The Belen baseball team opened its home slate on Tuesday, April 20, and secured its first win of the season at the same time.

The Eagles beat Santa Fe 8-0 behind an early offensive outburst that saw BHS jump ahead 6-0 in the first inning.

Santa Fe starter Kade Romero-Dunn was tagged for the first four runs of the day and walked all four batters he faced before being pulled.

From there, the Eagles offensive output slowed down considerably, but it didn’t keep them off the board, as they would score twice more before the inning was said and done. Eagles pitching kept the Santa Fe bats off balance all night, surrendering only four hits to the Demons on their way to the 8-0 win. The Eagles returned to action on Saturday with a double header against the Rio Rancho Rams. BHS lost both ends, falling 12-0 and 17-1 to the Rams before returning to action on Tuesday with a loss against Bernallilo.

The Eagles return home on Thursday night to host Capital. On the year, BHS is 1-6.

Los Lunas

The Tigers only played once last week, falling to visiting Rio Rancho 21-1 on Tuesday, April 20, before taking the rest of the week off.

The Tigers returned to action and hosted Cleveland in a doubleheader, losing both ends 8-0 and 18-0.

Next up for the 2-3 Tigers is a trip to Las Cruces for games against Centennial and Onate on Saturday, May 1.

Valencia

The Jaguars took the field on Tuesday for the first time in ten days to take on the Moriarty Pintos.

VHS improved 2-2 on the year under new head coach Carlos Ramirez with the 8-5 win over the Pintos. Andrew Apodaca led the way for the Jags with 3 RBI.

VHS opened the year by losing both ends of a double header to Los Lunas before getting in the win column against the Bernalillo Spartans on Saturday, April 17.

VHS is home again on Thursday, taking on Sandia Prep in a game that starts at 6:30 p.m.

On Saturday, the Jaguars will travel west to Gallup for a doubleheader against the Bengals.

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Cameron Goeldner grew up in Boulder, Colo., and attended the University of New Mexico. He covers everything sports for all Valencia County schools.