Rams advance in 3A state baseball tourney

PNT staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior Mario Salazar threw 5 1/3 innings in relief and the Portales Rams escaped two early deficits on Saturday en route to a 13-8 victory over Las Vegas Robertson in a first-round game of the Class 3A state baseball tournament. The Rams (14-12), seeded 12th in the 16-team field, [...]

Rams cruise past Ruidoso in district play

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer Antonio Lucio wasn’t ready to say it was his best varsity pitching performance, but if not, it had to be close. The Portales High senior allowed just four hits and retired the final seven hitters in the Rams’ second 13-3 District 4-3A run-rule victory of the day over Ruidoso [...]

Rams begin district play with sweep of Colts

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer Mario Salazar didn’t like the way he was pitching, so he took matters into his own hands with his bat. Salazar hit a go-ahead, three-run double to highlight Portales’ five-run fourth in a 7-5 victory over New Mexico Military Institute on Saturday at Ram Field, giving the Rams a [...]