Los Alamos County Little League Competes In First Round Of 2018 State Competition July 14-15

Aiden Logan takes a big swing at the ball. Photo by Brennan McHale

Wyatt Guffee chases down a fly ball to right field only to have the ball bounce out of his glove. Photo by Brennan McHale

 

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The New Mexico District 1 Little League Majors Division Champions, Los Alamos All-Stars, competed in the first round of state play in Espanola July 14-15, which included Lions/Hondo (Roswell) (District 2), Clovis Zia (District 3), Roadrunner/Albuquerque (District 5) and Carlsbad Shorthorn (District 6). Los Alamos was eliminated from play after losing 11-2 to Lions/Hondo and 16-5 to Roadrunner. Advancing to the final round, which will be held in Albuquerque July 20 were Lions/Hondo (Roswell) and Carlsbad Shorthorn.

 

By participating in post season play, the boys made a strong commitment over the summer break that allowed them to get an additional several weeks of baseball together at their peer playing level. Each of the 14 were deserving All-Stars, and not only were they exposed to some additional ball but made connections to thier teammates that will aid them in playing together in the future, Manager Dave Swavely said. He added, “I feel that having our boys compete at the state level will ultimately benefit our overall (next level) baseball programs.” 

 

Los Alamos All-Stars consist of the following players:

JJ Chrobocinski

Kyle Evenhus

Jack Fisher

Wyatt Guffee

Aidan Logan

Dylan Marciano

Maddox Martines

Tomas Martinez

Gavin Mitchell

Zachary Moore

Ian Swavely

Estevan Trujillo

Brandon Walker

Kyler Young

Coaches: Kane Fisher, Rich Logan, Dave Swavely

Kyle Evenhus was the lead off pitcher and pitched the entire game. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The batter, #5 hit the ball straight to Ian Swavely playing third base for the first out of inning one. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The second baseman, Gavin Mitchell stretches long to make the catch for the second out in the first inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The catcher Estevan Trujillo reaches for the ball, but the throw was late for the out in the third inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

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