WT outslugs Hounds in series finale

CNJ staff

PORTALES — Lurking in the No. 6 and No. 7 spots, Trey Howell and Dan Moody combined for seven hits and drove in 10 runs, leading West Texas A&M to a 17-11 win over Eastern New Mexico on Monday in the final game of a rain-delayed three-game Lone Star Conference South series at Greyhound Field.

Moody collected two singles, a two-run double and a solo home run and Howell slapped three run-producing singles as West Texas (5-12, 2-6 South) left Portales with its first two LSC South wins.

The teams split a doubleheader Sunday.
West Texas, which led 12-1 after 5 1/2 innings, collected 19 hits off six Hounds pitchers and scored in all but two innings.

Designated hitter Matt Elliott and right fielder Boyd Erickson collected three hits each for Eastern (6-11, 2-4), which scored nine times in its final four at-bats.

Moore, Erickson and center fielder Joey Aguilar had doubles for Eastern.

James Sweatman even his record at 1-1, allowing nine hits and five runs in 5 1/3 innings.

Eastern starting pitcher Trevor Davis (1-4) took the loss.

Monday
West Texas A&M 17, Eastern 11
West Texas 122 043 041 — 17 19 4
Eastern 001 103 231 — 11 16 3

James Sweatman, Kenny Baldwin (6), Curtis Roneau (8), Brandon Wright (9) and Benino Gonzales; Trevor Davis, Jimmy Wells (3), Josh Sellers (5), Antwhan Yazzie (5), Keith Balderez (6), David Swinconos (8) and Brett Scherer. W — Sweatman (1-1). L — Davis (1-4). DP — West Texas 2, Eastern 2. LOB — West Texas 10, Eastern 11. 2B — West Texas, Cody Dean, Nick Williams, Josh Banks, Dan Moody, Albert Maes; Eastern, Bryan Moore, Boyd Erickson, Joey Aguilar. HR — West Texas, Moody (1). T — 3:13. A — 60. Records: West Texas 5-12, 2-4 South. Eastern, 6-11, 24.