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The undisputed premier player in District 2-4A is Demi Madalena.
But for most of Wednesday’s game, Kiana Zerr was her equal.
It was an old-fashioned pitchers’ duel in Overlook Park in the district softball opener for the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and the Bernalillo Spartans.
Madalena, the fireball-throwing right-hander for the Spartans, mowed through the Hilltopper lineup for seven innings. However, Zerr was up to the challenge, scattering just five hits through seven innings.
Unfortunately for Zerr and the Hilltoppers, they took a hard-fought 1-0 loss to the Spartans.
The difference in the game was Madalena’s bat. Madalena lined a lead-off double into left-center in the fourth inning. That hit would eventually lead to the only run of the ballgame.
Following Madalena’s double — one of the few balls that was well hit all day — she was lifted for pinch runner Heather Rosetta. Rosetta moved to third on a groundout, then came around to score after a running catch in right field by Los Alamos’ Hannah Mojica.
Mojica, who was running toward the infield to catch Frankie Montaño’s line drive, threw a one-hopper to the plate to try to retire Rosetta, but the throw was a hair off line and Rosetta was able to slide in safely.
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