Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Heaven on the Diamond.(Final)

Byline: Randy Harrison Journal Staff Writer

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

CLASS 3A

Horsemen Win 1st State Title

FARMINGTON -- The heavens opened in a nine-run ninth inning Saturday for St. Michael's, at long last released from its baseball purgatory.

The Horsemen (21-8) took a 16-7 extra-inning victory over fellow upstart Bernalillo at Ricketts Park for the Class 3A championship. It's the first state baseball title for a school that might not be as old as God, but it sometimes seems that way.

"I've won in basketball, but the baseball feels 100 times better," said St. Mike's Jerrid Garcia, the Horsemen's lefty ace, who earned his third postseason victory. …

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