Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide for Reeves County, Trans-Pecos, Big Bend of West Texas
March 20, 1998
Eagles' face Mustangs in first home game
The Pecos Eagles' first home softball game in District 4-4A
play this season may also be the Eagles' best shot at
getting their first-ever district win, as they play host to
the Sweetwater Mustangs at 5 p.m. today at Maxey Park.
The Eagles are 1-7 on the season, have lost four straight
games and come off a 14-3 loss to Fort Stockton in their
inaugural district game on Tuesday in Fort Stockton. That
doesn't sound good for the first-year Eagles going into
their game against the Mustangs, who are in their third
season of softball play.
But the Eagles were at least ahead briefly in their 4-4A
opener, thanks to Katrina Quiroz' two-run double in the
first inning. Sweetwater was shut out in their 4-4A opener
by last year's district and regional champions, Andrews and
gave up 21 runs in the third inning, on the way to a
five-inning, 26-0 loss.
Pecos also lost in five innings Tuesday, but Eagles coach
Tammy Walls said, "I saw signs of improvement," compared to
Pecos' most recent games, including their 22-1 loss to
Fort Stockton on March 5 in the Eagles' home opener.
Along with Quiroz, Walls said Erica Orona and Valerie
Gonzales also hit the ball well in Tuesday's loss. The
Eagles had struggled at the plate in the three games
following their lone win of the season, a 10-9 victory over
Kermit on Feb. 27 at the Midland Invitational.
Track meets scheduled for this weekend
The Pecos Eagles track teams will have full squads out for
the first time in a while this weekend, as they return from
Spring Break with meets in Odessa and Sweetwater.
Pecos' boys will go to the West Texas Relays at Ratliff
Stadium today and Friday. Field event finals and running
preliminaries will begin at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon, while
the remaining field events will start at 9 a.m. Saturday,
with the running finals beginning about 12:30 p.m.
The girls will be getting up early Saturday for their
one-day meet in Sweetwater. It's the first time the Eagles
have made the trip there, and replaced their usual visit to
the Canyon Reef Relays in Snyder, which were held last
Saturday, during Pecos' Spring Break.
The boys edged Fort Stockton by point for second two weeks
ago at the Golden Crane Relays, despite missing a number of
team members due to the start of the week-long holiday.
Pecos' girls also were missing people, and lost a few more
runners to illness and injuries, while ending up eighth
The West Texas Relays will give the Eagles a chance to see a
few of their district rivals, along with Panhandle schools
like Lubbock Estacado and Hereford, who Pecos' regional
qualifiers will face at the end of April in the Region I-4A
meet at San Angelo.
Pecos' girls will get to see Sweetwater for the first time
this season, along with pre-district favorite Big Spring.
The meet will be a good pre-district test for Eagle seniors
Penny Armstrong and Marisol Arenivas, Pecos' two returning
regional qualifiers and the girls two gold medal winners so
far in 1997.
Mac McKinnon, Publisher
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