All posts by William Knox

William Knox is a 2009 graduate of Texas Tech University. He began his writing career as the owner of AbsolutelyObknoxious.com before joining CBD before the 2008 NCAA season. Aside from writing, William spent the summer of 2008 as the Media Relations Intern for the Coppell Copperheads of the Texas Collegiate League, and following summer as the Media Relations Director for both the North Texas Copperheads and the McKinney Marshals of the TCL, posting double-duty as the official scorer.

CBB Visit: Texas Tech Red defeats Black 9-8

brennanstewart It took three games, but the veteran laden Red team finally scored their first victory of Texas Tech’s annual Red vs. Black series on Wednesday at Dan Law Field in Lubbock, Texas. Thanks to an offensive outburst in the fifth and sixth innings, the 9-8 victory moved the series record to 2-1 in favor of the  Black Squad.

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Coppell Copperheads win 2009 TCL Championship with 13-11 victory over Victoria Generals

CoppellChampionship August 14th- For the 3rd time in their six year history, the Coppell Copperheads were crowned Texas Collegiate League Champions on Friday night. With a one game lead in the best-of-three championship series, the Copperheads traveled to Victoria where they defeated the league’s number one seed, 13-11, to clinch the 2009 Championship.

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CBB Visit: Coppell Copperheads defeat Victoria Generals, 5-3, in Game One of TCL Championship

COPPERHEAD LOGO August 13- If the fences at The Snake Pit in Coppell, Texas were 337 feet, Generals 1B Mike Davis (Lambuth) would’ve given Victoria a 7-5 lead with a grand slam in the top of the 9th. Fortunately for the Copperheads, the fences measured up to 340 feet, giving Copperheads CF James Foster (Wofford) just enough room to make the final out of the game, preserving a 5-3 victory in the first game of the best-of-three Championship Series.

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Big 12 Weekend Preview (May 1-3)

With only 3 weeks remaining until the Big 12 Conference Tournament in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, many teams are fighting for their seeds, rather than their chance to play. With 7 of 10 teams at or above .500 in conference play, the only battle for a spot is between 9-12 Texas Tech and 6-11 Oklahoma State. Oklahoma State, ranked 26th by the NCBWA, plays host to surprise-team Kansas State, while Texas Tech is idle while the school tends to final exams. The series of the weekend is the battle for I-35 Continue reading

CBB Visit: Kansas at Texas Tech (4/17)

Willie Rueda's 3 runs and 4 RBIs aided the Red Raiders to a 15-10 victory.
Willie Rueda's 3 runs and 4 RBIs aided the Red Raiders to a 15-10 victory.

#30 Kansas (24-13) started the season with a no-hitter against Air Force. Unfortunately, Texas Tech (17-23) is not Air Force. Shaeffer Hall, the pitcher who threw the no-hitter did not last long in the opening game of the 3-game series. After beginning the game with a 4-0 advantage, the Red Raiders cut the lead to 1 run in only 3 batters. It was a common theme all night. Kansas would score, then Tech would answer back in the bottom half. After the final out was recorded, Texas Tech found themselves with 15 runs on a season-high 21 hits and another conference win against a ranked opponent. Continue reading

Big 12 Weekend Preview (April 17-19)

This weekend’s Big 12 conference play is highlighted by a top 10 match up between #10 Oklahoma and #6 Texas in Austin, Texas. The Sooners currently sit at the top of the Big 12 standings, while Texas is a mere 1 game behind in a tie for 2nd place. Another ranked match up takes place when #13 Baylor travels to Stillwater, Oklahoma, to battle #28 Oklahoma State. The Cowboys have struggled in Big 12 play, and are coming off a sweep on the road by #30 Kansas. The Jayhawks will have a test of their own when they head to Lubbock, Texas, to play a Texas Tech club that has not had trouble winning in Big 12 play. Nebraska visits #23 Texas A&M in College Station, Texas, where Texas A&M is 5-0 in conference games. In the final series, #29 Kansas State hosts a struggling Missouri club in Manhattan, Kansas. Continue reading

Big 12 Weekend Preview Part 2 (April 10-12)

Week 5 of the Big 12 Conference Season is upon us, and no team has yet to separate itself above and beyond the rest of the conference. As of today, only 4 of the 10 teams have winning conference records, with 2 more teams sitting on .500. Oklahoma has climbed to the top for now, but faces a Texas Tech team that has already picked up wins in Waco and Austin. Oklahoma State must travel to Lawrence, Kansas, where the Jayhawks have already swept the Texas Longhorns this season. Missouri, a team that has produced well below its expectations, must venture into Baylor Ballpark to take on the Baylor Bears in Waco, Texas. With both Thursday-Saturday series postponed due to weather, Friday should provide enough baseball to satisfy all the Big 12 fans.

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Big 12 Weekend Preview Part 1 (April 9-11)

The Big 12 kicks off 2 series early this week in anticipation of the Easter holiday. #16 Texas A&M travels to Manhattan, Kansas to play a surprisingly improved Kansas State ballclub in what should be the top series of the weekend. The other early series features #9 Texas heading to Hawks Field to take on a struggling Nebraska team. Texas A&M, Texas, and Kansas State are all on track to make the Big 12 Tournament and play in the NCAA Tournament, while Nebraska is currently sitting at the bottom of the Big 12 standings with a postseason bid looking out of reach. Continue reading

Big 12 Weekend Preview (April 3-April 5)

The Big 12 enters its 4th weekend of conference play with only 3 teams sitting above .500 in conference play. #13 Texas A&M is sitting atop the conference at 6-3, while #10 Oklahoma, 4-2, and #11 Baylor, 5-4, round out the top 3. #15 Oklahoma State and Kansas are both 3-3 in conference play, while #9 Texas, Missouri, Nebraska and Texas Tech all share 4-5 marks. Kansas State, at 2-4, rounds out the conference standings. This weekend’s key match up takes place in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where #9 Texas will take on #15 Oklahoma State. The Cowboys have used strong offense to win games, while the Longhorns have attained their ranking with the help of a superior pitching staff.

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Big 12 Weekend Preview (March 27 – March 30)

A.J. Morris (Courtesy of Kansas State)
A.J. Morris (Courtesy of Kansas State)

All 10 Big 12 teams have conference series this weekend. The spotlight series is in Waco, where Kansas State (20-5, 1-2) takes on #11 Baylor (14-5, 3-3) in a 3-game series. Texas Tech visits #9 Texas, Kansas travels to #13 Texas A&M, #18 Oklahoma State hosts Missouri, while Nebraska heads to Norman to play Oklahoma.

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