Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

South Strikes First in 1A-2A Series.(Final)

Byline: Glen Rosales For the Journal

Buehler Shines In 13-8 Triumph

With a last chance to wear their high school uniforms, 45 high school seniors put on a show Friday in the opening game of the eighth annual Class 1A-2A North-South All-Star Baseball Series.

A true luminary among the stars was South starter Matt Buehler of Eunice, who pitched five strong innings and hit a pair of run-scoring singles in leading his team to a 13-8 win at Sandia Prep.

The teams play a doubleheader today beginning at noon. It's the first year of an expanded series -- three games instead of two. The North still leads the overall rivalry 8-7.

"I enjoyed it a lot," said Buehler, who allowed just five hits and one earned run while striking out five. …

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