After losing to El Paso High School in a game that Los Alamos didn't play well in, the Hilltoppers have started to turn things around.
"We weren't playing aggressive, at the plate or in the field," Los Alamos manager Mike Gill said.
One thing that helped change the baseball team's course was a discussion about the standard it has set for itself over the past few years. That standard isn't about winning, it's about doing things right, from laying down a bunt to fielding a ground ball, everyday. Winning just usually happens to be a byproduct of doing the small things the right way.
The 7-2 loss against El Paso at the St. Piux X tournament dropped Los Alamos' record to 1-3 overall.
Since then, Los Alamos has won three straight games.
More impressively, Los Alamos won all three of those games by the 10-run mercy rule.
"We came back the next day versus Gallup and changed things — we had better focus," Gill said. "Something switched on for us."
Los Alamos beat Gallup, 12-1, to begin their winning streak.
The 'Toppers made it two in a row by beating the defending state champion, Albuquerque Academy, 12-2, on Tuesday.
"Connor (Mang) pitched five innings and completely shut them down," Gill said.