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BERNALILLO — The District 2-4A season could’ve scarcely started better for the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team.
The Hilltoppers, playing on the road, took a tight 5-3 ballgame in the opener of their district twinbill with the Bernalillo Spartans, then exploded for 12 runs in the final three innings to pick up a victory in the nightcap, 14-1.
Los Alamos and Bernalillo have slugged it out for several seasons for control of 2-4A. In 2012, the early advantage goes to the Hilltoppers.
“It was big,” said Los Alamos pitcher Steven Williams, who threw a gem in game two. “We really wanted to show them what we were made of. We have never played them too good, but we made sure we gave them a game this time.”
Williams and JD Weiss both tossed complete games Saturday at Dave Rostro Field. Weiss got nicked for two runs in the first two innings but settled down to retire the final eight batters he faced. Williams, meanwhile, faced the minimum number of Spartan hitters through four innings and didn’t give up a hit until the fifth to earn a win in game two.
Williams was able to work in some well-placed breaking balls that stymied Bernalillo’s offense throughout. Bernalillo’s only run came in the fifth when Izzy Chavarria lined a 1-out single into right field to score Forrest McCook.
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