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Senior Jordan Hammock will be part of a strong Los Alamos pitching staff this season.
Pitching and defense to lead Los Alamos softball

The Los Alamos softball team is as ready as it can be to start its season.
Manager Roger Anaya said the team’s off-season went really well with a lot of participation.
During the first couple weeks of its spring season, the team was able to get on the field and work on its fundamentals.
After that, however, the weather forced the team to practice at 5:30 a.m. in the gym. Even with changes in practice times and locations, Anaya said the girls were always there ready to work.
Doing outfield work was tough in the gym, but the team was able to get in a lot of infield practice, batting practice and its pitchers have been able to throw plenty. Anaya also said he used a whiteboard some days to go over game situations.
A sunny Tuesday let the team get back on the field once more before its first game today at Cleveland.
The Cleveland game will begin the team’s competitive pre-district schedule.
“Our goal is to play a tough schedule early on and learn from it so it prepares us for the district,” Anaya said. “Our goal every year is to win the district.”
The Hilltoppers finished second in its district behind Bernalillo the last two seasons. Before that the Hilltoppers won three district titles in a row.

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