LAS CRUCES – Mayfield moved into third place in the District 3-5A standings after defeating Organ Mountain in a lopsided affair.
In game one of the three-game series, the Trojans defeated the Knights 17-2 at the Field of Dreams Softball Complex Tuesday night. Mayfield improved to 7-6 in District 3-5A play, while Organ Mountain dropped to 6-7.
Mayfield came out firing in the first inning from senior Jordan Rivera, who belted a triple down the right field line scoring the first two runs of the game. The Trojans’ kept their offense on the gas pedal, scoring three more runs in the bottom of the second from a three-run homer to left field from Jayden Ibarra, giving the Trojans a 6-1 lead.
Rivera not only helped in the offensive category, going 2-for-4 with three RBIs, but also in the pitching circle. Rivera pitched all four innings striking out seven batters out of the 12 she faced.
Sophomore Shaolin Munir tried to give the Knights’ some offensive by going 2-for-2 at the plate and providing the only two runs for Organ Mountain. But this, however, was not enough to stay even. The bats stayed hot for Mayfield with the girls putting up five more runs in the bottom of the third and five more runs in the bottom of the fourth to reach a mercy rule to close out the game.
“(This win) gives our team a lot of confidence going into Friday,” Mayfield coach Daniel Dominguez said. “We know (Organ Mountain) is a good team and can break open a game at any point.”
Dominguez wants to see his team stay consistent and confident going into the end of the regular season.
“Throughout the year we have our highs and lows but it’s important to keep the girls positive,” Dominguez said. “To focus on the good things that they’re doing and not to dwell on the negatives.”
Mayfield and Organ Mountain finish their three-game series with a doubleheader on Friday at the Softball Complex.