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Los Alamos County Little League Senior Team Makes Debut At State Championship Playoffs

on July 16, 2017 - 8:22am

Los Alamos County Little League pitcher Kyler Young covers home plate from a wild pitch as winning runner Brian Lucero slides in to score. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

LACLL Lead off pitcher Zach Gonzales pitched five innings and was retired having reached the maximum number of pitches for a game. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Maddox Martinez tags out Joaquin Barela at second for the second out in the second inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 
By JOHN MCHALE
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos County Little League (LACLL) Senior Little League Team made their debut at the State Championship playoff this past weekend at Cibola Little League Park in Rio Rancho near the Star Center.

The LACLL played the Las Vegas Little League All-stars in round one of the tournament, which is a double elimination format. 

The game was a pitcher’s duel for the first five innings, as neither team managed a score. At the end of regulation play, five innings, the score was 0-0. Both teams displayed good fielding and great pitching. However, at the end of five innings both pitchers had reached the maximum number of pitchers allowed and both had to be retired. 

The Las Vegas pitcher was the first to the mound and retired all three LACLL batters. The LACLL pitcher allowed an infield single and an over throw to first base was off the mark, which allowed the runner to advance to third. The next LVLL batter came to the plate and the first pitch was wild and the runner at third stole home and scored.

The game was over with a score of 1-0 in favor of Las Vegas.

The LACLL team played their second game the following day against the Animas River Little League All Stars from Farmington and were defeated, which ended their tournament hopes.

Aiden Logan connects for a base hit in the first inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Evan Vincent goes high to catch a foul ball to prevent it from going out of play, making the second out of the first inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Kyler Young catches the throw in plenty of time to tag out Kenneth Montoya, completing the third out of inning one. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Aiden Logan goes deep for the catch and an out in the second inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Maddox Martinez steps back to avoid a close pitch. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com


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