Bloomfield High had no problem in a doubleheader against two different district opponents on Tuesday.
The Bobcats (13-9, 6-0 District 1-3A) defeated Thoreau 17-0 in five innings before taking care of Wingate 10-0 in another run-rule shortened game.
“We played clean defense all day and we got some good pitching,” said Bloomfield head coach Frank DeHoyos.
Elisha Journey pitched three innings in Game 1 against Thoreau. Journey earned the win while striking out seven and walking three.
He was relieved by Junior Candelaria, who had four strikeouts and no walks in two innings of work.
“Elisha threw very well and we only had one error all game behind him,” DeHoyos said.
Against Thoreau, Journey also had three RBIs on a 2-for-2 day at the plate. Tyler Barker was 1-for-2 with four RBIs while Chris Garcia was 2-for-2 with 3 RBIs.
Kyle Thompson went 2-for-4 with another two RBIs while Damien Duran was 2-for-4 with three RBIs.
In Game 2, Donne Trujillo threw a complete game to take a win on the mound for the Bobcats. He had eight strikeouts and only four walks in the game.
“Trujillo threw for us last time we faced Wingate and did real well. He has earned a job in the rotation,” DeHoyos said. “He is a doing a real good job for us.”
Anthony Martinez was 3-for-4 with three RBIs against Wingate, as was Barker.
Thompson was 2-for-3 and drove in the game-ending run.
The game was just 5-0 going into the fifth inning when Brandon Detrick came to the plate and laid down a perfectly executed bunt.
“That sparked the inning. It is nice to have a guy that deep in the order get a bunt down and then get his butt up the line. When he was called safe, the guys got excited in the dugout,” DeHoyos said. “It was a really good spark, and one of those things that a lot of times go unnoticed.”
Bloomfield has one District 1-3A game left on Thursday at Shiprock before playing Aztec in a non-district game at home on Friday.
“That Shiprock game is going to be a really big game,” DeHoyos said.
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