Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Flashing the Leather.(State)

Byline: Ken Sickenger Journal Staff Writer

CLASS 4A

2 Double Plays Give Lift to Pius

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 the winner of Friday's late Moriarty-Onate game in today's championship game at 7:45 p.m.

"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. …

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