Sports Headlines–7/1/2015

The Brazos Valley Bombers won their seventh straight game last night when they staged a late inning rally to beat the Texas Marshals 3 to 2. The Marshals have yet to win a game from the Bombers this season. The Bombers and Marshals will play again tonight at 7 pm at Cellucor Field in Bryan.

Former Texas A&M women’s tennis coach Howard Joffe, who led the Aggie women to four straight NCAA tournament appearances, has accepted an offer to become the head women’s tennis coach at the University of Texas.

A two-run homer by George Springer and a shut-out pitching performance by Dallas Keuchel gave the Houston Astros a 4 to nothing win over the Kansas City Royals last night. The win was Keuchel’s tenth win of the season. The Astros and Royals will play again tonight in Houston.

The Texas Rangers got two homers from Mitch Moreland last night in beating the Baltimore Orioles 8 to 6. Shin-Soo Choo and Robinson Chirinos also homered for the Rangers. And, Josh Hamilton made his return to the Texas line-up for the first time since being injured May 31st. The Rangers and Orioles will play again tonight in Baltimore.

And, the U-S advanced to the final of the Women’s World Cup with a 2 to nil win last night over top-seeded Germany. The U-S will play either Japan or England for the World Cup championship on Sunday.

Sports Headlines–6/30/2015

The Brazos Valley Bombers will host the Texas Marshals tonight at 7 pm at Cellucor Field in Bryan for the first of two home games before finishing the first half of the season with a four game road trip. The Bombers have won seven straight games and have clinched home field advantage in the post-season play-offs due to clinching the first half championship.

A judge in Louisiana yesterday ruled that a lawsuit in that state as to whether L-S-U owes Texas A&M Defensive Coordinator John Chavis $400,000 or whether he owes that money to L-S-U can continue while a similar lawsuit plays out in the state of Texas. Chavis’ lawyer will appeal the ruling.

Home runs by Chris Carter and Jose Altuve last night help power the Houston Astros past the Kansas City Royals 6 to 1. The win ended Kansas City’s four game winning streak and put the Astros ahead of the Royals for the best record in the American League. The Astros and Royals will play again tonight at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

And, the Texas Rangers were winners on the road last night as they bested the Orioles in Baltimore 8 to 1. The Rangers and Orioles will continue their current four game series tonight in Baltimore.

Sports Headlines–6/29/2015

The Brazos Valley Bombers continued their winning ways this weekend beating the Acadiana Cane Cutters on Friday night 4 to1 and then beating The Woodlands Strykers on Saturday 3 to 2 and again yesterday 15 to 2. The Bombers are off tonight and will host the Texas Marshals tomorrow.

The Houston Astros earned a four-game split with the visiting New York Yankees. The Astros lost Friday 3 to 2 and Saturday 9 to 6 before winning yesterday’s game 3 to1. The Astros will host the Kansas City Royals tonight.

The Texas Rangers won only one game at Toronto this weekend when they beat the Blue Jays on Saturday 4 to nothing. The Rangers lost on Friday 12 to 2 and yesterday 3 to 2. The Rangers will continue their road trip tonight with the first of four games in Baltimore with the Orioles.

Texas A&M sophomore Shamier Little won the 400 meter hurdles yesterday at the U-S Track and Field Championships in Oregon. Former Aggie Jeneba Tarmoh finished third in the 200 meters and Texas A&M senior Jena Hemann placed sixth in the heptathlon.

And, former Texas A&M golfer Jeff Maggert won the U-S Senior Open yesterday going 10-under par for the tournament.

Sports Headlines–6/26/2015

The Brazos Valley Bombers continued to roll on the road last night as they clobbered the Acadiana Cane Cutters 12 to 3 in Youngsville, Louisiana. The Bombers and Cane Cutters will play again tonight in Youngsville before the Bombers return home to play The Woodlands Strykers tomorrow and Sunday.

Snook High School is looking for a new head football coach and athletics director after Scott Cummings resigned this week. Cummings will be traveling down Highway 6 to become an assistant coach in Navasota.

Texas A&M finished 17th in this year’s Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup competition which measures the overall success of a school’s men’s and women’s athletic programs. Stanford was first. Texas was ninth.

Season tickets for Texas A&M soccer and volleyball are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased at the Reed Arena box office, by calling 979-845-2311, or online at 12manfoundation.com.

Dallas Keuchel struck out a career high 12 batters last night in leading the Houston Astros to a 4 to nothing win over the visiting New York Yankees. The Astros and Yankees will play again tonight, tomorrow and Sunday in Houston.

And, the Texas Rangers were swept by the A’s at home in Arlington as Oakland won yesterday’s game 6 to 3. The Rangers are in Toronto tonight for the first game of a weekend three game series.

Sports Headlines–6/25/2015

Texas A&M pitcher Tyler Stubblefield struck out nine and walked only one in five innings of work last night during the Brazos Valley Bombers 17 to 1 thrashing of the Texas Marshals. The first place Bombers will travel to Louisiana tonight to play the second place Acadiana Cane Cutters.

Mistakes on the base paths in the late innings yesterday by the Houston Astros allowed the L-A Angels to stay in the game long enough for Houston native Taylor Featherston to get his first major league game ending hit in the bottom of the 13th inning to give the Angels a 2 to 1 win. The Astros are back in Houston tonight to host the New York Yankees.

The Oakland’s Brett Lawrie hit a grand slam last night to help power the A’s past the Texas Rangers 8 to 2. It was the Rangers fourth straight loss. The Rangers and A’s will complete their series today in Arlington.

The University of Virginia won its first College World Series crown last night with a 4 to 2 win over Vanderbilt.

And, the U-S Women’s World Cup soccer team will play China today in the quarterfinal round in Ottawa, Canada. The U-S will be without two of its starters who will have to sit out the game due to accumulated yellow card penalties.

Sports Headlines–6/24/2015

The Brazos Valley Bombers recovered from their two game losing streak to beat the Texas Marshals last night 16 to 2. The first place Bombers will host the Marshals again tonight at 7 pm a Cellucor Field in Bryan.

Luis Valbuena hit two home runs for the Houston Astros last night to lead the Astros would to a 13 to 3 win over the L-A Angels. The Astros and Angels wrap up their series today in Anaheim.

And, the Texas Rangers were unable to hold off the visiting Oakland A’s last night as they lost 8 to 6. The Rangers and A’s will play again tonight in Arlington.

Sports Headlines–6/23/2015

A celebration of the life of Texas A&M’s first Heisman Trophy winner John David Crow will be held today at 2 in Reed Arena. Crow died last Wednesday at the age of 79.

The Brazos Valley Bombers will try to end their two game losing streak tonight as they host the Texas Marshals for a 7 pm game at Cellucor Field in Bryan. The Bombers are currently the first place team in the Texas Collegiate League one-and-a-half games in front of the Acadiana Cane Cutters.

Two home runs by the L-A Angels’ Albert Pujols and a successful safety squeeze play in the eighth inning handed the Houston Astros a 4 to 3 loss on the West Coast last night. The Astros and Angels will play again tonight in Anaheim.

The Texas Rangers are back in Arlington tonight to host the Oakland A’s in the first game of a three game series.

And, the U-S has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup with a 2 to nil win over Colombia. The U-S will play China on Friday.

Sports Headlines–6/22/2015

The Brazos Valley Bombers started off the weekend with a 9 to 2 win over the Texas Marshals Friday night. But, they were rained out at the Victoria Generals on Saturday. Yesterday, the Bombers lost both games of a doubleheader to the Generals 2 to 1 and 4 to 3. The Bombers are off tonight.

The 16th-annual Lady Vikings Softball Camp for 2nd through 8th graders is begins today. The camp costs $60 per player and runs through Friday.

The Houston Astros had their five-game winning streak ended Friday night at Seattle when the Mariners posted a 5 to 2 win. The Astros lost again on Saturday 6 to 3 but won yesterday’s game 6 to 2. The Astros are in Anaheim tonight to play the L-A Angels.

The Texas Rangers got off to a good start in Chicago Friday night with a 2 to 1 win over the White Sox. But, the Rangers dropped the Saturday game 3 to 2 and lost yesterday’s game in 11-innings 3 to 2. The Rangers are off tonight.

And, a Texas golfer became the U-S Open Champion yesterday. Jordan Spieth became only the sixth golfer in history to win both the U-S Open and The Masters in the same year.

Sports Headlines–6/19/2015

The Brazos Valley Bombers made up five runs in the late innings last night to rally and beat the Texas Marshals 6 to 5 in 10 innings. The Bombers scored four runs in the ninth inning to tie the game and then loaded the bases in the 10th which led to a walk-off bases-loaded walk for the win. The Bombers and Marshals will play again tonight at Bryan’s Cellucor Field at 7 pm.

The Houston Astros completed a four game sweep of the Colorado Rockies yesterday with an 8 to 4 win in Denver. It was the fifth straight win for the Astros who will head to Seattle to begin a three game weekend series against the Mariners tonight.

The investigation into the alleged computer hacking of the Astros’ player database by the St. Louis Cardinals continues. Sports Illustrated writer Tom Verducci says the FBI has located the computer used in the hacking incident. The FBI says the computer was located in a home, not an office, as was used by multiple Cardinals officials. The Cardinals have not yet placed any of the officials under investigation on leave.

And, the Texas Rangers lost their getaway game from Los Angeles last night 1 to nothing to the Dodgers. The Rangers are in Chicago tonight to begin a three game series with the White Sox.

Sports Headlines–6/18/2015

For the fourth time this season the Brazos Valley Bombers have had their games against The Woodlands Strykers rained out. The Bombers will return home to Cellucor Field in Bryan tonight to host the Texas Marshals at 7 pm.

The Houston Astros belted four home runs in the high altitude of Denver last night on the way to beating the Colorado Rockies 8 to 4. Homers were hit by Carlos Correa, Chris Carter, Preston Tucker and Jake Marisnick to give the Astros their fourth straight win. The Astros and Rockies play again today in Denver.

The Texas Rangers beat the Dodgers in Los Angeles last night 5 to 3. The Rangers and Dodgers will play again tonight on the west coast.

And, Johnny Manziel held a press conference yesterday to announce he’s done with “Johnny Football.” Manziel admits that the “Johnny Football” persona caused him to place himself under too much pressure and affected his performance during his rookie season with the Cleveland Browns. Manziel went on to say he’s ready to move on and as part of getting rid of “Johnny Football,” fans will no longer see his use his popular “give me the money” hand gesture. He also thanked his fellow Browns players for welcoming him back into the locker room after the 10 weeks he spent in rehab during the off season.