SOCORRO, New Mexico (STPNS) -- Alan Edmonson knows he is coaching a young Socorro baseball team.

That inexperience came to the forefront last weekend as the Warriors finished second in the Socorro Invitational, falling to Robertson 20-7 in the final on Saturday March 13.

“We didn’t play well for three days,” Edmonson said Tuesday at a morning practice. “We didn’t pitch very well and we didn’t hit very well. Our pitchers got behind on too many counts. We walked too many people and committed too many errors.

“We have a lot of new guys and we are behind schedule. We will catch up and have the opportunity to get better.”

Robertson advanced to the final by beating Hope Christian 8-7 and Taos 10-7.

The Warriors advanced by rallying from a 3-0 deficit in the third inning to post an 8-3 victory against Thoreau. In the semifinals, Socorro defeated Hot Springs


Edmonson said there were some bright spots.

“Michael Chavez pitched a great game Friday night (against Hot Springs),” Edmonson said. “And also on Friday, we hit the ball much better. On Thursday, we were losing 3-0 in the fourth inning and we found a way to win despite having so many mistakes.”

This week, Socorro High is on spring break and Edmonson is putting his baseball team through its paces.

Each day this week, the Warriors hold a two-hour practice in the morning to work on defense and in the afternoon, they have another two-hour practice and work on offense.

On Thursday, Socorro will travel to Gallup and take part in the Gallup Catholic Tournament. Also in the tourney are Thoreau, Wingate, Navajo Prep, Miyamura, Grants and Hot Springs. The Warriors will meet Miyamura at 3 p.m. Thursday in the first round of the three-day tournament.