Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Vikings, Trojans To Battle Saturday.(West Side Journal)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

* District 1-5A baseball regionals get under way this week

District 1-5A baseball champion Valley will play host to Las Cruces Mayfield in a Class 5A regional game at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The Vikings (18-7-1) on Friday earned their second 1-5A title in a row. The Trojans (15-11) locked up second place in District 3-5A with a doubleheader sweep of Los Lunas on Saturday.

"They're a very good ball club," Valley coach Roger Cordova said of Mayfield. "That whole team is just very competitive."

Las Cruces (16-10), the 3-5A champion, awaits Cibola or Rio Rancho in the regionals.

The Cougars (21-5) and Rams (15-9) meet at 4 p.m. today at Cibola to settle second place in 1-5A after each finished 7-3 during league play.

Cibola closed out the regular season Saturday with a 6-5 loss to Eldorado. …

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