Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, July 9, 1999
Pecos teams win on road, get home games
By JON FULBRIGHT
PECOS, July 9, 1999 -- The Pecos Senior League All-Stars will finally
play a game in Pecos in a couple of days and the Junior League All-Stars
will be playing a game at home this evening, after both squads posted wins
on Thursday in their District 4 Tournaments.
Pecos' 9-10 year-old All-Star team also scored a victory on Thursday,
but they will be staying on the road tonight, as will the 11-12 year old
squad, as both teams seek wins to remain alive in the double-elimination
The Senior League stayed unbeaten in Crane on Thursday, downing a combined
San Angelo Lake View-Tri County team by an 11-4 final score. The win moved
Pecos into the District 4 Tournament title game, scheduled for Pecos either
on Sunday or Monday.
Pecos' Junior League lost to Tri County on Wednesday, but stayed alive
last night by routing Sonora, 15-1. That moved the 13-14 year old team
into a 6 p.m. game at home tonight against Crane, with the winner there
facing the loser between Tri-County and San Angelo Western, either in Pecos
or Big Lake, on Saturday.
The 9-10 year olds went to Big Lake on Thursday and shut out San Angelo
Northern by a 3-0 final score, moving them into a 6 p.m. game today against
San Angelo Lake View. The winner will go to Crane on Sunday for the tournament
The 11-12 year olds had Thursday off after a 7-0 win over Crane on Wednesday.
This evening, they'll face North Concho in a 6 p.m. game at Carlsbad, northwest
of San Angelo, with the winner facing San Angelo Northern on Saturday.
The Senior League stayed unbeaten in the tournament as they made the
most of their 12 hits, while Lake View collected 10 hits, but only one
with a runner in scoring position. San Angelo stranded six runners on second
or third base in the middle innings off pitcher Richard Rodriguez, and
ended the game with Lee Morrison getting picked off third base by catcher
Morrison singled home Alex Rodriguez with two outs in the first inning
to give San Angelo a 1-0 lead, but Pecos tied it in their half of the first
on Alex Garcia's two-out single, and took the lead in the second when Rodriguez
reached on an error and scored on Benny Juarez' double. He scored on Paul
Juarez' single, and would then come home on a single by Abila for a 4-1
Lake View used Pecos' only error of the game to cut the lead to 4-3,
when shortstop Angel Villalobos was unable to turn a double play on Morrison's
bases loaded grounder with one out. Morrison got credit for an RBI, and
Rodriguez scored when the ball got past Sebero Jaquez at first base.
But the Senior League answered with four runs in their half of the third
to go up by an 8-3 score. Jaquez was hit by a pitch around singles by Garcia
and Rodriguez, and after Michael Herrera's sacrifice fly made it 5-3, Oscar
Puente misplayed Paul Juarez' grounder for a run-scoring error. Singles
by Rudy Magana and Abila followed to score two more runs.
Meanwhile, Rodriguez pitched out of trouble in the fourth and fifth
innings, getting Rodriguez to pop out to Villalobos with the bases loaded
in the fourth, then striking out Cody Driver and getting Stephen Marx on
a grounder to second after Lake View put runners on second and third in
Morrison settled down and got his curve ball working in the fourth and
fifth inning, but was relieved in the sixth after giving up a double to
Magana and hitting Villalobos. Puente came on to pitch and was greeted
by RBI singles by Garcia and Benny Juarez, around a run-scoring error by
third baseman Jordy Morrison on a Rodriguez grounder.
Having been touched for nine hits in five innings going mostly with
the fastball, Rodriguez went to more off-speed pitches in the later innings
which worked well, except for the knuckleball Lee Morrison hit 400 feet
in the seventh inning. It went for a triple scoring Rodriguez, who had
walked, but Abila would catch Morrison off third base a few moments later
to end the game.
Pecos is now in the same position they were a year ago, when they reached
the title game, but were swept at home by San Angelo Western. "They've
been waiting for the championship game since last year," said manager Danny
Reyes. "Now it's here and they're going to get it.
"Their attitude has been terrific this year. They're focusing on what
they have to do and they've been showing respect for the other team while
getting the job done," he said.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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