ALAMOSA – Senior John Lujan ripped two homers and chalked up six runs batted in, including a grand slam in the fifth inning to help Alamosa (3-5) baseball break a four-game losing skid with an 11-9 victory over Brush at the Beet Diggers home field Friday.
The Mean Moose got out to a seven-run lead in the fifth inning and held on for the victory over Brush. Alamosa evened things up at one in the top of the third inning. Kaden Hardesty doubled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run. After trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the first, Alamosa pulled away for good with two runs in the fourth inning.
In the fourth, Lujan homered on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs. Alamosa scored six runs in the fifth inning. The Mean Moose offense in the inning came from Gage Calder, a home run by Lujan, and by Ben Wuckert. Kason Smith was credited with the victory for Alamosa. He went three and a third innings, allowing two runs on four hits and striking out two. A number of pitchers entered the game as relief, with Lujan, Caden Alonzo, Wuckert, and Adam Crowder all securing outs and ultimately the victory.
Wellen took the loss for Brush High School. He went four and two-thirds innings, allowing nine runs on five hits and striking out three.