Pitcher Brandon Lucero stranded six baserunners -- escaping one bases-loaded jam -- and the Robertson baseball team defeated St. Michael's 2-0 in game one of their best-of-three first-round state playoff series Friday in Las Vegas.
The No. 5 seeded Cardinals can advance to the quarterfinals with a win Saturday. First pitch is set for 11 a.m. at Memorial Middle School.
Robertson scored both of its runs on RBI groundouts. Austen King drove in the first run, plating J.R. Gonzalez, who'd led off the bottom of the first with a single.