Sports weekly round up
4/13/2019– The Eastern New Mexico University softball team snapped a 16-game losing streak in a big way on Saturday as the Hounds swept Western New Mexico in a doubleheader by scores of 7-5 and 7-2.
By getting a pair of wins, the Greyhounds (12-24, 8-16 Lone Star Conference) were able to move into a tie for eighth in the LSC Standings with Texas Woman's, a team the Hounds swept in a three-game series earlier this season.
The Greyhounds recorded their seven runs on nine hits with just one error while Western tallied its five runs on 11 hits and committed four errors.
In the second game of the doubleheader, Eastern opened the scoring right away in the top of the first inning. After Marshall drew a leadoff walk, Brockman drove her in with an RBI double to left to make it a 1-0.
The Eastern bats added some big time insurance in the seventh, tallying three runs on an RBI single by Emma Gary, a Jennifer McElroy RBI sac fly, and a Likes RBI double to pull away with the 7-2 win.
The Hounds got their seven runs off of 10 hits while committing just one error while the Mustangs scored their two runs on seven hits and an error.
By winning both games of the Saturday doubleheader, the Hounds have won three straight Lone Star Conference series against the Mustangs as well as 10 of the last 11 games since 2009.
The Hounds will have their final home series of the season against nationally 21st-ranked Tarleton State this week. Eastern will open the series with a Thursday night game scheduled for 6 p.m. and will return on Friday for a Senior Day doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.
4/12/2019 - The Eastern New Mexico University baseball bats came alive in the second game of a doubleheader, but the Hounds couldn't quite keep up with the red-hot bats of No. 3 Angelo State as the Rams defeated the Hounds in both games of a doubleheader 15-2, 15-10 on Sunday afternoon.
The Greyhounds (13-23, 1-11 Lone Star Conference) wore pink and white jerseys, pink socks and pink batting helmets to honor breast cancer survivors in their annual Breast Cancer Awareness game.
In the opening game of the doubleheader, the Rams (34-7, 14-2 LSC) got on the board first in the second inning with a three-run frame to take the early lead.
Despite Eastern's offensive struggles in the first three games of the series, the Hounds tested the Rams in the second game of the doubleheader.
The Rams took back the lead in the fifth with a four-run frame to set the score at 10-6, but Eastern still had some fight left.
Despite the Rams outscoring the Hounds 15-10 in the game, ENMU was able to outhit Angelo by an 18-13 margin while each team finished an error apiece.
Track & Field
4/13/19- The Eastern New Mexico track and field team put together a solid showing in the rain shortened Ross Black Invitational hosted by New Mexico Junior College on Friday and Saturday.
Picking up her third event win of the outdoor season, Mercy Rotich took home the gold in the 5000-meter event after crossing the finish line in 18:06.56. Rotich has won at least one event in every meet she's run in this season, with the previous two wins coming in the 5000-meter event at the West Texas A&M Classic & Multi last week with an 18:05.67 and the other in the 1500-meter race at the Greyhound Open, turning in a time of 5:00.30.
Louis Bolander picked up the first win in his ENMU career with a personal best in the 3000-meter Steeplechase after crossing the finish line in 10:15.12. The mark improved upon his previous best by more than eight seconds after turning in a 10:23.73 in the West Texas A&M Classic & Multi.
In the men's 400-meter final, Ivar Moinat turned in the third-fastest time in program history after crossing the finish line in 48.41 for fifth overall.
In the women's 100-meter prelims, Maijah Mathis took seventh with a time of 12.13 while teammate Kandice Miles went stride-for-stride with a 12.14 to take eighth and set the third-fastest 100-meter time in ENMU history.
Teagan Mosely moved up the ENMU record books with a strong showing in the 100-meter hurdles, crossing the finish line in 17.28 for the third-best mark in program history. Mosely now sits only behind Jenna Sievers and current teammate Jessica Campbell in the Greyhound record books in the event. The Hounds will return to action next week as Eastern will head back to Canyon, Texas to compete in the West Texas A&M Twilight on Saturday.