Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Rams Need Healthy Pitchers.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Eric Butler For the Journal

STATE SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS

Rio Rancho's softball team apparently has the pitching arms to get to the Class 5A state tournament.

That's where the squad is this weekend in Las Cruces.

Whether the Rams' arms have healthy legs is another question.

Paul Kohman, the Rio Rancho coach, isn't sure whether he will use sophomore Jessica Leong in the Rams' semifinal game at 4 p.m. today against La Cueva, or whether he will go with freshman Vanessa Valdez.

It may come to a game-time decision because both were suffering physical difficulties earlier in the week.

"They both have leg problems, so I'm not sure who I'll have go," Kohman says. …

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