Softball, baseball both in action today

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By The Staff

LA, St. Pius square off in softball

The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team will be on the road for a big Class 4A match-up with a longtime rival.
The Hilltoppers (2-5) will take on the St. Pius X Sartans in Albuquerque.
So far this season, the Hilltoppers are 1-4 against Class 4A opponents and may not be able to afford a nondistrict loss to another 4A opponent if they have their eye on hosting a first round playoff game.
The Sartans (4-8) lost four of their first five contests this year, but have won two of their last three outings before being romped 15-4 against Valley at last weekend’s Metro Invitational.
Los Alamos, meanwhile, shut out Pojoaque Valley 10-0 in its most recent outing last Tuesday. Pitcher Emilee Jones threw six shutout innings and Erin Kirk, in her first appearance of the season, went 3-for-4 at the plate, scoring two runs and driving in a run.
Today’s game, which is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. will be broadcast on KRSN AM 1490.

’Topper baseball team faces Chargers at home

This afternoon, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team will take on the Albuquerque Academy Chargers at Bomber Field.
Los Alamos (3-8) snapped a 5-game losing streak Saturday by topping Valencia 16-9 in the seventh-place game of the Piedra Vista Invitational tournament in Farmington. Los Alamos scored 9 runs in the fifth inning to break open a tight ballgame and cruise its way to the win.
The teams combined for 27 hits in the game, but Valencia committed 5 errors which the Hilltoppers took advantage of.
Also at Piedra Vista, the Hilltoppers fell 8-6 to Durango and 7-5 to Miyamura. Los Alamos faces Miyamura in a doubleheader Saturday at home, its final two games before the start of the District 2-4A season April 3.