State roundup: Piedra Vista wins 4A titles, Pojoaque drops out early in AAA

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By The Staff

Panthers roll to 4A softball title

As expected, the Piedra Vista Panthers lived up to expectations.

The Panthers softball team rolled to its fifth consecutive Class AAAA title Saturday afternoon in Las Cruces, thumping the Volcano Vista Hawks 7-0 in the state championship game.

It was a remarkable run for the Panthers, who lost just two games this season, both to teams from out-of-state. The Panthers allowed a total of just two runs to their four opponents in the AAAA tournament.

The top-ranked Panthers made light work of the St. Pius X Sartans in Friday afternoon’s quarterfinal, topping them 9-2. St. Pius beat Los Alamos by three runs in their opening round match Friday morning to advance to the afternoon contest.

In Saturday morning’s semifinal, Piedra Vista blanked the Moriarty Pintos 10-0 to move on to the title game.

Volcano Vista, the No. 2 team in the bracket, had to escape a pair of 1-run games in the quarterfinals (2-1 vs. Farmington) and semifinals (1-0 vs. Silver) to get to the title contest.

Two other teams from Los Alamos’ district, 2AAAA, made the field of 16 this weekend. Española Valley, the No. 12 seed, lost to Moriarty in the first round 5-0, while Bernalillo, the 16th and final seed, was crushed by Piedra Vista 11-0 to open state play.

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