Scorps blast Bengals 10-0 in district opener

Karl Schneider
  • Farmington junior Jac Cordova shut out Gallup and earned the win for the Scorps.
  • Aztec at KC baseball was postponed after the game did not have umpires scheduled.
  • Bloomfield fell 6-1 to Miyamura, dropping to 0-2 in District 1-5A action.

FARMINGTON — The Farmington baseball team wasn't perfect today, but the Scorps were more than good enough to roll past Gallup for a 10-0 win and start their District 1-5A schedule on a high note.

Farmington's Jac Cordova pitches against Gallup on Friday at Ricketts Park.

"We'll take it. We're 1-0 in district, and that's why we play the preseason schedule that we do," Farmington coach Sean Trotter said. "We want to be prepared for district and the postseason. We're 1-0, and we're looking forward to Kirtland Central next Tuesday."

Jac Cordova got the win for the Scorps, pitching five complete innings. Trotter said at times Cordova left pitches elevated in the strike zone, something the junior rarely does, which allowed the Bengals to put runners on base. But each time, Cordova and the Farmington defense got away unscathed.

Offensively, the Scorps used two big innings to blow the game open. Farmington scored six runs in the bottom of the second, highlighted by a two-out two RBI double from senior Kody Becenti. And in the fourth, the Scorps added three more runs to make it 9-0.

"(Gallup's) guy threw strikes. We swung at some bad pitches early, but I thought for the most part, we put together some good at-bats," Trotter said. "For the most part, I'm satisfied with the way we swung the bat and ran the bases."

Farmington's Kody Becenti connects on a pitch against Gallup on Friday at Ricketts Park.

Kason King ended the game in the bottom of the sixth, driving in the 10th run to invoke the run rule.

Farmington will get a few days off and will be back on the field, hosting Kirtland Central at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Ricketts Park.

Aztec at Kirtland Central, PPD

The Aztec at Kirtland Central baseball game scheduled for this afternoon was postponed.

The game did not have umpires scheduled.

The Broncos will host the Tigers at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Miyamura 6, Bloomfield 1

Bloomfield's struggles this season continued today as the Bobcats fell 6-1 to Miyamura in Gallup.

The loss is the third in a row for the Bobcats, and it moves them to 0-2 in District 1-5A.

Bloomfield will play at Aztec on Tuesday.

Karl Schnieder is the sports editor for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4648.