RIO RANCHO — Los Alamos’ Shelby Chavez stepped up to the plate with her team down by one run in the bottom of the seventh inning Friday against Cleveland’s junior varsity. Jordan Hammock was on second base and Morgan Hohner, the potential go-ahead run, was on first base.
Chavez had already hit two triples, scored three times and knocked in three RBIs during the game.
Cleveland called time out as Chavez walked up to the plate. She thought they were going to intentionally walk her. When they decided to pitch to her, she said she was “so happy.”
“I was hitting the ball really good all day so I was really confident,” Chavez said.
After a couple of balls, Cleveland threw her a fastball. Chavez drove the pitch deep over an outfielder’s head.
Hammock rounded the bases and scored. Then Hohner came charging around third. Earlier in the game, Cleveland had thrown Hohner out at the plate.
Los Alamos manager Roger Anaya didn’t stop the speedster at third though. He sent her home again.
“I decided to be aggressive and make them throw her out,” Anaya said.
Another play at the plate ensued, but this time Hohner was safe, ending the game by a 10-9 score in favor of Los Alamos.