Sports Headlines–5/27/2016

College Station won the first game of their best-of-three Region Three Semi-final series with Santa Fe last night 3 to nothing. The series will move to Mumford tomorrow at 1 pm for game two and, if necessary, game three of the series.

The 2nd-ranked Texas A&M baseball team survived an elimination game at the SEC Tournament yesterday by beating 9th-ranked South Carolina 4 to 1. The Aggies will play 6th-ranked Vanderbilt today. Vanderbilt lost 12 to 9 to Ole Miss yesterday.

The opening weekend for the Brazos Valley Bombers has been washed out. The Bombers have postponed their games tonight and tomorrow with Acadiana until later in the season. The Bombers will now open the season on the road at The Woodlands on Tuesday night.

George Spring crushed two home runs yesterday to lead the Houston Astros to a 4 to 2 win over Baltimore and a sweep of the Orioles. The Astros begin a three game weekend series at the Los Angeles Angels tonight.

And, the Texas Rangers will begin a three game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight in Arlington.

Sports Headlines–5/26/2016

The College Station baseball team will try to take another step towards a return trip to the State Tournament when they begin their Region Three Class 5A Semi-final series against Santa Fe tonight. The first game of the series tonight will be played in Sweeny at 6:30 pm. The series moves to Mumford at 1 pm on Saturday for the second and, if necessary, third game of the series.

The 2nd-ranked Texas A&M baseball team dropped their first game of the SEC Tournament yesterday 6 to 5 to 6th-ranked Vanderbilt. The Aggies will now have to play their way through the losers’ bracket beginning today against 9th-ranked South Carolina who lost 10 to 4 yesterday to Ole Miss.

The Houston Astros used home runs from Evan Gattis and Luis Valbuena yesterday to beat Baltimore 4 to 3. The Astros and Orioles will complete their series tonight.

And, Nomar Mazara ripped a tape-measure home run yesterday for the Texas Rangers. The homer measured 491 feet, the longest this season in the major leagues. The blast helped launch the Rangers past the Los Angeles Angels 15 to 9. The Rangers have today off.

Sports Headlines–5/25/2016

The 2nd-ranked Texas A&M baseball team will play 6th-ranked Vanderbilt at the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Alabama, today. Vanderbilt beat Missouri yesterday 7 to nothing while Texas A&M received a first round bye.

The Texas A&M men’s basketball team announced yesterday their opponent in the Big 12-SEC Challenge game on January 28th, 2017, will be West Virginia. The Aggies and Mountaineers will play at Morgantown, West Virginia. This is the fourth year teams from the SEC and Big 12 have played each other early in the basketball season.

The Houston Astros and Baltimore Orioles went late into the night last night until Carlos Correa drove in the winning run in the 13th inning. The Astros were 3 to 2 winners over the Orioles. Houston and Baltimore will play again tonight.

The Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels last night 4 to 1. The Rangers and Angels will play again today.

Sports Headlines–5/24/2016

Details were announced yesterday for College Station’s Region Three baseball semi-final series against Santa Fe. The first game will be played Thursday night at 6:30 in Sweeny. Game two will be played Saturday afternoon at 1 in Mumford with a deciding third game, if necessary, to be played Saturday as a doubleheader.

Texas A&M third baseman Boomer White has been named the SEC Player of the Year. Other Aggies receiving honors are second baseman Ryne Birk who was an All-SEC first team selection, relief pitcher Mark Ecker who was an All-SEC second team pick, and pitcher Kyle Simonds who was placed on the All-Defense team. The Aggies will play either Missouri or Vanderbilt at the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Alabama, tomorrow.

The Texas Rangers dropped the first game of their series with the Los Angeles Angels last night 2 to nothing. The Rangers and Angels will play again tonight in Arlington.

The Houston Astros will begin a home series tonight against the Baltimore Orioles.

And, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has made a federal case out of his four game suspension over Deflategate. Brady’s lawyers filed an appeal of the suspension in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday claiming that Brady’s basic right to fair process shared by all union workers had been denied by the NFL. The NFL did not comment on the legal action.

Sports Headlines–5/23/2016

Only one local team survived the Class 5A baseball Regional Quarterfinals this weekend. College Station rebounded from a Game One loss to beat Rudder 5 to 1 and 5 to 3 to advance to the Regional Semifinals. Bryan was eliminated from the play-offs by Tomball Friday evening 4 to 3.

The 2nd-ranked Texas A&M baseball team beat 6th-ranked Ole Miss on Friday 11 to 5 before losing the final game of the regular season to the Rebels on Saturday 3 to 2. The Aggies will next play in the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Alabama.

The Texas Aggies softball team reached the championship of the Lafayette Regional the hard way this weekend, through the loser’s bracket. The Aggies lost the first game on Friday to Texas 5 to nothing before rebounding to beat Boston University 6 to nothing and Texas 9 to 3. In the championship game, the Aggies took Louisiana-Lafayette to the limit and beyond before losing in nine innings 9 to 8.

The Houston Astros’ woes against the Texas Rangers continued this weekend. The Rangers beat the Astros 2 to 1 on Friday, 2 to 1 on Saturday and 9 to 2 yesterday. The Rangers host the L-A Angels tonight. The Astros are off.

Sports Headlines–5/20/2016

Two Region III Class 5A Quarterfinal series involving local teams began last night. Bryan lost the first game of their best-of-three series against Tomball 3 to 1. The series resumes this evening at 5 at Concordia University in Austin. And, Rudder walloped College Station 14 to 5. That series continues tonight at 7 in Mumford.

The 2nd-ranked Texas A&M baseball team won the first game of their conference series against 6th-ranked Ole Miss last night 6 to 1. The Aggies and Rebels will play the second game of the series tonight at 6:30 at Blue Bell Park.

The 16th-ranked Texas Aggie softball team will renew an old rivalry today at the NCAA Lafayette Regional when they play Texas in the first round of the play-offs at 3:30 pm.

The Houston Astros were unable to complete a sweep in Chicago yesterday when they lost to the White Sox 2 to 1. The Astros will begin a series in Houston against the Texas Rangers.

Sports Headlines–5/19/2016

The Regional Quarterfinal round of the Class 5A baseball play-offs begins tonight. Bryan is playing Tomball at 7 pm in Madisonville in the first game of a best-of-three series and Rudder is playing College Station in Mumford at 7 pm which is also the first game of a best-of-three series.

The 2nd-ranked Texas A&M baseball team will start the final conference series of the season tonight when they host 6th-ranked Ole Miss for a 6 pm game at Blue Bell Park.

Texas A&M head basketball coach Billy Kennedy hired another coach yesterday. Former Troy University head coach Don Maestri is coming out of retirement to become a special assistant to Kennedy. Because of Maestri’s special assistant status, he will be limited by NCAA rules to scouting and planning duties.

Old Travis Park in Bryan has a new name. Brazos Valley Bombers owner Uri Geva yesterday announced the stadium has been renamed Nutrabolt Stadium and will undergo $500,000 worth of renovations following the completion of this summer’s Texas Collegiate League season. The Bombers play their season opener on Friday, May 27th.

The Houston Astros used home runs from Colby Rasmus and Jason Castro last night to power past the Chicago White Sox 5 to 3. The Astros will complete their series in Chicago tonight.

The Texas Rangers lost their third straight game yesterday 8 to 1 to the A’s in Oakland. The Rangers are off today.

Sports Headlines–5/18/2016

For the first time in 119 games the 2nd-ranked Texas A&M baseball team suffered a loss by a shut out last night. The Aggies lost to the visiting Sam Houston State Bearkats 5 to nothing. The Aggies will next host 6th-ranked Ole Miss for the final conference series of the regular season beginning tomorrow night at Blue Bell Park.

College Station High School won the Class 5A men’s double State Tennis Championship yesterday. Kyle Miller and Rohen Sukkawala beat their counterparts from Grapevine 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 to capture the state title.

The Houston Astros won in extra innings last night when Evan Gattis crushed a two-run homer into the left field seats of U-S Cellular Field in Chicago. The Astros would win the game 6 to 5 in 11 innings to hand the Chicago White Sox their third straight loss. The Astros and White Sox will play in Chicago again tonight.

The Texas Rangers lost again last night as they fell to the A’s in Oakland 8 to 5. The Rangers and A’s will play again today.

Sports Headlines–5/17/2016

The Bryan Vikings have announced the details of their Class 5A Regional Quarterfinal baseball play-off series with Tomball. The first game of the best-of-three series will be Thursday night at 7 in Madisonville. The second game will be played Friday at 5 pm at Concordia University in Austin. The third game, if it is needed, will be played as a doubleheader following the second game.

Rudder and College Station are also playing a best-of-three series in the Class 5A Regional Quarterfinals. All games will be played at Mumford. The first game is Thursday night at 7. Game two will be Friday night at 7 with a deciding third game, if needed, to be played Saturday at 11 am.

The 2nd-ranked Texas A&M baseball team will play their final mid-week non-conference game of the season tonight at 6:35 at Blue Bell Park against Sam Houston State.

And, the Texas Rangers dropped the first game of their road trip last night to the Oakland A’s by a final score of 3 to 1. The Rangers will play the A’s again tonight in Oakland. Also tonight, the Houston Astros begin a three game road trip in Chicago against the White Sox.

Sports Headlines–5/16/2016

All three local District 18-5A teams in the Class 5A baseball play-offs advanced this past weekend to the Regional Quarterfinal round of the play-offs. Bryan dropped game two of their Area series  to Brenham Friday 7 to 2, but rebound to win the series with a 1 to nothing game three victory. Rudder swept Houston Stratford with a 2 to 1 win on Saturday. And, College Station came back to win their series over Magnolia 2 to 1 on Friday and 5 to nothing on Saturday. Bryan will play Tomball and Rudder will play College Station in the next round of the play-offs.

The 2nd-ranked Texas A&M baseball team won their series on the road at 8th-ranked South Carolina this weekend. The Aggies beat the Gamecocks on Friday 3 to nothing and Saturday 5 to 2 before losing yesterday 10 to 7. The Aggies will play their last midweek non-conference game of the season tomorrow against Sam Houston State.

The 16th-ranked Texas Aggie softball team yesterday received an at-large bid to play in the NCAA Tournament and will play Texas Friday afternoon in Lafayette, Louisiana.

The Houston Astros won only one of their three games in Boston this weekend. The Astros won on Friday 7 to 6, but lost in 11 innings on Saturday 6 to 5 and lost again yesterday 10 to 9. The Texas Ranger lost to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday 5 to nothing, but won on Saturday in 10 innings 6 to 5 and won again yesterday 7 to 6. The Rangers will begin a three game series at Oakland tonight.