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February 19, 1999

Baseball, softball look to improve defense

Better defense is what both Pecos Eagles' softball coach
Tammy Walls and Eagles' baseball coach Bubba Williams will
be looking for today and Saturday, when the girls play their
second game of the 1999 season while the boys get in their
final pre-season scrimmage.

Pecos' girls host Lamesa in a varsity game today at 4 p.m.
at Martinez Field, followed by the junior varsity game at
about 5:45 p.m. Meanwhile, Pecos' varsity boys will host
Midland High in their final pre-season scrimmage at 5 p.m.
on Saturday, after the Eagles' JV hosts the Bulldogs at 5
p.m. today and Pecos' freshmen scrimmage the Bulldogs'
sophomores on Saturday at 1 p.m. in Midland.

Unlike last season, when the first-year Eagles often made
several errors on one play, Pecos' mistakes in their season
opener on Tuesday were far lower, but still enough for
Kermit to score eight unearned runs on the way to a 13-0

Alexa Marquez pitched three innings and took the loss, and
will start on the mound again today for Pecos, which will
also hope to hit better today, after being no-hit by
Kermit's Amanda Soltero in Tuesday's four-inning game.

"We've got some work to do on our hitting. We didn't hit the
ball very well," said Walls, as the Eagles had just one
solid shot off Soltero, a line drive by Katrina Quiroz the
pitcher snagged to end the game.

The baseball team will have all its players out from
swimming and basketball for the first time against Midland
High, who'll host Pecos in a regular season game next month.
Last Friday, the Eagles allowed seven unearned runs in a 9-9
scrimmage tie against Fort Stockton.

"We are going to have to play better against Midland High,"
Williams said after the tie. Pitcher Joshua Casillas has not
allowed an earned run in five innings of work so far during
scrimmage play, while catcher Mark Abila had three doubles
in last week's game against the Panthers.

Regular season play opens for Pecos a week from today, with
a home doubleheader against Monahans.

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