Hilltoppers Fall To Chargers By One Run

The Hilltopper baseball team traveled Saturday to Albuquerque to play the Academy Chargers in a double header. The first game got out of hand for the ‘Toppers and they lost 15-5. The second game was a thriller with the ‘Toppers ahead of the Chargers the entire game and in the seventh inning the ‘Toppers had a two-run lead; the score was 9-7. In the last bat for the Chargers, they managed to put two runners on base with two outs. Then the clean up hitter came and sent the ball over the fence for a home run and the Chargers won 10-9. With back-to-back games, the team didn’t get a lunch break so the parents bought pizza and the players ate it in the dugout during the game. Here, Luis Bojorquez dives into his pizza. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Lead off pitcher Arthur Steinkamp. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Walker Eaton at first base reaches for the ball but the throw was late. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Tyler Neal races to the plate after a wild pitch but not in time. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

First baseman Walker Eaton makes a spectacular catch next to the fence for the second out in the second inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Shortstop James Neal gathers an in field popup in the second inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Vincent Marciano gets a fist bump from Coach Jeff Walterscheid in the fourth inning for getting on base with a single. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Center fielder Hunter Swavely watches the home run ball go over the fence, which gave the Chargers the win. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

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