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John McHale
Los Alamos and Española Valley for battle for the top spot in District 2-5A on Saturday.
LA ready to host Española Valley in key games

The District 2-5A baseball championship will be all but decided on Saturday at Bomber Field.
The top two teams in the district, Los Alamos and Española Valley, have distanced themselves from the rest of the league, going a combined 12-0 against the rest of the district. Now they’ll square off for the final two times this regular season to see who gets to enter the final stretch of games in the top spot.
Los Alamos (15-6, 6-1 District 2-5A) will host the district leading Española Valley Sundevils (15-4, 7-0) at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
To take over the lead, Los Alamos will need to win both games.
Española won the first contest between the two teams at home, 4-0. Los Alamos had plenty of chances to score in the game, but couldn’t get a timely hit and ended up leaving nine runners stranded on base, including runners in scoring position in each of the first six innings.
The ’Toppers have won five straight since then, learning from the loss by being more aggressive at the plate and taking care of business on a daily basis.
Española pitcher Jesus Chavez, however, has more movement on his balls than anyone Los Alamos had played since then. He should give the ’Toppers a good challenge.

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