Sherman Graves, Jackson Webb and Robert Garza each hit two-run home runs, leading the Santa Fe Fuego to a 13-9 victory Friday night over Pecos League rival Trinidad at Fort Marcy Ballpark.

The Fuego (15-19) spotted the Triggers (13-19) a four-run lead in the top of the first inning but tied the game after two frames. They took the lead of good in the bottom of the sixth when Kyle Butler capped a four-run frame with a two-run single, but not before a rare triple steal that saw Graves race home from third with the bases loaded.

The teams combined for 29 hits with Santa Fe getting 15. Graves went 3-for-3 with three runs scored to raise his batting average to .441. He is now tied for the league lead in home runs with Webb. Each has 12 while Garza has 11.

Garza, Webb, Butler and Rick Phillips had two hits apiece and combined for seven runs batted in.

NEW James Barron and Will Webber tie a bow on the prep football season for Santa Fe teams after Capital and St. Michael's bowed out in the first round of the playoffs. They also try to make sense of a new, complicated format for this week's state volleyball tournament.

Tommy Giunta (2-1) started on the mound for Santa Fe. He pitched into the seventh, allowing seven runs on 14 hits with three walks.

Trinidad pitchers combined to walk 10 batters. The Fuego stranded a dozen runners.

The teams resume their weekend series at 6 p.m. Saturday at Fort Marcy.

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