AHS Baseball: Bucks pick up split, move to 2-4 in district

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AHS Baseball: Bucks pick up split, move to 2-4 in district

By Denton Ramsey / Staff Writer

The Alpine High School Bucks varsity baseball team went 1-1 this past week with a one-run loss to Anthony and a 12-run beating over Tornillo.

Alpine fell 4-3 in eight innings against Anthony on Friday as the Bucks lone error in the game cost the team the game-winning run.

With one out in the bottom of the eighth, an Anthony single followed by a passed ball put a runner in scoring position at second base.

After a pop-fly foul out and a steal of third by Anthony, the Bucks were sitting on two outs before a grounder to the third baseman ended the game.

“It was a grounder to third and he got his glove on it but he couldn’t make the play and there wasn’t even a throw as the winning run crossed the plate,” AHS Assistant Coach Stephen Rodriguez said.

The Bucks managed three runs on nine hits with one error compared to four run on five hits with five errors for Anthony.

Merced Muniz started the Anthony game pitching, giving up two earned runs on four hits with 10 strikeouts through six solid innings.

Chris Navarette came in for the final two frames, giving up one hit and one unearned run in two innings of work.

John Carlo Torres led the Bucks offensively, going three for four with a run scored. Moises Estrada went one for two with a run scored and two runs batted in while Chris Martinez went one for three with an RBI.

The Bucks took care of business on Tuesday night, knocking in 17 runs on 17 hits with two errors in a 12-run blowout over Tornillo.

Muniz led the Bucks offensively in going two for four with two runs scored and two RBI.

Also contributing for AHS were Torres, who went two for five with two runs scored and two RBI, Estrada, who went three for four with two runs scored, Kenny Flud, who went three for four with two runs scored and two RBI, and Salamon Ramos, who went two for three.

Marcos Ramos was the starting pitcher for the Bucks against Tornillo. Ramos pitched three solid innings while giving up two earned runs on five hits with four strikeouts.

Navarette came into close out the game, pitching three innings and giving up no runs and no hits while striking out four.

The Bucks baseball team returns to action on Tuesday, April 25, in a home game against Kermit scheduled for 7 p.m. at Kokernot Field.

With the latest split, the Bucks move to 6-12 overall while improving to 2-4 in district play.