Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Rams' Frye Won't Pitch Against Cougars Today.(Sports)

Byline: JAMES YODICE Of the Journal

On the heels of the Academy Awards, this is a perfect time to banter about the juicy prep storylines that could play out over the next five weeks, leading up to May's regional and state tournaments.

Headline: "Two Rio Rancho baseball players targeted as part of a kidnap plot will miss District 1-5A opener today against nemesis Cibola!!!

Sensationalism (and inexactitude) aside, this story has an update.

After last Friday's tough extra-inning loss to Eldorado, the Rams were looking at having to open district against Cibola without two of its best players, pitcher/infielder Ben Frye and left-handed hitting outfielder Shawn Leash.

Leash was to be suspended for one game, a team-induced penalty, for throwing his helmet after the showdown with the Eagles. …

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