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FARMINGTON — The fifth-seeded Aztec baseball team had little trouble in its opening game of the 5A state tournament, blasting Santa Teresa 8-0 today in Aztec.

The Tigers need one more win over the Desert Warriors to advance out of the first round and reach the quarterfinals in Albuquerque next week.

Game two of the best-of-three series will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Aztec. Game three will follow immediately afterward, if necessary.

Miyamura 4, Farmington 3

Farmington couldn't find a way to get past District 1-5A rival Miyamura in the opener of a best-of-three series in the first round of the 5A state tournament, falling to the Patriots 4-3 today in Gallup.

The No. 8 Patriots have now beaten the ninth-seeded Scorps three times this season.

Farmington and Miyamura will play game two of the series at 11 a.m. Saturday in Gallup. Game three will follow immediately afterward, if necessary.

Artesia 7, Kirtland Central 0

No. 11 Kirtland Central wasn't able to match Artesia's energy and dropped the opener of a best-of-three series 7-0 to the Bulldogs today in Artesia.

No. 6 Artesia blew the game open in the fourth, scoring four runs in the inning to take a 5-0 lead.

Game two of the series will be played at 11 a.m. Saturday in Artesia. Game trhee will follow immediately afterward, if necessary.

Alamogordo 7, Bloomfield 1

Bloomfield kept Alamogordo in check for the first few innings, but eventually the No. 1 Tigers pulled away for a 7-1 victory today in Alamogordo.

The win puts Bloomfield on the brink of elimination from the 5A state tournament, and the No. 16 Bobcats will need to beat Alamogordo twice on Saturday to move out of the first round.

Game two of the best-of-three series will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Alamogordo. Game three will follow immediately after, if necessary.

Ruidoso 10, Shiprock 2

No. 10 Shiprock ran into too much trouble during the opener of its best-of-three series with No. 7 Ruidoso in the first round of the 4A state tournament, falling 10-2 to the Warriors.

The 10-run effort from the Warriors war on par with the team's powerful offense, which has averaged 9.9 runs per game this season.

Game two of the series will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Riudoso. Game trhee will follow immediately afterward, if necessary.

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