Local briefs: Broncos snap skid

Posted on 28 April 2012 by the Roswell Daily Record

The New Mexico Military Institute Bronco baseball team snapped a 15-game losing streak on Friday with a 3-1 triumph over Odessa in Game 1 of a doubleheader at NMMI Ballpark.

The Broncos got a dominating pitching performance from Abdel Rivera and a stellar hitting performance from leadoff hitter Johnny Garrett to secure the win.

Rivera carried a no-hitter through the first three innings and pitched six shutout innings en route to the victory.

He allowed just two base runners through the first six innings before giving up a run on two hits in the seventh.


For the day, he gave up just one run on three hits, struck out five, faced just three batters over the minimum and threw only 74 pitches to get the win.

Garrett went 3 for 3 at the plate and scored one of NMMI’s runs. Elvis Perez and Julio Velazquez also scored runs for the Broncos.

In Game 2, Odessa answered in a big way by blanking the Broncos 16-0 in five innings.

The Wranglers jumped ahead 3-0 through the first two innings, then ran off 10 runs in the third to go up 13-0. They added three more in the fourth to cap the scoring.

Zach Tingen took the loss for the Broncos after allowing eight runs on 10 hits in 2 1⁄3 innings.

Garrett recorded NMMI’s only hits in the game with a pair of singles.

The Broncos moved to 10-40 overall and 4-22 in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference with the split.

Prep baseball

Gateway Chr. 8-4, Elida 4-6

ELIDA — Gateway Christian split a doubleheader with Elida on Friday.

The Warriors claimed the win in Game 1 behind Andrew Meeks.

Meeks allowed four runs on five hits and struck out 13 over seven innings to earn the victory on the mound. At the plate, he was 4 for 4 with three RBIs and three runs scored.

Jacob Moody went 2 for 5 with an RBI for the Warriors.

In Game 2, Gateway managed just five hits and fell by two runs.

Elida took the lead for good with a five-run fourth.

Stephen Bechtel took the loss for Gateway after allowing six runs on eight hits in six innings.

Chris Bonham went 2 for 4 with three RBIs to lead the Warrior offense.

Prep tennis

Nine qualify for NMMI

LOVINGTON — Nine New Mexico Military Institute Colt tennis players qualified for the state tournament out of the District 3-1A/3A Individual Championships, Friday.

On the boys side, Gerardo Estrella and Jorge Garza, and Gavin Lynch and Josh Shure qualified in doubles, and Jose Gonzalez and Federico Sanchez qualified in singles.

Estrella and Garza won the district championship for the Colts by beating Lynch and Shure in the championship match.

Sanchez won the district title by beating Gonzalez 6-2, 6-1 in the title match.

On the girls side, Susanna Pesonen qualified in singles, and Bailey Wohler and Mariah Garcia qualified in doubles.

Prep softball

Artesia sweeps round robin

ARTESIA — Artesia swept through both Goddard and Roswell at the District 4-4A round robin on Friday.

Artesia beat Goddard 14-0 in five innings in the first game, Roswell beat Goddard 2-1 in 10 innings in the second game and Artesia beat Roswell 15-0 in four innings in the third game.

In the first game, Ashley Sommerville took the loss for the Rockets after allowing eight runs in three innings of work.

Chastity Urban, Teryn Lem and Mara Thorp had Goddard’s only hits in the loss.

In the second game, Tiffanie Bolanos scored from second on an error in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Roswell a victory over the Rockets.

Goddard broke a scoreless tie in the ninth when Urban scored on a Lem single. Roswell matched that when Annissa Munoz scored on a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth.

Jessica Wiggins got the win after allowing one run on four hits and striking out six in 10 innings. Danielle Hubbard took the loss (two runs on five hits in 10 innings).

In the third game, Artesia ran out to a 7-0 lead in the first and never looked back.

Munoz took the loss for Roswell. She gave up seven runs in the first inning and was pulled before recording an out.

Wiggins recorded the lone Coyote hit.

Roswell moved to 11-15 overall and 3-5 in district play, while Goddard fell to 11-15 overall and 1-7 in district.

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