Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, March 4, 1999
Eagles need good efforts from pitchers
PECOS, Mar. 4 -- Pecos Eagles' coach Bubba Williams got a
pair of complete games out of pitchers Joshua Casillas and
Oscar Rodriguez last Friday, in Pecos' season-opening sweep
of the Monahans Loboes.
Starting this afternoon, Williams will be hoping to get
three more complete games out of his pitchers, when the
Eagles begin play at the Monahans Sandhills Tournament.
Pecos faces Alpine at 3 p.m. today, with the winner
advancing to a semifinal game Friday afternoon against
either Fort Stockton or Kermit. The losers will play in the
consolation semifinals Friday morning. The tournament will
conclude with games on Saturday.
Casillas and Rodriguez both beat Monahans by 11-6 scores and
Williams said Casillas would start on the mound today
against Alpine, a team the Eagles have had trouble with in
The teams didn't play a year ago, when Pecos won the
Sandhills title with victories over Kermit, Crane and Fort
Stockton, but beat the Eagles twice two years ago, and
return senior pitcher Adam Llanez from that squad.
Williams has used only Casillas, Rodriguez and Louis
Valencia so far as starters in the Eagles' three pre-season
scrimmages and last Friday's doubleheader. "I hope we don't
need but three," he said, "considering they're taking the
rest of them (the pitchers) to Kermit," where the Eagles'
junior varsity team will be in tournament play.
"When we go to Snyder (for tournament play next week) I'll
probably take one more," he added.
The Eagles will use the same lineup they went with in last
Friday's opener against Monahans, including first baseman
John Gutierrez, who had to leave the game after sprining his
ankle rounding third base.
Pecos' JV will open it's tournament play today with a game
against Monahans in Kermit. The JV matched the varsity's
results last week against the Loboes by winning their home
opener on Monday over Monahans, also by an 11-6 final score.
Pecos' freshmen are off until Saturday, when they play a
doubleheader in Andrews.
Williams said that because several players will be gone
early next week due to Spring Break, the Eagles have
canceled their Monday afternoon road game against Midland
High. Pecos' next game will be the Snyder Tournament opener
against Odessa High a week from today.
LL meeting Friday, tryouts Saturday
PECOS, Mar. 4 -- The Pecos Little League will have a
coaches meeting on Friday at 7 p.m., while tryouts for
players are scheduled for 9 a.m. on Saturday, according to
league president Tony Aguilar.
Friday's meeting will be in the Reddy Room of the Texas-New
Mexico Power Co. on Stafford Boulevard, while the tryouts
will take place at Chano Preito Field on Walthall Street.
Registration fee is $15 per player.
Registration will continue, at $20 per player, following
Saturday's tryouts and run through the opening of the 1999
season, scheduled for Saturday, March 27.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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