Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Bernalillo Wins Wild Playoff Game.(West Side Journal)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

Baseball Team To Play for Title

FARMINGTON -- Nearly three hours of painfully comic baseball on Friday wasn't about to sidetrack Bernalillo from the realization that the program is going someplace it hasn't gone in 47 years.

Namely, to a state championship game.

The Spartans achieved a rare triple-double at the Farmington Sports Complex, reaching double figures in runs, hits and errors. Despite that boatload of bungles and bobbles, Bernalillo escaped -- and that truly is the most appropriate word -- with a bizarre 16-15 win over Lovington in the Class 3A state semifinals.

Bernalillo (18-9) goes for its first state title since 1956 at 12:45 this afternoon at Ricketts Park, against St. …

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