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Sandia Matadors off to 17-1 start in varsity baseball, 3-0 in district play

Sandia High School's varsity baseball team beat Manzano High School 12-0 Saturday to push its record to 17-1. Sandia will play an away conference game tomorrow against Eldorado High School. Among Matadors with at least 34 at bats, Danny Collier leads the team with a .562 batting average. Collier also leads the team in doubles with seven. Brandon Lamphier-Shaffer is second with a .475 batting average.

Terrance Barela leads the team in home runs with three. Craig Coffman has hit two home runs so far this season. Collier is also at the top in stolen bases. He leads Sandia with nine steals. Warren McKenney has swiped six bags followed by David Gunther with five steals.

Carson Schneider leads Matador pitchers with 42 strikeouts. Equally important is the fact that he has only walked 11 batters. Warren McKenney and Ryan Reinhart both have fanned 28 hitters but Reinhart has also walked 18 opposing batters.

The Eldorado High School Eagles are 8-10 overall and 1-2 in district play. The Eagles were only able to score one run in the first inning and three runs in the third inning during Saturday's 14-4 loss to La Cueva High School. La Cueva scored nine of its 14 runs in the fourth and sixth innings. The Bears swept Eldorado in a double header that day by winning an earlier game 13-3.


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