Perhaps the thing that ought to have everybody most concerned about the La Cueva baseball team is how easy the Bears are making things look this season.
Tournament titles don’t take on much more of a relaxed feel than they did Saturday afternoon for the Bears, who won the Albuquerque Metro Championships with a routine 5-2 victory over Rio Rancho at Santa Ana Star Field.
Just as noteworthy was how No. 1 seed La Cueva (8-1) absorbed this result — especially a win against an opponent that, remarkably, started five freshmen Saturday.
“I really think we’re just dreaming of winning state,” said Bears third baseman Richard Ware, who drove in a pair of runs. “That’s our main concern, and our main goal.”
With pitching and defense spearheading the way, La Cueva has outscored its opponents 116-9.