Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
March 23, 2001
Pecos begins district play against Clint
PECOS, March 23, 2001 - The Clint Lions have not had a good pre-district
schedule. The Pecos Eagles' pre-district schedule has been getting better
in the past two weeks.
But Eagles' coach Bubba Williams said his team wasn't going to take
the 1-11-1 Lions lightly this evening, when they host Clint at 6 p.m. in
the District 2-4A baseball opener for both teams.
Last season, the Lions beat up on the Eagles twice on the way to the
district title, winning by a 10-3 score in Clint, then routing the Eagles
in Pecos, 14-2. This season, Clint's only win has come over San Antonio
Breckinridge, 4-3, but the Lions have been playing mostly Class 4A and
5A teams in pre-district, and suffered one-run losses to Roswell Goddard
and Big Spring and a two-run loss to El Paso Ysleta, last year's District
"We've got to worry about Clint on Friday. They've played some good
5A baseball schools and we can't overlook them no matter what their record
is," said Eagles' coach Bubba Williams. "We've got to play hard ever day."
Clint's latest loss came on Tuesday, by a 12-3 score to El Paso Americas.
Bobby Morales, one of two returning starters for the Lions. But the game
was tied at 3-3 until Americas scored nine times in the fifth inning, and
both teams ended up with 10 hits apiece, with Morales, Patrick Estrada
and Royce Hickman each going 2-for-4 in the loss.
Overall, the other returning starter, Kit Bramblett, has been the team's
leading hitter. Bramblett, Morales, Jonathan Baeza and Fernie Lopez have
been the Lions' starting pitchers this season with Morales owning the Lions'
For Pecos this evening, Williams said Barney Rodriguez would start on
the mound, Rodriguez is 2-0 on the season with both his victories coming
in the Eagles' current six game winning streak. He defeated Monahans back
on March 10, then defeated Greenwood last Friday in the Alpine Tournament
and picked up a save the following night against the host Bucks in the
tournament title game.
Eagles look to improve hitting, keep winning
PECOS, March 23, 2001 - The Pecos Eagles have shown during the first week
of the District 2-4A softball season that you can win games even when you're
not hitting well be drawing a lot of walks.
The Canutillo Golden Eagles showed on Tuesday you can win a game even
when you're not hitting well and you're giving up a lot of walks.
The 2-0 Eagles will try to do a little more hitting and a little less
walking today, while the Golden Eagles will try not to give up as many
free passes this time around when Pecos hosts Canutillo in a 4 p.m. start
at Martinez Field.
The Eagles have put the ball in play at times in their first two district
games, but have not had a big hitting inning yet in district play. But
they have taken advantage of control problems by Clint and Fabens pitchers
to rally from 8-3 and 5-2 deficits to win their 2-4A openers over the Lions
by 13-9 and 15-5 scores.
The Golden Eagles lost their district opener to Fabens by a 15-3 margin
but on Tuesday outlasted El Paso Mountain View by a 12-10 score. Pitcher
Cassandra Cisneros picked up the victory, despite a pitching line that
listed her as having walked 18 batters.
Pecos' pitchers have walked only seven batters combined in their two
district games so far, though coach Tammy Walls has had to replace starter
Alexa Marquez both times after the Eagles fell behind against Clint and
Fabens. Stephanie Herrera came on and earned both wins, but Walls said
she would again start today at shortstop while Marquez would be the starter
on the mound.
This is the first of two straight home games for Pecos. They'll host
El Paso Mountain View next Tuesday, then close out the first half of district
play a week from today in San Elizario, against the other Eagle team currently
tied for first in the 2-4A standings.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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