Sports Headlines–8/1/2014

The Brazos Valley Bombers had their game with the East Texas PumpJacks in Kilgore last night rained out.  The Bombers and PumpJacks will make up the game today as the first part of a doubleheader in Kilgore.

Two College Station High School baseball players announced their picks to play college baseball yesterday.  All-State second baseman Jaxxon Grisham and closer Walker Davis both said they are committing to play at Sam Houston State University.

The Texas A&M football team will open the upcoming season ranked 20th in the nation according to the USA Today coach’s poll.  Florida State is number one.  Other SEC teams in the poll include Alabama at number two, Auburn at number five, South Carolina at number nine, Georgia at number 12, LSU at number 13, and Ole Miss at number 19.

Texas A&M announced the hiring of a new assistant baseball coach yesterday.  Former Nebraska player and assistant coach Will Bolt will coordinate the offense and will be the third base coach.

The Houston Astros’ bullpen failed them again last night as they gave up a home run in the ninth inning in losing to the Toronto Blue Jays 6 to 5.  The Astros and Blue Jays will play again tonight in Houston.  Also tonight, the Texas Rangers are in Cleveland to begin a series against the Indians.

Sports Headlines–7/31/2014

The Brazos Valley Bombers solidified their lead in the second half standings of the Texas Collegiate League season with a 3 to 2 win last night over the Victoria Generals at Cellucor Field.  Bombers head coach Curt Dixon said it was a complete win for the team.  The Bombers will host East Texas tonight at 7 pm for the first game of a two game series with the PumpJacks in Bryan before playing two more with the PumpJacks in Kilgore Saturday and Sunday.

Former Texas A&M baseball coach Mark Johnson will be inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame in Fort Worth in October.  Johnson was the Aggies head coach from 1985 to 2005 leading the Aggies into the NCAA tournament 13 times with two College World Series appearances.

The Houston Astros earned a series win over the first place Oakland A’s yesterday with an 8 to 1 win behind a four-hit performance by pitcher Dallas Keuchel.  The Astros will host the Toronto Blue Jays tonight for the first game of a four-game series at Minute Maid Park.

And, the Texas Rangers survived a lead-off homer by New York’s Brett Gardner last night to beat the Yankees 3 to 2 for a series win.  The Rangers are off tonight.

Sports Headlines–7/30/2014

The Brazos Valley Bombers beat the Victoria Generals last night at Cellucor Field when Tucker Pennell hit his first ever walk-off homer in the bottom of the 11th inning for a 4 to 3 win.  The Bombers and Generals will play again tonight at 7 pm in Bryan.

Former Blinn quarterback Shaun Rutherford was named the Most Valuable Player or the Central European Football League Championship Game as he threw for one touchdown and ran for two more in leading his Belgrade, Yugoslavia, team to the league title.  Rutherford, who played for Blinn in 2008 and 2009, was also named the league’s Offensive Player of the Year.

The Houston Astros bullpen failed them again last night as they gave up six runs in the ninth inning to hand the visiting Oakland A’s a 7 to 4 come-from-behind win at Minute Maid Park.  The Astros and A’s will complete their series today in Houston.

And, Texas Rangers starter Nick Martinez faltered in the sixth inning yesterday as he gave up six runs to the visiting New York Yankees on the way to a 12 to 11 loss to the Bronx Bombers.  The Rangers and Yankees will wrap-up their series tonight in Arlington.

Sports Headlines–7/29/2014

The Brazos Valley Bombers return to the diamond tonight to host the Victoria Generals for a 7 pm game at Cellucor Field in Bryan.  Yesterday, the Bombers’ Grady Caldwell was named the Texas Collegiate League Player of the Week for his four multi-hit games last week.

The Houston Astros broke their five-game losing streak last night by bombing the visiting Oakland A’s 7 to 3.  The Astros and A’s will play again tonight in Houston.

And, the Texas Rangers scored four runs in the fifth inning last night to beat the visiting New York Yankees 4 to 2.  The Rangers and Yankees will continue their series tonight in Arlington.

Sports Headlines–7/28/2014

The Brazos Valley Bombers continue to play well both at home and away.  The Bombers shut-out the Acadiana Cane Cutters in Bryan Friday night 7 to nothing.  The Bombers then went to Dallas to play the Texas Marshals Saturday and posted a 14 to 3 win and took the series with a 7 to 1 win last night.  The Bombers are off tonight before hosting the Victoria Generals tomorrow night.

Texas A&M sophomore Shamier Little won the 400 meter hurdle championship at the World’s Junior Championships in Oregon on Saturday with a time of 55.66 seconds.  Little is the reigning NCAA champion in the 400 meter hurdles.  Little won a second championship yesterday when she ran the opening leg for the Gold Medal winning U-S 4×400 relay team.

The Houston Astros were swept at home this weekend by the Miami Marlins.  The Astros lost on Friday 2 to nothing, on Saturday 7 to 3, and yesterday 4 to 2.  Tonight, the Astros begin a three game series with the Oakland A’s in Houston.

And, the Texas Rangers won only one of three games with the Oakland A’s in Arlington this weekend.  The Rangers won the Friday series opener 4 to 1, but lost on Saturday 5 to 1 and again yesterday 9 to 3.  The Rangers will host the New York Yankees tonight for the first of three games in Arlington.

Sports Headlines–7/25/2014

The Brazos Valley Bombers completed baseball’s rarest play last night, a triple play, but could not get the bats going in losing to the Acadiana Cane Cutters 2 to nothing.  The Bombers and Cane Cutters will play again tonight at 7 pm in Bryan at Cellucor Field.

Two local football players announced their future intentions yesterday.  A&M Consolidated’s Daniel Zivney committed to the Air Force Academy and Navasota’s Tren’Davian Dickson announced he is going to Baylor.

The Houston Astros were bombed yesterday in Oakland by the A’s by a final score of 13 to 1.  The Astros return to Houston tonight to begin a three-game series against the Miami Marlins.

And, the Texas Rangers lost 4 to 2 yesterday to the Yankees in New York.  The Rangers are home tonight to host Oakland for the first of three games with the A’s in Arlington.

Sports Headlines–7/24/2014

The Brazos Valley Bombers split their doubleheader in Dallas yesterday with the Texas Marshals.  The Bombers won the opener 3 to 2, but lost the nightcap game 8 to 6.  The Bombers are back home in Bryan at Cellucor Field tonight to host the Acadiana Cane Cutters for a 7 pm game.

Former Texas A&M defensive end Spencer Nealy was released yesterday by the Minnesota Vikings.  The NFL had announced two weeks ago that Nealy is suspended for four games for violating the league’s rules against performance enhancing drugs.

The Houston Astros rallied with five runs in the eighth inning last night in Oakland, but were unable to overcome a two home run night by the A’s Yoenis Cespedes in a 9 to 7 loss.  The Astros and A’s will complete their series today in Oakland.

And, the Texas Rangers lost a rain-shortened game in New York last night to the Yankees 2 to 1.  The game was suspended for an hour-and-a-half because of rain and was eventually called in the bottom of the fifth inning because of a soaked field.  The Rangers and Yankees will wrap-up their four-game series today in the Bronx.

Sports Headlines–7/23/2014

Two members of the State Champion College Station High School Baseball team have been named Co-Players of the Year by the Texas Sports Writers Association.  Baylor Rowlett and Ryan Johnson share the honor.  In addition, Jaxxon Grisham, MacGregor Hines, and Kyle Richardson made the Class 3A All-State team and Scott Holder was named the 3A Coach of the Year.

The Brazos Valley Bombers are in Dallas today for a twin-bill against the Texas Marshals.  The first game today begins at 5 pm at Pasqua Field in Dallas.

L-J Hoes blasted a solo home run in the top of the 12th inning last night in Oakland to lift the Houston Astros to a 12 inning 3 to 2 win over the A’s.  The Astros and A’s will play again tonight on the West Coast.

And, Chase Headly smacked a single in the 14th inning last night in New York to beat the Texas Rangers 2 to 1.  The Rangers and Yankees continue their series tonight in the Big Apple.

Sports Headlines–7/22/2014

The Texas A&M football team’s defense took another hit yesterday when Defensive End Gavin Stansbury left the team for personal reasons.  Stansbury was arrested on an assault charge in Harris County in April.  Stansbury started 10 games for the Aggies last season and is the third defensive starter to leave the team this summer.

The Houston Astros are in Oakland tonight to begin a three game series against the A’s.  The A’s are in first place in the American League West while the Astros are in fourth place 20 games behind and one game in front of the Texas Rangers.

The last place Rangers picked up a win on the road in New York last night.  The Rangers beat the Yankees by a final score of 4 to 2.  The Rangers and Yankees will play again tonight in New York.

And, former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel may start the season on the bench, but the NFL yesterday announced his number 2 Cleveland Browns jersey is the best-selling jersey in the nation this summer.  Manziel jerseys outsold those offered for Seattle’s Russell Wilson, San Francisco’s Colin Kapernick and Denver’s Peyton Manning.  Manziel will begin training camp with the Browns tomorrow.

Sports Headlines–7/21/2014

The Brazos Valley Bombers had their doubleheader with The Woodlands Strykers rained out Friday with no make-up date announced.  The Bombers would win their 12th and 13th straight home game this weekend, a 5 to 3 decision on Saturday and another 5 to 3 win yesterday over the Acadiana Cane Cutters.  The Bombers are off tonight and tomorrow.

Former Texas A&M head football coach Jim Myers died Thursday at the age of 92.  Myers coached the Aggies from 1958 until 1962 to a 14-24-4 record.  Myers also won two Super Bowls in the NFL as an assistant coach for Tom Landry and the Dallas Cowboys.

Former A&M Consolidated softball player Jordan Bettiol has decided to play closer to home.  Bettiol has transferred from the University of Nebraska to Texas Tech where she will have two remaining years of eligibility.

The Houston Astros salvaged the final game of their series in Chicago yesterday when they beat the White Sox 11 to 7.  The Astros had lost the Friday game 3 to 2 and the Saturday game 4 to 3.  The Astros are off tonight.

And, The Texas Rangers ended their eight game losing streak on Friday when they beat the Blue Jays in Toronto 5 to 1.  But, the Rangers lost on Saturday 4 to 1 and again yesterday 9 to 6.  The Rangers are in New York today to begin a four game series against the Yankees.