Hounds get two on first team

RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior second baseman Tyler Hayes and junior catcher Freddy Carmona represented Eastern New Mexico University on the All-Lone Star Conference baseball first team, released Friday by the league office.

The Greyhounds, who finished 28-28 this season and 19-21 in the LSC, also put four players on the second team — junior right-handed pitcher Thomas Green senior third baseman Derrick Kennedy, junior outfielder Clayton Young, sophomore designated hitter Paden Vendrely and sophomore outfielder Seth Clabaugh.

Carmona hit .397 this season, the 10th-best single-season average in school history, with 81 hits. He had 11 doubles, one triple and eight homers — seven in LSC play.

Hayes hit .369 this season and finished his career at ENMU at .372. He scored a school single-season record 61 runs, highlighted by a 6-for-6, eight-RBI performance against Tarleton State in early March.

Green led the pitching staff, going 6-3 this season. He finished the year on a four-game winning streak.

Kennedy batted .358 for the season and finished his four-year career at .345

Young hit .340 with eight triples in 2008, including .354 with six triples and three homers in LSC play. Vendrely, who split time between catcher and designated hitter with Carmona, finished with a .407 in LSC play and a .400 average overall in 140 at-bats.

Clabaugh split time between the mound, first base and right field. He batted .356 for the season, while going 4-5 in 11 starts on the mound.

Three Hounds make commissioner’s honor roll — Kennedy was joined on the LSC commissioner’s honor role by junior right-handed pitcher Evan Orsak and sophomore outfielder Matt Chavez.

To be eligible for LSC academic honors, an athlete must carry at least a 3.20 grade point average and have reached sophomore status both athletically and academically.

Kennedy is a history major with a minor in coaching.

Orsak, a psychology major with a minor in criminal justicd, won five games for the Hounds while Chavez, a criminal justice major, was used extensively in pinch-running situations and finished with seven runs scored and two stolen bases.