Nine ENMU Softball and Baseball Players
Earn LSC Academic Honors
Junior Tracy Jordan (Rosamond, Calif./Desert HS) from the Eastern New Mexico University softball team has been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division Softball Academic Player of the Year. Joining her on the South Division All-Academic Team are junior Danielle Flores (Loving, NM/Loving HS) and Amanda Nightingale (Mesquite, Texas/North Central Texas College). Sophomore Derrick Kennedy (San Antonio, Texas/G.W. Brackenridge HS) was selected to the LSC South First Team All-Academic for baseball. [more]
Cruce, Ulibarri and Swisher Sign National Letters-of-Intent to Play Baseball for Eastern New Mexico University
Sean Cruce, a 6’2” 185-pound middle infielder, and Matt Ulibarri, a 5’11” 175-pound outfielder, both from Clovis High School in Clovis, N.M., and Damion Swisher, a 5’10” 175-pound left-handed pitcher from Phoenix College in Phoenix, Ariz., have signed National Letters-of-Intent to play for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team. Cruce and Ulibarri will be freshmen and Swisher will be a junior for the Greyhounds and Head Coach Phil Clabaugh during the 2007 season.
Cruce has the skills needed to play any infield position, including pitcher and catcher, but will see action primarily at second base or shortstop. Ulibarri played in the outfield at Clovis HS, where he saw most of his action in center field. Swisher was a key pitcher at Phoenix College the past two seasons.
Freshmen in 2006-07
Matt Ulibarri, Clovis, New Mexico (Clovis HIgh School), Outfielder, 5'11", 175 lbs.
Sean Cruce, Clovis, New Mexico (Clovis High School), Second Base/Shortstop, 6'2", 185 lbs.
Junior in 2006-07
Damion Swisher, Gilbert, Arizona (Phoenix College), Left-Handed Pitcher, 5 ’10”, 175 lbs. [more]
Kennedy Named Second Team All-LSC South
Green and McDuffie Receive Honorable Mention
Eastern New Mexico University sophomore third baseman Derrick Kennedy (San Antonio, TX/G.W. Brackenridge HS) has been named Second Team All-Lone Star Conference South Division for the 2006 season in voting by the LSC South head coaches. Senior catcher Brian Green (Fountain Hills, AZ/Central Arizona College) and junior second baseman Mike McDuffie (Albuquerque, NM/ Sandia HS) were named Honorable Mention All-LSC South.
Kennedy led ENMU with a .356 batting average. McDuffie batted .348 and Green hit .345. ENMU was 16-4 after 20 games, but won just eight games the rest of the way, as the Greyhounds finished the season with a 24-32 overall record, including 6-14 in the LSC South (5th place). The Hounds scored 10 or more runs 16 times, but recorded just one shutout and held opponents to three runs or less in only eight games during the season. [more]
Balderaz Sets ENMU Record with Ninth Save, as Greyhounds Outlast Texas A&M-Kingsville, 8-7, in 12 Innings
McDuffie Scores on Green's Single to Bump Javelinas from LSC Tournament Contention; TAMUK Wins Second Game, 3-2
Sophomore closer Keith Balderaz (RHP, Monahans, TX/Monahans HS) recorded the final two outs of the game and earned his ninth save of the season to set an Eastern New Mexico University record, as the Greyhounds defeated Texas A&M University-Kingsville, 8-7 in 12 innings, on Saturday, April 29. TAMU-Kingsville was eliminated from LSC Tournament contention with the loss. In the second game, TAMUK won 3-2, as both teams had six hits, but ENMU finished the game with nine runners left on base. ENMU ended the season with a 24-32 overall record, 6-14 in the LSC South. Kingsville moved to 35-19, 9-11 in the LSC South.
In the first game, Mike McDuffie (Jr., 2B, Albuquerque, NM/Sandia HS) opened the 12th inning with a double and scored the winning run one out later on a double by Brian Green (Sr., C, Fountain Hills, AZ/Central Arizona College). Both teams earned 17 hits during the game, but the Hounds didn't achieve an extra-base hit until the pair of doubles in the 12th. Reserve shortstop Stephen Lopez-Barela (Fr., Alamogordo, NM/Alamogordo HS) played errorless defense, went 4 for 6 at the plate and recorded the final assist of the game. [more]
ENMU Watches Three-Run Lead Disappear in Ninth Inning, as Texas A&M-Kingsville Wins 5-4 to Start Double-Header Sweep
Clabaugh Gets No Decision despite 3-Hitter through 8 Innings
Freshman pitcher Seth Clabaugh (LHP, Clovis, NM/Clovis HS) gave up just three hits and one run during an eight-inning performance on Friday, April 28, as ENMU built a 4-1 lead, but Texas A&M University-Kingsville scored four times in the bottom of the ninth for a 5-4 victory. The triumph in the first game of the Lone Star Conference double-header started the Javelinas on their way to a sweep of the twinbill. TAMUK won the second game, 9-2, to improve to 34-18 overall, 8-10 in the LSC South. ENMU dropped to 23-31, including 5-13 in the LSC South.
All of Kingsville's runs in the ninth inning were unearned, following an ENMU error with one out in the inning. The Javelinas also benefited from two infield singles and two walks during the stanza. Will Alexander singled to right field to bring home Adam Rondou with the winning run. [more]
Courteau Throws Eight Scoreless Innings, as Greyhounds Defeat 4th-Ranked Abilene Christian, 4-0
Wildcats Split Double-Header with 6-1 Win in Game #2
Junior pitcher Evan Courteau (RHP, Minneapolis, MN/Rochester Community and Technical College) threw eight scoreless innings against 4th-ranked Abilene Christian University on Saturday, April 22 and Keith Balderaz (So., RHP, Monahans, TX/Monahans HS) shut down the Wildcats in the ninth inning, as ENMU defeated ACU, 4-0, in the first game of a Lone Star Conference double-header at Greyhound Field. Abilene Christian won the second game, 6-1, as the Wildcats improved to 37-12, 11-5 in the LSC South. ENMU ended the day with a 23-29 record, including 5-11 in the LSC South.
Courteau, who upped his record to 7-4 on the season, allowed just five singles during his eight innings of work. He registered two strikeouts and allowed five walks. His seven wins lead the ENMU pitching staff. Balderaz faced just four batters in the ninth, forcing a fly out to open the inning, before Minor Alexander singled. Another fly out and a ground out followed, as Balderaz completed the shutout. [more]
Abilene Christian Defeats Greyhounds, 9-3 and 9-1
ENMU Strands School-Record 18 Runners in Game #1
Abilene Christian University, ranked fourth in NCAA Division II, swept a double-header from Eastern New Mexico University, 9-3 and 9-1, on Friday, April 21 at Greyhound Field. With the win, ACU improved to 36-11 on the season, 10-4 in the LSC South. ENMU dropped to 22-28 overall, 4-10 in the LSC South.
In the opener, ENMU finished with a school-record 18 runners left on base, and the two teams combined to leave 31 runners on the base paths. The overall number of runners left on base tied for the eighth-most in NCAA Division II history, while Eastern’s team total was the sixth highest in NCAA Division II. [more]
Greyhounds Fall to Tarleton State in First Game of Series, 5-4, on Grand Slam in Eighth Inning
Texans Sweep Double-Header with 9-2 Win in Game #2
Eastern New Mexico University led Tarleton State University, 4-1, with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning in the first game of their four-game Lone Star Conference series on Friday, April 14, but Ryan Howard hit a grand slam for
the Texans before the inning was over, as TSU won 5-4. The Texans swept the double-header with a 9-2 victory in the second game. Tarleton State moved to 15-29 on the season, including 4-6 in the LSC South. ENMU dropped to 21-25, 3-7 in the LSC South.
ENMU starter Kelly Crain (Sr., Gordon, TX/Gordon HS) allowed just two hits, a single and a solo homer, in the first seven innings. He gave up another single to open the eighth inning, but recorded two consecutive outs on a strikeout and a fly ball to left field. Keith Peacock then singled through the left side, and Crain was relieved by Charlie Ward (Jr., RHP, Roswell, NM/Trinidad State JC). [more]
ENMU Sets School Record for Runs, Ties Record for Hits, in 33-14 Victory over WTAMU
Greyhounds Complete Double-Header Sweep with 11-8 Win in Second Game
Eastern New Mexico University set a school record for runs and tied the school record for hits, as the Greyhounds unleashed 29 hits in a 33-14 victory over arch rival West Texas A&M University, in the first game of a Lone Star Conference double-header, Friday, April 7 at Greyhound Field. ENMU scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning in the second game to rally from an 8-7 deficit into an 11-8 win. Eastern improved to 21-20 overall and to 3-3 in the LSC South. West Texas fell to 18-20 on the season, 3-3 in the LSC South.
The opener featured a record-breaking performance by Derrick Kennedy (So., 3B, San Antonio, TX/G.W. Brackenridge HS), who set an ENMU record with six hits during the game. He was 6 for 6 with a sacrifice fly, two runs and four RBIs. He hit for three-quarters of the cycle, with four singles, a two-run homer in the second inning and an RBI triple in the third stanza. He extended his hitting streak to 12 games, but the streak ended in the second game, as he went 0 for 3, with a walk, a run and a sacrifice fly. [more]
Rams Claim 46 Hits in 24-6, 12-4 Double-Header Sweep of Greyhounds
Angelo State University pounded out 29 hits in the first game and added 17 hits in the second game, as the Rams swept a Lone Star Conference double-header from Eastern New Mexico University, 24-6 and 12-4, on Saturday, April 1 at Greyhound Field. ASU improved to 24-11 overall, 3-1 in the LSC South, while ENMU dropped to 19-19 overall, 1-3 in the LSC South.
The Rams got off to a quick start in the opener with a six-run first inning. Brad Hough and John Beal began the game with back-to-back singles, then scored on a triple by Ronnie Gaines. Clay Calfee added an RBI double later in the inning, which featured seven hits for ASU. [more]
Greyhounds Rout Angelo State 15-1 in First Game of LSC South Double-Header
Rams Win Second Game 9-7 in Extra Inning
Senior pitcher Kelly Crain (RHP, Gordon, TX/Gordon HS) allowed just one run on five hits through the first seven innings, and the Eastern New Mexico University offense accumulated 16 hits, as ENMU routed Angelo State University, 15-1, in the first game of a Lone Star Conference double-header at Greyhound Field on Friday, Mar. 31. ENMU rallied from a 7-4 deficit in the second game, scheduled for seven innings, but Angelo State scored twice in the eighth for a 9-7 win.
The double-header opened LSC South action for both teams. ENMU moved to 19-16 on the season, including 1-1 in the LSC South. Angelo State ended the double-header with a 21-11 overall record, 1-1 in the LSC South.[more]
Hounds Pound Out 24 Hits in a 21-14 Win Over Colorado Christian
Eastern New Mexico University's Tyler Brown (Sr., DH, Aurora, CO/Arapahoe Community College) led an explosive offense with five RBIs in a 21-14 win over Colorado Christian University on Wednesday, Mar. 29 at All-Star Park. The Greyhounds, from the Lone Star Conference, recorded their highest output in runs and hits (24) this season, as they improved to 18-16 overall. The Cougars, who compete in the Rocky Mountain Conference, dropped to 3-23 overall. [more]
NMHU Offense Blasts 19 Hits in 17-5 Win over Greyhounds
New Mexico Highlands University recorded 19 hits against Eastern New Mexico University on Tuesday, Mar. 28, as the Cowboys defeated the Greyhounds, 17-5, in a non-conference game at Brandt Field. NMHU, which led 7-0 after the first two innings, improved to 16-13. The Greyhounds, who lost for the 12th time in the past 13 games, fell to 17-16 on the season.[more]
Greyhounds End Losing Streak with 15-Hit Attack in 18-10 Victory over Central Oklahoma
UCO Gains Split with 9-7 Win in Second Game
The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team pounded out 15 hits, and took advantage of six walks and seven hit batsmen, to explode out of a 10-game losing streak with an 18-10 victory over the University of Central Oklahoma, in the first game of a Lone Star Conference crossover double-header, Sunday, Mar. 26 at Broncho Field. UCO struck back in the second game, as the Bronchos earned a 9-7 win. ENMU stayed above the .500-mark with a 17-15 overall record, while UCO ended the day at 17-11.
In the opener, Kelton Hayes (Jr., DH, Guthrie, OK/Northlake CC) batted in the clean-up spot for the first time this season. He responded by cranking out two home runs and smacking two doubles. He was 4 for 5 with three runs and three RBIs during the game. His first double started Eastern's eight-run second inning. He also belted a two-run homer during the same stanza. He provided a lead-off homer in the sixth and opened the seventh with a double.
Hayes moved to the fifth spot in Eastern’s batting order in the second game, as Justin Gee (Sr., RF, Clovis, NM/Clovis HS) returned to the clean-up position. Gee, who did not play in the first game, went 2 for 4 with a single and a grand slam. It was Gee’s second grand slam of the season. He hit his first bases-loaded homer as the fourth batter of the season, helping ENMU open the year with an 8-6 win at Sul Ross State University. [more]
Central Oklahoma Defeats ENMU, 4-3 and 9-1, as Greyhounds' Losing Streak Reaches 10 Games
UCO Holds Eastern to 11 Hits in Double-Header
The University of Central Oklahoma swept a double-header from Eastern New Mexico University, 4-3 and 9-1, on Saturday, Mar. 25 at Broncho Field, as pitchers Brett Case and Cameron Karner combined for a six-hitter in the first game and Jesse McDough and Chad Ashley tossed a five-hitter in the second game. UCO improved to 16-10 with the Lone Star Conference crossover wins. ENMU fell to 16-14 on the season. The Greyhounds have lost 10 games in a row.
Senior catcher Brian Green (Fountain Hills, AZ/Central Arizona College) was the only ENMU player with more than one hit in the same game. He was 2 for 3 in the opener, with a two-out, two-run homer in the fourth inning and a single to lead off the sixth. [more]
Baseball Series at Central Oklahoma to Start on Saturday
Greyhounds and Bronchos will Play at 12 p.m. MST on Mar. 25 and Mar. 26
ENMU's baseball series with the University of Central Oklahoma, originally scheduled for Friday., Mar. 24 and Saturday, Mar. 25 in Edmond, Okla., has been moved back one day due to snow on the ground. The Lone Star Conference crossover series will now begin with a double-header on Saturday, Mar. 25 at 12 p.m. MST and will conclude with another double-header on Sunday, Mar. 26, also at 12 p.m. MST. The Greyhounds, who have lost eight games in a row, are 16-12 on the season, while UCO is 14-10.
Cameron Downs ENMU, 5-2 and 3-0, to Complete Sweep of Weekend Series
Greyhounds Fall to 16-12 on the Season
Art Gonzales and L.J. Willis each threw a complete game for visiting Cameron University on Saturday, Mar. 18, as the Aggies swept a double-header from Eastern New Mexico University, 5-2 and 3-0, at Greyhound Field. The wins allowed Cameron to sweep the four-game Lone Star Conference crossover series, leaving the Aggies with a 12-13 overall record. ENMU, which has lost eight consecutive games, fell to 16-12 overall.
Gonzales gave up just six hits in the opener and did not allow a run until there were two outs in the seventh inning. Willis tossed a six-hit shutout in the second game, while holding the Greyhounds without an extra-base hit. Both pitchers recorded three strikeouts for the Aggies. Gonzales improved to 3-3, while Willis upped his record to 1-2. [more]
Cameron Sweeps Twinbill from Greyhounds
Four-run Sixth Inning Breaks 0-0 Tie in Opener
Kacy Groves threw a three-hit shutout and Cameron University broke a 0-0 tie by scoring four times in the sixth inning, as the Aggies defeated Eastern New Mexico University, 4-0, in the first game of a double-header on Friday, Mar. 17 at Greyhound Field. The Aggies completed the double-header sweep by defeating the Greyhounds, 13-3, in the nightcap. Cameron improved to 10-13 on the season. ENMU dropped to 16-10.
Brian Green (Sr., C, Fountain Hills, AZ/Central Arizona College) was 2 for 2 in the first game for Eastern. Kelton Hayes (Jr., DH, Guthrie, OK/Northlake CC) went 3 for 4 with an RBI for the Greyhounds in the second game. Justin Gee (Sr., RF, Clovis, NM/Clovis HS) and Jeff Roemer (Jr., 1B, Woodbury, MN/Rochester Community and Technical College) both went 2 for 2 in the nightcap. Gee walked twice, scored once and drove in one run. [more]
Bulldogs Edge Greyhounds for Pair of One-Run Victories
Dustin Anderson threw a complete-game shutout in the opener and Garron Davenport went 2 for 4 with a triple in the second game, as Southwestern Oklahoma State University swept a double-header from Eastern New Mexico University, 2-1 and 6-5, on Saturday, Mar. 11 at SWOSU Park. The pair of wins improved the Bulldogs to 12-8 on the season, as SWOSU swept the four-game Lone Star Conference crossover series. ENMU fell to 16-8, with the Greyhounds losing a series for the first time this season.[more]
Southwestern Oklahoma Defeats Greyhounds, 12-5 and 9-3, to Sweep Double-Header
Southwestern Oklahoma State University pounded out 15 hits in the opener and 12 hits in the nightcap, as the Bulldogs swept a Lone Star Conference crossover double-header from Eastern New Mexico University, 14-5 and 9-3, on Friday, Mar. 10 at SWOSU Park. The wins improved SW Oklahoma to 10-8 on the season, while ENMU fell to 16-6.[more]
ENMU Wins Opener 12-11 in Bottom of Seventh, Completes Double-Header Sweep of Savages with 7-4 Victory in Second Game
Balderaz Ties ENMU Record with 8th Save of Season in Game #2
A pair of Eastern New Mexico University sophomores put the finishing touches on two Lone Star Conference crossover victories over Southeastern Oklahoma State University, 12-11 and 7-4, on Saturday, Mar. 4, as the Greyhounds improved to 16-4 on the season and 8-2 in overall LSC games. Southeastern Oklahoma fell to 3-6 overall, 1-5 in LSC crossover contests.
Derrick Kennedy (So., 3B, San Antonio, TX/G.W. Brackenridge HS) hit into a two-run error against a pulled-in infield in the bottom of the seventh inning for the 12-11 win in the first game of the double-header at Greyhound Field. In the second game, closer Keith Balderaz (So., RHP, Monahans, TX/Monahans HS) tied the ENMU record for saves in a season with his eighth of the year, as he held SOSU scoreless in the seventh inning to secure the 7-4 win. [more]
Greyhounds Win 10-9 in Third Extra Inning to Gain Split of Double-Header against Southeastern Oklahoma
Crafton's Pinch-Hit Single Drives in Gee with Winning Run in 10th;
Savages win First Game of Series, 3-0
Pinch-hitter Tim Crafton (Jr., OF, Farmington, NM/N.M. Military Institute) hit a single to left center with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to score Justin Gee (Sr., RF, Clovis, NM/Clovis HS) with the winning run, as Eastern New Mexico University defeated Southeastern Oklahoma State University, 10-9, in the second game of a double-header on Friday, Mar. 3 at Greyhound Field. In the first game of the twinbill in Lone Star Conference crossover play, SE Oklahoma won a pitcher's duel, 3-0, as Adam Bennett limited ENMU to just four hits. ENMU moved to 14-4, including a 6-2 record in LSC crossover games. Southeastern Oklahoma ended the double-header with a 3-4 record, 1-3 in crossover games.
The nightcap lasted four hours, twenty-two minutes, including a 45-minute delay after two light poles went dark in the sixth inning. Ultimately, all of the lights were turned off, leaving both teams in near darkness until a major fuse was replaced. When play resumed, the Savages held a 6-5 lead with two outs and a runner on second. [more]
Hounds Score a Pair of 7’s in a Double-Header Sweep Over Northeastern
By sweeping a double-header over Northeastern State University, 7-6 and 7-5, Eastern New Mexico University took a 3-1 series victory in a Lone Star Conference Crossover match-up at Rousey Field. Keith Balderaz (So., RHP, Monahanns, TX/Monahans HS) provided saves in both wins as the Greyhounds improved their best start in school history to a 13-3 record. The Redmen dropped their record to 2-9 this year.[more]
Hounds Rally for a 12-9 Win, But Fall Short in a 2nd Game 8-7 Loss to Northeastern
Eastern New Mexico University overcame a four run deficit in the first game for a 12-9 win and fell one run short in a final inning five run rally to lose 8-7 in a split against Northeastern State University on Friday, Feb. 24 at Rousey Field. The Greyhounds, playing in their second Lone Star Conference Crossover series in a row, have a 11-3 overall record. The Redmen, who compete in the LSC North Division, won their second game of the season for a 2-7 overall record.[more]
Hounds Shutout By Division I Pitching in a 16-0 Loss to Texas Tech
Dustin Richardson pitched six hitless innings in Texas Tech University’s 16-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Monday, Feb. 20 at Dan Law Field. The Greyhounds were also kept hitless by reliever Jason Seefeld, but did manage two hits with two outs in the ninth against Brian Cloud, as they dropped their record to 10-2 overall. The NCAA Division I Red Raiders improved their record to 6-3 overall.[more]
ENMU Adds Game at Texas Tech on Monday, Feb. 20
Greyhounds and Red Raiders will Play a 9-Inning Game at 2:30 p.m. MST;
Listen to the Game on the Internet through Free Teamline
Eastern New Mexico University and Texas Tech University have agreed to play each other in baseball on Monday, Feb. 20 at TTU's Dan Law Field. Game time for the single 9-inning game is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. MST. The game will be broadcast live on the Internet through Eastern's agreement with Free Teamline. The broadcast will start about 10 minutes prior to game time.
Both teams had home games canceled over the weekend. The Red Raiders saw their weekend series with St. John's University reduced to a single game due to weather. The Greyhounds played just two games in a scheduled four-game series against East Central University due to weather and a broken water main. ENMU is 10-1 on the season, while Texas Tech is 5-3.
Crain’s Two-Hitter in Game #1 Leads ENMU to Sweep of East Central, 10-1 and 10-6
With a 10-0 lead going into the seventh, Kelly Crain (Sr., RHP, Gordon, TX/Gordon HS) gave up an insignificant unearned run for a 10-1 win in the opener, and a six-run sixth inning gave Eastern New Mexico University a come-from-behind win in the second game, 10-6, as ENMU swept East Central University in a Lone Star Conference Crossover double- header on Friday, Feb. 17 at Greyhound Field. With the two wins, the Greyhounds improved to 10-1 overall, extending the best start in school history. East Central remained one game over .500 with a 3-2 overall record. Crain faced only four batters beyond the minimum in the seven-inning first game. He was in complete control throughout the game, as he allowed no walks and struck out seven Tigers. Eastern took the lead for good in the first inning, scoring two runs on a double by Justin Gee(Sr., RF, Clovis, NM/Clovis HS).[more]
Hounds Rally from 5-Run Deficit with Seven Runs in Eighth Inning to Defeat Wayland Baptist, 15-14
In a game where both teams lost and regained leads, Eastern New Mexico University was able to come out ahead with a 15-14 victory over Wayland Baptist University on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Wilder Field. The Greyhounds decisive rally came in a seven-run eighth inning, as they improved their record to 8-1 overall. WBU, an NAIA school competing in the Sooner Athletic Conference, dropped its overall record to 2-4.[more]
Greyhounds and Orediggers Split Double-Header
Crafton Hits Home Run and Triple in Loss to Colorado Mines
The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team improved to 6-0 with a 5-3 win over Colorado School of Mines in the first game of a double-header on Saturday, Feb. 11, but the Greyhounds suffered their first loss of the season, 11-2, in the second game. Eastern ended the day at 6-1, while Colorado Mines finished the double-header with a 2-4 record.
ENMU rallied from 2-1 and 3-2 deficits in the first game, as Stephen Lopez-Barela (Fr., SS, Alamogordo, NM/Alamogordo HS), Tyler Brown (Sr., C, Aurora, CO/Arapahoe CC) and Kelton Hayes (Jr., DH/1B, Guthrie, OK/Northlake CC) each recorded two hits. Mike McDuffie (Jr., 2B/1B, Albuquerque, NM/Sandia HS) added a double, while starting pitcher Evan Courteau (Jr., RHP, Minneapolis, MN/Rochester Community and Technical College) threw the first six winnings for the win. Keith Balderaz (So., RHP, Monahans, TX/Monahans HS) recorded his third save of the season. [more]
ENMU Outscores Colorado Mines, 12-9
Greyhounds Rally from 3-0 Deficit with Nine Runs in Bottom of Third Inning
The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team rallied from a 3-0 deficit with nine runs in the third inning, then held off a comeback by Colorado School of Mines in the eighth inning, as the Greyhounds defeated the Orediggers, 12-9, on Friday, Feb. 10 at Greyhound Field. ENMU remained undefeated at 5-0. CSM fell to 1-3.
After the Orediggers tallied three runs in the top of the third inning, the Greyhounds responded with eight hits, including four doubles, in the bottom of the stanza. Gilbert Alvarado (Sr., LF, Roswell, NM/New Mexico State University) hit two singles during the inning, while Justin Gee (Sr., RF, Clovis, NM/Clovis HS), Jeff Roemer (Jr., 1B, Woodbury, MN/Rochester Community and Technical College), Tyler Brown (Sr., C, Aurora, CO/Arapahoe CC) and Ryan French (Sr., CF, Carlsbad, NM/Trinidad State JC) each recorded a double. [more]
Former ENMU Baseball Player Stephen Marquez Dies in Auto Accident in Wyoming
Set Home Run Record for Greyhounds in 1995 and 1996
Former Eastern New Mexico University baseball player Stephen Marquez died in an automobile accident in Wyoming on Friday, Feb. 3, 2006. Services for Marquez are scheduled to be held in Alamogordo, N.M., this week.
Marquez, who played shortstop at 6’2”, 220 pounds, competed for the Greyhounds in 1995 and 1996, following two seasons at Lamar Community College in Colorado. He established Eastern’s single season home run record with 12 homers in 1995. He matched his own record with another 12 home runs in 1996. He continues to hold the single season record and is the Greyhounds’ career home run leader with 24. Other records he still holds are RBIs in a game (7), RBIs in a season (58), sacrifice flies in a season (6) and assists in a game (8).[more]
Hounds Sweep Series Against Sul Ross to Start Season with a 4-0 Record
Eastern New Mexico University pounded out 31 hits in both wins of a double-header, 20-9 and 12-6, for a series sweep over Sul Ross State University on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Kokernote Field. This was the Greyhounds’ opening series and they begin the year undefeated with a 4-0 record. The Lobos began their season winless with an 0-4 record.[more]
Gee Hits Grand Slam to Start Double-Header Sweep of Sul Ross State on Opening Day
Greyhounds Blast Six Homers in 8-6, 11-6 Sweep of Lobos
Senior right fielder Justin Gee (Clovis, NM/Clovis HS) blasted a grand slam home run in his first at bat as Eastern New Mexico University's clean-up hitter, starting a 7-run first inning in the Greyhounds' 8-6 victory over Sul Ross State University, in the first game of an opening-day sweep over the Lobos on Friday, Feb. 3. Eastern hit two more home runs in the first inning. In the second game, ENMU pounded out three homers, as the Greyhounds rallied from 5-4 and 6-5 deficits for an 11-6 win. ENMU is 2-0 and Sul Ross State is 0-2 on the season. The teams will play another double-header on Saturday, Feb. 4, starting at 11 a.m. MST.
In the first inning of the first game, Gee went to the plate with the bases loaded and no outs. His grand slam gave ENMU a quick 4-0 lead. Later in the inning, Mike McDuffie (Jr., 2B, Albuquerque, NM/Sandia HS) hit a solo homer and Kelton Hayes (Jr., DH, Guthrie, OK/Northlake CC) added a two-run homer. Starting pitcher Kelly Crain (Sr., RHP, Gordon, TX/Gordon HS), 1-0, gave up just two runs in the first five innings, but allowed four tallies in the fifth stanza, before shutting down the Lobos in the sixth. [more]
Construction Underway on Baseball Fieldhouse and Indoor Hitting and Pitching Facility
The area surrounding Greyhound Field on the Eastern New Mexico University campus is changing, as construction has begun on the Baseball Fieldhouse and the Indoor Hitting and Pitching Facility. The Softball Fieldhouse at Zia Softball Field also is under construction. The Baseball Fieldhouse, scheduled for completion in early February of 2006, will include a locker room for the Greyhounds, plus offices for Head Coach Phil Clabaugh and his assistants. The Indoor Hitting and Pitching Facility will provide a practice location for Eastern's baseball and softball teams during inclement weather and will supplement the existing outdoor batting cages, baseball bullpens and softball pitching cage.
Greyhound Field was constructed by Coach Clabaugh and members of Eastern's first team when the sport started again in 1992 following a 17-year absence. Zia Softball Field opened in the spring of 1999 for Eastern's third season of competition. Previously, the Zias played at the Portales Industrial Park Fields.
Senior pitcher Trevor Davis Selected for LSC South All-Academic Team
Eastern New Mexico University senior right-handed pitcher Trevor Davis (Evergreen, CO/Evergreen HS) has been named to the 2005 Lone Star Conference South Division All-Academic Team in baseball. ENMU placed two additional players on the LSC South Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Overall, nine players were selected for the All-Academic Team, with eight players joining them on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll. [more]
Former ENMU Pitcher Gabe DeHoyos Moves up to Triple A in Royals' Organization
Right-handed pitcher Gabe DeHoyos (6’0”, 225 lbs., Artesia, NM/Artesia HS), who threw for Eastern New Mexico University for three seasons from 2000 to 2002, has been called up from the Burlington Bees (A) to the Omaha Royals (AAA) within the Kansas City Royals’ organization. DeHoyos, who was a starter at Eastern and has been a relief pitcher at the professional level, joined the Omaha Royals on May 28. [more]
Bryan Moore is Selected Third Team All-America by National Collegiate Baseball Writers
Eastern's Lead-off Batter Hit .413 with a .513 On-Base Percentage
Eastern New Mexico University senior second baseman Bryan Moore (Wolfforth, TX/Howard College/Frenship HS) has been selected NCAA Division II Third Team All-America by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America (NCBWA). Moore, who was named First Team All-Lone Star Conference South Division and LSC South Co-Player of the Year this spring, was one of 48 players chosen for First Team, Second Team or Third Team All-America recognition (16 players per team). [more]
Moore, Scherer are Selected First Team All-LSC South
Moore Chosen LSC South Co-Player
of the Year
Davis Selected LSC South Co-Pitcher of the Year
Kuchta Named to Second Team, Wallace Earns Honorable Mention
Eastern New Mexico University
senior right-handed pitcher Trevor
Davis (Evergreen, CO/Evergreen HS), senior second baseman
Bryan Moore (Wolfforth,
TX/Frenship HS) and senior third baseman and right-handed pitcher Brett
Scherer (Ingram, TX/Midland College) have been named First
Team All-LSC South for the 2005 season in voting by the LSC South head
coaches. Senior shortstop Josh Kuchta
NM/Clovis HS) was chosen Second Team All-LSC South, while senior first
baseman Mark Wallace
(Alamogordo, NM/ Alamogordo HS) received Honorable Mention All-LSC South
The Greyhounds finished the 2005 season with a 26-27 overall
including 10-10 in the LSC South (fourth place). ENMU ranked sixth in
the overall LSC in pitching with a 6.36 earned run average and tied for
second in the LSC with a .958 fielding percentage, as the Greyhounds improved
from 19-27-1 (8-13-1 in the LSC South) in 2004.
Overall, 19 players were named to the First Team, 14 players were chosen for the Second Team and five players earned Honorable Mention. Abilene Christian University led the way with eight First Team selections. Angelo State had four First Team picks, while ENMU and Texas A&M University-Kingsville each placed three players on the First Team. [more]
Lone Star Conference press release about the All-LSC South and All-LSC North teams.
ENMU Closes Season with Pair of Losses to 5th-Ranked Abilene Christian, 11-3 and 12-4
Gee Goes 3 for 6 in Double-Header; Wallace is 3 for 3 in Second Game
The Greyhounds trailed 5th-ranked Abilene Christian University by just a single run, 1-0, after five and a half innings in the first game of a Lone Star Conference double-header at Crutcher Scott Field on Saturday, Apr. 30. ACU scored six times in the bottom of the sixth inning, however, on its way to an 11-3 win, then downed ENMU in the second game, 12-4, for a double-header sweep. The Wildcats upped their overall record to 41-14, while Eastern ended the season at 26-27.
ACU won the LSC South Division title at 16-4, while Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Angelo State University tied for second place at 11-9 after splitting a double-header on Saturday. ENMU dropped into fourth place at 10-10, one game behind TAMUK and ASU. [more]
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