Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Rams, Cougars To Break Tie.(Final)

Byline: From Journal Reports


Cavemen Close In On Playoff Berth

Ryan Watkins bombed two big homers, and his Cibola baseball teammates pounded out 12 more hits Friday as the Cougars remained alive in the wild District 1-5A race.

With the 14-7 win over host Rio Grande, Cibola (21-4, 7-3) advances to play Rio Rancho on Tuesday in a one-game playoff to determine the district's second seed. Valley won the 1-5A title with a 17-3 victory at Gallup on Friday.

"There's not much more that you can ask for," Watkins said. "We're playing Rio Rancho, our biggest rival, for the chance to get to the state tournament."

Before the Cougars could look ahead to next week, however, they had to take care of business against the Ravens (14-11, 4-6). …

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