Offensive fireworks helped Las Vegas Little League’s 10-11 All-Star softball team make this a July to remember.
The team finished as state runner-up to Petroglyphs in the recent state tournament held in Santa Fe, falling to that defending champ in a best two-out-of-three series for the championship.
Earlier, LVLL’s girls — managed by Gary Sanchez — had brought home the District 4 title.
All along, the team hit well and put up a bunch of runs on the boards.
LVLL shelled Raton 15-3, then took a pair of 16-6 wins over Taos in claiming the district crown.
Against Petroglyphs, the Vegas girls found a way to score but not quite enough, losing 22-6 and 16-12.
Santanna Ruiz led the LVLL hitting over the course of the postseason, going 11 for 17 with three walks for an on-base percentage of .824.
She had plenty of company in tormenting opposing pitchers and defenses.
Savannah Ruiz went eight of 13 and walked twice, and Savannah Garcia was 6 of 17 with four walks. Jenika Padilla (five of 14), Elicia Trujillo (five of 16), Noelle Griego (four of 11), Reyna Trujillo (four of 12), Jazyme Vialpando (four of 13), Hannah Lopez (three of five), Miranda Montoya (three of seven), Faith Garcia (three of nine) and Anabella Miller (one of five) all collected hits for Team Vegas.