SANTA FE — Their bright, young eyes welled up with tears. Here and there in the dugout, girls sobbed.
It wasn’t supposed to end this way.
But one bad day was enough to bring an end to a summer’s worth of hard work and dreams of World Series glory.
The Las Vegas juniors softball team — playing as Team New Mexico after cruising to a second straight state championship — lost twice to Team West Texas, a group out of Eagle Pass, Texas, in Wednesday’s Southwest Regional championship.