Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Sartans Stop Deming in 4A Semifinal.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Ken Sickenger Journal Staff Writer

St. Pius To Play Moriarty for Title

FARMINGTON -- Carlos Otero didn't enjoy seeing the Deming Wildcats drive his pitches around Ricketts Park on Friday, but Otero and his St. Pius teammates enjoyed the last laugh.

Despite giving up 10 hits and several other line shots, Otero and the Sartans topped Deming 7-3 in a Class 4A state baseball tournament semifinal. Otero finished with a complete game, walking one batter and striking out two.

"Deming's a good hitting team, no doubt," Otero said, "but I'm proud of the way we kept our composure and got the job done. We're one step away from a championship now. …

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