Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Sartans Survive Six Errors.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Ken Sickenger Journal Staff Writer

St. Pius Surges Past Academy, 8-6

It took everything Carlos Otero and his teammates could muster to keep St. Pius' state baseball title hopes from blowing away Friday.

Hampered by brutal winds, the Sartans turned in one of their poorest defensive games of the season in a Class 4A regional against visiting Albuquerque Academy. The home team committed six errors.

The gusts were equally hard on the Chargers, who had seven errors of their own. The Academy miscues and Otero's pitching added up to an 8-6 St. Pius win.

"Everyone had to reach deep today just to get by," Sartans coach Marc Hilton said. …

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