FARMINGTON — The Farmington High baseball team picked up four wins in two days at Ricketts Park to win its own tournament.
The Scorpions defeated Uintah High School from Vernal, Utah, 7-0 in the title game of the Farmington Scorpion Invitational Baseball Tournament on Saturday.
Chris Moore threw six shutout innings in the victory.
"It was pretty dang good," FHS head coach Sean Trotter said of the team's pitching throughout the tournament.
FHS (5-3) also had Beamer Wick, Alik Abbott and Easton Haskill throw complete games to pick up victories.
Lance Lee led the offense with a pair of triples and two RBIs in the championship game.
"We had guys on base all day and were able to push them across," Trotter said.
FHS has won five straight since dropping its opening three games of the season.
"I'm proud of the way the guys have come back. Even though it's early, we could have folded up shop, but they've battled and they've worked," Trotter said.
The Scorps also defeated Hope Christian on Saturday 3-2 thanks to a walk-off double by Ethan Spellbring.
Piedra Vista (4-3) finished in seventh place after a 14-0 victory against Aztec (1-5).
The Panthers offense came around after PV struggled in the first two games, scoring just five total runs in losses to Hope Christian and Miyamura.
"We saw some really good things out of the bottom of the lineup today," PV head coach Mike McGaha said.
Phillip Archuleta threw three and two-third innings, allowing just one hit to get the win.
"He was the difference on the mound, throwing strike one after strike one," McGaha said.
Aztec head coach Brett Alexander said it was a good learning experience for his team against PV and Farmington.
"Whether you scout them or play them, it's always good to see what they're doing," Alexander said.
Noah Frohn took the loss for the Tigers.
FHS and PV will play in the Panthers' tournament beginning Thursday at Ricketts. Aztec will travel to Belen for a doubleheader on Tuesday before hosting its own tournament next weekend.
Bloomfield wins two of three at Bobcat Invite
Bloomfield (2-2) won the consolation bracket of its tournament on Saturday with a 8-6 victory against Santa Fe.
Bobcats' head coach Frank DeHoyos said he was proud of the way his team battled back from a 6-3 deficit to pull out the victory.
Luke Dugan came on in relief to pick up the victory for the Bobcats.
On Friday, Jacob Definbaugh threw a no-hitter for the Bobcats against Kirtland Central in an 11-0 win.
Bloomfield opened the tournament with a 12-1 loss to Raton.
Dehoyos said the game was tight heading into the fifth inning, before a couple of mistakes allowed Raton to blow the game open.
The Bobcats' season continues next weekend at the St. Michael's invitational, where they will open with Raton.
"It's a chance to get a little revenge, and we're excited about that," DeHoyos said. "I don't think they're 11 runs better than us."Joshua Perry can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org; 505-564-4577. Follow him on Twitter @jperrysuu.