Pro baseball commissioner tours Clovis parks

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Ronnie Anaya, off camera, holds a cap of the Las Cruces Vaqueros with Andrew Dunn, owner of the Vaqueros and commissioner of the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs, in the background. Anaya was giving a tour of area parks on behalf of Clovis Municipal Schools to Dunn, who would like to establish a Pecos League team in Clovis.

Kevin Wilson

A professional baseball league commissioner is hoping bringing Clovis aboard isn’t a wild pitch.

Andrew Dunn, the commissioner of the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs, toured a pair of parks in the city Tuesday in the hopes he could add Clovis as a seventh site for the rookie ball league, scheduled to run May 11-Aug. 10 of next year.

The league needs a park with good amenities, and hopes to be able to sell alcohol.

Dunn owns the Las Cruces Vaqueros, one of three teams absorbed by the Pecos League after the Continental Baseball League disbanded after four seasons.

The league has plans to operate in three New Mexico cities — Roswell, Alamogordo and Las Cruces — and three in Texas —