Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Manzano Is Off to Good Start.(Sports)

Byline: From Journal Reports

Home Runs Lead Rams by Cougars

PREP BASEBALL

In a district with perennial high school baseball powers Carlsbad and Eldorado, Tuesday's game between Manzano and Hobbs would help establish who else might challenge the dynamic duo.

Behind the two-hit pitching of senior Cade Wormington, the Monarchs took the early edge in the contender department with a 9-1 win over the visiting Eagles.

It was the District 4-5A opener for both squads.

Manzano (6-5) jumped out early against Hobbs (3-6) with four runs over the first two innings. But it could have been worse, as the Monarchs left five runners on base. Miscues by the Eagles, who had three errors over the same time span, helped contribute to the quick deficit. …

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