La Plaza sluggers fall in state semifinal

In the end, La Plaza juniors baseball simply ran out of at-bats.

North Valley's All-stars edged La Plaza 5-4 In the playback bracket Saturday night in Carlsbad, eliminating the Las Vegas-based team from the state tournament.

La Plaza provided fans with plenty of edge-of-the-seat excitement through much of its run through the tournament. On Friday, the team edged Roadrunner 2-1 to advance to the semifinals.

But a loss to the hometown Shorthorn on Saturday evening forced La Plaza to play immediately thereafter in an elimination game.