Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, January 15, 2004
Eagles set Feb. 9 debut for new field
The Pecos Eagles' softball team will get their first chance to play
on their new field three weeks from now, when the Eagles host three
other teams in a pre-season scrimmage.
The Feb. 9 scrimmage against the Kermit Yellowjackets, Sweetwater
Mustangs and Denver City Mustangs will mark the first time the new
$298,000 facility on the west side of the Pecos High School campus has
been used by the Eagles, who have played their games at Maxey Park and
at Martinez Field on the south side of town over the first six seasons
of varsity softball for Pecos.
The first official game for the Eagles on the new field will come
eight days later, when they start off the 2004 season at home against
the Alpine Bucks. It's one of eight home games on Pecos' schedule this
year, as the Eagles look to return to the playoffs after a one-year
Coach Tammy Walls' team won four district titles while a member of
District 2-4A, but last season were beaten out for third place in
District 4-3A by Fort Stockton in the final game of the regular season
by a 3-2 score. Pecos ended up 5-5 in district play and 11-12 on the
The Eagles will close out their season again this year with the
Prowlers, but will play in Pecos, and will also open 4-3A play at home,
against the Presidio Blue Devils on March 16. Defending district champ
Monahans, which is again favored in the 4-3A race this season, will be
the opening road contest, on March 19, and the Eagles will play four of
their first six district games away from home.
They'll also play in two out-of-town tournaments this year, at
Andrews on Feb 19-21 and the following weekend in Midland. Walls has
replaced a third tournament on last year's schedule with a pair of
home-and-home games against Seminole and a non-district match-up with
Kermit just before the start of 4-3A play.
With the exception of the opening scrimmage and their April 13 trip
to Greenwood, all non-tournament games this season are scheduled for 5
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