CANYON, Texas — It's been a rough season for first-year coach Chris Terry and the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team, but the Greyhounds put a nice finish to it on Sunday.
Sophomore right-hander Gabriel Hemmer scattered 11 hits over nine innings en route to his first complete game of the season and the Hounds scored three runs on sacrifice flies for a 5-2 victory over West Texas A&M and a split of their four-game Lone Star Conference series.
The Buffaloes (29-17, 16-12 LSC) outhit ENMU 11-8, the only win for the Hounds out of 14 games in which they were outhit this season. They broke on top in the second on two walks, an error and catcher Mike Medina's sacrifice fly off Jonathan Paez (1-1).
ENMU (14-32, 4-23) added two runs in the fifth on a walk, a bunt single, a wild pitch, Brooke Brooks' sac fly and an RBI double to left field by first baseman Mitch Wolfe.
Hemmer (3-6) gave up a leadoff homer to Nick Marquez and another unearned run in the fifth, but blanked the Buffs the rest of the way. He finished with two walks and four strikeouts.
The Hounds added single runs in the seventh on Wolfe's sac fly and in the ninth on pinch-hitter Matt Nilo's single to center.
Junior center fielder Luis Quinones led ENMU's eight-hit attack, going 2-for-4 and scoring three runs.
Four players had two hits each for WT, including Clovis High grad Parker Wood, who went 2-for-2 with opposite-field singles to left leading off the seventh and ninth innings.