FARMINGTON — The Bloomfield baseball team was nearly perfect to open its district schedule.
The Bobcats swept Thoreau in a doubleheader, winning 15-1 and 17-0 on Thursday at Bloomfield High School.
Bloomfield ended both games after five innings via the run-rule.
In the second game, Elisha Journey was one strike away from throwing a perfect game, but allowed a single on a 2-2 pitch in the top of the fifth inning.
"I'm real proud of Elisha today," Bloomfield head coach Frank DeHoyos said. "He pitched well. Throwing a perfect game is just a really hard thing to do."
Journey also hit a home run during the second game.
Kyle Thompson went 2-for-2 with two doubles in the Bobcats' second win.
In the first game, Jacob Defeinbaugh got the victory for the Bobcats (10-9, 2-0 District 1-3A) on the mound, after allowing just one run in five innings.
DeHoyos said he likes the way his team came out and competed in the two games.
"That's just what we have to do," he said. "We need to come out and focus on our baseball and not play down to anyone. I just want us to worry about improving."
The Bobcats will continue their district season on Thursday with a doubleheader against Wingate and then they will face Piedra Vista the next day.