The Los Lunas Tigers baseball squad had a busy week, playing four games — three during the Hobbs tournaments — going 3-1 in those contests.
To begin the week, the Tigers defeated Valencia by a 16-4 final. Karlos Cieremans went 4-for-5 with 4 RBI and 4 runs scored to lead the way for Los Lunas.
In the first game of the Hobbs’ tournament, the Tigers got by Clovis 8-1. Vlad Olivas had the hot bat, going 2-for-3 with a double and 3 RBI.
After losing 13-3 to Hobbs on Friday afternoon, the Tigers got their third win of the week on Saturday against Pojoaque Valley by a final of 8-7. Down 7-3 in the fifth inning, the Tigers put together five runs over the final three innings to walk off with the victory.
Los Lunas is now 4-3 on the season and will be in action four more times this week; opening with a home game against Belen before traveling to Las Cruces for a tournament over the weekend.
The Jaguars were in action twice last week, posting a win and a loss in those two games.
Early in the week, Valencia struggled against Los Lunas, giving up 7-runs in the first inning to the Tigers, and falling 16-4. Martin Chavez was 1-for-3 with an RBI in the contest.
Valencia was able to bounce back later in the week, taking a game over Sandia Prep by a final of 8-7. This time Chavez used his arm to help the Jags win; going five innings on the mound, striking out six batters, while picking up his first win on the season.
The Jaguars are now 4-1 on the season, and will be in action next down in Las Cruces for the Organ Mountain High School tournament over the weekend.
The Eagles were also a part of the Hobbs’ tournament over the weekend, and it was a very successful trip for Belen, as they went 3-0.
Opening the tournament, the Eagles got by Santa Fe by a final of 12-7. Kenny Trujillo picked up the victory as the Eagles pitcher in the contest.
In the second game, the Eagles got a win over Pojoaque Valley, 14-5. Belen scored runs in all but one of the seven innings in that contest.
Belen then wrapped up the tournament with a victory over Clovis, by a final of 7-5.
The Eagles sit at 4-2 on the season, and will have three games coming up this week.
First is a trip to take on Los Lunas, then a trip to Volcano Vista before ending the week with a trip to Albuquerque Academy.
The Eagles finally got their season going last week, with four contests.
Belen began the week with a 21-6 win over Santa Fe. The Eagles used an 8-run fifth inning to induce the mercy rule in that contest.
The Eagles then fell to Gallup the following night, by a final of 13-1.
That was followed up by a double header against Organ Mountain on the following night. Belen ended up losing both of those games with finals of 16-3 and 15-5.
Belen sits at 1-3 on the early season, and will have a busy week coming up with four games on the schedule.
First is a road trip to Valley, then is a three-game tournament at Las Cruces to end the week.
The Tigers had a three-game stretch during last week, going 1-2 in those games.
In the win at the beginning of the week, the Tigers got a 10-9 victory over Aztec. Alexxa Torres went 2-for-4 and scored two runs in the contest.
The Tigers then fell to Rio Rancho on Thursday by a final of 13-2. Natalie Madrid was 1-for-3 with a double in the loss.
Los Lunas then ended the week with a 14-3 loss to Sandia. Alexxa Torres was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored.
The Tigers are 1-3 and will have one game this week, a road game against Del Norte on Thursday night.
The Jaguars got their 2022 season underway last week, playing four contests.
Valencia opened the week by hitting yours truly with a foul ball, and ended up losing to Rio Rancho by a final of 16-5. Alexa Gonzales went 3-for-4 with a run scored for VHS.
The Jaguars then traveled to Hobbs for a tournament to end the week, unfortunately going 0-3 during the event.
Valencia lost to Hobbs by a final of 16-0 in the opening contest.
The Jaguars then got close against Pojoaque Valley, losing 10-7, then ended the tournament with a 10-4 loss against Goddard.
Valencia will be in action against Rio Grande this week, with the game being held at VHS.
Adam Evarts is a graduate of the University of New Mexico where he studied journalism and history. He has lived in Valencia County most of his life. Adam covers sports for the Valencia County News-Bulletin, including prep competitions for the three local high schools, Senior Olympics, rodeo, Little League and more.