Scorpions crush Rangeview

The Daily Times staff
Farmington's Vegas Vondra welcomes Jacob Darwin (8) back to the dugout after Darwin beats the throw to home plate for a run against Rangeview, Colorado during Thursday's game at Ricketts Park.

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Scorpions broke open Thursday’s game against Rangeview, Colorado in the third inning en route to a 15-0 mercy-rule victory at Ricketts Park.

FHS also won the nightcap, 16-6.

FHS did little damage after getting four hit-by-pitch batters on base in the first inning of Game 1, but the floodgates eventually opened.

Farmington’s base runners repeatedly had that extra jump, advancing and scoring easy runs off multiple off-target pitches and delayed throws to home plate.

Farmington put Game 1 away by scoring seven runs in the third inning.

Bradon Zastrow pitched a complete-game shutout and also hit 3-for-3 at the plate. FHS generated 15 total hits.

Aztec baseball sweeps Capital

The Tigers won both games against Santa Fe's Capital, 4-3 and 10-7, Thursday at AHS.

Aztec’s won four of its last five games.

PV, FHS open Kristen Griego softball tournament strong

The Lady Panthers hammered West Las Vegas 15-4 Thursday in Rio Rancho, while Farmington topped Clovis 12-4 on Thursday.

Elsewhere, Kirtland Central lost 16-6 against Los Lunas Thursday in Rio Rancho.

Shiprock, Navajo Prep open baseball tournaments victorious

The Chieftains edged Santa Rosa 6-5 in Thursday’s New Mexico Military Institute Classic opener, while the Eagles crushed Newcomb 15-0 in Thursday’s Wingate Invitational opener.