PRESS RELEASE – This morning at 11am in multiple cities in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana press conferences are being held to announce the return of baseball after the COVID-19 pause of the college and professional game. Continue reading
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The Baton Rouge Rougarou (Summer Collegiate, Texas Collegiate League) will take to the home diamond at Pete Goldsby Field for the first time on May 31, but the team will have less than 10 days to begin and complete improvements that will include 200 new seats, netting system, sound system, and kid zone. Read more and watch news report here.
The Baton Rouge (LA) baseball franchise being added to the Texas Collegiate League (Summer Collegiate) next summer will be known as the Rougarou — a mythical Cajun creature. The team will play at Pete Goldsby Field. Read more here.
Workers from Hellas Construction install artificial turf on the infield at Riverside Stadium in Victoria (TX), home of the University of Houston-Victoria baseball team and the Victoria Generals (Summer Collegiate, Texas Collegiate League). The old turf was ruined when the Guadalupe River flooded after Hurricane Harvey. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The back-to-back TCL Champion Brazos Valley Bombers are thrilled to reveal their complete 2015 promotional schedule for the upcoming season. A star-studded 2015 promo lineup includes 5 fireworks shows, various giveaways, jersey auctions, and a slew of theme nights and special events for the entire family. Continue reading
At a press conference Monday, the owners of the East Texas Pump Jacks (Summer Collegiate, Texas Collegiate League) announced the team’s relocation from historic Driller Park in Kilgore (TX) to Irwin Field on the campus of the University of Texas at Tyler. Read more here. The Pump Jacks will begin play in their new home on June 4 against the Acadiana Cane Cutters.
The clubhouse and office at Bringhurst Field, former home of the Alexandria Aces in Alexandria (LA), went up in flames around noon on Saturday. The fire, which is still under investigation, reportedly resulted in a total loss of the building. Numerous folks have chimed in, including Eric Moran, majority owner of the dormant Texas Collegiate League version of the Aces, and “former” indy pro United League executive Craig Brasfield. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – he Brazos Valley Bombers have named Colby Street as the franchise’s new Assistant General Manager. Managing Partner Chris Clark made the announcement on behalf of the Bombers organization. Clark added, “Colby brings a tremendous amount of experience and enthusiasm to our organization. He fits in perfectly to our plans and we couldn’t be happier to have someone of his caliber.” Continue reading
Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com has partnered with USA Today to explore the best ballpark food in Major League Baseball and release the top seven teams in terms of their ballpark concessions. Read more here. As a side note, Mock was in the press box at Driller Park in Kilgore (TX) last night talking with East Texas Pump Jacks (Texas Collegiate League) play-by-play broadcaster John Beck. You can watch/listen to a replay here beginning in the fourth inning at the 48:48 mark.
The Texas Collegiate Baseball League has won a $2.9 million judgment in a civil case that accused a group of former teams of violating state antitrust laws. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Brazos Valley Bombers held a press conference today where owner Uri Geva, TCL coach of the year Curt Dixon and returning players G.R. Hinsley, Blake Kopetsky, Ford Moore, addressed the media regarding the team’s promotional schedule and upcoming season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – As per usual there will be plenty of new faces around Fleming Stadium this summer, and in addition to the new faces there will be a new voice; the Tobs announced today that Jake Donnelly will be the new Director of Broadcasting for the 2014 season. Continue reading
As a follow up to our posting Monday about the future historic Bringhurst Field in Alexandria (LA), KALB News Channel 5 has posted two unedited, unscripted interviews with City of Alexandria Director of Community Services Daniel Williams and Adam Lord of the Save Bringhurst Field group. Watch interviews here.
PRESS RELEASE – Heading into their seventh season, the East Texas Pump Jacks were in search of something different. The organization wasn’t seeking a complete overhaul, just a little tweak to its look when the team takes the field.
PRESS RELEASE – The Southern Illinois Miners have announced the hiring of their new radio voice Jason Guerette. Guerette joins the Miners after spending last summer as the voice of the Northwest Indiana Oilmen of the Midwest Collegiate League. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Acadiana Cane Cutters are proud to announce the addition of a new General Manager, Bill Levy. Bill comes to the ball club from the Augusta Greenjackets, the single A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, where he served as the group sales manager. He has been in minor league sports, primarily affiliated baseball, for the last 20 years. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Texas Collegiate League announced on Friday that Gerald Haddock has been named the new league commissioner. Continue reading
The Alexandria Aces (United League Baseball) opened in front of a whopping 552 fans on Thursday night at partially condemned Bringhurst Field. Read more here. This is not good news for the franchise that was revived as an independent professional club after the summer collegiate version (Texas Collegiate League) went dark when it was clear the city would not fix the stadium before the 2013 season.
PRESS RELEASE – The Victoria Generals are embarking upon their fifth anniversary season in the Texas Collegiate League and the team has unveiled a commemorative logo to mark the occasion. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Over the last three seasons, no Texas Collegiate League franchise has sent more players to the TCL All-Star Game than the East Texas Pump Jacks. This summer, Pump Jacks all-stars won’t have to travel very far for the event. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Victoria Generals of the Texas Collegiate League are pleased to announce the hiring of Richard Haifley as the team’s new Director of Marketing and Communications. Haifley will be tasked with building on the Generals’ branding efforts in Victoria and the surrounding communities as well as creating new and exciting ways to get the community involved with the team. Continue reading
The indy pro United League Baseball (ULB) has reached an agreement with the city of Alexandria (LA) to place a team at Bringhurst Field starting this season. The team will play in a partially condemned facility, just as the summer collegiate Alexandria Aces (Texas Collegiate League) did late last year. Continue reading
This is not new news within certain baseball circles, but the summer collegiate Alexandria Aces (Texas Collegiate League) will not play in 2013, as the city has still not resolved the challenge of shutting down historic Bringhurst Field over safety concerns. Meanwhile, the indy pro United League Baseball is looking at making a return to the market. Read more here.
The folks over at Summer Baseball Insider recently interviewed Mike Lieberman, co-owner and general manager of the summer collegiate East Texas Pump Jacks (Texas Collegiate League), about the upcoming 2013 season. Read interview transcript here.
The city of Alexandria (LA) is expected to soon issue a request for proposal for renovating historic Bringhurst Field, home of the summer collegiate Alexandria Aces (Texas Collegiate League). The stadium was partially shut down over the summer because of structural concerns. Read more here. As as side note, the Aces are looking for a new majority owner.
Chris Meaux, president of the Professional Indoor Football League’s Louisiana Swashbucklers, says he is in preliminary discussions with a group willing to help him bring an indy pro North American League franchise to Lake Charles (LA). The summer collegiate Texas Collegiate League has also shown interest in the market. Read more here.
Jodie White, who retired as Alexandria’s parks and recreation director in 2007, isn’t too happy about any talk of tearing down Bringhurst Field, home of the summer collegiate Alexandria Aces (Texas Collegiate League). He says any demolition will have to go through him first. As reported last week, the city planned to close the stadium after safety concerns were raised about the facility’s stuctural integrity. Read more here.
The City of Alexandria (LA) plans to close historic Bringhurst Field, home of the summer collegiate Alexandria Aces (Texas Collegiate League), at the end of the season because of structural problems. Whether the stadium will be permanently closed, razed, or renovated will hinge on engineering, financial, and political assessments. Read more here.
Make no mistake about it, the Texas Collegiate League is looking to expand, and that includes venturing deeper into Louisiana to compliment the TCL’s Alexandria Aces and Acadiana Cane Cutters. In fact, TCL President Uri Geva even mentioned last night during the live broadcast of the 2012 TCL All-Star Game that he would see a Louisiana division for the circuit. Jim Gazzolo from the American Press would like to see a team in Lake Charles. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Victoria Generals of the Texas Collegiate League will host the 2012 TCL All-Star Game presented by the University of Houston-Victoria on Monday, July 9 at Riverside Stadium. It will be the second time in three years that Victoria has hosted the high-profile exhibition game. Continue reading
The summer collegiate Woodlands Strykers (Texas Collegiate League) opened their inaugural season with a 10-9 loss to new league rivals the Victoria Generals in front of a full house at the upgraded baseball stadium on the campus of The Woodlands Christian Academy. Read more and view video here.
The summer collegiate Woodlands Strykers (Texas Collegiate League) are preparing to host the Victoria Generals tonight for their inaugural home opener, after adding new seating and a deck to the ballpark on the campus of The Woodlands Christian Academy. U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) is slated to throw out the first pitch. Read more here. View pre-construction photo here. View post-construction photos here.
PRESS RELEASE – When it came right down to it, the East Texas Pump Jacks concluded they couldn’t celebrate their own history without also giving a nod to the club’s noteworthy home, historic Driller Park. Continue reading
The expansion summer collegiate Woodlands Strykers (Texas Collegiate League) will be adding 600 new seats to the ballpark at The Woodlands Christian Academy as part of a five-year lease deal. However, beer will not be sold at Strykers’ games because school policy does not allow alcohol on campus. Read more here.
The newest team in the summer collegiate Texas Collegiate League will be known as the “Woodlands Strykers.” A temporary website has been launched at www.WoodlandsStrykers.com. For more information about the new franchise, please read our earlier postings here and today’s news story here. View the team’s Facebook page here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Texas Collegiate League released its 2012 season schedule Tuesday. The seven-team, 60-game schedule features a brand new team, the return of a past champion, and a Continue reading