Lady Cats take pair of one-run wins at Roswell

CNJ STAFF ROSWELL — Senior catcher Alicia Odom hit a pair of inside-the-park home runs Tuesday night to rally the Clovis High softball team past Roswell High 3-2 for a sweep of their doubleheader. The Lady Wildcats (4-1) won the first game 8-7, scoring five runs in the top of the sixth to erase a […]

WT outslugs Hounds in series finale

CNJ staff PORTALES — Lurking in the No. 6 and No. 7 spots, Trey Howell and Dan Moody combined for seven hits and drove in 10 runs, leading West Texas A&M to a 17-11 win over Eastern New Mexico on Monday in the final game of a rain-delayed three-game Lone Star Conference South series at […]

ENMU gets split in tournament at Southwestern

CNJ STAFF WEATHERFORD, Okla. — So far, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team is having a tough time putting pitching and hitting together. The Zias’ pitching has been solid for the most part through the first eight games, and had carried the team. But over the weekend in the Southwest Shootout, hosted by Southwestern […]

Urban, Wildcats start season strong at Invite

Clovis sophomore Sean Cruce tries to turn a double play as Hobbs’ Tyler Barnett slides into second during Saturday’s Clovis Invitational at Bell Park CNJ staff photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Even a fast-moving cold front on Saturday afternoon couldn’t cool off Richard Urban. The Clovis senior lashed a pair of two-run singles […]

Aggies salvage series finale against ENMU

By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — The Greyhounds finished off their weekend on a sour note, but their pitching gave them enough for a series win over Cameron. The visiting Aggies routed Eastern New Mexico 19-7 in Saturday’s nightcap to keep from getting swept in the four-game Lone Star Conference crossover series. In the previous three […]

Clovis breezes into Invite title game

Clovis high School senior Mark Replogle fouls a pitch off during Friday’s game against Fabens, Texas, at Bell Park. Replogle led the Wildcats with three hits in a 14-1 win. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. CNJ staff Clovis has been a rude host so far in the Clovis Invitational baseball tournament. The Wildcats won their […]

Hounds silenced in Kingsville after opener

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — After a solid 5-1 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville in the opener of a three-game Lone Star Conference South Division series, Eastern New Mexico University’s offense dried up. The Greyhounds managed only one run over 18 innings the rest of the way, losing 8-1 in the second game of Friday’s doubleheader […]

Hounds have mound meltdown

Greyhound junior Josh Kuchta fires a pitch during the seventh inning of Eastern New Mexico’s Monday game against New Mexico Highlands. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. CNJ staff Portales — The only thing worse than Eastern New Mexico’s fielding was its pitching. New Mexico Highlands and West Texas A&M combined for 46 runs and […]

American eliminated in 11-12s

CNJ STAFF LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Albuquerque Petroglyph’s seven-run first, including a couple of home runs, proved too much for Clovis American to overcome Sunday as it bowed out of the state 11-12-year-old Little League tournament at Keys Park in a 9-6 loss. American went 1-2 in the tournament, beating Taos 2-1 on Friday night […]

Clovis falls into losers bracket

CNJ STAFF LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The Clovis American League All-Stars ran into a tough southpaw on Saturday and fell into the losers bracket of the state 11-12 year-old Little League tournament at Keys Park. Artesia’s J.T. Bean scattered five hits and took advantage of some early scoring by his team in a 5-2 win […]

American holds on late in Minor League tournament

By Dave Wagner Clovis American finished the District 3 Minor League All-Star tournament unbeaten — barely. American built a six-run lead and held off a furious last-ditch rally by Clovis Zia for an 11-10 win Thursday night at Dickensen Field. American (3-0) advanced to state competition which it will host beginning July 25. The American […]

Wildcats split with Hobbs

CNJ staff Sean Cruce and Ryan Denton collected two hits each and Luke Gray went the distance as Clovis edged Hobbs 3-2 in the first game of Thursday’s West Texas Baseball League doubleheader at Bell Park. Gray scattered six hits over seven innings. Hobbs exploded for eight runs in the seventh inning and captured the […]

Lady Cats end season on high note

Freedom Newspapers HOBBS — The Clovis High softball team was in championship form this weekend. Unfortunately, the Lady Wildcats had already been eliminated from postseason competition. Pitchers Paige Adare and Annie Tweedy tossed shutouts on Friday as the Lady Cats rolled to a 6-0, 11-0 doubleheader sweep of the Hobbs Lady Eagles. On Saturday, Clovis […]