Taos High's baseball team beat Robertson 5-2 and 11-3 on Saturday (May 3). The first win clinched the District 2AAA title, team's first district title in nine years.
"It feels amazing after so many years," senior Larry Martínez said.
"It's a nice stepping stone going into state," senior Keith Imberger said. "All around, we played good baseball today."
Robertson started the day with a chance to defend its district title from last year, but needed to win both games to do it. The Tigers, however, set the tone immediately. Taos' first four batters — Matt Sánchez, Isaiah Concha, Keith Imberger and Adam Abeyta — all got base hits and THS scored three first-inning runs.
Isaiah Concha pitched a complete game to get the title-clinching win. Then his teammates surrounded the pitcher and lifted him up in the air.
With the title clinched, the second game was all about the team's state seeding, which will be decided on May 4.
"It was just like any other game," senior Izzy Padilla said. "It was important for seeding."
The Tigers scored four runs in the third inning to take a 5-0 lead. RHS cut the lead to 6-3, but Taos scored two in in the fifth and three in the sixth to pull away from the Cardinals.
After the second game, Concha and Martínez dumped a bucket of water on head coach Marc Montoya's head — commemorating the coach's first district title at the helm of THS.
Seven-run win clinches title for Questa
After McCurdy won the first district game 7-3, Questa's baseball team didn't need a win, it needed a commanding victory over McCurdy to claim the District 2A title.
The Wildcats got it.
They beat McCurdy 11-4 Saturday (May 3) to usurp McCurdy as district champs.
See Thursday's Taos News for more on both championships.
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