Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Matadors Put It All Together.(Sports)

Byline: Ken Sickenger Journal Staff Writer

Del Norte Beaten For the APS Title

Coming into this week's Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational, the Sandia baseball team hadn't been swinging the bats especially well.

After three days at Lobo Field and the Sports Stadium, the Matadors consider their slump over.

Sandia came up with key hits at all the right times Saturday, defeating Del Norte 7-4 in the tournament championship game at the blustery Sports Stadium. The victory lifted the Matadors' record to 5-3, while the Knights slipped to 6-3.

A struggling offense brought Sandia into the tournament with a 2-3 record. But the team scored 35 runs in the three-day event, including 23 in a semifinal win over Rio Grande. …

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