Softball All-Star team heads to state tournament

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The Los Alamos County 11- and 12-year-old All Star softball team advanced to the state tournament after overcoming a four-run deficit during Monday night’s District 1 championship game against Española.

After grabbing a 1-0 lead in the first, Los Alamos yielded five runs through the fifth inning and trailed 5-1.

Los Alamos mounted a comeback in the bottom of the fifth, plating five runs to take a 6-5 lead.

The team was able to hang on in the sixth, retiring three consecutive Espanola players to end the game and advance to the state tournament.

Los Alamos will next play the winner of the District 5 tournament Saturday, July 12 in Las Vegas. The first pitch is scheduled for 9 a.m.