State Baseball Champs!

The Sartans beat Los Alamos in the Class 4A Semifinals! Here are some NFHS highlights, including the walk-off winning hit! In a repeat of last year’s championship game, SPX will face Academy. See you tonight at UNM’s Santa Ana Star Field, 7 PM. Tickets available at or you can stream the game at
On Saturday, May 14 the St. Pius X Sartans baseball team finished the 2022 season by lifting the blue trophy. The Sartans won the championship game against their biggest rivals the AA Chargers. The Sartans won 15-2 and mercy ruled the Chargers, ending the game in 5 innings.  
The Sartans were led by senior pitcher Nolan Esterly who gave up only 4 hits in 5 innings. Nolan also hit a single, a double, and a triple with 4 RBIs!! What a performance.  Great job Nolan and the St. Pius X Sartans.  
Seniors Jordan Rodriguez and Christian Nelson graduate two-time state baseball champions. They were a part of the 2019 Championship team. The Sartans were champs in 2019, missed 2020 with COVID, were state runners up in 2021, and State Champions in 2022. Thanks to Jose Samora of for the great photos.
State Baseball Champions