If you didn’t get out to enjoy all the diamond action in Rio Rancho last week – namely, baseball and softball tournaments at Rio Rancho High School, plus a softball tournament at Cleveland High – there are more opportunities to see the quartet of great varsity diamond teams this week.
For Storm fans, you can take a drive up US 550 to Farmington to see the Storm baseball team play the FHS Scorpions Tuesday at 4 p.m., or wait until Friday and make the short drive down the hill to Cibola High, where the Storm meet the Cougars in a District 1-5A opener.
The Storm softball team also heads to Cibola to meet the Lady Cougars Friday at 4.
For Rams fans, the state’s No. 1 baseball team (according to MaxPreps), which rallied to beat the Storm 4-3 in nine innings Saturday in the Sal Puentes/Rio Rancho Tournament’s championship game, you’ve got two home games this week: Atrisco Heritage Academy is here Tuesday for a 6 p.m. contest – the teams’ District 1-5A opener – and Sandia visits Wednesday for a 4 p.m. ballgame (postponed because of snow from March 8).
The Rams softball team, coming off a third-place finish at its own Kristin Griego tournament over the weekend, is home to meet Atrisco Heritage Academy at the Eagle Ridge softball complex Tuesday at 4.