Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Rio Rancho Gets 1st Crown.(Final)

Byline: Mark Smith Journal Staff Writer

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Rams Sneak By Alamogordo 4-3

CLASS 5A

LAS CRUCES -- Proving their early-season record was a product of formidable opposition and not their own limitations, the Rio Rancho Rams captured their first state softball title with a 4-3 win over Alamogordo on Saturday in the Class 5A championship game.

The Rams (19-9), who watched the losses mount after a tough road swing through Farmington and Arizona, quietly marched through the season and into the state tournament. Alamogordo, meanwhile, stormed into the title game with a 24-2 record.

The Tigers left 24-3. …

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