Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, April 15, 2003
Eagle seasons hing on wins in games today
It's win or else day for the Pecos Eagles' softball team this afternoon
in Fort Stockton, while for the Eagles' baseball team, the situation is
almost that dire tonight, when the Eagles host the Monahans Loboes for the
second time this season.
Pecos' girls face the Prowlers at 5 p.m. in Fort Stockton, with the winner
advancing to the Class 3A softball playoffs while the loser sees its season
come to an end. The boys, who are a game out of third place in the District
4-3A standings, face Monahans starting at 7 p.m., with Pecos trying to get
back to within a game of .500 in the district standings.
Pecos and Fort Stockton are both 5-4 in their district race after the
Eagles lost at home to Greenwood on Friday, 3-2, while the Prowlers were
shut out at Monahans, 6-0. It's the fourth meeting of the season between
the two teams, but the first in Fort Stockton, where the Eagles were beaten
a year ago, 13-1.
In the teams' March 28 district game in Pecos, a two-out, two-run throwing
error by catcher April Singh in the bottom of the sixth inning gave the
Eagles a 2-0 victory. Stephane Herrera got the win over Fort Stockton's
Lilly Alcala. During tournament play earlier in the season the Prowlers
shut out the Eagles, 3-0, while Pecos downed Fort Stockton, 7-2, with both
games played in Midland.
This is the first time Pecos has faced a game like this in the regular
season. They went winless in their inaugural year of softball in 1998, and
the past four seasons had either a playoff spot or the District 2-4A title
wrapped up by the time they played their final regular season game.
In Friday's loss to Greenwood errors in the fifth and sixth inning allowed
the Rangerettes to score two of their three runs, while a seventh inning
rally by the Eagles came up short and allowed Greenwood to clinch a playoff
Monahans' boys can clinch at least a tie for a playoff berth with a win
tonight over Pecos. Currently, the Loboes are 5-1 in district, a game up
on Greenwood in the 4-3A standings. The Eagles are 2-4, a game in back of
both Kermit and Presidio following their 15-5 win over the Yellowjackets
on Friday and Monahans' 12-2 win over Presidio.
In the teams' district game last month, the Loboes jumped out to an 8-0
lead and led 9-2 going into the bottom of the seventh before holding on
for a 9-8 win. Noah Miles got the victory, two-hitting Pecos over the first
four innings, while Matthew Levario took the loss after beating Monahans
earlier in the season, 3-2.
Dimas Porras pitched in Friday's game against Presidio for Monahans,
so Miles should get the start again for the Loboes against the Eagles.
Tonight, coach Elias Payan will start Barney Rodriguez on the mound for
the Eagles. He faced Monahans back in February, allowing the first two hitters
to reach base and then two-hitting the Loboes the rest of the way in an
8-1 victory. However, he took the loss in both of the Eagles' games two
weeks ago and is 4-6 on the season.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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