District 5-5A managed to get four of five teams into the Class 5A State Baseball Tournament this season – and one area team was the odd man out.
League runner-up Valencia (11-15) and fourth-place Belen (13-11) were both selected for the 16-team tournament field. Unfortunately neither of the local nines will be hosting the best 2-of-3 series which starts Friday. The No. 10 Jaguars are slated to play at No. 7 Deming this weekend while the No. 14 Eagles play a bit closer to home, but have a tougher assignment, district foes St. Pius X, who earned the No. 3 seed overall.