FARMINGTON – Although La Cueva ended up clinching the District 2-5A baseball title after beating Piedra Vista 10-3 in Game 1 today at Ricketts Park, PV's Jace Whalen forced a series split in walk-off fashion.
Whalen crushed a game-winning, two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning of the nightcap game enroute to a 4-2 PV victory.
Isaiah Gamboa took off for second base after an off-target pitch hit the dirt and bounced away from home plate, and then he reached third base upon a fielder's choice play to first base.
Whalen then belted the ball deep over the wall, lifting the Panthers to victory and second place in district.
La Cueva (18-6, 6-2) clinched district because of a plus-five run advantage in head-to-head point differentials versus PV (18-8, 6-2).
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Lady Scorpions come up short at Eldorado
The Farmington softball team got the bats going early enroute to a 12-11 Game 1 victory today, but Eldorado responded with a 16-8 win in Game 2 to clinch the District 2-5A title outright.
Piedra Vista swept La Cueva, 1-0 and 13-3, today at Farmington Sports Complex, but Eldorado (16-8, 7-1) needed just one victory to secure district after sweeping PV earlier in district play.
PV (17-9, 6-2) placed second in district, while FHS (16-10, 5-3) took third place.
FHS baseball swept at Eldorado
The Scorpions lost both games today, 6-5 and 5-3.
Farmington (15-10, 3-5) dropped three of its final four district games.
La Cueva clinched District 2-5A title with 10-3 win in Game 1 Saturday, but Whalen hits 2-run walk-off home run to give PV 4-2 win and series split. Matt Hollinshead/The Daily Times, Farmington Daily Times