Sports Headlines–6/29/2016

The Brazos Valley Bombers had their game with the Texas Marshals rained out last night. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader with the Marshals this evening at 6:15 in Bryan at Nutrabolt Stadium. A concert scheduled after last night’s game will be held between the two games this evening.

The Bryan School District will be looking for a new baseball coach at Rudder High School after Matt Harbin has resigned to become the head baseball coach at Class 5A Little Elm High School in Dallas. Harbin coached the Rangers into the play-offs three times during his five years at Rudder and posted 89 wins in those five seasons.

The Houston Astros jumped on the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning last night and never looked back on the way to a 7 to 1 road win. The Astros will go for the sweep over the Angels in Anaheim today.

The Texas Rangers pounded out five runs in the eighth inning last night to pound out a 7 to 1 win over the Yankees on the road. The Rangers and Yankees will play again tonight in New York.

Sports Headlines–6/28/2016

The Brazos Valley Bombers earned a split of their two-game series in Louisiana last night when the beat the Acadiana Cane Cutters 5 to 3. Bombers pitchers combined to four-hit the Cane Cutters. The Bombers return home to Bryan and Nutrabolt Stadium tonight to host the Texas Marshals.

The Texas A&M football team picked up a quarterback recruit yesterday. Kellen Mond from Bradenton, Florida decommitted from Baylor and committed to Texas A&M. Mond picked the Aggies over Auburn.

The Houston Astros scored twice in the ninth inning last night to beat the Los Angeles Angels on the road 4 to 2. The Astros and Angels play again tonight in Anaheim.

The Texas Rangers came back from a rain delay in New York last night to explode for four runs in the ninth inning to beat the Yankees 9 to 6. The Rangers and Yankees play again tonight in the Big Apple.

Sports Headlines–6/27/2016

The Brazos Valley Bombers suffered a rare home loss Friday night when they lost to The Woodlands Strykers 8 to 7. But, the Bombers rebounded to win on Saturday 5 to 1. Last night, the Bombers lost on the road in Louisiana to the Acadiana Cane Cutters 11 to 1. The Bombers will play the Cane Cutters in Louisiana again tonight.

The Houston Astros broke out the big bats in Kansas City this weekend. The Astros scored 9 runs in the first inning Friday to pound the Royals 13 to 4. The Astros continued the slugfest Saturday with a 13 to 5 win. But, the Astros had their seven game winning streak ended yesterday when the Royals were 6 to 1 winners. The Astros are in Anaheim tonight to play the Los Angeles Angels.

The Texas Rangers stumbled at the beginning of the weekend when the visiting Boston Red Sox scored 4 runs in the ninth inning to win 8 to 7. But, the Rangers came back to win on Saturday 10 to 3 and again yesterday 6 to 2. The Rangers are in New York tonight to start a four game series against the Yankees.

Two more Texas A&M basketball players have signed with pro teams. Alex Caruso signed a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers and Jalen Jones has inked a contract with the Toronto Raptors.

Sports Headlines–6/24/2016

Brazos Valley Bombers pitchers last night combined the throw a one-hitter in a 6 to nothing victory over the Texas Marshals on the road in Plano. The league-leading Bombers will be home in Bryan tonight at 7:05 to host The Woodlands Strykers in the first game of a two game series at Nutrabolt Field.

Former Texas A&M football players and Super Bowl MVP Von Miller will be making an appearance in the television game show Family Feud. Miller will be part of a celebrity edition of the popular show. The program featuring Miller will air at 7:30 pm on Sunday, July 3rd, on ABC.

Texas A&M basketball player Danuel House signed a free agent contract with the Washington Wizards last night. Washington did not have a pick in this year’s NBA draft. No details of the deal have been released.

The Houston Astros begin a week-long road trip tonight with the first game of a three game series in Kansas City against the Royals. The Texas Rangers will host the Boston Red Sox tonight for the first game of a weekend three game series in Arlington.

The NBA draft was held last night with the top pick by the Philadelphia 76ers being Ben Simmons from LSU. The Houston Rockets took Chinanu Onuaku from Louisville and Zhou Qi from China. The San Antonio Spurs selected Dejounte Murray from Washington and the Dallas Mavericks took A.J. Hammons from Purdue.

Sports Headlines–6/23/2016

The Brazos Valley Bombers scored early and often last night as they won on the road 8 to 1 over the Texas Marshals. Three Bombers pitchers combined for a three hitter with 14 strike outs. The Bombers and Marshals will play again tonight in Plano.

The Texas A&M baseball team will have a hole to fill in the bullpen next years as junior reliever Ryan Hendrix has chosen to leave the Aggies and sign with the Cincinnati Reds. Hendrix was a fifth round pick in the recent MLB draft. He notched five saves this past season while striking out 36 batters.

The Houston Astros have their longest winning streak of the season going after their fifth victory in a row last night, a 3 to 2 triumph over the Los Angeles Angels. The Astros are off today.

The Texas Rangers earned a split of their series with Cincinnati yesterday with a 6 to 4 win over the Reds. The Rangers are also off today.

Sports Headlines–6/22/2016

The Brazos Valley Bombers begin a two game road trip to Plano tonight when they play the Texas Marshals. The Bombers are still in a dead heat with the Acadiana Cane Cutters for the lead in the Texas Collegiate League standings.

After falling two runs behind early in the game last night, the Houston Astros rallied to beat the L-A Angels 3 to 2. The Astros will go for a series sweep tonight in Houston.

The Texas Rangers gave up three runs in the first inning last night and could never catch up as they lost to the Cincinnati Reds 8 to 2. The Rangers and Reds will play again tonight in Arlington.

The Texas A&M football program is turning to the NFL for some additional help. Dennis Polian is leaving an administrative position with the Tennessee Titans to join the Aggies as the new Director of Player Personnel. Polian has also worked with the Minnesota Vikings and the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL and held a position similar to his new job at Texas A&M at Tulane University before heading to the pros.

Sports Headlines–6/21/2016

The Houston Astros powered their way past the Los Angeles Angels last night 10 to 7 on the strength of three home runs by Jason Castro, Carlos Correa and a 431 foot monster homer by Jose Altuve. The Astros and Angels will play again tonight in Houston.

The Texas Rangers played a make-up game from a rain postponement in April last night and beat the Baltimore Orioles 4 to 3. The Rangers will begin a short two game series against the Cincinnati Reds tonight in Arlington.

Controversy may be brewing in the SEC after the Monroe, Louisiana, District Attorney declined to prosecute two Alabama football players. The official reason is a lack of evidence, but Neal Johnson told a Monroe television station the real reason was he did not want to “ruin the lives” of two Alabama football players. Cam Robinson and Laurence “Hootie” Jones were arrested May 17th on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of a stolen gun. Both players are from Monroe.

Sports Headlines–6/20/2016

The Brazos Valley Bombers won a game yesterday that began on Saturday. The Bombers had just tied the game with the Victoria Generals at 2 all in the fifth inning when the lights went out at Nutrabolt Field and BTU could not get the power restored in time to finish the game. The Bombers were trying to rally after losing their second game of the season on Friday night 4 to 3 to the Generals. Yesterday, the Bombers scored the go ahead run immediately after the game resumed and went on the beat the Generals 3 to 2. In the nightcap game, the Bombers powered past the Generals 7 to 1. The Bombers are off until Wednesday when they will play at the Texas Marshals.

The Houston Astros started their weekend slowly but finished strong with a 6 to nothing win yesterday over the Cincinnati Reds. The Astros lost the Friday game in 11 innings to the Reds 4 to 2, but came back to win on Saturday in 11 innings 5 to 4. The Astros will begin a three game series with the Anaheim Angels tonight.

The Texas Rangers completed a weekend sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals yesterday with a 5 to 4 win. The Rangers won on Friday 1 to nothing and on Saturday 4 to 3. The Rangers are off today.

Cleveland won its first major sports championship since 1964 last night when the Cavaliers completed an improbable comeback in the NBA Finals to beat the Golden State Warriors 93 to 89. Cleveland had trailed in the series three-games-to-one. LeBron James was named the series MVP.

Sports Headlines–6/17/2016

The Brazos Valley Bombers scored twice in the ninth inning last night to pull out a 5 to 4 win over the Generals in Victoria. Anthony Herrera picked up another save by again pitching a scoreless ninth inning. The Bombers and Generals play again tonight in Victoria.

Former Texas A&M football player and Super Bowl MVP Von Miller is reported to be considering sitting out the 2016 season if his contract is not reworked by Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway. Currently, Miller is set to be paid $14-million next season. The Broncos have reportedly offered an increase to $19.5-million for the 2017 season. Miller said yesterday he’s still hopeful a new agreement can be reached.

The Astros are home in Houston to begin a weekend series tonight against the Chicago Cubs.

The Texas Rangers won their getaway game in Oakland yesterday 5 to 1. The Rangers Colby Lewis went the distance to pick up the win his sixth of the season. With the win the Rangers won their eighth straight series. The Rangers are in St. Louis this weekend for a series with the Cardinals.

Sports Headlines–6/16/2016

The Brazos Valley Bombers held on for a 3 to 2 win in Plano last night over the Texas Marshals. Spencer Hemphill accounted for all of the Bombers runs with a two-run homer and an RBI from a sacrifice fly. Anthony Herrera threw cold water on a late Marshals rally by pitching a scoreless ninth inning in relief. The Bombers travel to Victoria tonight to play the Generals.

The Houston Astros made it two in a row over the Cardinals in St. Louis last night with a 4 to 1 win. Today is a travel day for the Astros.

The Texas Rangers were winners again in Oakland last night as they beat the A’s 7 to 5. The Rangers play a get-away game today in Oakland.