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Churchill improved, beats Valencia

Mike Stearns-News-Bulletin photo: on the way to third base is Valencia shortstop Adrianna Carbajal during Monday’s 13-10 loss to a touring Oregon team.

Erin Sharpe's grand slam home run in the bottom of the sixth inning did not match up to four Churchill homers as the Eugene, Ore., school got a 13-10 win in their first game of the season more than 1,400 miles away from home.

Eagles gain experience at Carlsbad

It was a tough weekend at the Carlsbad Cavegirl Invitational for the Belen softball girls. The Lady Eagles dropped four games against mostly Class 5A competition to see their season mark fall to 6-5.

Tigers score two diamond wins

News-Bulletin file photo: The Los Lunas Tigers claimed two wins this week, putting down Los Alamos, 15-2 and Sandia Prep, 12-2, both on the five-inning mercy rule. The Tigers will take up the bats again next Tuesday when they host the Del Norte Knights. Game play is expected to begin at 4 p.m.

New Los Lunas baseball coach Pete Candelaria has been waiting for the bats to come alive, but the Tiger coach is most pleased with the pitching staff's performances lately.