Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Sartans Flash Leather.(Final)

Byline: From Journal Reports

CLASS 4A

Moore Fans 16 In Pintos' Win

FARMINGTON -- Known primarily for its flashy offense, the St. Pius baseball team showed Friday it can flash a little leather when necessary.

Working their way out of several jams and turning two critical double plays, the Sartans defeated Deming 7-3 in a Class 4A semifinal of the state tournament at Ricketts Park. St. Pius will face Moriarty, which defeated Onate 3-0, in today's finals.

"It feels good, but we've still got that hungry feelin'," said Sartans third baseman Luke Hopkins, who nailed a solo home run and played flawless defense. "We're in position to get a state championship. …

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