The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team dropped three contests at Farmington this weekend, but did break into the win column for the first time in 2014, doing so with some late-game heroics.
Los Alamos took part in the Linda Crabtree Softball Challenge up in the Four Corners this weekend, going 1-3 at the round-robin tournament. Los Alamos defeated Class 5A Eldorado for its first win of the season, but dropped contests to Piedra Vista, Bloomfield and Blanding, Utah.
There won’t be much of a turnaround for the Hilltoppers, either, as they were scheduled to play today at Moriarty.
The Hilltoppers opened the two-day tournament with a pair of tough games. Friday morning, it took on Piedra Vista, the top program in the state, regardless of classification.
The Panthers dominated that game, winning 15-0. Following the Piedra Vista game, Los Alamos took another one on the chin, falling 14-5 to Bloomfield.
Despite being on the wrong end of lopsided decisions, Hilltopper manager Roger Anaya said he saw some things he liked out of those two games, particularly that his defense had cleaned up its act a little bit from the season opener early last week against Cleveland.
Los Alamos committed just four errors in those four games this weekend, including playing a clean game against Eldorado’s Eagles.