Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, July 18, 2001
Team prepare for next round of tournaments
Tuesday was practice night for the Pecos Junior League All-Stars at the
Pecos High School baseball field, but a few other Pecos players were also
on hand, as they and their teammates are sharing the facility before heading
off to their own tournament this coming weekend.
The Junior Leaguers were practicing for their 5 p.m. game on Thursday
against Borger at Floyd Gwin Park in Odessa, as part of the Region 1 Junior
League subsectional. The Junior Leaguers earned the right to advance after
going unbeaten in the District 4 Tournament, winning a pair of close games
against San Angelo Northern and North Concho this past Saturday and Sunday
to take the tournament title.
The other four players are members of the West Texas Diablos. They'll
be practicing in Pecos on Thursday and Friday before leaving for Hutchison,
Kan., this weekend for the USSSA World Series Tournament in the 12-year-old
division. That tournament is scheduled to start on Monday and run throughout
Four of the 11 players on the team are from Pecos, and coach John Salcido
said the team goes into the tournament ranked No. 1 in Texas by the USSSA
and sixth overall in the U.S. However, he said the team doesn't know that
much about their opponents at the national tournament.
"They won't let us know until we get there on Sunday," Salcido said. The
team is scheduled to leave for Kansas on Saturday and arrive the following
The Junior Leaguers know a little bit more about their tournament. Manager
Rene Rayos said Post and Midland are the other two teams that will be in
Odessa, and the winner will advance to the sectional finals on Monday in
He said Josh Anchondo, who is 2-0 so far in tournament play, would probably
start Thursday's game against Borger. Anchondo defeated San Angelo Lake View
on July 7, 4-1, then beat Northern this past Saturday, 8-6, allowing only
one earned run in seven innings.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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