sabelle Diata during Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference women’s matchup at Greyhound Arena. Kevin Wilson PORTALES — If the night for Eastern New Mexico junior Hannah Altheide wasn’t enough indication, there was plenty of evidence to show that it didn’t matter how […]