By BRIENNE GREEN
At last weekend’s Farmington Invitational, it was defense that kept the Bulldog baseball team from faring better in their fourth-place, 1-2 showing.
With the exception of a frustrating run-rule loss at the hands of Belen in the semifinal round, the boys in orange had few issues at the plate, racking up 31 hits against Durango, Colo., and Cherokee Trail from Aurora, Colo. But in the field, the ‘Dogs committed a total of 22 errors on the tourney.
Tuesday night versus Class 5A Hobbs at Brainard Park, however, it was the polar opposite that stymied the Bulldogs in an 8-2 loss to the Eagles.
While the ‘Dogs did commit four errors on the day, one of which led to a run in the top of the sixth, Artesia played overall solid defense behind the pitching of senior starter Anthony Martinez and reliever Jorden Nelson. But the Bulldogs would manage just six hits on the evening, none of which they were able to string together. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.