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for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, May 23, 2008
Pecos SL sign-ups continuing
Sign-ups are continuing for the Pecos Senior League, which remains in need of players to start its 2008 season.
Registration is $40 per player and can be done at Gibson True Value, 810 W. Walthall St. The league is open to boys and girls ages 15-16.
Power Team holds performances on Saturday, Sunday
Two performances by Todd Keane and the Power Team have been scheduled for this weekend at the Pecos High School gym.
The Power Team is a team of world-class athletes that holds crusades across the globe. They perform the world’s greatest exhibitions of strength, power and speed, with a message of motivation and inspiration.
The team includes several world record holders, former NFL players and professional wrestlers. They have performed at over 26,000 school assemblies and in over 20 countries during the past 20 years, and will be at the PHS gym on Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25, starting at 6 p.m.
A donation of $2 at the door is suggested for those attending the performances. For further information, call 940-1481.
Eagles put dozen on 2-3A baseball team
Seven members of the Pecos Eagles’ 2008 baseball team were selected to the first team All-District 2-3A squad, while five others were named to the second team in voting by the district’s coaches.
The team was selected in late April and released following area round losses by Pecos, Monahans and Presidio on May 10 in the Class 3A playoffs.
Eagles senior Vincent Palomino was named Most Valuable Player for the district for the second year in a row. The senior went 3-1 in district play, including a no-hitter against Fort Stockton in Pecos’ 2-3A opener. He batted .372 during the regular season and led the team in home runs, with three, and in triples with six, while finishing second in RBI with 20.
Pecos’ other two pitchers who started district games this season also were first team selections. Juniors Isaiah Vela and Timo Reyes were named to the squad, with Vela selected as Newcomer of the Year for 2-3A. Reyes was 1-1 with one save during district play while Vela went 2-1. Reyes also led the team with a .551 batting average during the regular season and also was first in hits, with 43, doubles, with 12, and RBI, with 33.
The other first team selections were seniors J.R. Lujan at catcher and Chris Sotelo in the outfield and juniors James Garcia at third base and Joseph Ontiveros as designated hitter. Lujan batted .423 and was second on the team in doubles with seven, while Sotelo batted .296 and Ontiveros .283 for the Eagles this season, with most of those at-bats coming during the latter half of the season.
Pecos’ second team selections included several part-time players and one regular, junior Lucas Chavez, who was chosen at shortstop after splitting time between that position and the outfield. Chavez was third on the team in batting with a .400 average and tied Reyes for the team lead in runs scored with 29.
The other four were junior Tony Reyes at second base, senior Eli Valenzuela in the outfield, senior Gerald Saenz at pitcher and freshman Isaiah Patino at first base.
Along with the 12 players named to the team, coach Eric Garcia was also named Coach of the Year, after Pecos won its first district title in six years this season, going 6-3 in 2-3A play as part of an overall 21-9-1 season.
The remainder of the first team all-district squad included Presidio sophomore Jesus Carrasco as Offensive MVP and senior shortstop Jeremy Martinez of Fort Stockton as Defensive MVP. Presidio, which placed second in the district, also had junior pitcher Oscar Lujan, sophomore catcher Jesus Barron, sophomore first baseman Edgar Rodriguez, and sophomore outfielder Noe Anaya named to the first team.
Fort Stockton, which lost out to Monahans for the final playoff spot, also had junior pitcher Francisco Jaquez, senior outfielder Allan Mendez and junior utility player Jeremiah Vela, while Monahans’ first team selections were senior Steven Valles at shortstop, junior Aaron Armendariz at second base, junior Ivan Rios as utility player, sophomore Ty Horton at catcher and sophomore Quincy Titus in the outfield.
The rest of the second team was made up of Monahans junior Kalep Warden, Fort Stockton sophomore Julio Martinez and Presidio freshman Efrian Aguilar as pitchers, Fort Stockton senior Zach Rodriguez at catcher, senior Sergio Corral at first base, sophomore Justin Ramirez at second base and senior Rene Corral at third base, Monahans senior Chase Williams and Presidio junior Ruben Guerrero at third base; Fort Stockton senior M.J. Gonzales, Monahans senior Matt Montoya and Presidio freshman Raul Barron in the outfield and Monahans freshman Ricky Robledo at designated hitter.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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