Aztec takes down Kirtland, sits atop district

The Daily Times staff
Aztec's Garrett Parker fires a pitch against Kirtland Central during Tuesday's District 1-4A game at AHS.

FARMINGTON — Anthony Rios’ game-winning two-run single secured not only Aztec’s 2-0 win over Kirtland Central Tuesday at AHS, but also the Tigers’ place atop the District 1-4A baseball standings.

Aztec, which has won 12 of its last 13 games, remains the only unbeaten team in district at 4-0.

With runners on second and third base during the bottom of the sixth inning, Rios ripped it down the middle. Chad Hill easily scored from third, and Derek Jung slid in safe at home seconds later with the throw at least a foot away from the bag.

Although Kirtland had plenty of scoring chances with runners on base, Garrett Parker pitched six scoreless innings. With at least two on base or with the bases loaded, Parker got out of those jams with a key strikeout or fly out in those scenarios.

Aztec (15-5, 4-0) will host Gallup at 4 p.m. Thursday, while KC (10-5, 3-1) will entertain Bloomfield at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Kirtland Central's Cochise Sorrelhorse throws to second base for an out against Aztec during Tuesday's District 1-4A game at AHS.

Prep softball blasts Rehoboth Christian

The Lady Eagles took care of business in Tuesday’s home doubleheader, winning both games 12-2 and 13-4.

Prep went 5-1 during a key six-game home stand.

Prep (6-10, 1-3) will resume District 1-3A play 3 p.m. next Tuesday at Tohatchi.

Eagles fall in slugfest

The Navajo Prep baseball team came up short against Dolores, Colorado, falling 14-12 Tuesday at Farmington Sports Complex.

Prep’s five-game winning streak ended with the loss.

The Eagles (10-4, 3-1) will travel to Kirtland for a doubleheader at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Bobcats fall at Miyamura

The Bloomfield baseball team trailed 4-0 after the third inning and couldn’t recover in Tuesday’s 7-2 loss at MHS.

The Bobcats (10-10,1-3) have lost seven of their last nine games overall.