Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Rams Sizzle In District Opener.(Sports)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

* Rio Rancho relies on supply of talent to defeat visiting Cibola

Hey, just because Rio Rancho couldn't Frye on Tuesday doesn't mean the Rams didn't find other ways to sizzle.

In senior Ben Frye's absence, Rio Rancho tapped into some of its reservoir of talent in the District 1-5A baseball opener, and the result was a windy 8-5 victory over visiting Cibola (5-7-1).

Frye, one of the state's best pitchers, was to be Tuesday's starting pitcher. However, with Frye sitting out a one-game New Mexico Activities Association-mandated suspension (because he had been ejected for what an umpire said was unnecessarily rough play in his previous game against Eldorado), sophomore Carlos Casillas stepped forward with his most important performance of the season. …

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