Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Pitching Pays Off for Pintos.(Sports)

Byline: TIM MENICUTCH Mountain View Sports

Put a premium on pitching in high school baseball and it's likely to pay handsome rewards.

The old adage about good pitching beating good hitting is as true today as it was in the bygone era of Abner Doubleday. A perfect example occurred when Moriarty tackled some tough teams in last weekend's St. Pius Invitational in Albuquerque.

In two of the three games, the Pintos' pitching was superb. In the other game, however, the pitching was horrendous. Not surprisingly, Moriarty won the two games in which the pitching was polished and lost the contest when the pitching was pitiful.

After a solid 9-4 tournament-opening victory over Espanola Valley, the Pintos' pitching betrayed them as they tried to advance into the championship bracket. …

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