Prep baseball ranked for first time in 2019

The Daily Times staff
Navajo Prep’s Marley Deschiney fires a pitch against Laguna Acoma on Thursday, April 4 at Farmington Sports Complex. Prep is ranked 10th in the latest 3A poll.

FARMINGTON — The Navajo Prep Eagles are among 3A baseball’s ranked squads for the first time in 2019, after getting back on a positive path last weekend.

Prep is No. 10 in this week’s New Mexico Overtime Sports Center poll after picking up a couple key wins, both of which came immediately following tough losses. 

Despite dropping Game 1 versus Laguna Acoma last Thursday, 3-2, Prep responded with a 5-2 win in Game 2. And after dropping Game 1 to Rehoboth Christian, 8-5, on Saturday, Prep took Game 2, 14-1.

Bloomfield, FHS softball teams now ranked

The Bobcats are ninth in this week’s 4A poll, while Farmington is No. 10 in the latest 5A poll.

Bloomfield’s offense reignited last weekend, scoring 45 combined runs in its doubleheader sweeps of Shiprock and Belen.

Back at home for the first time in a month, FHS secured a doubleheader sweep of Gallup (11-4 and 17-2) last Tuesday.

PV is ranked ninth in 5A, while Aztec remains at at No. 4 in 4A.

The Farmington and Piedra Vista baseball teams are seventh and eighth, respectively, in this week’s 5A poll.

Farmington's Kobe Shorty fires a pitch against Albuquerque Academy during Saturday's game at Ricketts Park in Farmington. FHS is No. 7 in the latest NMOTSC 5A poll. Visit to see video highlights from Farmington's victory over Albuquerque Academy last Saturday.

3A baseball

1. Robertson

2. Santa Fe Indian

3. New Mexico Military Institute

4. Sandia Prep

5. Cobre

6. East Mountain

7. West Las Vegas

8. St. Michael’s

9. Dexter

10. Navajo Prep

5A baseball

1. Rio Rancho

2. Cleveland

3. Volcano Vista

4. Centennial

5. La Cueva

6. Rio Grande

7. Farmington

8. Piedra Vista

9. Carlsbad

10. Hobbs

5A softball

1. Rio Rancho

2. Volcano Vista

3. Carlsbad

4. Centennial

5. Cibola

6. Oñate

7. Manzano

8. Eldorado

9. Piedra Vista

10. Farmington

4A softball

1. Artesia

2. Silver

3. Los Lunas

4. Aztec

5. Bernalillo

6. Lovington

7. Gallup

8. Valencia

9. Bloomfield

10. Belen