Local briefs: Rockets in 7th at Spring Classic

Posted on 17 April 2012 by the Roswell Daily Record

The Goddard Rocket boys golf team wrapped up the first day of the Spring Classic in seventh place with a 330 team aggregate.

Clovis and Hobbs lead the tournament at 304 and Deming is third at 310.

For the Rockets, Ian Rodriguez led the way with an 80, while Ian Garcia shot 81, Tom Snyder shot 82, Bryce Mott shot 87 and Kemp Kuykendall shot 92.

Roswell is 14th after the first day at 352.


Jake Andreis led the Coyotes with a 78, Henry Candelaria shot 80, Zach Jennings shot 85 and Daniel Lopez carded a 109.

NMMI’s Luis Flores shot 82 and teammate Lance Hinkle fired a 105. Dexter’s Nathan Fuller carded a 92.

Hobbs’ Kenneth Fadke is the individual leaderboard after a first-round 71 at the NMMI Golf Course. Clovis’ Ethan Peterson is second at 73 and Deming’s Derek Baeza is third at 74.

The second round is today at Spring River Golf Course.

Prep baseball

Gateway Chr. 11-12, Loving JV 1-3

The Gateway Christian baseball team swept a pair from the Loving junior varsity squad in convincing fashion on Monday.

In Game 1, Gateway raced out to a 4-0 lead in the first and never looked back in a five-inning victory over the Falcons.

Christopher Taylor picked up the win after allowing one run on two hits and striking out seven over four innings of work.

At the plate, Jacob Moody and Andrew Meeks each had two hits for the Warriors. Meeks also drove in three runs.

In Game 2, it was Loving which got off to the fast start, but Gateway battled back with nine combined runs in the second and third innings to take control.

Stephen Bechtel picked up the victory after giving up three runs on five hits and striking out five in six innings.

At the plate, Meeks was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Tyler Raines also drove in two runs and Taylor, Chris Bonham and Caleb Kimberly each scored two runs.

Boys tennis

Goddard 9, Alamogordo 0

The Goddard boys tennis team swept all nine matches from Alamogordo, Monday.

Singles winners for the Rockets were Konnor Kundomal (first; 4-6, 7-5, 11-9), Tristan Collar (second; 6-1, 6-1), Darren Powers (third; 6-0, 1-6, 11-9), Eric Lamm (fourth; 6-4, 6-2), Derrick Collins (fifth; 6-1, 6-2), Martin Joyce (sixth; 6-1, 6-1).

Kundomal and Collar won 6-4, 6-4 at first doubles, Powers and Lamm won 7-5, 6-2 at second doubles, and Collins and Joyce won 6-1, 7-6 (7-3) at third doubles.

Girls tennis

Goddard 6, Alamogordo 3

The Goddard girls tennis team picked up a victory over Alamogordo on Monday.

Singles winners for the Rockets were Gabrielle Joyce (first; 6-4, 6-4), Lexi Cassels (second; 6-3, 3-6, 10-8), Katie Hillman (fourth; 6-2, 6-4), Anisha Suri (fifth; 6-2, 3-6, 11-9) and Brooke Bates (sixth; 6-3, 7-5).

Joyce and Hillman won 6-2, 6-1 at second doubles for the Rockets.

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