Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Sartans Happy To Get Sloppy Win.(Final)

Byline: From Journal Reports


Ugly conditions turned Friday's Class 4A baseball regional between Albuquerque Academy and St. Pius into a hideous, 13-error affair.

Still, the host Sartans (19-7) were more than willing to accept an ugly 8-6 victory.

Battling through ferocious winds that turned every defensive play into an adventure, St. Pius did just enough to hold off the Chargers and earn a trip to next week's state tournament in Farmington.

"It was pretty extreme out here," said Sartans catcher Ric Rodarte, who drove in four of his team's runs. "Everyone had dust in their eyes. I'm just happy to get this one over with and move on. …

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