Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Resilient Loving, Lordsburg Make Finals.(Final)

Byline: Randy Harrison Journal Staff Writer


FARMINGTON -- Neither Loving nor Lordsburg could stand the prosperity of early leads Friday. But both were resilient enough to earn one-run victories in the Class 1A-2A semifinals of the state baseball tournament at Farmington Sports Complex.

Loving's Arturo Munoz scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Falcons a thrilling 8-7 win over Dora. Loving is in the small-school finals for the first time since winning in 1993.

Lordsburg took advantage of uncharacteristically sloppy play by defending state champion Jemez Valley and held on for an 11-10 victory. The Mavericks seek their first-ever blue trophy in baseball. …

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