Local briefs: Broncos drop 2, Dexter falls to Eunice

Posted on 15 April 2012 by the Roswell Daily Record

 NMMI’s Abdel Rivera delivers a pitch during the first game of the Broncos’ twin bill against New Mexico JC, Saturday (Steve Notz Photo).

The NMMI college baseball team fell to 9-35 with a pair of losses to New Mexico JC on Saturday.

NMMI fell 10-3 in Game 1 and dropped the nightcap, 17-2.

In the first game, the Thunderbirds scored five runs on six hits and two Bronco errors in the top of the first and never let NMMI back in the game.

The Broncos cut the lead to 5-1 when Sam Turcotte ripped an RBI-single in the home half of the second, but New Mexico JC plated three runs in the fourth and two more in the fifth to put the game out of reach.


Steven De La Cruz led the Broncos with two hits and an RBI in Game 1, while Elvis Perez drove in a run. Abdel Rivera was charged with the loss for the Broncos.

Game 2 started out much the same as the first, as the Thunderbirds scored six runs in the first inning to take control of the game.

NMMI cut the lead to 6-2 in the second, but New Mexico JC answered with a three-run third to regain momentum. The Thunderbirds scored two in the fourth and six in the fifth to end the game in five innings.

Johnny Garrett and Tyler Gibson led the Broncos with two hits apiece, while Rafael Belloc picked up NMMI’s only RBI.

H.S. baseball

Eunice 5, Dexter 4

EUNICE — Dexter fell to 12-8 with a loss to Eunice on Saturday.

The Cardinals took a 3-0 lead in the first inning and after the Demons knotted the game at three in the fourth, Eunice reclaimed the lead with a run in the bottom of the fourth.

Dexter coach Archie Duran said that his team played well considering that he was missing some of his regular players.

“We played a good game,” he said. “We had four starters that couldn’t make the trip and I had to bring up some eighth-graders. We had our chances and left nine runners on base, but that is about as good as we could have played (without our full team).”

Dominic Lomeli and Justin Salas each had two hits for Dexter.

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