Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Onate advances, Mayfield falls

For the second straight season, the Onate Knights baseball team is headed to the semifinals of the Class 5A high school baseball tournament.
The third-seeded Knights rallied to beat No. 6 Carlsbad by a score of 8-7 on Wednesday afternoon at Lobo Field in Albuquerque.
Onate trailed 7-2 entering the bottom of the seventh, but scored six times, the final four coming on a walk-off grand slam by senior Ariel Perez.
Abe Tarin picked up the win on the mound for OHS. The Knights are 21-8, Carlsbad end 21-8.

Meanhwhile, No. 7 Mayfield dropped an 11-1 decision to No. 2 and defending champ, Rio Rancho. The Rams scored six runs in the second and never looked back. Mayfield's season end at 20-9, while Rio Rancho is now 26-3 and will take on Onate on Thursday morning at 11 a.m. at Lobo Field.

- Felix