Baseball lands in Del Rio's Roosevelt Park
Pro Baseball landed in Del Rio on June 13th as the Alpine Cowboys beat the Houston Apollos 7-4 in front of a capacity crowd estimated at 731 at Roosevelt Park.. The game was tied 3-3 in the 6th inning when Alpine broke the game open with an Austin Newall double, Nathan Skeen single and the big blow was Mike Marion home run.
Mike's homer easily cleared the 320 foot fence in center field. This was the deadest air these players have seen despite the short fences the ball did not travel at 800 foot elevation like the thin air of New Mexico. Eric Williams Jr. won the dancing competition after the game, he turned a complete flip and did the helicopter, Alpine had no answers for this...
Brian Fowler served as the coach of the Houston Apollos which was a team of 2 Houston Apollos, 11 Roswell Invaders and 5 Carlsbad Bats. Each team threw one pitcher per inning and the game moved at a great pace.
Eddie Larkan organized the game and set a great stage for the residents of Del Rio of what the Pecos League could be like in 2012... Stadium Issues and Political Issues stille exist but the future looks bright in Del Rio.
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