SANTA FE — They didn’t go down without a fight.
On the field or in the stands.
Playing as state champion Team New Mexico, La Plaza Juniors softball All-Stars battled almost all the way back from a 9-1 deficit against Team Louisiana only to lose 13-8 on Monday in the Southwest Regional.
With the loss, New Mexico was eliminated from the tournament three wins shy of the Junior League World Series. On the positive side, the team finished as one of the top four in the region alongside East Texas, West Texas and Louisiana.