Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, April 9, 1999
Eagles hosting San Eli, girls play in Clint
The Pecos Eagles' baseball team has a chance to get off to
their best start in district play in 12 years tonight, when
they close out the first half of their 2-4A schedule at home
against the San Elizario Eagles.
There's no question Pecos' girls are off to their best start
ever in softball Ï after going 0-10 in District 4-4A last
year they're 7-0 in District 2-4A right now. But they'll
face their toughest game so far on Saturday when they go to
Clint to face the Lions in a 2 p.m. start.
With a 4-0 record, the Eagles are a game up on Clint in the
2-4A baseball standings, and off to their best start in
district since 1987, when they finished with a 10-1 mark.
Pecos comes off a 10-3 win on Tuesday at Canutillo, in which
they rallied from an early 1-0 deficit to get Joshua
Casillas his sixth win in seven decisions.
San Elizario missed a chance to tie Clint for second place
on Tuesday, as they lost to the Lions by a 2-1 score. It
left that group of Eagles with a 2-2 record, and a 7-8
Either Rene Solis or Robert Ceballos figures to start on the
mound for San Elizario, while Oscar Rodriguez should get the
start for Pecos. Rodriguez is 4-1 with a 4.32 e.r.a., but
has allowed just five runs in his last two games, beating
Muleshoe and El Paso Mountain View.
Pecos' girls can clinch their first district title wit a
victory on Saturday over Clint, which for a while looked
like it might be the first game of a doubleheader for the
Eagles in El Paso.
Coach Tammy Walls said on Thursday that Pecos might have to
make up their rained-out March 27 home game against Mountain
View following Saturday's matchup with Clint, but Walls said
this morning they'll only have one game to worry about on
"If we have to (play Mountain View), we'll reschedule it for
Monday," Walls said.
Saturday's game is the final regular season one for Clint,
but because the Eagles had a bye date earlier this season,
their final game won't be until Tuesday, at home against San
Elizario, and Walls said they can't make up the Mountain
View game next weekend, because of the District 2-4A track
The game will be necessary for Pecos if they lose to Clint,
because Pecos would then have to win their final two game to
clinch the district title. Even with a win Saturday, the
game still will have to be played to determine the final
district playoff berth, unless Mountain View loses their
game today against Fabens and San Elizario beats Canutillo.
Pecos had to rally from a 6-0 deficit after 1« innings last
month to beat Clint at home, 10-7. The Eagles were out-hit
by the Lions, 14-5, but used 12 walks by pitcher Erika
Morales and some good defense in the final innings to rally
for the victory.
"They were a little nervous that day, but we usually hit
better on the road, so hopefully we'll keep that up," Walls
Rec department registering kids for hoops
The Reeves County Community Sports and Recreation Department
is forming peewee basketball leagues for children ages 5
through 8 years of age.
Parents can enroll their children at the recreation
department office, located in the front of the old Pecos
High School gym weekdays between 5 and 10 p.m. For further
information, call 447-9776.
The gym will also be open for volleyball on Tuesday and
Thursday nights, and for basketball on Mondays, Wednesdays
and Fridays. The recreation department is also signing
people up for walking and jogging clubs, where points will
be awarded for prices.
For more information on those programs or to make court
reservations, call 447-9776.
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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