Mora baseball is an overnight success that’s been years in the making.
The Rangers, coached by Manuel Benavidez, have built a record of 13-4 overall and 9-1 in district. Mora is coming off a sweep of Cimarron, 7-6 and 14-1 in five innings, and the team is eyeing a serious run at the district title and a spot in the eight-team Class 2A state tournament.
This might be a breakthrough year. But it’s been a gradual, deliberate climb for a program that continues to toil in the shadow of the valley’s first love — basketball.