Rio Rancho High School’s Mia Martinez heads toward home plate and a greeting party Thursday afternoon, after she clubbed a one-out first-inning home run. By game’s end, though, the Rams (6-6) fell short in their opening-round game on the annual Kristin Griego Tournament, losing to defending 5A state champ Carlsbad, 6-4. The Rams were back in action Friday morning, and the 18-team tournament continues today and Saturday, with the championship game slated for 4 p.m. at Paul Kohman Field at the Eagle Ridge softball complex. (Herron photo)