Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Lady Monarchs Lose District Bid.(Mountain View)

Byline: Tim Menicutch Journal Staff Writer

Carlsbad Sweeps Three-Game Set

A district championship was not in the cards for the Manzano High softball team this year.

Powerful host Carlsbad ended that dream in the first half of a doubleheader Friday by coming from behind to defeat Manzano 9-5.

The Lady Monarchs (7-5, 15-11) needed a sweep of Carlsbad in the three-game weekend set to capture the district title. Instead, Manzano was swept.

"Even though we lost all three games, we made a strong presence," said Manzano coach Art Samora.

After battling from behind to capture the opener, Carlsbad swept the Friday doubleheader, winning the nightcap 1-0 behind the two-hit shutout pitching of Carolyn Garcia. …

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