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 [...]

Hounds sweep Tarleton State

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Freedom New Mexico Senior third baseman Sean Cruce reached base all eight times up, including a game-winning single in the opener, and the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team swept a Lone Star Conference doubleheader from Tarleton State Friday at Greyhound Field. The Hounds (7-5, 7-3 LSC), who came into Friday tied for third in [...]

Split enough to give Rams district title

Freedom Newspapers RUIDOSO — Portales needed a split to win the District 4-3A title. After coming up on the short end of a 43-run slugfest in the opener, the Rams rode the steady pitching of senior right-hander Phillip Danbom to a 13-5 win over Ruidoso Friday in the nightcap to wrap up the district title. [...]

Lady Rams finish undefeated in district

LOVINGTON — Even with the district championship in hand, the Portales Lady Rams refused to give up when they fell behind late in their district finale. After winning the first game of the District 4-3A doubleheader 10-1 behind solid pitching from senior Sasha Parker, Portales rallied from a late 3-0 deficit to beat the Lady [...]

Zias split with Texas Women’s, still in playoff hunt

Freedom Newspapers DENTON, Texas — Finally, after scoring only two runs on 19 hits — two doubles and 17 singles — Eastern New Mexico University’s bats broke out on Saturday. It almost wasn’t enough. The Zias, who had already dropped the first three games of their Lone Star Conference South Division series with Texas Woman’s, [...]

Hounds sweep twin-bill

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team is off to another flying start. After opening with 16 wins in their first 20 games a year ago, the Greyhounds improved to 7-0 so far this spring on Saturday with a 9-2, 5-4 doubleheader sweep of Colorado School of Mines at Greyhound Field. The teams will [...]

Rams out to 6-0 start

By Kevin Wilson Not many people — including the Portales Rams themselves — figured they’d jump out to a 6-0 start. Then again, some Rams were betting they wouldn’t be trailing Darren Stroik on the team’s home run list either. Both of those became true Friday night with a 10-4, 13-2 doubleheader sweep over Eunice [...]

Hounds sweep St. Mary’s

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By Kevin Wilson Brett Scherer had a week to remember, and his teammates pitched well enough Saturday to wrap it up on a solid note. Scherer and the middle of the Greyhound order went 6-for-10 with seven RBIs, and Eastern New Mexico beat St. Mary’s 14-5 to cap off a doubleheader sweep at Greyhound Field. [...]

PLK takes two of three

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By Kevin Wilson CLOVIS — Scoring runs had never been a problem for the Portales Lady Krew softball team. From early indications, defense is not a problem either. The PLK scored more runs than any other team in last year’s USSSA state tournament, but finished fifth. Now, the 14-and-under squad is excelling in both facets [...]