GOODWELL, Okla. — Justin Gee hit a two-out, three-run homer in the first inning, and visiting Eastern New Mexico University claimed a 17-5 victory at Oklahoma Panhandle State on Wednesday.
Josh Kuchta, Brett Scherer and Marc Wallace had three hits each for ENMU (13-16), which compiled 20 hits for the game and never trailed. The host Aggies dropped to 5-22.
The Greyhounds are back in action this weekend, with home doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday against Texas A&M-Kingsville. The games are set for 3 p.m. on Friday and noon on Saturday.
Softball team routed
LUBBOCK — Host Texas Tech had no problem with the Zias and rolled to a pair of run-ruled victories in Wednesday’s doubleheader.
The Lady Raiders (20-11) scored eight runs in the bottom of the fourth inning in the opener to secure a 10-1 win, then scored 18 runs in the first three innings of the nightcap en route to a 19-1 thrashing.
Texas Tech racked up 31 hits in the doubleheader, compared to nine for the visiting Zias (14-19). Designated hitter Tori Picazo hit her fifth homer of the year, a solo shot in the first inning of the nightcap.
The Zias never led after that point, as the Lady Raiders scored five in the bottom of teh inning. Texas Tech freshman Jennifer Corkin went 6-for-6 with 11 RBI in the doubleheader.
The Zias return home this weekend for Friday and Saturday doubleheaders against Abilene Christian. Both doubleheaders are scheduled to start at noon.
ENMU wins rodeo
ODESSA, Texas — Sophomore Stetson Herrera won the bareback riding competition as Eastern New Mexico University won the Odessa College Rodeo March 24 through 26.
ENMU scored 220 points followed by Odessa College with 185.
ENMU senior James Gililland teamed up with Clayton Jackson of Tarleton State to win the team roping title. In second was Hound freshman Tyrell Flewelling, who partnered with Kyle Roberts of New Mexico Junior College.
Hound senior Dusty Higgins finished second in bull riding.
The ENMU women’s team placed eighth with 10 points. Zia freshman Raelyn Gardner reached the finals in break-away roping.