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Friday, July 27,  2001

Diablos fall to Andrews, Tulsa teams

A 750-mile trip to play Andrews?

That's what Thursday brought for the West Texas Diablos baseball team, at the USSSA's 12 and under AAA Baseball World Series, and the results weren't good for the Diablos, as they dropped an 8-4 decision to the Andrews Mudcats, then lost again later in the day, 10-5 to the Tulsa Padres to drop to 4-3 in the week-long tournament.

The Diablos, who are made up of seven Odessa players along with four from Pecos _ Isaiah Rayos, Cody Hernandez, Robert Nunez and John Paul Salcido _ had won three straight games going into their game against Andrews, but lost to the then-undefeated Mudcats before falling to Tulsa, the fourth-ranked team in the tournament through play on Thursday.

The losses dropped the Diablos from 20th place to 27th out of the 84 teams in the tournament. Andrews had been one of the only remaining undefeated teams, until they dropped a 15-6 decision to the Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Renegades in their final game of the day on Thursday.

Andrews is seeded 14th going into play Friday, and are fourth among Texas teams. Ranked 12th is the Grand Prairie Texas Warriors, who the Diablos defeated on Wednesday by a 10-1 score, with Rayos pitching.

The St. Louis Diamond Kings remained ranked atop the list of teams, and are one of three undefeated teams left in the tournament. The Cape County (Mo.) Bandits and the Manhattan (Kan.) Mariners are the other teams who have won all six of their tournament games so far.

The 12 and under tournament is scheduled to continue through the championship games on Sunday at Hutchison, Kan.

Youth volleyball, football leagues holding sign-ups

Reeves County Community Sports and Recreation Department is enrolling children for its PeeWee Football and youth volleyball leagues between now and mid-August, and is holding a pre-season camp for the football players today at 7 p.m. at the Crockett Middle School field.

Parents of children who are in Grades 3-6 who want to participate in the football program can pick up enrollment forms at the recreation office, located in the old Pecos High School gym, during regular hours. Entry deadline is Monday, Aug. 20 and the cost is $25 per child.

Sign-ups for youth volleyball will continue through Friday, Aug. 17 at the old Pecos High School gym. RCCRD Director Nora Geron said the league is also open to children in Grades 3-6, with a registration fee of $10 per child.

Parents registering their children for either football or volleyball should bring a birth certificate to the RCCRD office, and both parents' signatures will be needed on the registration form.

For more information call 447-9776.

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