5-13-23

2023 New Mexico Class 5A State Champions 

Rio Rancho Rams 

3 to go. Only 3 more outs and we're Champs. Cheer Up!!

The swing that people notice. Here, Senior Vascon Smith was swinging for the fences. 

Senior Nico Alcala beating the throw for one of the 9 runs scored by Rio Rancho to capture this years 5A State Championship held at the UNM Lobos home field, The Santa Ana Star Field. 

Blue preparing for the final game of the season. 

The game pre-game ceremonies started with a beautiful rendition of our National Anthem sung by (to be posted soon) 

In a game that resulted in 4 very quick top of the 1st inning runs for the Hawks, it didn't take long for the # 1 Seed Rams to bounce right back.  Final Score 9-6 Rams


5-12-23 

NEW MEXICO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFFS

 VSCHSBB Wins, but forfeits game on pitch count violation.


Dax Vigil

 

In a highly anticipated and ever so important game, the Cleveland Storm defeated this years Dream Team from Farmington, NM The Piedra Vista Panthers, but had to forfeit the game as a result of a pitch count violation allowing the Panthers to advance to the semi finals where they faced the # 1 Seed Rio Rancho Rams. The Panthers ultimately lost to the Rams 
6-5 but had nothing to hang their heads about. 
Panthers 1st Baseman Senior Kaden Peace played brilliantly both offensively and defensively, while teammates Ken (Turtle) Aragon and Dal Vigil had their opponents wondering throughout the game. 
Pictured Logan Kinter hitting the game winning double which ultimately didn't matter as a result of the violation.  

Malachi Jaramillo

 

In a highly anticipated and ever so important game, the Cleveland Storm defeated this years Dream Team from Farmington, NM The Piedra Vista Panthers, but had to forfeit the game as a result of a pitch count violation allowing the Panthers to advance to the semi finals where they faced the # 1 Seed Rio Rancho Rams. The Panthers ultimately lost to the Rams 
6-5 but had nothing to hang their heads about. 
Panthers 1st Baseman Senior Kaden Peace played brilliantly both offensively and defensively, while teammates Ken (Turtle) Aragon and Dal Vigil had their opponents wondering throughout the game. 
Pictured Logan Kinter hitting the game winning double which ultimately didn't matter as a result of the violation.  

Senior Austin Barela

 

In a highly anticipated and ever so important game, the Cleveland Storm defeated this years Dream Team from Farmington, NM The Piedra Vista Panthers, but had to forfeit the game as a result of a pitch count violation allowing the Panthers to advance to the semi finals where they faced the # 1 Seed Rio Rancho Rams. The Panthers ultimately lost to the Rams 
6-5 but had nothing to hang their heads about. 
Panthers 1st Baseman Senior Kaden Peace played brilliantly both offensively and defensively, while teammates Ken (Turtle) Aragon and Dal Vigil had their opponents wondering throughout the game. 
Pictured Logan Kinter hitting the game winning double which ultimately didn't matter as a result of the violation.  

Ken Aragon

 

In a highly anticipated and ever so important game, the Cleveland Storm defeated this years Dream Team from Farmington, NM The Piedra Vista Panthers, but had to forfeit the game as a result of a pitch count violation allowing the Panthers to advance to the semi finals where they faced the # 1 Seed Rio Rancho Rams. The Panthers ultimately lost to the Rams 
6-5 but had nothing to hang their heads about. 
Panthers 1st Baseman Senior Kaden Peace played brilliantly both offensively and defensively, while teammates Ken (Turtle) Aragon and Dal Vigil had their opponents wondering throughout the game. 
Pictured Logan Kinter hitting the game winning double which ultimately didn't matter as a result of the violation.  

Senior Logan Kinter

 

In a highly anticipated and ever so important game, the Cleveland Storm defeated this years Dream Team from Farmington, NM The Piedra Vista Panthers, but had to forfeit the game as a result of a pitch count violation allowing the Panthers to advance to the semi finals where they faced the # 1 Seed Rio Rancho Rams. The Panthers ultimately lost to the Rams 
6-5 but had nothing to hang their heads about. 
Panthers 1st Baseman Senior Kaden Peace played brilliantly both offensively and defensively, while teammates Ken (Turtle) Aragon and Dal Vigil had their opponents wondering throughout the game. 
Pictured Logan Kinter hitting the game winning double which ultimately didn't matter as a result of the violation.  

Kaden Peace

 

In a highly anticipated and ever so important game, the Cleveland Storm defeated this years Dream Team from Farmington, NM, Piedra Vista Panthers, but had to forfeit the game as a result of a pitch count violation allowing the Panthers to advance to the semi finals where they faced the # 1 Seed Rio Rancho Rams. 
The Panthers ultimately lost to the Rams 6-5 but had nothing to hang their heads about. 
Panthers 1st Baseman Senior Kaden Peace played brilliantly both offensively and defensively, while teammates Ken (Turtle) Aragon and Dal Vigil had their opponents wondering throughout the game. 

3-26-23

Rio Rancho prevails in the 2023 Rio Rancho Sal Puentes Invitational Baseball Tournament defeating the Carlsbad Cavemen

17-10

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