Waco, TX — Fairacres Little League has advanced to the Little League Southwest Regional final in Waco, Texas. Fairacres, from Las Cruces, will face Texas West, a little league team from Chorpus Christi, Texas. The Southwest Regional Final will be played at 6:00pm MT Wednesday, August 7 at Norcross Stadium in Waco, and will be televised by ESPN2.
Winner of the championship game will advance to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvannia.
The Fairacres Little League All-Stars won the New Mexico state championship two weeks ago, and according to coaches, this is the first time a team from Las Cruces has advanced to the Little League regionals in 40 years.
The team includes Noah Coyle, Matt Giles, Wilson Bannister, Dominic Telles, Justin Almegar, Benito Garcia, Justin Lopez, Jeramiah Apodaca, Ryan Rosales, Kaden Palmer, Josh Castillo, Fernando Lorea, Ivan Molina, Coach Jay Rosales, Manager Scott Bannister, & Coach Deryl Palmer. Members of this team have also won the USSSA State Championship and the AABC State and Regional South Plains Championship.