The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team survived a late comeback attempt to top the St. Pius X Sartans in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs.
The Hilltopper baseball team, however, was dispatched early from the postseason.
Los Alamos’ softball team was up 5-1 heading into the top of the seventh inning Saturday at Overlook Park, but St. Pius rallied for three runs to make things interesting. Los Alamos, however, held on in the final inning to pick up a 5-4 decision.
The Hilltoppers’ win is the first time in three years they will advance past the Class 4A postseason opening round. The Hilltoppers, the No. 6 seed, move on to double-elimination play starting Thursday in Rio Rancho.