The Coronado baseball team looked impressive today in beating Mountain View and Rio Rancho in the SISD Basetball Tournament at Socorro High School. The win against Rio Rancho was particularly impressive. The Rams are one of New Mexico's best teams and returned several players from last year's strong unit.
The Thunderbirds have a good offensive lineup and in the win against the Rams several players stepped up and did well. The team also appears to have a strong group of pitchers and that will come in handy in the always tough District 1-5A.
Coronado improved a great deal last season under coach Juan Orozco, winning 15 games. Ditsrict 1-5A is tough again this year and the Thunderbirds will be right in the hunt if they can maintain a solid offense and stay healthy on the mound. The Thunderbirds served notice to the rest of the District 1-5A that they will compete for a spot in the playoffs.