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Raton Tosses Taos the Loss in Windblown Game.

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

The wind not only blew it blew the dust around causing delays in the game with Taos Tuesday afternoon at Jim Wade Field in Raton. 30-35 plus mph winds blew in from centerfield blowing up dust as batters took to the plate and catchers shielded their eyes from the dust.

The wind also made things difficult for both batters and fielders as fly balls would just get out of the infield and fall like a rock in the outfield or foul balls behind the plate went erratic making it hard for the catcher to not only find the ball but judge where to be when it came down. Despite the wind Raton batters belted the ball just far enough to move base runners and get on base.

Raton pitcher Natasha Archuleta held Taos batters at bay as Taos went three up three down in the first and only did four up three out in the second. Raton started the scoring off in the first with three runs as Archuleta took first on balls followed by Andie Ortega hit into left. The ladies finished it off with three runs in the first and added one in the third.

Raton managed to bring two runners around in the fifth and again in the sixth to make it an 8-2 game going into the seventh where Archuleta once again performed her magic striking out one batter and only allowing two hits to third for outs.

The Lady Tigers continue their winning streak after another big weekend in tourney play winning the Tohatchi tourney and toppling Taos 8-2. The Lady Tigers will once again play Thursday with Santa Rosa at Jim Wade Field.

Game Stats – 3/29/16 Taos Varsity at Raton Tigers

Box Score


TAOS VARSITY (2) AT RATON TIGERS (8)

TAOS VARSITY         AB  R  H BI  RATON TIGERS         AB  R  H BI
Elena Espinoza        4  1  1  0  Mariah Encinias       4  0  0  0  
Ashlynn Silva         3  0  1  0  Natasha  Archuleta    2  2  1  0  
Raelynn Fernandez     3  0  1  1  Sofia Maddaleni       4  1  3  0  
Alexandra Montoya     3  1  2  0  Estrella Vargas       4  1  3  0  
Jade Vigil            3  0  0  0  Jadyn Walton          4  2  2  0  
Veronice Quintana     3  0  1  1  Camryn Stoecker       3  1  2  2  
Sonja Vigil           3  0  1  0  Halle Medina          2  0  2  2  
Midnite Lujan         3  0  0  0  Natausha Ortega       3  0  0  0  
Kota Tank             3  0  0  0  Camryn Mileta         4  0  0  0  
TOTALS               28  2  7  2  TOTALS               30  7 13  4

TAOS VARSITY                  001 001 0 -- 2  
RATON TIGERS                  211 022 x -- 8  

LOB--TAOS VARSITY 5, RATON TIGERS 10. 2B--Sonja Vigil,
Alexandra Montoya, Halle Medina, Sofia Maddaleni, Estrella
Vargas. HBP--Natausha Ortega. SB--Jadyn Walton, Natasha 
Archuleta (3), Sofia Maddaleni, Estrella Vargas (3).

 TAOS VARSITY                    IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
 RATON TIGERS               
Natasha  Archuleta             7.00    7    2    2    0   10    0

SO--Ashlynn Silva, Elena Espinoza, Veronice Quintana (2),
Kota Tank, Sonja Vigil (2), Midnite Lujan (2), Jade Vigil,
Jadyn Walton, Mariah Encinias, Sofia Maddaleni, Camryn
Mileta (2). BB--Camryn Stoecker, Halle Medina, Natasha 
Archuleta (2).


Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E L
Taos Varsity 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 7 1 5
Raton Tigers 2 1 1 0 2 2 8 13 0 10

WP: -, LP: -, SP: –

 

Its a Strike as the ball flies by a Taos batter in the first inning.

Its a Strike as the ball flies by a Taos batter in the first inning.

 

Montana Trujillo makes a dive for the ball but strong winds made fielding fly balls difficult Tuesday afternoon.

Montana Trujillo makes a dive for the ball but strong winds made fielding fly balls difficult Tuesday afternoon.

 

The ball goes wide as Halle Medina reaches out for it. The error allowed a Taos run later in the inning.

The ball goes wide as Halle Medina reaches out for it. The error allowed a Taos run later in the inning.

 

Montana Trujillo makes up for the other fly ball as this lands squarely in her mitt.

Montana Trujillo makes up for the other fly ball as this lands squarely in her mitt.

 

Natasha Archuleta slides safe into third as she beats the ball. She actually ended up with the ball in her lap on that play.

Natasha Archuleta slides safe into third as she beats the ball. She actually ended up with the ball in her lap on that play.

 

Halle Medina once again reaches out for the ball and makes the out at first.

Halle Medina once again reaches out for the ball and makes the out at first.

 

Ashlynn Silva is tagged out by Sophia Maddelini late in the game for another Taos out.

Ashlynn Silva is tagged out by Sophia Maddelini late in the game for another Taos out.

 

This time its straight into the mitt as Halle Medina catches the throw from Jadyn Walton at third for the out.

This time its straight into the mitt as Halle Medina catches the throw from Jadyn Walton at third for the out.

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