FARMINGTON — The Piedra Vista baseball team split a pair of games against 5A opponents.

The Panthers defeated Rio Grande 2-1 and then lost to Eldorado 8-2 on Saturday in Albuquerque.

A lack of offense has been a problem throughout the season for PV (12-8), and head coach Mike McGaha said the bats have to come around for the Panthers.

"I keep thinking that we're going to figure it out," McGaha said.

Gunner Archuleta pitched well for PV to get the victory on the mound, allowing only two hits in seven innings.

After trailing 1-0, PV tied Rio Grande (6-8) in the sixth inning after a hit-by-pitch and then took the lead on a passed ball in the seventh.

"They're not getting it done the way they should, but they're competing," McGaha said of his team. "The pitching and defense are more than holding their own."

PV fell in the second game of the day 8-2 to Eldorado (12-1), after allowing six runs in the fifth inning.

Philip Archuleta took the loss for PV on the mound.

The Panthers will host Sandia Prep on Friday.

KCHS sweeps Monte Del Sol

The Broncos (7-8-1) picked up a pair of victories against Monte Del Sol (5-5) in Kirtland.

Kirtland Central needed extra innings in the opening game, winning 3-2 in the ninth after a Keishaun Aspaas infield single with the bases loaded.

Bud Willie threw seven innings for the Broncos, striking out 14 Dragon hitters.

KCHS then beat the Dragons 10-5 in the second game.

Alex Sanchez starred for the Broncos on the mound, throwing five and two-third innings in relief of Rashaan Sorrelhorse, who left the game with tightness in his shoulder.

Sanchez also led the KCHS offense with a pair of hits and three RBIs.

The Broncos play Zuni on Tuesday and then have a doubleheader with Gallup on Saturday.

"We're on track, and if we can get those three, it will get the confidence up," KCHS head coach Ron Axworthy said.

Aztec knocks off Shiprock

The Tigers earned a 3-2 victory over the Chieftains on Saturday in Aztec.

Noah Frohn threw five innings for Aztec (5-11) to get the victory.

Dalton Watson earned the save after throwing the final two innings.

All of the offense came in the fourth inning when Shiprock (9-2) scored twice, but Aztec responded with three runs in its half of the inning.

Shiprock will play Tuesday at Cortez, Colo. Aztec will be in action again on Saturday against Bayfield, Colo.

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