Trevor Rogers did his part on Friday. Rogers put forth his best start of the season so far, throwing 63 of 95 pitches for strikes, but the Miami offense wasn’t able to respond. Rogers allowed an unearned run on four hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out four and Miami went on to lose to Atlanta, 3-0. Even though it was a loss, it was a solid performance and a sign that Trevor is getting comfortable this year.
Locally, the Carlsbad Cavemen baseball team now has a 20-3 record, having beaten Roswell twice over the weekend. The Cavemen are currently seeded third in the state and will complete their regular season this Thursday and Friday against Hobbs.
The Cavegirl softball team remains unbeaten this year. The Cavegirls defeated Clovis, 19-0 and 16-0, last week. The Cavegirls have a softball game in Roswell on Tuesday and will then wrap up their season by hosting Hobbs on Friday. Carlsbad’s golf and tennis teams are both on the road this weekend.
Carlsbad High School athletics lost a strong supporter this past week. Bill Barnhart, who was an avid fan of all high school sports, passed away on Thursday. Barnhart was also a strong supporter of the annual Riverblitz cleanup. In fact, he would often pick up trash by himself while jogging every week. For these efforts, he honored as the “Citizen of the Year” last year by Ricky Garcia. He was also an active volunteer with Carlsbad MainStreet and served on the City’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
Bill, who worked for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant prior to his retirement, was another outstanding Carlsbad resident who will be greatly missed. A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. June 3 at West Funeral Home. We offer our condolences to Bill’s wife of 47 years, Veronica Barnhart; his daughter, Amy; his sons, Kevin and Michael; and his grandchildren, siblings and many friends.
ConocoPhillips recently announced more than $392,000 charitable grants to 27 organizations across Southeast New Mexico. The company held a special presentation for the community on April 5. Local recipients included CARC Inc., the Carlsbad Community Foundation, the school district, the STEM lab, Desert Willow Wildlife, the United Way, Southeast New Mexico College and local fire prevention efforts. ConocoPhillips also supports community projects such as the annual prayer breakfast and energy summit. Thank you again for supporting our community.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway