Walkoff secures split for Zias

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Freedom New Mexico Senior first baseman Kristen Cruickshank hit a three-run, two-out walk-off homer, helping Eastern New Mexico pull a 6-5 win over St. Edwards for a softball split Wednesday at Zia Field. The visiting Hilltoppers (17-11) scored six runs in the seventh inning to take a 7-1 win in the opener. Down 5-3 entering […]

Zias’ Thompson, Cruickshank make All-LSC South

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior center fielder Laura Thompson and junior first baseman-pitcher Kristen Cruickshank represented Eastern New Mexico University on the All-Lone Star Conference South Division softball team, released Thursday by the conference office. Two Zias were chosen for honorable mention — junior second baseman Rebecca Quinones and junior right fielder Alex […]

Zias sweep Highlands

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Freedom New Mexico Junior Kristen Cruickshank pitched a two-hitter in the opener and went 3-for-4 at the plate in both games as the Eastern New Mexico University softball team got back on the winning track by sweeping New Mexico Highlands 9-1 and 15-7 on Tuesday at Zia Softball Field. Cruickshank (10-10) limited Highlands to an […]

Zias notch win over Pioneers

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University pitcher Kristen Cruickshank was a little shaky in the first inning, but survived. After that, the sophomore was pretty much lights out. Cruickshank pitched a five-hitter and collected three hits at the plate Friday as the Zias bounced Texas Woman’s 9-1 in the opener of […]

Cruickshank fires fourth Zia no-hitter

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — Sophomore Kristen Cruickshank threw what is believed to be the fourth no-hitter in Eastern New Mexico University softball history Saturday as the Zias blanked New Mexico Highlands 9-0 in the Bronze Bracket championship game of West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. ENMU (13-8) beat defending NAIA champion Oklahoma City […]

Cruickshank nabs LSC honor

Freedom New Mexico Sophomore Kristen Cruickshank of Glendale, Ariz., became the second consecutive Eastern New Mexico University player to receive Lone Star Conference South Division softball pitcher of the week honors Tuesday. Cruickshank, who is 4-2 for the season with a 1.26 earned run average, allowed eight hits and two runs — both unearned — […]

Zias sweep, win fifth straight

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers There’s nothing like a little cushion to make a pitcher feel comfortable. Eastern New Mexico University freshman Kristen Cruickshank was the beneficiary of an early onslaught by the Zias in the first game, then took matters into her own hands in the second. Cruickshank picked up wins in both games […]

Zias split twin-bill with West Texas

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — Freshman catcher Michelle Anderson belted a grand slam Saturday as Eastern New Mexico University routed West Texas A&M 12-1 to gain a split of its Lone Star Conference South Division softball doubleheader. Freshman right-hander Kristen Cruickshank blanked the Lady Buffs until the bottom of the fifth, allowing six singles and […]

ENMU Zias sweep CSW on diamond

Freedom Newspapers HOBBS — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team dominated early in the opener and late in the nightcap en route to a doubleheader sweep of College of the Southwest on Wednesday. The Zias scored six runs in the first and cruised to a 9-2 first-game win, then overcame a 4-0 first-inning deficit to […]

Quiroz quits Zias mid-season

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Less than an hour after the Zias softball team split a doubleheader Saturday at Zia Softball Field, second-year coach Armando Quiroz announced that he’s coached his last game at Eastern New Mexico University. Quiroz said he has been hired as the head softball coach for Pima (Ariz.) Community College, […]