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Invaders ready to reclaim Pecos League; Roswell’s pro baseball team starts five-game homestand tonight at Bauman Stadium

The Hobbs Eagles defeated the Roswell Coyotes 14-0 in Hobbs Friday night in a game delayed by weather. The Coyotes' record following the contest stands at 0-3. See Sunday's Roswell Daily Record for more from the game. Roswell is scheduled to return to the Wool Bowl Sept. 10, when they'll host Los Lunas.

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The 2017 Pecos League season is in full swing and the Roswell Invaders evened their record to 3-3 Tuesday night with an 8-1 home-opening win over the visiting White Sands Pupfish at Joe Bauman Stadium.
Invaders third baseman Bobby Webb was locked in at the plate, going 6-for-6 with five RBIs and a run scored, while starting pitcher Darrell Thompson tossed six innings, giving up six hits and just one run with six strikeouts and four walks.
The ‘Fish got things started with a trio of singles in the top of the first. With two outs and the bases loaded, Thompson walked Rayshelon Carolina to push the first, and last, run for White Sands across the plate.
The home team tied it up in the bottom of the first frame as leadoff man Julian Bilodeau drew a walk, then advanced to second on Tobias Moreno’s single before before scoring on the same play as he and Moreno traded stolen bases. Webb got his big night started with a two-run homer to put the Invaders up for good at 3-1.
Roswell scored a run in the third, fourth, sixth, seventh and eighth innings to achieve the final 8-1 margin. Outside of Webb’s five, left fielder Kyle Peralta (2-for-3) and second baseman Caleb Patterson (2-for-4) each drove in a run.
Conner Comacho pitched the seventh inning, allowing one while striking out one. Chaz Miller threw a hitless eighth with two strikeouts and a walk and Toby Eigner closed the game without allowing a hit.
The Invaders also won the series opener at White Sands after trailing for much of the game Monday. After tying the contest at 3-3 in the sixth, the “big green men” exploded for 10 runs in the eighth to put the Pupfish away.
Starting pitcher Alex Dandrich went six innings for Roswell, giving up three runs on seven hits with four strikeouts. He also helped his cause going 2-for-3 at the plate. Peralta was 2-for-5 with four RBIs and two runs scored, including a home run in the big seventh inning.
The Invaders opened the season with a four-game series against the Cowboys in Alpine, Texas May 25-28. The invaders won the Saturday matchup, but lost the other three by one run each, 9-8, 16-15 and 10-9.
Webb currently leads Roswell’s regular hitters with a .500 average, going 16-of-32 through the first six games of the season, with two home runs and 10 RBIs. Moreno is hitting .483 with five extra-base hits and Peralta leads the team with 12 RBIs to go with his .444 average.
The Invaders were back at Griggs Park in Alamogordo Wednesday night, looking to sweep the Pupfish before coming back to the Joe for a five-game homestand beginning tonight at 7 p.m. that includes four matchups with the Triggers of Trinidad, Colorado and the first of another here-there-here series with the Pupfish.
The Invaders will hold their annual baseball camps for kids on June 7, 14 and 21 at 10 a.m. at Joe Bauman Stadium.
According to the Invaders website, coaches and players will give general hitting, pitching and baserunning instruction for children ages 6-17, with drill games and other baseball related fun.
Players are required to bring their own gloves and bats and should arrive ready to play wearing baseball pants and uniform.
Parents must sign a liability waiver at the camp. No food will be served to campers. Parents are allowed on the field at all times and may take photos.
Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at roswellinvaders.com. Payment must be received at least 24 hours before the camp starts.