Zia teammates chasing school HR record

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Coming into this season, seniors Jessica Nocas and Tina Whitt seemed unlikely candidates to threaten Eastern New Mexico University’s home run record. After all, they hit only six between them a year ago. Nonetheless, the high school rivals from Riverside, Calif., head into this weekend’s four-game Lone Star […]

Zias rally for split with Abilene Christian

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University scored three times in the top of the seventh, capped by Tina Whitt’s sacrifice fly, and beat Abilene Christian 7-6 to earn a split of a Lone Star Conference South softball doubleheader. The division-leading Wildcats (28-8, 10-2 South) rode a three-run fourth to win the opener […]

Zias sweep doubleheader in Hobbs

CNJ staff HOBBS — Behind good pitching and senior infielder Jessica Nocas’ 7-for-9 day, Eastern New Mexico University swept the College of the Southwest 4-0 and 10-2 Wednesday in a softball doubleheader. “I think we played well, although we can play better,” ENMU coach Armando Quiroz said. “For whatever reason, we came out a little […]

One-run losses mount for Zias

Freedom Newspapers STEPHENVILLE, Texas —Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team may be in last place in the Lone Star Conference South Division, but the Zias have been a tough out for most of their opponents. ENMU dropped 5-4 and 4-3 decisions at Tarleton State on Saturday, giving the TexAnns a four-game series sweep. TSU won […]