VOLCANO VISTA 6, CARLSBAD 1: At Eldorado, senior righthander Andre Vigil pitched a complete-game four-hitter with eight strikeouts, and also smacked an RBI double.
Vigil is one of New Mexico’s most gifted talents, so the UNM recruit’s contributions were par for the course.
It was an unexpected swing from seldom-used senior designated hitter Jacob Valdez that gave the surging Hawks breathing room.
He cleared the bases with a double down the right-field line in the fourth inning, staking the Hawks (8-6) and Vigil (3-1) to a 5-0 lead over the defending Class 5A state champions, who fell to 13-2. It was Valdez’s first hit of the season.