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 by pounding out 18 hits for a 17-3 rout in the second game.
Clabaugh, son of ENMU coach Phil Clabaugh, went 0-5 last season even though he pitched well enough to win at times. Against the Lobos, he allowed two hits over five innings with three walks and four strikeouts.
Young had an RBI infield hit in the second, doubled and scored in the fourth, added a two-run triple in the fifth and singled home a run in the seventh.
Sophomore Tyler Doughty completed the two-hit pitching effort, working the final two innings.
In the nightcap, Troy Vaughan went 4-for-6 and Matthew Chavez, Sean Cruce and Daniel Martinez were all 3-for-4 as the Hounds made short work of Sul Ross.
ENMU erased a 1-0 deficit in the second, scoring three times after the first two hitters were retired as Martinez hit an RBI single and Cruce delivered a two-run single.
SAN ANGELO, Texas — Left fielder Christina Helland threw out the potential tying run at third base in the bottom of the seventh Saturday night, helping preserve Eastern New Mexico’s 3-2 victory over West Texas A&M in the season-opening Angelo State Classic softball tournament.
The Zias lost to Angelo State on Friday, but won two of three games Saturday to square their record for the young season. ENMU meets WT again at 10 a.m. and UT-Permian Basin at noon today to complete its play in the event.
Earlier on Saturday, the Zias beat Permian Basin 9-1 and lost to Angelo 11-7.
Junior Nicole Dickson, making her fourth start of the weekend, scattered WT hits in a complete-game effort. She walked two and struck out four.
Catcher Tawna Tagaloa drove in two of ENMU’s runs against the Lady Buffs with singles in the second and fourth innings. Rebecca Quinones scored on a wild pitch to cap the Zias’ two-run second off WT’s Sondi Giles (0-1).
Earlier, Dickson worked four shutout innings in the win over Permian Basin in a game stopped in the bottom of the fifth on the eight-run rule.
The Zias scored in all five innings, taking control in a five-run first that featured RBI singles by Alex Mayo-Otis and Dickson and a three-run triple by Michelle Anderson.