Clovis, Portales, Texico make fields in state baseball tournaments
May 2, 2017
Three local high school baseball teams qualified for the state tournament fields in their respective classes when the brackets were announced late Monday night.
Clovis, after missing the tournament a year ago, is the No. 11 seed in the Class 6A state tournament. Portales is the No. 2 seed in Class 4A and Texico (21-3) is the No. 1 seed in Class 3A.
Clovis and Portales will begin play with a single game on Friday in a best-of-three series in the opening round. Game two will be played Saturday, with a third game played immediately after if necessary.
Texico will host No. 16 Loving (3-15) in a 5 p.m. Wednesday game to open the single-elimination bracket. The winner would face either Pecos or Tularosa May 10 at Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho.
The Wildcats (16-10) travel to Las Cruces to take on No. 6-seeded Centennial (17-8) at 7 p.m. on Friday and then 11 a.m. on Saturday. Centennial won the 5A state title in 2016 before moving up to 6A.
Portales (19-7) will host No. 15 Santa Fe Indian (14-10) in the 4A opening round at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Look for more on the state baseball tournament in Wednesday's edition of The News.