Zia finished second in state Junior all-stars tournament

CARLSBAD — Clovis Zia wasn't able to muster much offense against Roswell Noon Optimist's top pitcher and fell 3-0 Thursday in the championship game of the State Minor League all-stars tournament.

Roswell finished the eight-team tournament undefeated.

Shortstop Joseph Garcia collected three hits and catcher Eli Cordova added a single for Zia, which finished the double-elimination tournament at 4-2.

Daniel Gallegos started and pitched the first three innings for Zia. Edgar Martinez and Mark Dodge pitched two innings each of relief.

"The had a top-notch pitcher," Zia coach Joe Garcia said. "We battled and battled but we couldn't get it done."

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