If the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team wants to advance further into the Class 4A playoffs, it will have to do something it failed to do during the regular season, namely, beat Los Lunas.
The Hilltoppers (20-7) will take on Los Lunas’ Tigers Thursday in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs. They will meet at 8 a.m. at Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho.
Los Alamos earned its first postseason win since 2009 last weekend by knocking off the St. Pius X Sartans. Now, it must find a way to top the Tigers (24-2), the No. 3 overall seed.