Texans complete sweep of Hounds

CMI staff

Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team wasn’t able to salvage the finale of their opening Lone Star Conference series on Sunday.

Tarleton State had double-figure hits for the fourth consecutive game and the Texans rode an eight-run sixth to a 13-6 victory over ENMU at Greyhound Field.

Third baseman Ethan Stuckly and second baseman Ryan Small led a 14-hit attack with four hits apiece for the Texans (11-6, 4-0 LSC). Stuckly, whose leadoff double in the fourth was the game’s only extra-base hit, and catcher Jonathan Sanchez each drove in four runs.

The Texans finished the four-game series with 64 hits and outscored the Greyhounds 53-16.

TSU, which got complete-game pitching efforts in each of the first three contests, used six hurlers on Sunday. Tanner Ross (2-0), who worked the fourth inning, got the win.

Leading 3-1, put together five consecutive singles with one out in the sixth. Andrew Wolfe and Evan Robinson each had two-run singles in the inning.

The Greyhounds (9-11, 0-4) avoided the 10-run rule after seven, scoring three times in the sixth, getting run-scoring singles from Sam Hedrick, Luis Quinones and Joe Huwer to pull to 11-4.

ENMU had 13 hits, plus seven walks and a hit batsman, but the Hounds stranded 15 baserunners.

Huwer went 4-for-6 with a pair of RBIs, while Derek Crenshaw and Hedrick each added two hits.

Starter Gabriel Hemmer (1-2) pitched reasonably well before TSU’s sixth-inning explosion.

The Hounds are back in action with a 2 p.m. doubleheader on Tuesday at New Mexico Highlands.