Cats rally to earn split with Artesia

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Artesia’s Garrett Mossbarger slides across home plate in front of Clovis’ catcher Daniel Casarez during the fifth inning of the first game of their double header Saturday at Bell Park. Mossbarger was safe on the play. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondant Heading into district play in one week, the Clovis […]

Cats rally to beat Roswell

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Clovis second baseman Omar Sosa throws to first base in an attempt to turn a double play during Clovis first game against Roswell High Tuesday at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Wildcats broke a five-game losing skid with a late-inning comeback win against Roswell Tuesday […]

Highlands pounds Hounds

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior first baseman Antonio Siqueiros belted a first-inning grand slam and New Mexico Highlands never looked back in a 17-5 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Tuesday. Highlands (16-13) had five innings of three or more runs and collected 19 hits against five ENMU pitchers in handing the […]

Dramatics help Zias sweep WT

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Eastern New Mexico University pitcher Natasha Lindsey worked 6 1/3 innings of relief in the Zias’ first game against West Texas A&M Saturday in Portales. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University junior Kelsey Kubik had more-than-respectable numbers coming into a four-game weekend series against West Texas A&M. She’s […]

Bronchos extend ENMU’s losing streak to 10

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — Central Oklahoma is usually not a good place for a baseball team to try to break out of a slump. Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhounds dropped a tight 4-3 decision in the opener, then were routed by the Bronchos 9-1 in the second game to see their losing streak stretch […]

Defensive struggles continue for Cats

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Clovis High baseball coach Shane Shallenberger noted that the Wildcats have committed more errors (19) than they’ve had hits (18) in the last three games. That’s the quickest way to explain a three-game losing streak. Clovis (5-5) fell on Tuesday to host Amarillo Tascosa 10-1. “We’ve just got to eliminate our […]

Floyd bows to Tucumcari in first round of tourney

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — It started as a pitchers’ duel, with Tucumcari’s Matt Smith and Floyd’s Kyle Kropf each working three scoreless innings. The next three innings just didn’t hold up for the visiting Broncos. Gabriel Anaya pitched two strong innings to pick up the win in relief and had a two-run […]

Struggling Hounds lose twice to Cameron

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Hounds left fielder Gilbert Alvarado hacks a ball into play during the second game of Friday’s doubleheader. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Cameron played an errorless doubleheader on Friday. On the other hand, when Eastern New Mexico University made fielding mistakes, the Aggies made them pay for […]

Zias notch shutout of TexAnns to gain doubleheader split

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Sophomore left fielder Christina Helland hit a two-run homer in the first inning — her third home run of the series — and senior right-hander Rosemary Moreno pitched a five-hitter to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team to a 3-0 win over Tarleton State on Saturday and a split […]

Cats beat Valley, get rematch with Rio Rancho in finals

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — The Clovis High baseball team got a power surge from an unlikely source Friday, and it propelled them into the finals of the Rio Rancho Invitational. Junior Jonathan Ware blasted a grand slam home run, highlighting a six-run first inning that lifted the Wildcats past Valley 10-5 in a semifinal […]

Lady Cats win finale in own tourney

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Clovis High shortstop Jordan Garrett applies the tag against a sliding Lovington baserunner during Saturday’s matchup in the Clovis Invitational round-robin tournament at Lady Wildcat Softball Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis Lady Wildcats struggled to score on the first day of their four-team, round-robin invitational, plating […]

Cats advance to tourney finals

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Clovis High junior Keaton Howell dives in safely on a pickoff play at first base in the Wildcats’ semifinal game against Levelland Friday in the Clovis Invitational at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Clovis senior Sean Cruce may be too young to ever be on the same baseball […]

Clovis wins baseball opener

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Clovis High School senior Daniel Casarez releases a pitch in the third inning of Thursday’s game against Santa Fe at Bell Park. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent At the beginning of its season opening game, it seemed as if nothing could go right for the Clovis Wildcats baseball team. Santa Fe, […]

ENMU beats Orediggers, improves to 5-0

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Eastern New Mexico University outfielder Gilbert Alvarado (left) is greeted by Kelton Hayes at home after scoring during a nine-run third inning for the Greyhounds on Friday. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer On the surface, Kelly Crain’s pitching performance might not seem impressive — 14 hits, seven runs, six earned […]

Roosevelt County 12-year-old champs

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Roosevelt County finished the District 3 12-year-old Little League all-star tournament undefeated, but not without a little last-inning excitement. Andrew Villanueva pitched a complete game to lead Roosevelt County to a 6-3 win over Quay County in Thursday’s title game of the double-elimination tournament. With the win, Roosevelt County earned […]

Clovis tops Frenship

CNJ staff FRENSHIP, Texas — Andrew Gillilard’s three-run triple keyed Clovis’ eight-run, eighth-inning rally and the Wildcats edged Frenship 15-13 Monday night in a West Texas Baseball League tilt. Clovis (12-5) jumped on top 8-0 after 1 1/2 innings, but fell behind 13-8 when Frenship scored seven unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh. […]

Cats sweep past Tascosa

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Clovis’ Sean Cruce slides across home plate to score on a sacrifice fly in the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader against Tascosa at Bell Park. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth CNJ staff The Clovis Wildcats got back on the winning track Tuesday night with a 13-3, 11-1 doubleheader sweep of Tascosa in West Texas Baseball […]

Texico one win away from championship

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Most Class 1A teams in the state tournament came in with natural concern over what kind of effective pitching they could drum up after day one. If Texico had worries, it wasn’t very evident in the performance of sophomore Theo Marez. Backed by another impressive hitting display, Marez […]

Hounds split with West Texas

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — Hoping to make hay in the Lone Star Conference South Division against a struggling rival, Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team could only manage a four-game series split at West Texas A&M. After winning 7-2 and losing 8-1 in Friday’s twin bill, the Greyhounds erupted for 19 hits in a […]

Hounds win with small-ball

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University used small-ball to build a 5-0 lead and the Greyhounds went on to beat Wayland Baptist 6-3 Tuesday night in a non-conference baseball matchup. The Hounds (19-20) parlayed 11 singles, a double and five stolen bases into their six runs while four pitchers managed to hold […]