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Friday, March 22, 2002

Eagle teams in Canutillo, Clinto today

The Pecos Eagles baseball and softball teams are both headed west today, with the boys going to Clint for their District 2-4A baseball opener while the girls play their third game in district play, on the other side of El Paso against the Canutillo Eagles.

Both games will start at 5 p.m. CST.

Pecos' girls have won three straight games this season and 15 straight overall in district play dating back to the 2000 season. The latest was a week ago at home, when they downed the Fabens Wildcats by a 12-3 final score.

The win raised Pecos' record to 6-3 on the season, while pitcher Stephanie Herrera improved to 6-1 overall. Rebecca Wein and Neftali Salgado had RBI extra-base hits in the third inning to break a scoreless tie, and the Eagles added four more runs in the fourth and sixth innings.

Canutillo had won only once this season before last Friday, when they defeated El Paso Mountain View by a 6-5 final score. Cassandra Cisneros picked up the victory, which came despite the Golden Eagles collecting only two hits in the game.

The baseball team saw their scheduled game against Odessa Permian on Tuesday cancelled due to high winds and rain in the area, and while the weather in the Pecos area isn't very good today, temperatures are supposed to be in the upper 60s for this afternoon's game at Clint.

The Eagles already own a victory this season over the Lions, by a 7-4 score on March 9 at the Cotton Valley Tournament in San Elizario, part of their current eight game win streak that put them at 12-4 on the season. Pecos led by only a 2-1 score after five innings against Clint, but scored five times in the sixth off reliever Jeremy Hickman, while Capi Magana picked up the win, allowing three runs in the seventh inning.

Today, coach Bubba Williams said Barney Rodriguez, 4-1, would start on the mound. Rodriguez last pitched eight days ago, when he downed Wimberly in the opening round of the Alpine Tournament. Clint's Fernie Lopez allowed Pecos only two runs in five innings two weeks ago, but pitched on Tuesday in the Lions' 22-9 victory over Anthony, so either David Fierro or Jonathan Baeza figures to start today on the mound.

Bears competing in Sands after 5th place at Sanderson

The Balmohea Bears track team will be among the teams braving the cold today in Ackerly, where they'll compete in the Sands Invitational.

The Bears come off a fifth place finish two weeks ago in the boys division at the Rio Grande Relays in Sanderson.

"You might not think that's so good, but you need to consider that there are only three runners on the boys track team and they finished fifth out of nine teams," said Bears' a coach Doug Maynard.

Maynard said the boys scored 52 points to finish behind the host Eagles with 153 points, Wink with 133, Fort Davis with 120 and Marfa with 60 points. Trailing the Bears were Dell City with 45 points, Marathon with 11, Sierra Blanca with four and Grandfalls with two points.

The Bears got the bulk of their points in two events, the discus and shot put. Jourmain Matta won both events, taking the shot with a 38-foot-11½ throw and the discus with a 132-foot effort. He beat out teammate Reggie Lozano in that event, as Lozano took second with a 124-foot-3 throw. In the shot put, Lozano finished third, throwing 36-foot-6.

Balmorhea also picked up a gold medal in the 3200 meter run, where Sammy Dominguez finished with a 11:37.7 time. Later, Dominguez earned a silver in the 1600 meter run, finishing with a 5:23.8 time.

On the girls' side, Maynard said the Bears had one runner, Lorissa Rodriguez, who just missed making the finals in the 400-meter dash. Rodriguez did pick up two points earlier in the meet, finishing fifth in the triple jump with a 27-foot-1½ effort.

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