New ENMU coach anxious to get to work

By Dave Wagner Armando Quiroz wasn’t looking to change jobs. A month or so ago, Eastern New Mexico University wasn’t preparing to change softball coaches. The 55-year-old Quiroz, who has won three Arizona prep state championships in a four-year span at Tucson’s Flowing Wells, is ENMU’s fourth head softball coach in just over two years. [...]

Zias softball team announces new signings

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Kevin Blaskowski has announced the signing of four players from Midland (Texas) College to national letters of intent. The players are Tina Witt, a catcher from Riverside, Calif.; Jessica Nocas, a second baseman/shortstop from Crestline, Calif.; Adina Taul, an outfielder from Placentia, Calif., and Rosemary [...]

Zias finish winless home campaign

By Dave Wagner Perhaps, first-year Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Kevin Blaskowski mused, the Zias should just play in tournaments. They’ve certainly had little success at home or anywhere else besides a neutral field. Saturday, Tarleton State completed a four-game Lone Star Conference South Division sweep with 5-2 and 5-1 wins at Zia Softball [...]

Zia softball on a roll

Freedom Newspapers TUCSON, Ariz. — First-year Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Kevin Blaskowski is hoping the Zias can carry the momentum of a 3-0 weekend in the Tucson Invitational into the start of Lone Star Conference South Division play this weekend. The Zias (9-15) were rained out of Saturday’s scheduled doubleheader against Clarion (Pa.), [...]

Zia softball swept by Western

Freedom Newspapers SILVER CITY — Eastern New Mexico University’s pitching was pretty good, and so was the defense. It’s hard to win softball games, though, when you only score six runs in four games. Western New Mexico parlayed solid pitching and a couple of breaks into a four-game sweep of the Zias, finishing it off [...]

Zias hope new coach plus new team equals new results

Dave Wagner In the Lone Star Conference South Division preseason poll, first-year Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Kevin Blaskowski picked his own squad for last place in the six-team circuit. It’s not that he doesn’t have faith in the Zias, who are coming off a 24-29 season (4-16 South) under interim coach Ron Landschoot. [...]

ENMU names Blaskowski new softball coach

By Dave Wagner Kevin Blaskowski built the Southern Arkansas University softball program from scratch, capped off by a 30-win season this spring. But the North Dakota native believes he has a better chance of getting to the NCAA Division II national tournament at Eastern New Mexico University. Blaskowski won a three-way battle to become ENMU’s [...]