Thursday, June 10, 2010

Baseball All-Stars Try To Beat Heat

By Nicky Romero

The NM North-South 1A-2A Baseball All-Stars played a three-game series on June 4-5 at the Socorro High School baseball field. The quality of play was high, almost as high as the temperature of 106 degrees on Saturday afternoon. It didn't seem to bother the players, who enjoyed the camaraderie and fun of just playing baseball again. Most of them for the last time.
The South All-Stars, coached by Socorro's Alan Edmonson, swept the North All-Stars in the two-day triple header. Tucumcari's Tony Alarcon coached the North.
“It was a great time, with a great group of kids,” Edmonson said. “They played together and had a lot of fun and played some good baseball. All three games were good games. It's kind of refreshing to see these kids with great attitudes and high aspirations for life. I really enjoyed it.”
The South was well represented by two of Magdalena's best - Seniors Ryan Alguirre and Bryce Milligan.
The sweep of the North wasn't easy. On Friday, the South defeated the North 7-6.
The winning run coming in the bottom of the seventh with two outs. Texico's Seth Bailey hit a double to bring in the winning run from third base. Tularosa's pitcher Joe Silva was credited with the win.
On Saturday morning, the South won the second game by the score of 11-6.
Pitcher Shane Thomas of Eunice got the win. Alguirre was the starting catcher for the South. He hit a single in the second inning and brought in two RBIs. He later hit a double in the seventh to bring in another RBI. Milligan started in right field. He walked in the second inning and got on base with a single in the fourth.
The South completed their dominance of the North on Saturday afternoon by winning 12-9. The winning pitcher was multitalented Seth Bailey. In the top of the sixth, the North led 9-8. But in the bottom of the sixth, the South took command with four runs scored for the win. Alguirre helped put the game away in the seventh by making a home run saving catch at the left field fence for the first out.
Magdalena's Milligan said, “It was great fun and a really good experience. I really liked it. Our team was really fun and nice guys. We were all pretty happy about the three game sweep. That's all we've been talking about all week.”
Teammate Alguirre added, “We had a blast. We had fun with the coaches and players. We got to know and play with some of the best players around the state. The sweep was awesome.”
3A Game This Weekend
The NM 3A North-South Baseball All-Stars take over the spotlight this week in Socorro. The first game will be played on Friday, June 11, starting at 6 p.m. On Saturday, June 12, the second game of the series will be played at 10 a.m. and the last game at 1 p.m.
The South will again be coached by Socorro's Edmonson. The South team will have three SHS Warriors on the team - seniors Justus Jaramillo, Charlie Savedra, and Irving Gomez

No comments:

Post a Comment