The North All-Stars, playing in the Class 5A/6A softball showcase, beat the South two games to one over the weekend in Farmington.
“To me, that was great,” Los Alamos manager Roger Anaya said. “The South was really strong.”
The Hilltoppers’ Jordan Hammock ended her high school career playing on the North’s squad. The pitcher switched positions and played at first base in two of the three games.
“It was nice — she got to wear her high school uniform one last time (Friday), then Saturday they wore the All-Star uniforms,” Jordan’s father and Los Alamos junior varsity manager, Tim Hammock, said. “Her hard work during her high school career got paid off for her.”
The North won the first game, 5-2.
In the second game, the North rallied and scored seven runs in the fifth inning to win the contest, 9-4.
In the third game, the North All-Stars were in position to sweep the South, but the South overcame a 6-3 sixth-inning deficit to take the third game, 8-6.
The games also united many former rivals and turned them into teammates to play for regional pride.
“It was very nice to see the girls who Jordan competed against for the last four years get together and play with each other,” Hammock said.