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Thursday, May 2, 2002

Eagles, Indians to look at pitchers in doubleheader

The Pecos Eagles baseball team will be trying to get a few of their pitchers some work tonight, while the Seminole Indians will be looking to get a lot of their pitchers a little work, when the Indians host the Eagles in a playoff practice doubleheader, beginning at 5 and 7 p.m.

Both Seminole and Pecos are preparing for the area round of the state playoffs after going through their district schedules undefeated. Pecos technically lost one district game by having to forfeit a 12-4 win over Clint for using an illegal runner, but on the field the Eagles have won 18 straight games following a 4-4 start, and are awaiting the winner of the Frenship-Canyon Class 4A bi-district playoff series.

The Indians, meanwhile, are the No. 4-ranked team in Class 3A and the District 3-3A champions with a 19-3 record and will be the toughest team the Eagles have faced since losing a 14-0 game to Odessa Permian back on March 5.

The Eagles were struggling at that time to find consistent pitching other than junior Barney Rodriguez, a problem that went away over the next few weeks with the return ot senior Capi Magana and improved pitching efforts by Richard Rodriguez and Matthew Levario.

But Magana, who was 5-0 for Pecos, is gone again due to eligibility problems, and can't return at least until next weekend's playoff series. Meanwhile, Rodriguez, who was 7-1 on the season, remains hospitalized under treatment for a severe ankle infection that forced him to sit out the final regular season games, and coach Bubba Williams said, "It doesn't look good for the playoffs. We just hope right now he gets his foot well."

As a result, the Eagles will go into tonight's games with only two pitchers, Rodriguez and Levario, who have pitched in the past five weeks. So with a best-of-three series beginning next Friday at Midland's Christensen Stadium, Williams said he would give some other pitchers a chance to see action tonight, while Seminole plans to use even more players on the mound."

"They're going to use their 1-2-3 pitchers in the first game and come back and throw their 4-5-6 pitchers in the second game," he said. "We won't have as many pitchers, but we'll go with Richard and go with Matthew and take a look at Rigo (Ramiez) and Jose Reyes, and we might even throw Ruvel (Carrasco) in there."

The Eagles will be hoping for the same results from Levario and Rodriguez they got last week, in the Eagles' final regular season games. Levario no-hit El Paso Mountain View in a five-inning, 10-0 win on April 23 to raise his record to 5-1 on the season, while Rodriguez threw a five-inning one-hitter against San Elizario last Friday and won his fourth straight game after two opening losses, in another 10-0 win.

Against Seminole tonight, the Eagles' hitters will see one of the top Class 3A pitchers in the state in Aaron Peel, along with seeing a team they could meet in the playoffs next season, when Pecos drops down to Class 3A. The Eagles and Indians were district rivals through the 1970s, but Seminole never made the move up to Class 4A when the state alignments where changed in 1980.

AAU youth basetball tourney scheduled in June

The Sun City Baseball Academy will host an Amateur Athleitc Union Regional Boys Baseball Tournament on Jun 14-16 at Cohen Stadium and three other sites in El Paso.

There will be three age divisions in the tournament, 14 and Under, 16 and Under and 18 and Under. Some tournament games and the finals will be held at Cohen, the home field of the Texas League's El Paso Diablos, while other games will be at Coronado, Franklin and Bel Air High Schools on the west and east sides of the city.

Qualifiers in the 14 and Under division advance to one of two national championship sites, in Johnson City, Tenn. (Division I) or the Disney Wide World of Sports near Orlando, Fla. (Division II). In the 16 and Under division, the nationals are in Knoxville, Tenn. (Division I) and the Disney WWS complex (Division II), while the 18 and Under division national championships will be held at Fort Myers, Fla.

Entry fee is $350 per team for the 14 and Under Division and $400 per team for the 16 and 18 and Under Divisions. For further information, either contact Dwayne Aboud, 5407 N. Mesa St., El Paso, Tx., 79912, call (915) 373-4013 or e-mail

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