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St. Michael’s played host to non-district foe Albuquerque Hope Christian

By Arnie Leshin 
It was a split for St. Michael’s Thursday afternoon at its Christian Brothers Athletic Complex via non-district visits from Albuquerque Hope Christian. 
 
The Lady Horsemen had an easy time playing three innings in a 14-0 softball romp, their initial shutout of the season. The mercy-rule was applied as the home side improved to 5-7 overall.
 
Freshman pitcher Kianna Trujillo tossed up a 2-hitter for St. Michael’s while striking out two and walking three. Her hit parade behind her came away with 11 safeties and added four walks.
 
It was a six-run third inning that brought the 15-run, three-inning stoppage. 
 
Senior Carmen Pacheco had a 2-for-3 game and drove home five runs while scoring one herself. 
 
Junior Mia Duran went 3-for-3, scored three times and drove in a run, while senior Lauren Pecos added a double, triple to go with two ribbies and a pair of runs scored.
 
Joe Alvarez’ team had won three of its first four before dropping seven in a row, now it’s won two straight.
 
The Horsemen baseball team fell to 7-6 overall with a 4-0 setback to the Huskies. 
 
Except for a 4-run Hope second inning, it was a scoreless contest, with the visitors collecting five hits and committing four errors. St. Michael’s came away with four safeties and a pair of miscues. 

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