FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
It’s never too early to think about next year… especially when you have a few all-stars already in the fold.
The East Texas Pump Jacks announced today that second baseman Greg Fontenot and outfielder Russell LaFleur have agreed to return to East Texas for the 2010 season. Both players were named to the 2009 TCL All-League team and helped lead the Jacks to a second place finish this summer.
FROM BASEBALL AMERICA PRESS RELEASE
DURHAM, N.C.–Mississippi and Washington State lead all schools by placing five players apiece on Baseball America’s top prospects lists for 18 different summer college leagues and Team USA. Last summer, Louisiana State and Texas each led the nation with five players apiece on BA’s summer league lists, and those two teams wound up facing off for the national championship at the College World Series.
BA ranked the top 30 prospects for the talent-rich Cape Cod League, and the top 10 prospects in 17 other summer college leagues. In addition, the top 20 Team USA prospects were ranked.
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.
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.
Bombers season includes new records and an appearance in the postseason for the third consecutive year.
Bryan-College Station, TX (August 11, 2009) – Although the Brazos Valley Bombers came up short in their bid to claim a Texas Collegiate League championship, the 2009 season was a summer full of excitement and new memories. With improvements on and off the field and new records set, the 2009 season was a stepping stone for many great years to come.
Victoria Generals 13 Brazos Valley Bombers 2
(Victoria, Tx) The Victoria Generals came home from Brazos Valley Monday with a 1-0 lead in the best of three semi finals series and wasted no time dispensing of the Bombers 13-2.
Bryan-College Station, TX (August 10, 2009) –
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.
Coppell Copperheads 7 East Texas Pump Jacks 6
The East Texas Pump Jacks won more games this summer than last, finished higher in the standings, and earned home-field advantage for the playoff series in team history.
Now the Pump Jacks have to work doubly hard to achieve a different playoff result.
Victoria Generals 6 Brazos Valley Bombers 2
(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.
East Texas Pump Jacks 8 Brazos Valley Bombers 6
Bryan-College Station, TX (August 7, 2009) –
The first pitch thrown by Travis Smith at Driller Park in Kilgore, Texas last night set a Bombers franchise record. The start by Smith was his tenth of the season, breaking a record set by 2008 Bomber, Jim McGonigle. When Smith struck out Mike Petello to lead off the sixth inning, he tied the Bombers franchise record of strike outs in a single season at 51 with Casey Whitmer. The strike out for Smith also set the record for innings pitched in a single season set the night before by Drew Flaniken. However, Smith’s bid for his first Bomber win came up short, as the Bombers fell 8-6.