The Rio Rancho High School softball team opened its District 1-5A slate with a come-from-behind 6-4 victory over visiting Atrisco Heritage Academy Tuesday afternoon at Paul Kohman Field. Observer sports editor Gary Herron captured these “moments in time.”

Longtime Rams coach Paul Kohman, far right, talks to his players as they prepare to bat in the first inning.

Leadoff batter Ashley Burriel beats the tag after over-sliding third base on her first-inning leadoff triple.
Kayla Reed watches the ball off her bat in the first inning. She had two of the Rams’ nine hits in the win.
Labraida Tenorio was in control in the circle for the Rams, scattering four hits in her team’s 6-4 victory.
Rams third baseman Mia Martinez couldn’t stop this throw, but the AHA base runner didn’t advance in the fifth inning.
Catcher Kionna King singles to left in her fifth inning at-bat, setting the stage for Mia Martinez’s three-run homer.
Kayla Reed looks to the umpire to see if she’s safe after unsuccessfully beating the throw to the plate in the three-run fifth. She was trying to score on Kionna King’s single.
Mia Martinez (16) is greeted by her teammates at the plate after she socked a 3-run homer, giving the Rams a 6-3 lead in the fifth.
Job well done: Rams pitcher Labraida Tenorio and catcher Kionna King chat after the Jaguars are retired.