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JACONA — A tight ballgame between the Los Alamos Hiltoppers and the Pojoaque Valley Elks finally got broken open in the top of the fifth inning.
After that, the Hilltoppers kicked that door in even further.
After scraping together a couple of runs through the first four innings and holding on to a 2-run lead, Los Alamos scored five times in the top of the fifth, added a run in the sixth, then came up with four more runs in its final at-bat to win going away, 10-1 at Jacona Field.
Jared Mang had back-to-back RBI doubles in the sixth and seventh innings to help Los Alamos secure its first win of the 2014 season.
It took awhile for the Hilltoppers’ offense to get on track Tuesday. Los Alamos center fielder Colin Kitts said that may have had more to do with the team’s two games the weekend before.
“We definitely saw some pretty fast pitching,” Kitts said of the team’s contests at Piedra Vista Saturday. “From seeing PV (throwing) maybe around 80 and their breaking ball around 70, coming over here and (the Elks’) fastball being like 70 and breaking balls around 60, it’s something where you’ve got to learn to adjust. Every team’s going to be different.”
Kitts, like much of the rest of the batting order, was able to make the adjustment.
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