FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
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.
McKinney, 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).
Although they are the two newest teams in the Texas Collegiate League, the Victoria Generals and East Texas Pump Jacks finished the 2009 regular season far ahead of the rest of the pack. The two teams took home the majority of the awards, including eight of the 12 All-League selections.
(Victoria, TX) The Victoria Generals just keep on winning. The Brazos Valley Bombers came to town Friday night, fighting for their playoff lives and the league leaders weren’t very accommodating as they defeated the visitors 6-2. The Texas Collegiate League regular season is winding down but the final playoff spot is still up for grabs. The Generals have locked up the the regular season championship and the #1 seed, but the Bombers and McKinney Marshalls are still in contention to qualify.
Bryan-College Station, TX (August 4, 2009) –
With the debut of the new Field View Section at Brazos Valley Bank Ballpark, the Brazos Valley Bombers set the Texas Collegiate League attendance record for Tuesday night with 1,372 fans. The Field View Section was an instant hit, as fans had the opportunity to enjoy $0.50 beer all night long.
Bryan-College Station, TX (August 2, 2009) –
Joaquin Hinojosa homered and then came into pitch the ninth inning as the Brazos Valley Bombers shut out the Victoria Generals 3-0 tonight at Brazos Valley Bank Ballpark. Hinojosa tied the Bombers’ all-time home run record with his fourth home run of the season.
Luce led all hitters for the week with a .500 average (8-for-16), adding two doubles and a triple for a .750 slugging percentage. He scored five runs and drove in seven more, accounting for 44% of the Marshals’ runs in the five games he played this week. The Jefferson College outfielder will be returning to the Vikings for his sophomore year in the fall.
(VIctoria, Tx) The Victoria Generals of the Texas Collegiate League swept the recent series with the McKinney Marshals Sunday night at Riverside Park.