The Tiger bats were thunderous on Thursday in Colorado as Aztec smashed 23 hits en route to a decisive victory.

Aztec (11-4) defeated Pagosa Springs, Colo., 20-2 thanks to the quality performance at the plate and a solid outing on the mound by starting pitcher Dylan Stinson.

“We played well. We had a couple of errors, but we were able to rest a couple of starters who are rehabbing some nagging injuries,” said Aztec assistant coach Brett Alexander.

Stinson gave up one earned run while striking out eight Pagosa Springs batters.

He was also 4-for-5 at the plate while scoring five runs.

Tanner Moore was 6-for-6 with a triple and a double to go with four RBIs.

Tyson Curley was 2-for-3 in the game with four more RBIs. Chance Justis was 3-for-5 with an inside-the-park home run, two doubles and four RBIs.

The Tigers play again today at Shiprock.

“We need to continue to play our game and get better because the schedule gets a lot tougher in a couple of weeks,” Alexander said.

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