Category Archives: Texas Collegiate League

CBB Visit: NTX Copperheads Vs. Texas Tomcats

DSC_0177 The Texas Tomcats defeated the North Texas Copperheads 9-6 on Tuesday evening at Veterans Memorial Park in Weimar. The Tomcats scored single runs in the first three innings to take an early 3-0 lead. Kevin Mihalik hit a solo home run in the first, Relly Mercurio had an RBI single in the second, and Eric Garcia had a sacrifice fly in the third.

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CBB Visit: McKinney Marshals 7 North Texas Copperheads 2

marshals logo McKinney, TX- Greg Maddux would have been appalled with the defense displayed by the pitchers from North Texas (1-1) and McKinney (1-1) over the past two nights. In a series that has seen a total of ten errors over a pair of games, seven of those mistakes have come from the pitchers of both teams. Despite his two errors on the night, McKinney Marshal starting pitcher Vance Woodruff (Grayson County) allowed only two runs while striking out eight Copperheads over eight innings, picking up the Marshals’ first win of the season.

North Texas jumped out to a 2-0 lead after three and a half innings, thanks to a pair of RBI fielder’s choice grounders by C Matt Shortall (Tulane), and the play of starting pitcher Teddy Nowell (Navarro/TCU). Nowell struck out six batters over his four innings of work, allowing only one run off five McKinney hits.

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CBB Visit: North Texas Copperheads 7 McKinney Marshals 4

copperheads logoMcKinney, Texas – The North Texas Copperheads (1-0) debuted a new home field, new team location, new championship banner, and new a host of new players tonight, but kept their winning ways the same as they’ve always been.

The Copperheads, formerly of Coppell, waited until the final pitch from the McKinney Marshals (0-1) to take their only lead. With a pair of runs over already in the ninth to tie the game at four runs apiece, North Texas DH Chris Haney (Dallas Baptist) delivered a three-run home run to left field, giving the 2009 Texas Collegiate League Champions the 7-4 win in the season opener.

The Marshals, the usual home club at Gabe Nesbitt Field, jumped to an early 2-0 lead off North Texas starter Will Lane (Dallas Baptist). McKinney 3B Troy McCartney (McLennan CC) led the game off with a double off the third base bag, and was brought home on a single by 2B Jason Houston (Arkansas-Little Rock). Houston was brought home three batters later on a single by LF Chase Huchingson (Central Arkansas).

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New Franchise in TCL Selects Home & Team Name


Field (Victoria, TX) The Victoria Baseball Club, LLC, owners of the Victoria Generals, have announced the location for their second franchise in the Texas Collegiate League. The new franchise will be located in Weimar, Texas and play their home games at historic Veterans Memorial Park. The team will be called the Texas Tomcats.

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Top 100 Countdown: Number 44 Todd Cunningham (Jacksonville State)

ToddCunninghamJaxState The CBB continues our countdown for the 2010 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the list today with number 44 in our countdown with Jacksonville State junior outfielder Todd Cunningham. He is from Jacksonville (AL) High School where he played five years of high school baseball under David Deerman, Michael Graben and Rusty Burroughs. He finished his high school career with a .446 batting average with 216 runs scored and 112 stolen bases for the Golden Eagles. In his senior season, he hit .430 with 66 runs scored and an on-base percentage of .593. He picked up several honors in high school as he was named a three-time first-team All-State selection (2005, 2006, 2007) and named second-team All-State in 2004 by the Alabama Sports Writers Association.

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Victoria Generals sign two more for 2010


df49800a73121271c3a02de2760c9ac9.300 (Victoria, TX) The Victoria Generals have announced the re-signing of two more stand-out players from their inaugural season. Third baseman Brian Nephew and left-handed pitcher Covey Morrow are set to return to help the Generals defend their regular season championship crown.

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