FARMINGTON The Aztec baseball team closed its tournament with a loss to Kirtland Central on Saturday.

The Broncos knocked off the Tigers 12-8 in the third-place game of the Aztec Invitational.

"We just didn't play well," Aztec head coach Brett Alexander said. "It's just one of those things where we're going to find out how much they care about the game."

KCHS head coach Ron Axworthy said his team played as well in the game as it has all season.

"It was definitely our best effort of the year," Axworthy said. "We finally hit the ball. It was the first time all year we've had over six hits in a game."

Aztec (2-9) also lost to Cortez, Colo., 8-7 and beat Moriarty 4-2 in the tournament.

KCHS (2-6) lost its tournament opener to Taos 19-3 and then beat Aztec's junior varsity team.

The Tigers will play next against Española Valley on Tuesday, while the Broncos will travel to Grants for a doubleheader.

Bloomfield wins one of three at St. Mike's Invite

The Bobcats dropped their final two games of the St. Michael's Invitational.

After winning the opener 8-7 against Raton thanks to a walk-off home run by Elisha Journey on Thursday, Bloomfield lost a pair of tight contests.

St. Michael's defeated the Bobcats 1-0 on Friday, and then Española Valley pulled out a 5-2 victory on Saturday.

Journey allowed just one hit in the loss to the Horsemen, but the Bobcat hitters were unable to find a way to bring any runs home.

"We just couldn't come up with the key hit when we needed to," Bloomfield head coach Frank DeHoyos said.

The Bobcats will host a doubleheader against St. Mike's on Saturday.

Joshua Perry covers sports for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4577 and Follow him @jperrysuu on Twitter.