Scenes From Topper Softball Game At State Championship Playoffs

The Topper softball team gathers for a cheer before their first game in the State Championship Playoffs played at Cleveland High School in Albuquerque Thursday morning. The Toppers won their way into the playoffs by winning the district 2-5 A championship title. The Toppers were to face the Aztec Tigers for their first game at state and they had to win this game to progress to the next bracket. The Toppers started out strong by winning the first inning 4-0 and the second inning they picked up another run to make the score 5-0. This would be the last inning the Toppers would lead, as the Tigers showed their strength and pulled ahead to win 14-7 thus closing out the Toppers season. Photo by John McHale/

Reyana Lucero was the leadoff pitcher and pitched the entire game. Photo by John McHale/

Alicia Gonzales slides into third base well ahead of the throw in the first inning. Photo by John McHale/

Alicia Gonzales makes a flying catch in center field for the first out in the second inning. Photo by John McHale/

Katie Wimer congratulates Alicia Gonzales for the fantastic catch. Photo by John McHale/

Jordan Jarmillo could not get a glove on the throw in time for the tag at third base in the third inning. Photo by John McHale/

Katie Wimer pounds the ball for a double in the forth inning. Photo by John McHale/

Jayde Tucker catches the throw but not in time to tag the runner at home plate. Photo by John McHale/

Katie Wimer beats the ball and was safe at third base in the seventh inning. Photo by John McHale/

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