The White Rock Little League 9-10 All-Stars swept their way through the District 1 tournament to clinch the district title.
WRLL earned its second win in three games over cross-county rival Los Alamos Little League Thursday in the championship game of the District 1 tournament. WRLL topped LALL 14-6.
With the championship, WRLL now advances to play in the state 9-10 tournament, which is hosted this year by Roswell.
WRLL won its three tournament games by a combined 32 runs, including a 16-4 victory over LALL in the tournament’s first round. LALL came all the way through the loser’s bracket to get back to the championship — the tournament was double elimination — but WRLL was too tough a hurdle to clear.
Los Alamos senior softball splits games at state
The Los Alamos County senior softball All-Stars earned a big win in their opener at the state tournament Saturday, but followed that up with a big loss in the quarterfinals.
Los Alamos thumped Ysleta 11-0 in 5 innings Saturday morning behind Emilee Jones' four innings of 2-hit ball.
Following that contest, however, Los Alamos met defending state champion Cobre Saturday afternoon. Cobre, which has many of its key players back from last year's state championship team, dropped Los Alamos 19-2.