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Hooks Rally to End Losing Streak Video included

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Mike Hauschild won for the first time since May 30, pacing Corpus Christi to a 6-3 triumph over Midland Friday at Whataburger Field before 7,404. The Hooks, 17-18 in Texas League second-half competition, snapped a six-game skid. Midland is 21-14. Hauschild (2-6) worked seven innings to match his longest outing of the year. He struck out eight against six hits and two walks. Tyson Perez earned his seventh save in seven tries by covering the final 1 1/3 innings. Mitchell Lambson was the bridge ... More>>

Calallen Using Summer to Prepare For New Players, Coaches Video included

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The Calallen Wildcats were predicted to win the new nine-team mega-district 30-5A by Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine, which normally wouldn't be surprising for any Phil Danaher-coached team. This year's version of the 'Cats will be vastly inexperienced however as Calallen returns just four starters total on both sides of the ball... More>>

Hooks Tame 'Hounds 5-2 Video included

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Telvin Nash cracked his sixth home run in the last nine games and Kyle Smith allowed one run over 5 2/3 innings as Corpus Christi defeated Midland 5-2 Wednesday at Whataburger Field before 4,676. Corpus Christi improved to 14-12 in the Texas League second-half while salvaging a split of the four-game series. Midland, which dropped just its second contest in the last 13, tops the South Division at 16-9. The Hooks scored four-two out runs during the first. Jonathan Meyer dropped a single into s... More>>

Islander Baseball Camp Stresses Fun & Fundamentals Video included

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Over sixty young baseball players are busy at a week-long summer camp on the campus of Texas AM-Corpus Christi. Islander coach Scott Malone and his staff are stressing the important mix of fun and fundamentals that they hope will continue to produce outstanding young players in South Texas. More>>

Hounds Hammer Hooks Again Video included

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Max Muncy hit his second grand slam in as many nights and Sean Murphy ran his 2014 Texas League record to 4-0 as Midland dropped Corpus Christi 6-3 Tuesday at Whataburger Field before 5,525. At 16-8, the RockHounds lead the South Division second-half race by three games over Frisco. The Hooks are 13-12. Murphy, who returned to Double-A from Triple-A Sacramento a month ago, allowed two runs, seven hits and three walks in a six-inning, 92-pitch performance (58 strikes). He struck out five. Munc... More>>

Midland Returns Favor of a Beatdown to Hooks Video included

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Just a day after the Hooks hung 14 runs on the RockHounds, Midland returned the favor Monday in a 14-2 win over Corpus Christi.The RockHounds hit four home runs off Hooks' pitchers including the game-sealing grand slam from Max Muncy in the fourth inning off of Corpus Christi starter David Rollins. Rollins allowed eight runs, seven earned in four innings pitched.With the loss the Hooks drop back to two and a half games out of first place behind Midland. The two will play game three of the ser... More>>

Hooks Hammer Red Hot RockHounds Video included

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Ruben Sosa, Telvin Nash and Tony Kemp homered in Corpus Christi's seven-run third as the Hooks blitzed Midland 14-1 Sunday evening at Whataburger Field before 4,877. The rout snapped Midland's nine-game winning streak, the RockHounds falling to 14-8 in Texas League second-half play. The Hooks are 13-10, 1½ games off the South Division lead, and have won eight straight at home and nine of 11 overall. Chris Devenski worked five scoreless frames while improving to 2-0 in his initial Double-A sta... More>>

Fishing Portion of 79th Deep Sea Roundup Wraps Up Video included

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The 79th Deep Sea Roundup finished Saturday up in Port Aransas with several big hauls.Mac Owens of Port A caught a 28 lb. barracuda, good for first place at the time. Owns also caught what he called "one of the biggest kingfish of his life." The defending Offshore Champion will be looking to make it back-to-back titles when the awards are announced tomorrow afternoon at the annual awards banquet and fish fry.10-year-old Zane Bailey was able to brag on his catch as well, as Bailey reeled in a ... More>>

Kingsville's Diaz Wins First John Paul Barta HR Derby Video included

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Kingsville's Donny Diaz walked away the winner of the first ever John Paul Barta Home run Derby, and thus a $1,000 scholarship.The contest was held at Flour Bluff High School and was named after the former Hornets' player John Paul Barta, who was killed in action overseas in Iraq in 2006. The army corporal was a two-time first-team all state baseball selection when he played for Flour Bluff.John Paul II Centurion Jonathan Martinez finished in second place and won a $500 scholarship.Here are t... More>>

Islander Volleyball Camp Continues Video included

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Texas AM-Corpus Christi volleyball coach Tony Graystone's Summer High School Competition Camp has attracted a record enrollment this week. Players from all over South Texas are spending the afternoon putting theory into practice with long scrimmaging sessions designed to fine tune their talent. More>>

Hooks Rally For 6th Straight Win Video included

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The red-hot Corpus Christi Hooks stayed that way with a dramatic walk-off win over Tulsa on Monday night. The 6-5 victory completed a sweep of the Drillers and Springfield as part of a 6-0 home stand at Whataburger Field. The Hooks trailed 4-0 before Ruben Sosa clubbed a 3-run home run to cap a 5-run bottom of the 5th inning. Corpus Christi's 5-4 lead lasted until the top of the 9th, when Jared Simon tied the game at 5-5 with a solo home run off of Chris Devenski. More>>

Triples Propel Hooks Over Tulsa 7-2 Video included

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Telvin Nash belted a two-run homer and Ruben Sosa and Tony Kemp combined for seven hits, three RBI's and three steals as Corpus Christi drilled Tulsa 7-2 Sunday at Whataburger Field before 4,759. The Hooks, winners of five straight, improved to 9-8 in the Texas League second-half race, 43-44 overall. Tulsa fell to 7-10 and 45-41. Brady Rodgers (4-9) won his third straight decision. The Richmond native twirled five shutout innings, scattering just two hits. Despite a rocky sixth, Luis Cruz ear... More>>

Former Cowboys' TE Novacek Visits Hooks Video included

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Former Dallas Cowboys' tight end Jay Novacek was in Corpus Christi Sunday as a guest of the Corpus Christi Hooks.The former five-time Pro Bowler and three-time Super Bowl champion Novacek met with Hooks fans before Corpus Christi's game against Tulsa. Novacek talked about those Super Bowl teams of the 90's, saying the fact they came from "all walks of life" yet were the closest of friends made the difference in winning and losing.Novacek also predicted this year's group would make the playoff... More>>

Hooks Remain Perfect in July with Series-Opening Win Over Tulsa Video included

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Telvin Nash cracked two solo home runs and Rene Garcia dropped a three-run bomb on reliever Kraig Sitton in the eighth as Corpus Christi popped Tulsa 7-2 Saturday before 6,183 at Whataburger Field. The Hooks, winners of four straight, are 8-8 in Texas League second-half play and 42-44 overall. The Drillers are 8-8 and 45-40. Hooks ace Tommy Shirley (7-3) managed to slip out of a two-on, one-out first-inning dilemma, Tyler Massey remaining at third after a lead-off single. Shirley fanned Trev... More>>

Hooks Sweep Cards on 4th with Record Crowd on Hand Video included

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Kyle Smith struck out six over six scoreless innings and Delino DeShields, Jr., drove in three runs as Corpus Christi blanked Springfield, 8-0, Friday night at Whataburger Field before a stadium-record 9,185. The Hooks, 7-8 in Texas League second-half action and 41-44 overall, have won three straight. The Cardinals are 5-10, 39-46. Mitchell Lambson (two innings) and Travis Ballew joined Smith in teaming on the four-hit shutout. It was Smith's first victory since May 27. Smith flirted with dan... More>>

Hooks Take Two in a Row From Cardinals Video included

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Jonathan Meyer drove in two runs and Jordan Jankowski won for the first time since June 6 as Corpus Christi dropped Springfield 4-2 Thursday at Whataburger Field before 6,735. The Hooks look to sweep the three-game series on Independence Day in Springfield's final Sparkling City appearance of 2014. Corpus Christi is 6-8 in Texas League second-half action, 40-44 overall. The Cardinals are 5-9 and 39-45. Travis Ballew worked a perfect ninth for his fourth save. Michael Hauschild authored a thre... More>>

  • Hooks Open July With a Win

    Hooks Open July With a Win

    Thursday, July 3 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-07-03 04:04:29 GMT
    Corpus Christi struck for three first-inning runs in a 3-2 decision over Springfield Wednesday at Whataburger Field before 5,256. The Hooks won for the second time in six games, riding the arms of starter David Rollins (2-2) and relievers Alex Sogard and Tyson Perez, who picked up his third save. Rollins began the night by allowing the first two Cardinals to reach, Mike O'Neill and Breyvic Valera on a single and walk, respectively. Rollins recovered nicely, sandwiching strikeouts of Cody Stan...More >>
    Corpus Christi struck for three first-inning runs in a 3-2 decision over Springfield Wednesday at Whataburger Field before 5,256. The Hooks won for the second time in six games, riding the arms of starter David Rollins (2-2) and relievers Alex Sogard and Tyson Perez, who picked up his third save. Rollins began the night by allowing the first two Cardinals to reach, Mike O'Neill and Breyvic Valera on a single and walk, respectively. Rollins recovered nicely, sandwiching strikeouts of Cody Stan...More >>
  • Drillers Walk Off Against Hooks in 13 Innings

    Drillers Walk Off Against Hooks in 13 Innings

    Sunday, June 29 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-06-30 03:00:36 GMT
    Brian Humphries' 13th-inning single to center scored Tyler Massey from third to lift Tulsa to a 4-3 win Sunday afternoon at ONEOK Field before 4,948. Travis Ballew (4-3) came out of the bullpen to start the 13th and induced a fly out by Ryan Casteel. Then Massey singled, Harold Riggins walked and Humphries delivered to bring Tulsa its second extra-inning victory in three days. To get the game to extras, Andrew Aplin threw out the would-be go-ahead run at the plate to end the eighth inning. Wi...More >>
    Brian Humphries' 13th-inning single to center scored Tyler Massey from third to lift Tulsa to a 4-3 win Sunday afternoon at ONEOK Field before 4,948. Travis Ballew (4-3) came out of the bullpen to start the 13th and induced a fly out by Ryan Casteel. Then Massey singled, Harold Riggins walked and Humphries delivered to bring Tulsa its second extra-inning victory in three days. To get the game to extras, Andrew Aplin threw out the would-be go-ahead run at the plate to end the eighth inning. Wi...More >>
  • Hooks Score Early and Often in Series Opener Against Tulsa

    Hooks Score Early and Often in Series Opener Against Tulsa

    Sunday, June 29 2014 12:06 AM EDT2014-06-29 04:06:39 GMT
    The Hooks exploded for 10 runs on 15 hits in a 10-3 win over the Tulsa Drillers in the series opener Saturday.Corpus Christi put five runs on the board in the first two innings alone to back starter Thomas Shirley's solid outing.More >>
    The Hooks exploded for 10 runs on 15 hits in a 10-3 win over the Tulsa Drillers in the series opener Saturday.Corpus Christi put five runs on the board in the first two innings alone to back starter Thomas Shirley's solid outing.More >>
  • Fury's Saturday Game with Missouri Canceled

    Fury's Saturday Game with Missouri Canceled

    Saturday, June 28 2014 12:14 AM EDT2014-06-28 04:14:43 GMT
    The Corpus Christi Fury have announced that this Saturday’s home game versus the Missouri Voodoo has been canceled. All tickets for the game will be replaced with tickets to the 2014 UIFL Championship Game which is tentatively scheduled to be held on Saturday August 2nd versus either the Florida Tarpons or the Miami Inferno. Tickets for the championship game will be available very soon and details will be released regarding the replacement of tickets for this game. Due to unforeseen circumsta...More >>
    The Corpus Christi Fury have announced that this Saturday’s home game versus the Missouri Voodoo has been canceled. All tickets for the game will be replaced with tickets to the 2014 UIFL Championship Game which is tentatively scheduled to be held on Saturday August 2nd versus either the Florida Tarpons or the Miami Inferno. Tickets for the championship game will be available very soon and details will be released regarding the replacement of tickets for this game. Due to unforeseen circumsta...More >>
  • August Boxing Card Features a Family Affair

    August Boxing Card Features a Family Affair

    Saturday, June 28 2014 12:06 AM EDT2014-06-28 04:06:03 GMT
    Primetime boxing returns to the American Bank Center August 7th, and the card will feature some brotherly love.Longtime local Jerry Belmontes will be featured in the main event against Abner Cotto. Belmontes will be looking to snap a skid of losing four his last six matches.Belmontes' younger brother Steve will be making his pro debut earlier in the night. Steve says that he's enjoyed learning and training under older brother Jerry, and it's time to put those lessons to use and make a name fo...More >>
    Primetime boxing returns to the American Bank Center August 7th, and the card will feature some brotherly love.Longtime local Jerry Belmontes will be featured in the main event against Abner Cotto. Belmontes will be looking to snap a skid of losing four his last six matches.Belmontes' younger brother Steve will be making his pro debut earlier in the night. Steve says that he's enjoyed learning and training under older brother Jerry, and it's time to put those lessons to use and make a name fo...More >>
  • Local Talent Tries Out For Houston Astros

    Local Talent Tries Out For Houston Astros

    Thursday, June 26 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-06-27 03:25:27 GMT
    Current and former high school players from all across South Texas tried to fulfill the dream of becoming a professional ballplayer today by working out for the Houston Astros.The Astros hosted an open tryout today at Whataburger Field with over 300 people hitting the diamond. TheMore >>
    Current and former high school players from all across South Texas tried to fulfill the dream of becoming a professional ballplayer today by working out for the Houston Astros.The Astros hosted an open tryout today at Whataburger Field with over 300 people hitting the diamond. TheMore >>
  • Aplin's Heroics Not Enough As Hooks Fall to Cardinals

    Aplin's Heroics Not Enough As Hooks Fall to Cardinals

    Thursday, June 26 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-06-27 03:15:54 GMT
    Corpus Christi's ninth inning comeback fell one run short, as the Cardinals topped the Hooks for the first time at Hammons Field in 2014, 6-5, before a sellout crowd of 7,001 Thursday night. Trailing 6-2 through eight innings, the Hooks scored three times against Cardinals closer Lee Stoppelman in the top of the ninth. After a Ruben Sosa leadoff single, Andrew Aplin belted his second home run of the night to cut the lead to two. Following a groundout, Carlos Perdomo delivered a pinch-hit sing...More >>
    Corpus Christi's ninth inning comeback fell one run short, as the Cardinals topped the Hooks for the first time at Hammons Field in 2014, 6-5, before a sellout crowd of 7,001 Thursday night. Trailing 6-2 through eight innings, the Hooks scored three times against Cardinals closer Lee Stoppelman in the top of the ninth. After a Ruben Sosa leadoff single, Andrew Aplin belted his second home run of the night to cut the lead to two. Following a groundout, Carlos Perdomo delivered a pinch-hit sing...More >>
  • Rockport Readies For State 7-on-7 Tournament

    Rockport Readies For State 7-on-7 Tournament

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-06-25 04:04:54 GMT
    The Rockport-Fulton Pirates are gearing up for the 2014 season, but first they'll get to compete against the state's best in the 7-on-7 tournament.The Pirates qualified for the tourney down in Weslaco this past weekend. The Rockport players say they're excited to get the offense going and turn some heads up in College Station next month. The Pirates will be competing in the division two bracket on Texas AM's campus July 10th and 11th.More >>
    The Rockport-Fulton Pirates are gearing up for the 2014 season, but first they'll get to compete against the state's best in the 7-on-7 tournament.The Pirates qualified for the tourney down in Weslaco this past weekend. The Rockport players say they're excited to get the offense going and turn some heads up in College Station next month. The Pirates will be competing in the division two bracket on Texas AM's campus July 10th and 11th.More >>
  • Robstown's Mike Velasquez Signs with Rays Organization

    Robstown's Mike Velasquez Signs with Rays Organization

    Monday, June 23 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-06-24 01:41:30 GMT
    The Coastal Bend now has another professional baseball player in its ranks as former Robstown Cotton Picker Mike Velasquez signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.Velasquez impressed the scouts enough at the Rays' tryouts down in Mercedes this past Friday to earn the deal. The former Cotton Picker helped lead Robstown to the 3A state semifinals in his senior year back in 2011.Velasquez says the Rays plan to fly him to Florida later this week, and he hopes to be in rookie ball l...More >>
    The Coastal Bend now has another professional baseball player in its ranks as former Robstown Cotton Picker Mike Velasquez signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.Velasquez impressed the scouts enough at the Rays' tryouts down in Mercedes this past Friday to earn the deal. The former Cotton Picker helped lead Robstown to the 3A state semifinals in his senior year back in 2011.Velasquez says the Rays plan to fly him to Florida later this week, and he hopes to be in rookie ball l...More >>
  • Reversed Call Helps Hooks Knock Off RoughRiders

    Reversed Call Helps Hooks Knock Off RoughRiders

    Sunday, June 22 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-06-23 03:43:56 GMT
    Luis Cruz pitched seven innings of one-run ball and Jio Mier, Telvin Nash and Leo Heras homered as Corpus Christi beat Frisco 4-1 Sunday at Whataburger Field before 5,067. Cruz (5-5) spread four hits, walked one and struck out four. The left-hander from San Juan, PR, threw 84 pitches (54 strikes). Cruz retired 14 of his last 17, facing two over the minimum after the third. Jordan Jankowski earned his second save by going the rest of the way. Corpus Christi (2-4 Texas League second half) split...More >>
    Luis Cruz pitched seven innings of one-run ball and Jio Mier, Telvin Nash and Leo Heras homered as Corpus Christi beat Frisco 4-1 Sunday at Whataburger Field before 5,067. Cruz (5-5) spread four hits, walked one and struck out four. The left-hander from San Juan, PR, threw 84 pitches (54 strikes). Cruz retired 14 of his last 17, facing two over the minimum after the third. Jordan Jankowski earned his second save by going the rest of the way. Corpus Christi (2-4 Texas League second half) split...More >>
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