Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

La Cueva Holds Off Eldorado for 8-6 Win.(Sports)

Byline: From Journal Reports

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Two-run singles by Nick Steger and Ramon Romero highlighted a five-run uprising that carried La Cueva to an 8-6 nondistrict high school baseball victory over visiting Eldorado on Tuesday.

The Bears (6-4) extended their lead to 8-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning, then held on as the Eagles (7-1-1) scored four two-out runs and put the potential tying runs on base in the seventh.

But reliever Marshall Daniels rallied to strike out Andy Scholl with runners on first and third, securing the victory.

"That was a close one," La Cueva coach Stan McKeever said. "But any win over Eldorado is big, and we needed this one because we've been struggling a little lately. …

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