Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Stranded Vikings Fall to La Cueva.(Sports)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

Valley Held to 5 Hits In 4-1 Loss to Bears

Why were the Valley Vikings like Tom Hanks in the film "Cast Away" on Thursday afternoon? Because both could legitimately say they suffered from a severe bout of isolation.

Over and over, the Vikings left baserunners stranded in scoring position and those runners might as well have been on an island in the South Pacific for all it mattered in Valley's 4-1 baseball loss to visiting La Cueva.

Valley was an awful 1-for-8 with runners on either second or third base, as it fell to 4-6 on the season.

"It's a matter of kids stepping up," said Valley coach Roger Cordova. …

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