LA baseball team finishes sixth at St. Pius X tournament

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The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team went 1-2 and finished sixth in the St. Pius X Invitational last weekend.

Los Alamos bounced back from an opening round loss to El Paso (Texas) by blasting the Bernalillo Spartans in their consolation round contest Friday.

The Hilltoppers jumped out to a 6-0 lead, thanks to a five-run rally in the top of the second inning. 

They would score four runs in the top of the sixth to shut the door on the Spartans, taking a 10-1 victory.

The Hilltoppers and Spartans are District 2-4A rivals and will face each other in he first of three games April 3. 

Friday’s win doesn’t count in the 2-4A standings, however.

The win Friday put the Hilltoppers into the fifth-place contests.

 Unfortunately for the Hilltoppers, they were routed by Los Lunas, another Class 4A school, 15-2 Saturday.

Saturday’s game was relocated to Rio Rancho High School due to weather concerns.

Today, Los Alamos (2-4) will face the Hope Christian Huskies, a Class 3A team, at Bomber Field. This will be Hope Christian’s first game of the 2013 season.


Softball tops Grants, loses
vs. Miyamura


The Hilltopper softball team won one of two pool play games this weekend at the Piedra Vista Invitational, but couldn’t capitalize on that win in the second day of the two-day tournament.

Los Alamos fell hard in the opening pool play game Friday against Piedra Vista, the premier program in the state, losing that game 15-1. 

But in their second pool play contest, the Hilltoppers took out their frustrations on Grants, winning that game, 14-1.

The victory over Grants was the first win of the 2013 season for the Hilltoppers, along with the first time in three games they’d allowed less than 11 runs.

That outing was Grants’ first game of the season.

Saturday, Los Alamos lost a 7-5 decision to Class 4A Miyamura. Los Alamos (1-4) has dropped three contests early on to Class 4A teams and will need a win over Moriarty at Overlook Park today to avoid falling into an early hole should it need an at-large slot to get into the 4A playoffs in May. 

The Pintos are 0-5 and have given up 71 runs in those 5 games.