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Silver Wants Upswing Before Going Down

SILVER CITY — It’s the final time Silver High will be in the Class 4A state softball tournament, and coach Duane Trewern wants to go out with a bang.

The 21-5 Lady Colts will move into Class 3A next year, and they snagged the No. 3 seed in the state tourney that begins Friday in Las Cruces.

“Games are hard not to play with emotion at this level,” Trewern said, “but emotion runs on a roller coaster, and when it comes down it can kill your team.

Silver High was runner-ups last year to Piedra Vista, again the No. 1 seed.

CLASS 3A: A bit of a surprise in the seeding left 19-5 Cobre High as the No. 4 seed. At 19-5 overall, the Lady Indians were ranked No. 2 for most of the season, and then slipped to No. 3 last week.

“I was a bit surprised with our seeding,” coach Gibby Munoz said. “We were ranked in the top three all year, and then to get a four seed is surprising. But, we will take it from there and go out and play it one game at a time.”

Cobre opens the state tourney against Hope Christian at noon Friday in Las Cruces.

“We saw Hope Christian play in our tourney, and they looked very scrappy,” Munoz said. “They will get after you, and with the single-elimination format, we have to just worry about ourselves.”

1A-2A: Capitan is 19-2, has won district for the fourth year in a row (all of the seasons they have been eligible to compete), has blanked opponents eight times (including two forfeits) and won its last 14 consecutive games. It is seeded No. 2 (behind Loving) in state 1A-2A play.

LHS finished the regular season with a 12-8 record. Five of those losses came against the Carlsbad JV team.

LAST WORD: Capitan senior Brooke Ceballos, on her favorite softball moment:

“Betting (teammate) Jordan (Dalton) $29 I could hit nine home runs in practice and winning the wager. P.S. You still owe me!”

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