Thursday, March 25, 2010

Baseball Team Finishes Third At Thoreau

By John Severance

SOCORRO – For the Socorro baseball team, last week’s Thoreau Hawk Invitational had its ups and downs.
The Warriors opened with a 6-3 victory against Miyamura, riding the pitching of Michael Chavez, who gave up three runs in the fifth inning.
“He threw incredibly well,” Socorro coach Alan Edmonson said. “It was our best defensive performance of the season and we did not have any errors. Justus Jaramillo made some great plays at third pase. He made two diving stoops and was able to get the putouts at first base.”
The downer for the Warriors, though, was that starter Kenneth DeCosta pulled his hamstrong and “I am not sure if he will be ready for Wednesday (at home against Espanola Valley or Friday (at home against Estancia).
The Warriors advanced to play Grants Friday and Edmonson said, “it was one of the ugliest baseball games I have ever been a part of.”
Socorro left 13 runners on base and still lost despite getting a one-hitter from pitcher Charlie Savedra.
“Charlie walked the bases loaded in the first inning and then they hit a ball down the first base line and we committed two errors on the play and three runs scored,” Edmonson said.
The Socorro coach said the Warriors got the leadoff man on for three straight innings and they were not able to advance them.
“Losing games is never a good thing,” Edmonson said of his 6-2 Warriors. “And I am not pleased we have lost two games. I can handle the Robertson loss but losing to Grants makes me sick to my stomach.”

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