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Thunder’s grand slam sparks win -- again

Colts Kramer gives up second straight grand slam in ninth

San Angelo, Texas---The Colts take their second straight loss at home at the hands of the McAllen Thunder 9-6. The Colts still hold a four-game lead in the North American South Division over the Rio Grande Valley White Wings.

Pitching for the Colts, Lefty Logan Williamson (8-0, 4.13) went 7.1 innings allowing two runs off two hits, walking three and striking out six. Williamson, the North American League leader in wins, would not get his ninth win of the season. Colts right-hander and pitching coach Sean Kramer (2-4, 8.59) would blow his second straight save in as many nights. Kramer gave up a grand slam home run in the top of the ninth inning for the second straight night to give the Thunder their second straight against the Colts.

San Angelo took a 6-2 lead into the top of the ninth behind the offensive production of Corey Patton (18). Patton batted 2-4 on the contest, smashing two homeruns and a single. Vic Ferrante also got three hits on the night, as he went 3-4 with a double and two singles.


Roadrunners outslugged by Whitewings

EDINBURG, Texas—The Edinburg Roadrunners dropped the second game of their four-game series with a 16-11 loss to the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings after both teams combined for 36 hits Thursday night at Edinburg Baseball Stadium in front of 3,821.

The WhiteWings (30-24) got on the scoreboard in the top of the second inning against Scott Wingo (3-4).  Gerardo Avila hit an RBI single that allowed Leivi Ventura to score from second.  Wilmer Pino then followed with a two-run home run giving RGV the 3-0 lead.

Read more: Roadrunners outslugged by Whitewings


Top programs to host football camps

20110722_FOOTBALLCAMPTwo of the Valley’s top football programs will be holding youth football camps in the coming weeks. Veterans Memorial, 32-4A’s co-champion in 2011, starts its four-day camp on Monday. Sharyland, the two time defending champion in 30-5A, will hold its camp the first week of August.

The Patriots’ camp will be under the supervision of Head Coach David Gilpin. The location will be on the practice field at VMHS. Fees for registration are $30 per camper. However, for multiple participants from the same family, $20 will be the price for a second participant and $10 for a third. The camp is geared for incoming third graders all the way to incoming high school freshman and offers instruction for all offensive and defensive positions. The camp will consist of daily competitions and prizes. All participants will receive a Patriot Football camp t-shirt.

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Roadrunners add Derek Marshall to roster

EDINBURG --The Edinburg Roadrunners of the North American League announced Wednesday that they have signed catcher Derek Marshall and have released infielder Jason Thomas.

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Memmert lifts Roadrunners past Thunder

EDINBURG, Texas—Gabe Memmert hit a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th to give the Edinburg Roadrunners the 6-5 victory over the McAllen Thunder Friday night at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.

The Roadrunners (22-27) grabbed the early lead in the bottom of the first with an RBI fielder’s choice by Osiel Flores that allowed C.J. Beatty to score making it 1-0.

Read more: Memmert lifts Roadrunners past Thunder


Sharyland’s Gutierrez and Coach Bickerton lead All-Valley list

20110715-Sharyland_ERIC-GUTIERREZThe rumor is Coach Bickerton is already looking forward to next spring. Now July, Bickerton and his ball club are a couple of months past finishing the greatest baseball season in Sharyland High School history.

For his efforts in leading the 28-2 Rattlers to a District 30-5A, Bickerton was not only named the district’s coach of the year but also the Valley’s best as well.

Read more: Sharyland’s Gutierrez and Coach Bickerton lead All-Valley list


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