Hounds, Jevelinas split

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU junior third baseman Joe Jones leads off the bottom of the first in the opener of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader against Texas A&M-Kingsville at Greyhound Field. Freedom New Mexico Senior first baseman Mitch Wolfe drove in six runs with a pair of homers and freshman Aaron Anderson […]

Hounds, East Central split twin bill

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Eastern New Mexico University first baseman Kevin Thompson tries to make the tag on East Central University’s Tyler Gillum during the fourth inning of the first game of Friday’s doubleheader in Portales. Gillum made it back safely back to the Freedom New Mexico Second baseman Garrett Cook went 2-for-4 with […]

Zias earn split at UT-Permian Basin

CNJ Staff ODESSA, Texas — Senior centerfielder Laura Thompson and freshman shortstop Melissa Williams went a combined 6-for-7, and the Eastern New Mexico University softball team rallied from a 2-0 first-inning deficit to claim a 3-2 win Wednesday in the second game of a doubleheader with University of Texas-Permian Basin. The Falcons (11-32) had won […]

Ultamitts set to go into ‘Hall’

By Eric Butler: FNM correspondent When longtime team member Pam Bernier died from breast cancer last summer, her Ultamitts teammates were forced to find a replacement. But not right away. In their first game after her death, the Ultamitts softball team decided to play without a second baseman — placing a rose instead at Bernier’s […]

Zias’ first baseman steady influence

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ENMU senior first baseman Anna Hershkowitz gets congratulations from coach Amber Daniel after a home run earlier this season. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After two seasons in junior college in her home town of Scottsdale, Ariz., Anna Hershkowitz didn’t know where she would go to continue playing softball. She just knew […]

Feb. 16 – Watch it

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis first baseman Parker Wood watches the pitch and Chris Sierra Saturday during Clovis’ double header against the alumni team at Bell Park.

Zias’ Mayo Otis lands on All-LSC South first team

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico freshman outfielder Alex Mayo Otis has been chosen to the All-Lone Star Conference South Division softball team, released on Tuesday by the conference office. Mayo Otis, from Phoenix, was one of seven Zias recognized by the conference. She finished fourth in the LSC in hitting at .436, […]

ENMU players named hitters of the week

CNJ Staff Greyhound baseball second baseman Mike McDuffie and Zia softball first baseman Anna Hershkowitz have each been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division’s hitter of the week in their sport. McDuffie hit .474 last week with two homers, three doubles, seven RBIs and a .947 slugging percentage. The senior also scored seven […]

Northeastern earns sweep over Hounds

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ENMU first baseman Tyler Rutherford tries to snag a wide throw as Northeastern State’s Jimmy Pike reaches base safely during Friday’s opener of a doubleheader at Greyhound Field. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Northeastern State’s bats jumped all over Eastern New Mexico University on Friday at Greyhound Field. […]

Summer season begins Tuesday for CHS baseball

CNJ staff Three weeks after being bounced out of the Class 5A state playoffs in the round of 16, Clovis High is ready to begin its month-long summer baseball program. Assistant coach Shane Leatherwood will run the program, with head coach Shane Shallenberger taking more of a background role. “It’s just a learning time for […]