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Los Alamos first baseman Lane Saunders, left, and Jared Mang, center, seen here in a game earlier this season, helped the ’Toppers gut out a win against Moriarty on Thursday.
Los Alamos baseball holds on to beat Moriarty

The Los Alamos baseball team improved to 7-5 overall with a 5-3 victory over Moriarty (1-10-1) on Thursday.
“It was OK,” Los Alamos manager Mike Gill said. “We’ll take it.”
The ’Toppers scored four runs in the first inning and one more in the second.
Jared Mang went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and a pair of stolen bases.
Trevor Pacheco went 2-for-4, scored once and had a RBI.
Mang also pitched a complete game for Los Alamos. He struck out 11 batters, walked two, beaned one and gave up three hits and 1 earned run.
“He was sharp yesterday,” Gill said.
The team’s defense also had a “decent” game, Gill said.
The infield didn’t make any errors. In the catcher’s spot, Pacheco did a lot of good things that don’t show up on the stat sheet, like fielding curve balls intentionally thrown in the dirt.
“Trevor had a really good game behind the plate,” Gill said.
Moriarty scored once in the first inning, once in the third and once in the fourth.
In the fourth inning, however, the Fighting Pintos were starting to rally when Los Alamos’ defense came up big.


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