The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team was knocked out of the state Class 4A tournament in the opening round this weekend.
Los Alamos, the No. 12 seed, traveled to face the fifth-seeded Artesia Bulldogs Friday and Saturday. Artesia came away with 12-2, 12-2 victories to sweep the best-of-three series.
The Hilltoppers, who won the 2011 District 2-4A title, finish the season with a record of 13-13.
The Bulldogs will advance to play the fourth-seeded St. Pius X Sartans in the second round of state playoffs.