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SANTA FE — The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team wasted no time jumping all over the Santa Fe Demon pitching staff Wednesday.
Los Alamos pounded out seven hits in the top of the first Wednesday, pushing eight runs across the plate in the inning, setting the tone for a District 2-4A rout.
The Hilltoppers finished with 14 hits in three innings as they closed out the Demons in the minimum five innings, winning 17-0. The victory improved the Hilltoppers 2-4A mark to 3-0.
Currently, Los Alamos is sitting atop the district standings and can put some separation between itself and the other four 2-4A teams with a good showing at home this weekend.
Eight of the first nine Hilltopper batters reached base in the first inning — the lone exception was Nick Baker’s sacrifice bunt — as the Hilltoppers jumped out to an 8-0 lead against Santa Fe starting pitcher RJ Porras. In all, the Hilltoppers sent 12 batters to the plate, with designated hitter Austin Aslin picking up two hits and driving in two runs.
Porras was pulled after one inning in favor of Jason Lujan, who made it just 1-2/3 innings. The third Santa Fe pitcher of the game, Armando-Tres Chaires, was by far the most effective, giving up just one run in 2-1/3 innings, but by that time Los Alamos had built up an insurmountable lead.
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