The Los Alamos softball team passed Del Norte in the District 2-5A standings Wednesday, taking down the Knights 11-6.
With the win, Los Alamos (8-10, 2-3 District 2-5A) moved into third place in the district behind Bernalillo (15-3, 6-0) and Española Valley (11-11, 4-2).
Del Norte (6-11, 2-3) has the same district record as Los Alamos, but the ’Toppers now hold the head-to-head advantage. The two teams will play twice more. Los Alamos will also play Española and Capital twice more, so it can still move into second place in 2-5A.
The win also snapped a three-game skid for Los Alamos.
“Overall, I’m very happy we won — the girls played hard,” Los Alamos manager Roger Anaya said. “It’s nice to get this win and get back on the winning track.”
Nine different Hilltoppers scored Wednesday against Del Norte.
Los Alamos scored once in the first inning, twice in the second and once more in the third. Del Norte rallied to tie the game with four runs in the bottom of the third, but Los Alamos scored runs in each of the last four innings, as well.
“The girls just continued to hit the ball,” Anaya said.
Los Alamos went back up by four with a run in the fourth, two in the fifth and one more in the sixth.