Saturday baseball scores: Americas upsets defending state champs for area title; Centennial falls to Rio Rancho in 5A state title game
EL PASO, Texas - It was a great afternoon of action on the baseball diamond in both Texas and New Mexico.
A couple of El Paso schools were looking to take that next step toward a state title, while a Las Cruces school was looking to win a state championship.
In Class 6A, the Americas Trail Blazers pulled off a monumental upset in Midland, TX after defeating SouthLake Carroll, 5-2 in game three of a best-of-three series.
The SouthLake Carroll Dragons were the defending Class 6A state champions.
After Americas won the first game on Thursday, Southlake Carroll would win game two Friday to force a deciding game three.
Game three immediately followed game two, but the game was suspended in the 5th inning due to inclement weather.
At the time the game was suspended, Americas was leading Southlake Carroll, 3-2.
When play resumed Saturday, Americas didn't allow the Dragons to score anymore runs, while the Blazers added two more insurance runs to secure the 5-2 victory.
This is the first time Americas has won an area championship in baseball since 2012.
The Blazers will advance to the 6A regional quarterfinals.
In Class 5A, the Ysleta Indians were eliminated from the playoffs after losing to Abilene in game three of the best-of-three series.
Ysleta lost game one Friday, but rebounded and won game two Saturday, 5-2.
But in the third and deciding game, Abilene would score the victory by a final score of 6-1.
In Albuquerque, the season came to a heartbreaking end for the Centennial baseball team.
The Hawks lost in the 5A state championship game to Rio Rancho, 9-6.