Rams’ rally past Bloomfield in 3A quarterfinals

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales Rams, seeded fifth in the Class 3A state baseball tournament, thought they were a better team than fourth seed Bloomfield, and in Wednesday’s quarterfinals, they proved it. The Rams erased a 7-3 deficit after three innings and rallied for an 8-7 win at La Cueva High School, advancing to […]

Rams romp in mismatch

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Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson Portales senior Phillip Danbom makes contact on a second-inning at-bat during Friday’s Class 3A regional game at Ram Field in Portales. Portales defeated Tohatchi 26-0. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers The Portales pitchers were perfect Friday afternoon — and the Ram hitters weren’t far behind. Portales’ offense erupted for 22 runs […]

CHS BASEBALL: Cats split pair at Portales

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Freedom Newspapers: Mickey Winfield Clovis senior Cade Wheeler pitched the first four innings of the opener, allowing three hits and two runs in the Wildcats’ 6-5 win. CNJ staff PORTALES — The Portales Rams scored eight runs in the second inning and went on to hand the Clovis High baseball team an 11-1 loss Tuesday […]

Cameron quells Hounds’ late offensive power

CNJ staff The Eastern New Mexico baseball team dropped below the .500 mark after Cameron beat the Hounds 8-4 and 12-11 in a Lone Star Conference crossover doubleheader Friday at McCord Field. Cameron’s Bevon Anderson pitched six scoreless innings in the opener, scattering four hits, four walks and one strikeout. Meanwhile, Eastern’s Seth Clabaugh pitched […]

Farmington shuts Wildcats down

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — In a game where both Clovis’ bats and pitches fell flat, Farmington smothered the Wildcats 14-1 in five innings Friday in a semifinal contest at the Rio Rancho Invitational. Senior Josh Katchner belted a two-run home run in Farmington’s eight-run third and finished with four RBI, putting Farmington in the […]

Hounds edge Orediggers in home opener

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ENMU pitcher Evan Corteau threw seven scoreless innings on Friday and got the win in the Greyhounds’ 3-2 victory over Colorado School of Mines at Greyhound Field. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Evan Courteau had managed his pitch count well and had a shutout through seven innings […]

ENMU wins twice in Angelo State Classic

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Left fielder Christina Helland threw out the potential tying run at third base in the bottom of the seventh Saturday night, helping preserve Eastern New Mexico’s 3-2 victory over West Texas A&M in the season-opening Angelo State Classic softball tournament. The Zias lost to Angelo State on Friday, but […]

Hounds earn season-opening sweep over Sul Ross State

CNJ staff ALPINE, Texas — Senior catcher Gerald Juarez went 3-for-4 and hit a clinching three-run homer in the seventh inning as Eastern New Mexico University defeated Sul Ross State 8-5 Friday in the first game of a season-opening baseball doubleheader. The Greyhounds came back for a 15-7 win in the nightcap as senior Mike […]

LITTLE LEAGUE: American 13-14 squad ousted from state in extra innings

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — If nothing else, the Clovis American 13-14 all-stars gave a pretty good account of themselves in state tournament competition at West Mesa Little League. After losing to the host Roadrunners 4-1 on Saturday, American bounced back with a 7-1 win over Taos on Sunday before falling out of the double-elimination event […]

Zia rallies late to nip American

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American’s Ethan Dennie jumps on home play after belting a two-run, first-inning homer on Monday in a District 3 Little League 11-12 division game against Zia at Dickenson Field. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis Zia All-Stars proved Monday night that, as Yogi Berra once said, it’s never […]