The Victoria Generals will be the new team in 2009 for the Texas Collegiate League. The Texas Collegiate League is made of 5 summer collegiate teams across the State of Texas. The Coppell Copperheads are located in between Dallas and Fort Worth, the McKinney Marshals are located NE of Dallas, the East Texas PumpJacks are located in Kilgore which is in the Piney Woods of East Texas, Brazos Valley Bombers are in the Bryan-College Station area, and the Victoria Generals will be located in Victoria, Texas which is located in between Houston and Corpus Christi.
Today, the Victoria Generals have released their New Uniforms for the 2009 season.
Victoria, Tx) The Victoria Baseball Club has announced that the name of their new team in the Texas Collegiate League will be called The Victoria Generals. The team name was chosen from the many ideas that were submitted to their website: www.baseballinvictoria.com Continue reading →
Brazos Valley Bombers Diamond Duo Receive Top Honors
Following their star-studded performances this past summer, Todd Cunningham and Dustin Dickerson were selected by Baseball America as two of the Texas Collegiate League’s Top 10 Prospects. The honor was a testament to the player’s heroics on the field as they led the league in batting and provided stability throughout the summer. Continue reading →
The Texas Collegiate League Championship series came down to the top two teams in the league- the Coppell Copperheads and the McKinney Marshals. Coppell was the defending champions from a year ago and McKinney Marshals won it in ’06. I was on hand for the games on Friday and Saturday. I was able to take pictures of both games. with a Link at the bottom of the article.
Coppell Copperheads is located NW of Dallas and NE of Fort Worth. They play all of their home games at the High School for the Coppell Cowboys. Coppell is one of the original 8 that started in the TCl back in the Summer of ’04.
Brazos Valley uses extra inning to force decisive game three tonight with the Mckinney Marshals.
The Marshals failed to eliminate Brazos Valley from the first round of the playoffs on Wednesday and will be forced to play a game three at home on Thursday at 7:05 pm.
Brazos Valley won a hard-fought, extra inning game 4-3, forcing the pivotal game three.
Brazos Valley took a 3-0 lead into the eighth inning behind the pitching of John Touchton and a two-run home run by Nick Anders. But the Marshals bats came alive against relieve Travis Dirk as they tied the game with three runs in the eighth.
Myrio Richard had a two-run triple and Jake Smith scored Richard on a fielder’s choice to tie the game.
Tickets for Thursday’s game three at Gabe Nesbitt Field will be $1, and fans will be able to get hot dogs for $1 all night as well.
The Bombers hit the road for their first playoff game of the 2008 season, but not without some difficulties. The game was delayed for over an hour due to transportation issues and the Bombers were unable to recover. Sam Strickland pitched effectively for the Bombers but was unable to find any run support as the Bombers came up on the short end of the stick 5-2.
The McKinney Marshals’ incredible season was highlighted by the selection of Myrio Richard, Michael Bolsinger and Jimmy Nelson for Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year and Freshman of the Year, respectively. Stan Phelps earned Coach of the Year Honor, after leading the East Texas Pumpjacks to a 22-26 record in their inaugural season.
Bombers game canceled in the 4th inning due to inclement weather.
Bryan-College Station, TX (August 3, 2008) –
For the second straight season, the Bombers home finale was cancelled due to inclement weather. The game was cut short in the middle of the fourth inning, as lightning and an impending thunderstorm forced the umpires to call the game early.
Although the Bombers trailed 3-0 when the game was cut short, it will not be considered an official game since five innings were not completed. The game was a scoreless tie until the Marshals put three runs on the board against Cody Springer in the top of the fourth inning. With the bases loaded, J.B. Brown singled to center field to score Mike Walker to put the Marshals on the board first and then Nick Schwaner and Brown scored on two of four walks issued by Springer.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE Brian Watson pitches complete game shutout in his first game of the season.
Bryan-College Station, TX (July 30, 2008) –
In a preview of the first round of the TCL Playoffs, the Brazos Valley Bombers shut out the McKinney Marshals for a 3-0 victory. Making his first appearance of the summer, Brian Watson was outstanding, pitching a complete game shutout to earn the victory.