THATCHER — The Gila Monsters are off to a good start, running their record to 8-4 since play started in January.

Eastern finished 3-1 after a four-game series against Trinidad State last weekend.

Eastern also went 3-1 in a four-game series against Luna to close out January and open February; and split a four-game series against El Paso, 2-2, in January.

The Monsters will open conference play with a home doubleheader against Cochise on Saturday, Feb. 15. Game 1 starts at noon.

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