Antonio Gonzales hits a double in the ninth inning to bring in Jacob Rutten and Travis Gonzales, which made the score 7-4 in favor of the ‘Toppers. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
James Neal tagbs out a Charger runner at second base. Luis Bojorques moves in to back him up. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Hunter Swavely lays down a perfect bunt in the second inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Vincent Marciano beat the tag into second base in the seventh inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
The Los Alamos Hilltoppers needed a win to keep their playoff hopes alive and they traveled Wednesday to Albuquerque to play the Academy Chargres.
The Chargers were the slight favorite in that contest … however … the ‘Toppers had other plans.
The Chargers were on the board first with a run in the second inning. Both teams added scores until the top of the seventh inning when it was 3-4 in favor of the Chargers.
James Neal came to bat and hit a single, driving in Vincent Mariano and tying the game at 4-4. In extra innings at the end of the eighth inning, the score was still tied at 4-4. In the top of the ninth inning, batter Travis Gonzales hit a double and drove in Hunter Swavely and Walker Eaton (pinch running for Jake Rutten) to make the score 6-4, ‘Toppers. ‘Toppers held on for the victory. Batter Antonio Gonzales hit a double and drove in Jacob Rutten and Travis Gonzales to bring the score to 7-4 in favor of the ‘Toppers.
The ‘Toppers held on to win the contest 7-4.
The short stop, Luis Bojorques, makes a play on hot grounder at second base as James Neal watches. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Arthur Steinkamp watches the game from the dugout. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
The catcher, Luke Kirkland and Tyler Neal celebrate the victory. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com