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Carlsbad Cavemen sweep Las Cruces Bulldawgs in baseball season opener

Las Cruces' Demitrius DiMatteo is caught in a rundown against Carlsbad in Game 2 of their doubleheader against Carlsbad on May 1, 2021. Maddux Edmonson, right, tagged out DiMatteo and Carlsbad won both games by a combined 17-3 margin.

It had been 415 days since the Carlsbad Caveman baseball team played an actual game before Saturday’s doubleheader against the Las Cruces Bulldawgs. Previously Carlsbad had beaten another Bulldog team, the Artesia one, to capture the 2020 Caveman Classic Tournament before COVID-19 shut down the season.