Warriors strike out at baseball tourney

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Photos by Todd Fuqua/Ruidoso Free Press: Socorro’s Ignacio Chavez, right, dives back to the bag as Ruidoso first baseman Ryan Francis awaits the throw on a pickoff attempt during the May 10 Class 3A playoff series game at Ruidoso.

The Socorro Warriors put in a valiant effort in last weekends championship game against the Ruidoso Warriors May 10 and 11, but didn’t quite pull off the championship title, after losing two straight games by one run.

Socorro pitcher Derrick Prieto went all nine innings and took the loss in the first game of a best-of-three Class 3A playoff series May 10 at Ruidoso.

Derrick Prieto pitched 58 balls and 93 strikes in Friday’s game; Socorro lost 6 to 7. Saturday’s game was also close, with a final score of 2 to 3, Ruidoso. Ignacio Chaves pitched for the May 11 game.

 

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