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Astros Fire Hooks Manager Keith Bodie Video included

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The Houston Astros will not be renewing Corpus Christi Hooks manager Keith Bodie's contract for the 2015 season.Bodie had served in the Astros minor league system for 16 years before being relieved of his duties. 3Sports spoke with the former Hooks manager over the phone earlier today: "I'm disappointed and didn't see this coming. I thought we really turned this program around the last few years. They told me it was a difference in philosophy. My philosophy was to make each and every player b... More>>

Hooks Finish Season With Win Video included

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Brandon Meredith's seventh-inning grand slam was the difference in Corpus Christi's season-ending 8-4 victory over San Antonio Monday before 5,859 at Whataburger Field. Meredith's eighth home run occurred in the wake of consecutive walks to Jonathan Meyer, Telvin Nash, Tyler Heineman and Teoscar Hernandez by reliever Adys Portillo (1-4) after the right-hander secured the first two outs. Enter former Hook Michael Dimock, who served up the game-winner on a 1-1 offering. San Antonio made a stir ... More>>

Appel Shaky in Final Outing of 2014 Video included

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Alex Dickerson and Lee Orr teamed for five hits and five RBIs and John Hussey picked up the win in long relief as San Antonio defeated Corpus Christi 7-1 Sunday at Whataburger Field before 6,630.
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Appel Is Awesome in Final Double A Start Video included

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Two of Double-A's top prospects locked down in a pitching duel Tuesday night at Whataburger Field, with Nolan Ryan and Cal Ripken, Jr., on hand. In the end, Mark Appel captured his first Texas League win with a breakout performance as Corpus Christi edged Frisco 1-0 before 4,629. Appel (1-2) pitched eight-plus innings of two-hit ball in his longest outing of 2014. The No. 1 overall selection in last year's draft fanned 10 and walked one. Appel, a two-time All-American at Stanford, threw just... More>>

Hooks Win Fifth Straight with Sweep of Arkansas Video included

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A game-winning home run Sunday at Whataburger Field would have kept the night's theme intact. Instead, it was the longest possible single by designated hitter Telvin Nash that made the difference in Corpus Christi's 5-4 triumph in over Arkansas in 10 innings. Nash took a 3-1 Jairo Diaz pitch deep to right-center field off the wall's yellow line, scoring Tony Kemp from third and giving the Hooks their fifth straight victory. It was Corpus Christi's Texas League-best 10th win in 14 extra-inni... More>>

Hooks Take Series With 4-2 Over NW Arkansas Video included

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Chris Devenski pitched six innings of two-run ball as Corpus Christi beat Northwest Arkansas 4-2 Thursday night at Whataburger Field before 4,664. The Hooks (23-30; 57-66) captured their final series of 2014 with the Naturals (25-27; 50-72) two games to one. Devenski (4-3) allowed five hits, walked two and struck out six in an 85-pitch performance (55 strikes). Tyson Perez struck out the side in the ninth for his 10th save in 10 opportunities. In between, Ruben Alaniz tossed two scoreless inn... More>>

Hooks Rally For 6-5 Win Over NW Arkansas Video included

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Colin Moran's three-run homer keyed a four-run Corpus Christi eighth as the Hooks upended Northwest Arkansas 6-5 Wednesday at Whataburger Field before 4,949. Two errors by third baseman Hunter Dozier opened the door. Carlos Perdomo and Delino DeShields, Jr., reached on miscues an out apart and reliever Brandon Finnegan caught Leo Heras looking at a called third strike before Moran prevailed in the lefty-lefty matchup, producing a towering bomb over the Naturals' bullpen in right field. Finne... More>>

Miscues Cost Hooks in 4-3 Loss to Naturals Video included

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– J.C. Sulbaran held Corpus Christi to one run and struck out eight over 6 2/3 innings as Northwest Arkansas dropped the Hooks 4-3 Tuesday at Whataburger Field before 5,298. Sulbaran (8-8) was touched for four hits and a walk. The former Dutch Olympian threw 91 pitches, 56 for strikes. Mark Peterson earned his second save, covering the final four outs for Northwest Arkansas (25-25; 50-70). Parker Morin's two-out, full-count single pushed Hunter Dozier home from second for a 1-0 Naturals lead... More>>

Appel Does Well, But Hooks No-Hit by Missions Video included

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All eyes were on Mark Appel Wednesday night at Whataburger Field. After all, the Houston Astros’ top pitching prospect was making his Texas League debut. But James Needy, Frank Garces and R.J. Alvarez teamed on a no-hitter as San Antonio blanked Corpus Christi 6-0 before 5,249. Needy (8-3) struck out seven against no walks in a seven-inning, 91-pitch outing. The only Corpus Christi base runner to achieve first was Rene Garcia, who reached on shortstop Diego Goris’ throwing error in the sixth... More>>

Top Pick Mark Appel Set For Debut With Hooks Video included

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The #1 pick in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft will make his Double A debut on Wednesday night at Whataburger Field.Mark Appel will toe the rubber for the Corpus Christi Hooks in hopes of improving on a short, unnoteworthy stay at Class A Lancaster, where he compiled a 2-5 record and a 9.74 ERA in 12 starts for the JetHawks. Appel, who earned a degree in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford in just 3 1/2 years, was selected 8th in the 2012 draft, but opted to return to pitch for the Ca... More>>

Hooks Hounded Again, 11-3 Video included

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– Hiro Nakajima posted four RBIs and Midland scored six two-out runs in an 11-3 romp over Corpus Christi Sunday at Whataburger Field before 4,748. Dusty Coleman and Blake Forsythe contributed two-run doubles for the RockHounds, 23-14 and residents of first place in Texas League second-half play. Kent Matthes’ solo home run in the ninth was his third round-tripper of the series. The Hooks are 17-20. Nakajima drove Jordan Jankowski’s 1-0 hanging curveball out of the park for a 3-0 Midland lead... More>>

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>>

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>>

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  • Hooks Hammer Red Hot RockHounds

    Hooks Hammer Red Hot RockHounds

    Sunday, July 13 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-07-14 03:44:58 GMT
    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 >>
    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 >>
  • Hooks Rally For 6th Straight Win

    Hooks Rally For 6th Straight Win

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-07-08 04:22:51 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    Triples Propel Hooks Over Tulsa 7-2

    Sunday, July 6 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-07-07 03:07:29 GMT
    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 >>
    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 >>
  • Hooks Remain Perfect in July with Series-Opening Win Over Tulsa

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

    Saturday, July 5 2014 11:52 PM EDT2014-07-06 03:52:41 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    Hooks Sweep Cards on 4th with Record Crowd on Hand

    Friday, July 4 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-07-05 03:56:14 GMT
    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 >>
    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 >>

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  • London Pirates Sailing Uncharted Waters

    London Pirates Sailing Uncharted Waters

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 12:16 AM EDT2014-09-17 04:16:05 GMT
    With three wins in three games, the London Pirates are off to a fast start in their fourth year of high school football. The Pirates are playing their first ten-game schedule ever as new members of District 16-2A Division II and have outscored non-district opponents 96-18 so far this season. But London athletes and coaches know the the big challenge of competing for the playoffs lies ahead as they look forward to the start of district play in October.More >>
    With three wins in three games, the London Pirates are off to a fast start in their fourth year of high school football. The Pirates are playing their first ten-game schedule ever as new members of District 16-2A Division II and have outscored non-district opponents 96-18 so far this season. But London athletes and coaches know the the big challenge of competing for the playoffs lies ahead as they look forward to the start of district play in October.More >>
  • Javalinas Snap Streak With 17-14 Win

    Javalinas Snap Streak With 17-14 Win

    Sunday, September 14 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-09-14 21:01:36 GMT
    Trey Mitchell jump-started Texas AM University-Kingsville (1-1) to a 7-3 lead with a 67-yard run on the Javelinas' opening drive and the defense finished with 97 total tackles as Kingsville defeated Colorado Mesa University (1-1), 17-14, on Saturday evening at Javelina Stadium. The defense, highlighted by seniors Henry Greathouse and Trevor Pesek's combined 21 tackles, was locked in all evening, registering six forced fumbles and four quarterback hits. The Javelinas added five sacks for 35 ...More >>
    Trey Mitchell jump-started Texas AM University-Kingsville (1-1) to a 7-3 lead with a 67-yard run on the Javelinas' opening drive and the defense finished with 97 total tackles as Kingsville defeated Colorado Mesa University (1-1), 17-14, on Saturday evening at Javelina Stadium. The defense, highlighted by seniors Henry Greathouse and Trevor Pesek's combined 21 tackles, was locked in all evening, registering six forced fumbles and four quarterback hits. The Javelinas added five sacks for 35 ...More >>
  • Blitz "Band of the Week": Week 3 - Orange Grove Bulldogs

    Blitz "Band of the Week": Week 3 - Orange Grove Bulldogs

    The Orange Grove Bulldogs are the Friday Night Sports Blitz "Band of the Week" for Week 3, edging out the Rockport-Fulton Pirates. The Bulldogs received their banner at their Friday afternoon pep rally and are now eligible for the "Band of the Year" vote at the end of the year!More >>
    The Orange Grove Bulldogs are the Friday Night Sports Blitz "Band of the Week" for Week 3, edging out the Rockport-Fulton Pirates. The Bulldogs received their banner at their Friday afternoon pep rally and are now eligible for the "Band of the Year" vote at the end of the year!More >>