Spring has sprung and springs sports have begun. With multiple sports getting the green light to play, the Greyhounds have a full remaining semester of competition with access to home facilities.

Men and Women’s Track, softball, and baseball are all competing for the top spot in the Lone Star Conference. It has been over a year since ENMU has been a part of any spring event so the excitement that has built around the Hounds are at an all-time high. The Hounds look to prove that even with all the setbacks they’ve encountered, they can get right back to where they left off.

“The energy and excitement everyone has brought to the track this whole semester has been for this upcoming weekend. We have had to wait for over a year to get to this moment, we are more than ready,” said distance runner Lauren Griego.

Eastern New Mexico Track and Field Traveled to West Texas to partake in the West Texas A&M University Spring Break Classic. The first event started at 10 a.m., with the runners finishing it off at 2 p.m. Track and Field has a total of 8 scheduled meets this season and topping it off with the Lone Star Conference Championship that takes place from May 6 to May 8 in Canyon, Texas.

The Lady Greyhounds Softball are almost mid-way through their season. Pre-spring break they had a rough start with a 0-8 record, but it sounds like these Hounds plan on coming back and finishing the year strong.

The ENMU softball team had a full spring break weekend with five games planned. The Hounds traveled to Texas A&M-Kingsville where they played a double header on March 19 at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. in Kingsville, Texas.

On March 20 they traveled to Laredo, Texas and went up against Texas A&M International University with one game at noon and two games on March 21, with the first game starting at 10 a.m. followed by a game at noon.

On the weekend, the Lady Greyhounds lost all five games, walking away with a combined score of 4-55.

Samantha Brockman was a part of the Greyhound Softball season that got cut short due to COVID-19 and she has returned to help lead the Greyhounds through a winning season, but in a different role. Brockman has returned as a coach.

“Going from a player to a coach is different. As a player, you can joke around and have fun conversations with your teammates, but as a coach, I must keep it professional. Making sure that we get done what we must get done, the fun comes with it,” said Brockman.

With the first half of the semester starting a little slow, the lady Greyhound Softball team says they are itching to get things rolling. “Every day we have to approach with 100% effort and energy while making sure we work on the things that will make us successful.”

The Men’s Baseball team for ENMU has started to heat up as they are 15 games into their 2021 Spring Season. With a record of 5-10, the Hounds are coming off a win beating top ranked UT Tyler.

“With getting our season cut short and only winning three games last year, we had something to prove this season. We were predicted to come in last place, and we will make sure that they are proven wrong,” said second year head coach Riley Price.

The Greyhounds traveled to Fort Smith, Arkansas and battled University of Arkansas Forth Smith. A double header appeared on Friday with first game starting at noon and the second game starting at 3 p.m.

The Hounds lost all three games on the weekend as they dropped the final game of the series on March 20.

“One thing that we work on every day is becoming better men every day and with that comes good work ethic and success. If we can win every day as men, then winning on the field will come naturally,” said Coach Price.

Despite their setbacks, the Greyhound Baseball team already has more wins through 15 games than they did all last year, and plan on winning more. The LSC Championship is something the Greyhounds have not been a part of since 2018 and plan to secure a spot and fight for a championship if they can finish these last seven weeks strong.

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