Despite base runner after base runner getting into scoring position, the Los Alamos softball team only managed to get one run on the board Wednesday in a tough, 2-1 loss to Del Norte’s Knights.
“This one hurts,” Los Alamos manager Roger Anaya said. “We had opportunities throughout the game, we just couldn’t get a timely hit.”
The ’Toppers had a runner reach third base in the first five innings of the game, but none of them were able to score.
After seeing four girls stranded at third and two innings end with the bases loaded, Anaya tried to manufacture a run in the fifth inning.
Shelby Milligan got hit by a pitch, then Hannah Mojica ripped a pitch.
Milligan probably would’ve been able to score on the long ball, but it bounced over the fence for a ground-rule double, forcing her to stop at third.
Anaya then tried to get Milligan home with a squeeze play. Rebecca Luster laid down a bunt, but Del Norte’s pitcher Leticia Tavarez fielded the ball, checked the runner and got the out at first. When Tavarez threw to first, Milligan took of for home. Del Norte’s first baseman, however, fired home to keep Los Alamos off the scoreboard by turning the double play.