Interactive Radar

Track Severe Weather

Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Thursday evening for Hidalgo, Grant, Sierra, Luna, Dona Ana and Otero counties in N.M. In Texas, El Paso and Hudspeth counties are included.


Track severe weather in your location using our interactive radar: http://bit.ly/KFOX14Radar

Las Cruces team misses chance at World Series run

Updated: Wednesday, August 7 2013, 09:55 PM MDT
Las Cruces team misses chance at World Series run story image

By: Genevieve Curtis
LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- A Little League team from Las Cruces made a run at becoming the first team from the City of Crosses to make it to the world series.

They were just one game away from clinching a bid to the biggest show in town for 11-12-year-old baseball players.

But an appearance at the world series for the Fairacres All-Stars was not meant to be. They lost to Corpus Christi by a score of 6-0 in Waco, Texas, Wednesday.

Some of the team's biggest fans gathered at The Game in Las Cruces. 

Four older sisters beamed with pride, watching their little brothers carry the honor of representing Las Cruces every time they walked to the plate.

"He's number 9, his name is Caden Palmer. He's a pitcher and center fielder," said older sister Kaily Madden.

"His name is Fernando Loera, he plays shortstop," said sister Taylor Rae Wagner.

Aleena Almaguer was there to cheer on her little brother, Justin.

"He's number 20 he plays right field, third base," said Almaguer.

Santana Lopez was there for her brother Justin Lopez.

"He's number 35, he pitches and plays first and third base," said Lopez.

The sisters have watched their younger brothers throw, bat, catch and round the bases ever since they were old enough to grip a ball.

Now they're playing for the eyes of the nation.

"Ever since he was little, ever since he started playing T-ball, so it's really cool to see where he is right now," said Lopez.

Wagner said her brother hopes to some day suit up for the major leagues.
"He wants to play for the New York Yankees," said Wagner.

Watching the game made everyone admittedly, a little anxious.

"I'm so nervous and excited for him at the same time," said Madden.

"Very nervous, very shaking," said Wagner as she tapped her feet watching her brother dive for a ball and throw to first.

One of the teams coaches couldn't make the trip but even from miles away, he had his eye on the ball.

"Everyone's having trouble hitting the curveball, " said batting coach AJ Melendrez.

One of the players, Dominic Tellez, said by phone on Wednesday he hoped to make a name for his city and bring the "W" home.

"I just hope we can win tonight and bring something back to Las Cruces," said Tellez.

Win or lose, Melendrez said it's been quite the journey.

"It's a privilege to be with these guys, these kid love baseball and I love to help them," he said.

Las Cruces team misses chance at World Series run
comments powered by Disqus

More El Paso Sports

Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer arrested on assault charges
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and their 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players.
Texas QB David Ash ends playing career
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas coach Charlie Strong says quarterback David Ash is giving up football after struggling with the effects of multiple concussions.
High school volleyball: Young Americas squad turns back Montwood
Americas won its first district game Tuesday night after defeating Montwood in four sets.
›› Photos: High school volleyball Americas vs. Montwood
High school volleyball: Top-ranked Coronado sweeps Eastwood
The No. 1-ranked Coronado Thunderbirds haven't skipped a beat all season long since entering the season with high expectations.
Union appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspension by NFL
BALTIMORE (AP) - The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night.
UTEP football notebook: Miners have easy week as it looks to get healthy
With bumps and bruises adding up, UTEP is having a light week during its bye that will end after Wednesday's workout when the coaches leave on the recruiting trail.
UTEP football: Interceptions mark major area of improvement for Miners
In terms of the big number at the top, total defense, the UTEP football team is about the same as last year when it was terrible.
Vikings bring back Adrian Peterson despite abuse charge
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five.
High school volleyball: Horizon's Diana Favela a leader for Scorpions
If the Horizon volleyball team is going to earn a playoff spot in District 2-5A this season, senior middle blocker Diana Favela is going to be a key player as the season progresses.
High school basketball: Longtime assistant Ceci Olan takes over successful Bel Air girls program
Longtime assistant Ceci Olan has been named the new girls basketball coach at Bel Air, where she will replace Clay Ward.
NFL: Nick Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Nick Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, and then set up Cody Parkey for the winning 36-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Philadelphia to a 30-27 win at Indianapolis on Monday night.
High school volleyball schedule
High School Volleyball Schedule Today Americas at Montwood, 6:30 p.m. Coronado at Eastwood, 6:30 p.m.
High school football: Franklin Cougars power past San Angelo Central, 31-21
HOBBS, N. M.>> With a week to think about a difficult loss, the Franklin Cougars come out Friday and made a statement.
›› Photos: High school football, week 3
UTEP football notebook: Aaron Jones retains national rushing lead
Aaron Jones' 168 rushing yards left him atop the NCAA in total yards, though he will head into the bye week second in yards per game.
UTEP football: Miners taking big steps in Kugler's second year
The UTEP football team has plenty of questions still to answer after a 42-24 pasting of New Mexico State, questions that will be posed by teams better than the Aggies, questions that will determine if Sean Kugler's second season yields a most unexpected bowl and an end to eight consecutive losing seasons.

More Las Cruces Sports

PREP FOOTBALL: Unbeaten Hawks host Socorro
LAS CRUCES - Centennial football coach Aaron Ocampo didn't know what he had in terms of skill position players entering the season.
UNM coach tight lipped on status of Lobos QB
LAS CRUCES >> The New Mexico football team has had two weeks to get ready for Saturday's Rio Grande Rivalry game at Aggie Memorial Stadium.
Albuquerque Isotopes announce new affiliation
ALBUQUERQUE >> The Albuquerque Isotopes are now affiliated with the Colorado Rockies. Officials from both teams signed a four-year player development agreement during a news conference in
NMSU FOOTBALL: New Mexico State coach Doug Martin challenges Aggies to avoid losing streak
LAS CRUCES >> After a 2-0 start to the season, New Mexico State football coach Doug Martin has challenged his team to avoid losing back-to-back games after a road loss at UTEP last week.
Commentary: Las Cruces High, Mayfield both see 3-0 teams this week
Both Las Cruces High and Mayfield are 3-0 to start the season both will see 3-0 teams in solid matchups this week.
PREP FOOTBALL HERO POLL: Week 3 nominees
Every weekend throughout the high school football season, the Sun-News will ask readers to select a Football Hero from the past week's prep games by logging on to www.
NMSU FOOTBALL: Three key plays from Saturday's Battle of I-10
LAS CRUCES >> New Mexico State's offense appears to have found a pair of sophomore gems in quarterback Tyler Rogers and wide receiver Teldrick Morgan.
NMSU FOOTBALL: Aggies can't keep pace with Miners
EL PASO - New Mexico State got the fast start the Aggies wanted in its first rivalry football game of the year.
Prep football: Faulty first half dooms Oñate, as Knights succumb to Storm
LAS CRUCES >> Oñate got off a slow start in the first half Saturday. And Cleveland's offense was working very efficiently in the first 24 minutes, helping the Storm take a 27-3 halftime lead.
NMSU VOLLEYBALL: No. 9 BYU sweeps New Mexico State
LAS CRUCES >> The New Mexico State volleyball team fell to 3-5 on the season after losing in three quick sets 16-25, 19-25, 21-25 on Saturday afternoon to the No.
NMSU students gear up for Saturday's Battle of I-10 vs UTEP
LAS CRUCES >> There is more buzz on the New Mexico State campus entering a rivalry football game than previous years.
NMSU VOLLEYBALL: New Mexico State loses to No. 14 Colorado State
LAS CRUCES >> The New Mexico State volleyball team fell in straight sets to the Colorado State Rams, who proved for the second time of the day that they do indeed deserve the No.
NMSU SOCCER: Arizona State blanks New Mexico State
The New Mexico State soccer team lost 5-0 to No. 22-ranked Arizona State at the Arizona Cats Classic.
PREP FOOTBALL: Mayfield blows past Carlsbad for 3-0 start
LAS CRUCES >> Mayfield's offense just continues to move the ball effectively and put points on the board.
PREP FOOTBALL: Las Cruces rallies for late TD to beat Volcano Vista 28-22
ALBUQUERQUE >> Kameron Miller's 28-yard touchdown pass to Aeneas Reynolds with 19.4 second left rallied the top-ranked Las Cruces Bulldawgs to a 28-22 victory against Volcano Vista, at

Come back for updates on El Paso local sports teams. KFOX covers topics including local sports, basketball, football and other types of sports. KFOX is dedicated to providing up to date news about Local Sports for El Paso and New Mexico region.

American Sports Network

advertisement