Cowgirls, Wolves go halfers

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By The Staff

The Cowgirls split a four-game series this past weekend at Colorado State University-Pueblo, the eighth-ranked team in NCAA Division II’s Central Region and the top squad in the RMAC West.

NMHU won the first two games 8-7 and 4-0, then lost 8-0 and 7-4.

Under head coach Shellie Broyles, the Cowgirls are 15-27 overall and 10-21 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. In 2009, Broyles’ first season, the team was 8-47 and 3-35, respectively.

Andin Moran (3 for 4, two runs, two RBI) and Kelsey Groff (2 of 4, three RBI, one run) starred in the 8-7 squeaker. Groff hit a three-run homer to stake Highlands to a 6-1 lead through three innings. CSUP tied it with a five-run fourth and moved ahead with a run in the sixth. But the Cowgirls scored two unanswered runs in the final frame, and Groff (4-4) picked up a complete-game pitching win.

Tanya Groff went 3 for 4 and Moran drove in two runs while going 2 for 3 in NMHU’s 4-0 win. Cowgirl ace Melissa Martinez (8-8) shackled the ThunderWolves, striking out 12 and giving up just six hits and two walks over seven innings.

CSUP pitcher J Bosio (17-6) limited Highlands to two hits and a single walk in an 8-0 verdict decided after five innings of deliberation.

And in the finale, the Wolves spotted their guests a 4-0 lead through three innings, tied it with a four-run fourth, then snatched victory courtesy of a three-run fifth.

Natasha Reyes was the lone NMHU batter with multiple hits, going 2 of 3 with one RBI.


Also over the weekend, Frank Phillips College brought Luna Community College’s trying baseball season to an end, taking three of four in Borger, Texas.

FPC won the first three games 13-2, 8-7 and 13-3. The Rough Riders (10-44) won the finale 13-10.

Luna softball lost four at Trinidad State, 5-4, 10-2, 16-6 and 9-0.