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Pats roll over Gallup, 18-3; beat KC 6-2

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MHS scores early, often in 5A rivalry win

Marc Rios, Brandon Vidal, Brett McFarland, and Jason Cordova each scored runs for the Miyamura Patriots in the first inning, leading the Pats to an 18-3 victory over cross-town rival Gallup April 21 in a varsity baseball game played at Gallup High School.

If those four runs weren’t evidence enough that the Patriots were for real, the superstar lance Evans sealed the early onslaught with a home run in the same inning. All in all, Miyamura (12-8, 5-2) scored 12 runs in the opening inning. Miyamura head coach Brian Silva said he believes the Patriots must win two of the final three games to take the District-1, 5A title. Silva praised his team’s offensive effort in the game.

“We hit very well and that was a big part of the game for us,” Silva said. “If we play like that for the rest of the season, I think we will be OK.”

The Patriots trail Farmington by a pair of games and lead Kirtland Central by a game for second place in District 1-5A. The Scorpions are ranked No. 1 in 5A and the Broncos are sitting at No. 10.

In the Gallup game April 21, Miyamura got 15 batters to the plate and brought in four runs before the Bengals even recorded an out. And then in the second inning the Patriots scored four more runs and it looked as though a rout was in the making.

“We committed too many errors and made some mistakes,” Gallup head coach Martin Arias said. “You can’t do that against a team like Miyamura.”

Freshman infielder Lorenzo Dunsworth scored on a single hit by Cordova. The Bengals scored three runs in the bottom of the second inning. Sophomores Trystin Chavez and Johnny Blueeyes and senior first baseman William Robollo got the runs for Gallup (5-22, 08).

Miyamura 6 Kirtland Central 2

The Patriots beat the Kirtland Central Broncos 6-2 April 24 in a game played at Miyamura High school. The Patriots gave up two quick runs in the first inning, but rallied on defense and offense to shut things down on the Broncos (9-12, 4-4) from there.

Miyamura head coach Brian Silva lauded the offensive and defensive effort of the team. The Patriots improved to 13-8, 6-2 in district 1-5A and catapults the team to second place in the tough 5A division. Kirtland is now the third place team in 5A with the Farmington Scorpions clinched the 5A title with a 7-5 win over rival Aztec High School April 24.

The game started off badly for the Patriots with Kirtland’s first two batters taking bases.

The Patriots take on Kirtland once more this weekend in a rescheduled game due to the bad weather about a month ago.

By Bernie Dotson
For the Sun