Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Sandia, Del Norte Record Easy Victories.(Sports)

Byline: From Journal Reports

Visiting Santa Fe amassed a greater quantity of hits in Wednesday's District 2-5A baseball opener at Sandia.

The Matadors settled for quality.

Despite being outhit 8-7, Sandia (10-3) rolled to a relatively easy 9-1 victory over the Demons (2-9). It was the Matadors' eighth victory in a row.

Robert Stockton earned the pitching win, scattering six hits and striking out six in six innings. Lucas Hastings supplied the big hits, going 2 for 3 with three RBI.

"We're playing more as a team now than we were early in the season," said Stockton. "We're not worried about individual stats, just team goals. We're trying to have fun every game just not too much fun. …

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