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Bronco tennis ties for 8th at Nationals

NMMI Sports Press

The New Mexico Military Institute men’s tennis team earned a bid to play in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s 2019 Division I National Championships, held in Tucson, AZ on May 13-17.

In six flights of singles play and three flights of doubles, the Broncos lost only one of their first-round match-ups. This consistency netted NMMI a No. 8 finished and final national ranking, tying with Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College with 20 team points.

“They came in with a winning attitude as a team,” said head NMMI tennis coach Mary Jo Abney. “Their goal was to be top five in the nation, but to finish eighth was an absolute victory.  I’m proud of everyone on the team – from number one singles to number three doubles, they did a tremendous job. Their demeanor at every game and tournament has always been something that embodies the spirit of NMMI.”

Coach Abney will be moving on to start a tennis academy in San Diego next year. Chad Mann will be taking over the reins of Bronco men’s and women’s tennis. Coach Mann got the opportunity to travel with the team to Tucson for nationals.

“I feel that Chad is a very strong fit for not only being an Army veteran, but for how he coaches and encourages. The positivity that he brings to the table, I think this is exactly what these two teams need and I think he will do tremendous justice for them. He is well-experienced as a tennis pro and as a college coach.”


Complete NMMI Results
Men’s Singles

Christopher Bulus (NMMI) def. Sacha Colomban (Iowa Central) 7-5, 6-0

Toru Horle (ASA Miami) def. Christopher Bulus (NMMI) 6-2, 6-4

Emanuel Mallya (NMMI) def. Ethan Aycock (Wallace State) 6-2, 7-5

Luke Simkiss (Tyler) def. Emanuel Mallya (NMMI) 6-0, 6-0

Martins Abamu def. Eric Holmes (Hinds) 6-1, 6-1

Adriel Azucey (Eastern Florida State) def. Martins Abamu (NMMI) 6-3, 6-2

Luis Zamorano (NMMI) def. Bryce Livingston (Hinds) 6-0, 6-0

Karl Mosterd (Tyler) def. Luis Zamorano (NMMI) 6-2, 6-2

Matt Carroll (ASA Miami) def. Farid Yunes (NMMI) 6-2, 6-3

Ned Merrion (NMMI) def. James McWilliams (Jones College) 6-0, 6-1

Tomas Santantonio (ASA Miami) def. Ned Merrion (NMMI) 6-0, 6-0

Men’s Doubles

Bulus/Mallya (NMMI) def. Dwyer/Way (Iowa Central) 6-4, 3-6, 4-2Ret (inj)

Fabregas/Horie (ASA Miami) def. Bulus/Mallya (NMMI) 6-3, 6-2

Colomban/Zammit (Iowa Central) def. Abamu/Zamorano 7-5, 6-1

Merrion/Yunes (NMMI) def. Freeman/Roach (Kaskaskia) 6-1, 6-2

Edwards/Oshiro (Cowley) def. Merrion/Yunes (NMMI) 6-2, 6-2

Bronco men’s tennis results after Day 1 at Nationals

The NMMI Men’s Tennis team is tied for second place after Day one of the NJCAA D1 Tennis Championships. NMMI has only lost one match so far, which bodes well heading into Day two of the Tournament.

Men’s Singles

Mallya def. Leonaro Zacheta (USC Sumter) 6-2, 6-7(2), 6-3

Abamu def. Eric Holmes (Hinds) 6-1, 6-1

Zambrano def. Bryce Livingston (Hinds) 6-0, 6-0

Merrion def. James McWilliams (Jones College) 6-0, 6-1

Men’s Doubles

Bulus/Mallya def. Dwyer/Way 6-4, 3-6, 4-2Ret (inj)

Colomban/Zammit (Iowa Central) def. Abamu/Zamorano 7-5, 6-1

Merrion/Yunes def. Freeman/Roach (Kaskaskia) 6-1, 6-2

NMMI Bronco Football 2019 Kids Summer Camp

New Mexico Military Institute Bronco Football is hosting its 7th annual 3 day Bronco Football Kids Summer Camp. We would like to invite you to sign up for our kids camp this year. If you have kids or grandkids and are looking for a camp to keep them busy this summer, sign them up today or before July 6th for a discounted price and have them come out to Stapp parade field this summer (July 8th to July 10th) to participate in our kids camp. Specified position drills, teaching and fun football activities will be demonstrated by our coaching staff. It will be a great time for the youth. If you know of anyone that would be interested please let them know as well. Lunch will be provided and a lot of popsicles will be handed out during water break. We hope to see you there!

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Broncs take three from Bulldogs

Julian Galindo gets the celebratory helmet bump at home plate from teammate Michel Hinojos, after a two-run dinger in Game 3 vs. Clarendon.

NMMI Sports Press

NMMI was 180 feet away from completing the series sweep against conference foe Clarendon, but dropped the nightcap of Sunday’s doubleheader to the Bulldogs.

The Broncs had to come back for the win in the opener. After trailing 9-1 going into the bottom of the fifth, NMMI plated a pair of runs off a 2-run homer by Julian Galindo to make it 9-3.
A huge six-run seventh paved the way to an 11-10 walk-off win. Paulo Rodriguez blasted a three-run shot over the batter’s eye in right center to tie the game at 10s.
Then, in extra innings, in the bottom of the eighth, Gavy Perez Torrez got his second game-winning RBI of the series, bringing home Dylan DiLorenzo. DiLorenzo had previously had a pinch hit single and was atop second after a walk given up to Michel Hinojos.
In Sunday’s second game, NMMI’s six-spot came during their very first at-bat, giving them an early lead, which they held until the top of the seventh. The Broncos had three doubles, three singles and a pair of walks during the initial rally.
Clarendon slowly but steadily worked their way back into the ballgame with two runs in the top of the second, three in the top of the third, one in the top of the sixth, and then two in the top of the seventh to take an 8-7 lead, their first of the game.
In the bottom half of the stanza, NMMI had their chances to tie or even win it with another walk-off. DiLorenzo came in clutch again with another pinch hit single with one on and one out, and Perez Torrez singled to load up the sacks.
But the next two NMMI hitters couldn’t punch a run in; a strikeout and ground out to short ended the game in favor of the opposition, 8-7.
NMMI took three out of four games against the Bulldogs during the weekend series, as the Broncos bested Clarendon in both contests on Saturday, 6-5 and 2-1.
The Broncos currently have a 24-28 overall record and are 11-21 in the WJCAC. They have one more four-game conference series left in the regular season, against New Mexico Junior College next weekend.
The first two games will be played here at the NMMI Ballpark on Friday, May 3, with first pitch scheduled for 12 P.M. This will also be Sophomore Appreciation Day, with a short ceremony prior to the DH start.
The second two games will be played on Saturday at NMJC’s home field in Hobbs, NM, with the same 12 P.M. expected start time.

Hardwick throws shutout, Broncs go 1-3 against Odessa

Tyler Hardwick with the complete game shutout as NMMI pulls Game 4 from Odessa, 8-0. The Broncos lost the Day 2 opener, 4-3.

NMMI Sports Press

The New Mexico Military Institute Bronco baseball team split Saturday’s doubleheader vs. conference opponent Odessa College, to go 1-3 against the WJCAC’s top-ranked Wranglers during a two-day, four-game series at the NMMI Ballpark.

After dropping both games on Friday, 9-2 and 11-3, NMMI’s pitching and defense found a way to slow down the hot bats of Odessa on Day 2.

They lost a close 4-3 contest in Saturday’s opener, then saw their own offense get hot, pounding Wrangler pitching for nine hits and eight runs to win the nightcap, 8-0.

Starting pitcher Tyler Hardwick got the complete-game shutout win for the Institute, earning his fourth ‘W’ of the season, tallying six strikeouts over seven innings in Game 4.

“We pitched it well enough to win both games today,” said head Bronco coach Chris Cook.

“Odessa is hitting over .400 as a team. And [Jadon] Archuleta didn’t pitch a perfect game, but he pitched well enough to eliminate the damage,” explained coach Cook about NMMI’s Game 3 starter. “They didn’t score more than one run in any inning.”

Archuleta went five innings on the mound, giving up five hits and three runs – two of which were earned – with one strike out and one walk.

“Hardwick gave up just four hits, two of which were big-hop singles,” said Cook. “So he pitched a heck of a game, against one of the best offensive teams in the country.”

“All-in-all, outside of one or two innings, I thought we pitched extremely well this weekend,” continued Cook. “But on the flip side, they did the same back to us. We just didn’t get as many two-out or two-strike hits as they did, especially with runners in scoring position. So they were able to take three of the four games.”

Cook was also pleased with how his team battled at the plate. “We didn’t have a ton of hits this weekend, but he had some guys have some quality at-bats that hadn’t been getting a lot of reps. We’re dinged up quite a bit offensively, so we’ve got a lot of new bodies in the lineup, moving guys around.

“Horn is just a hitter,” continued Cook about his freshman outfielder who went 3-for-9 this weekend with four RBIs, including a solo homerun in Game 3.

Sophomore DH JoJo Escarsega hit .600, 3-for-5 at the plate with a double; and sophomore first baseman Michel Hinojos also had a trio of hits (3-for-7) with two runs and an RBI.

“I’m hoping that the Game 4 win helps us get some momentum as we go into another home series against Frank Phillips next week,” finished Cook. “Hopefully we can build from there and keep playing better as the season moves towards its end.”