Baseball bid strikes out

Kevin Wilson An effort to put professional baseball in Clovis has struck out. The independent Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs pulled association with the Pioneers on Monday afternoon, replacing them on the league website with the Ruidoso Osos. League Commissioner Andrew Dunn said, “I don’t see how we can make it work” financially with […]

Clovis baseball team seeking new manager

Kevin Wilson John Harris found the Sox fit him better, and the Clovis Pioneers are looking for a new manager four months before their professional baseball debut. Harris, a 1973 graduate of Clovis High School, was named Wednesday as the manager of the Amarillo Sox, who will play in the American Association this season. The […]

Friday morning briefing: Read up, a top appointment and baseball mourns

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Read up The state Rural Bookmobile is scheduled to stop in Roosevelt County on Jan. 13. The schedule is: • Pep Post Office, 9-10 a.m. • Causey Post Office, 10:30-11:30 a.m. • Elida City Hall, 1-2 p.m. The bookmobile offers books for loan with […]

Host families, ballpark schedules on baseball meeting agenda

Kevin Wilson The Pecos League has found a pair of home ballparks in Clovis. They’re hoping their players can find some homes as well. Host families, ballpark schedules and numerous other issues will be discussed 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Parks and Recreation Department building at 500 Sycamore. The Pioneers will play the 2011 season […]

Weekly update — Oct. 31

Baseball club meeting postponed A meeting about the Clovis Pioneers baseball club is being pushed to later on Wednesday. Andrew Dunn, commissioner of the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs, sent an e-mail to Parks and Recreation Director Bill Bizzell requesting a 3 p.m. Wednesday information meeting. The meeting was originally set for 11 a.m., […]

Professional baseball league coming to Clovis

Kevin Wilson Professional baseball is coming back to Clovis. Pecos League Commissioner Andrew Dunn said Thursday that one of the league’s eight teams will definitely be in Clovis in 2011. Most of the games are expected to be played at Bell Park, owned by Clovis Municipal Schools, though some may be at the city-owned Mike […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Zoo video and pro player from Muleshoe talks baseball

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Video of the day No tall tales here…check out the latest addition at Hillcrest Park Zoo. Talking baseball here Muleshoe farmer and one-time professional baseball player Wilcy Moore talks to Editor David Stevens about the best player he ever saw. Check it out: http://highplainsyesterdays.freedomblogging.com/ […]

Officials optimistic about Clovis league

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The Pecos League has submitted a few concessions it would like as it moves toward the possibility of opening play next May with a baseball team in Clovis. “I think there’s going to be baseball there (in Clovis), unless they come up and say (a park lease is) going […]

Baseball league more optimistic about adding Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Pecos League has submitted a few concessions it would like as it moves toward the possibility of opening play next May with a baseball team in Clovis. “I think there’s going to be baseball there (in Clovis), unless they come up and say (a park lease is) going […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Baseball, teachers day and cooler weather

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Officials optimistic about setting up pro baseball team in Clovis

Kevin Wilson An effort to place a professional baseball team in Clovis seems ahead early in the count. Officials with the city and the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs, set to open play in May 2011, reported a positive meeting Friday afternoon. Andrew Dunn, the commissioner of the Pecos League, is trying to finalize […]

Pro baseball commissioner tours Clovis parks

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Ronnie Anaya, off camera, holds a cap of the Las Cruces Vaqueros with Andrew Dunn, owner of the Vaqueros and commissioner of the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs, in the background. Anaya was giving a tour of area parks on behalf of Clovis Municipal Schools to Dunn, who would […]

Letter to the editor: Clovis has lost remarkable Pioneer

CNJ staff report We recently lost a Clovis Pioneer baseball player, Ray Bauer, who died at age 93. He came to Clovis to play for the Pioneers, a member of the West Texas/New Mexico League. Ray played for pro teams affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians. I played […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Fair time and baseball greats

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Hail to Steinbrenner and other rambling thoughts

Kevin Wilson Rambling thoughts while debating whether I should antagonize my editor when my baseball team beats his baseball team: • That free credit score website is having a national campaign for viewers to choose the site’s new “spokesband.” I watch and I can’t help but wonder the average credit score of these struggling bands. […]

Six Hounds earn LSC baseball honors

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Pitchers Jerry Manning and Anthony Smith and right fielder Ethan Wagner led six Eastern New Mexico University players in All-Lone Star Conference baseball selections for the 2010 season. All three were selected to the second team. Meantime, freshman center fielder Luis Quinones, senior infielder Sean Cruce and senior second baseman […]

Our people: Covering all the bases

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Courtesy photo Hill and his family spent time together at a park near Portales. Pictured are Hill, left, his daughter Morgran, top left, wife Debbie and son Jordan. Bio Name: Greg Hill Birthday: June 21, 1963 Hometown: Portales Profession: Head baseball coach at Clovis High School Family: Wife Debbie of 23 years, children Morgan and […]

ENMU cancels baseball games

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University has canceled a pair of games Monday and Tuesday against the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Although the games could be rescheduled at a later date, nothing has been announced at this point.

Hounds move weekend baseball games

CNJ staff PORTALES — Due to icy conditions on the baseball field, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team is rescheduling its four-game series with New Mexico Highlands this weekend. The teams will meet in doubleheaders on both days, beginning at 11 a.m. in Las Vegas, N.M. This schedule replaces the Greyhounds’ Friday and Sunday […]

Greyhounds reschedule weekend series

Freedom New Mexico Due to icy conditions on the baseball field, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team is rescheduling its four-game series with New Mexico Highlands this weekend. The teams will meet in doubleheaders on both days, beginning at 11 a.m. in Las Vegas, N.M. This four-game set replaces the Greyhounds’ Friday and Sunday […]