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JACONA — Big production in the third and fifth innings led to a big win for the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team over its next door neighbor Monday afternoon.
Los Alamos pounded out nine of its 10 hits over a three-inning stretch, while starting pitcher JD Weiss threw a superb game as the Hilltoppers thumped the Pojoaque Elks 9-1 at Jacona Field.
Los Alamos scored four times in the fifth to blow open Monday’s ballgame, stringing together four straight hits including a triple by catcher Zeke Zumbro and a double by left fielder Kyle Parks to start the rally.
It was the third win in four outings for the Hilltoppers, who evened up their early season record to 3-3. The Hilltoppers have bounced back nicely after getting swept in their season opener against Piedra Vista.
“We just keep grinding,” said Hilltopper manager Mike Gill. “We’re staying on top of the ball, keeping away from pop flies. We strung some hits together in a row. We’re playing good defense. It’s what we’re trying to do.”
Meanwhile, Weiss (2-1) threw a two-hit complete game, allowing just one unearned run and fanning 10 batters, including five of the last seven batters he faced.
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