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April 17, 2001

Eagles battle Lobos, Cats, rains, winds

PECOS, April 17, 2001 - Mother Nature and the schedule-makers apparently favor girls over boys, at least on Tuesdays in April in Pecos.

Last Tuesday, the really bad winds held off long enough for the Pecos Eagle girls softball team to get in their game against Fabens, but the boys' baseball game that night against San Elizario was blown away by dust and 70 mph winds.

Today, the girls may have to face some winds out in El Paso when they face the Mountain View Lobos at 5 p.m., but the odds are better they'll be able to get their game in than it is for the boys, who are scheduled to host Fabens at 6 p.m. if this morning's cold rain lets up before noon.

Both Eagle teams will be trying to maintain their unbeaten records in District 2-4A, but the boys' game is the bigger of the two, since the girls already have clinched their third straight district title and a bye into the area round of the Class 4A playoffs. The boys can clinch their third straight playoff trip tonight with a win over Fabens, but are only a game up on San Elizario with three games left on the 2-4A schedule.

Fabens is currently a game behind San Elizario in third place and two games up on Clint in the battle for the final playoff berth, so a win would go a long way towards earning the Wildcats their second straight post-season trip. Last year, Fabens came into Pecos and defeated the Eagles by a 9-2 score, but in the teams' first meeting in district play, the Eagles won on the Wildcats' home field by a 9-5 final score.

Barney Rodriguez pitched out of a bases-loaded jam with two outs in the sixth and the Eagles leading by only a 5-4 score, then added four runs in the seventh to withstand a single run by the Wildcats in the bottom of the inning.

Today, Eagles' coach Bubba Williams said he was unsure of whether he would start Rodriguez or senior Pifi Montoya, who has yet to pitch this year. "I want to try and get Pifi some work before the playoffs, but if we get rained out I'll pitch one of them Thursday (in a make-up game against Fabens) and the other Friday," when Pecos goes to Canutillo.

The girls' game with Mountain View today has no effect on the 2-4A standings, since the Eagles have clinched the district title with an 8-0 record while the Lobos are 0-8 and out of the playoff picture. But coach Tammy Walls said, "Mountain View isn't a bad team. I'm not sure what their problem is."

Two weeks ago, the Eagles beat the Lobos in Pecos, 7-1. Pecos scored four times in the third inning and three in the sixth, while the Lobos avoided a shutout with two outs in the seventh off pitcher Stephanie Herrera.

For today's game, Walls said she might start Herrera or Alexa Marquez on the mound. Marquez picked up the victory last Tuesday in the Eagles' 15-4 win over Fabens.

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