The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team earned a win in its 2012 season opener Tuesday afternoon.
The Hilltoppers pushed five runs across in the top of the sixth inning to come back from a 5-4 deficit. Starting pitcher Rachel Anaya pitched around trouble in both the bottom of the sixth and bottom of the seventh to secure a 9-5 win against the Belen Eagles.
The Hilltoppers fell behind at Belen after five innings. The Eagles scored twice in the bottom of the fifth to take a 5-4 lead, but the Hilltoppers strung together several singles to manufacture those five runs.
Los Alamos manager Roger Anaya said he was happy to get a road win to kick off the season, particularly before the team heads to the very tough Piedra Vista Invitational this weekend.