2011 Baseball News
June 25, 2011
Hernandez Signs with Brockton Rox
Former Islander Trey Hernandez has signed a professional baseball contract with the Brockton (Mass.) Rox of the independent Canadian-American League.
June 22, 2011
Holland Goes 2-for-4 in Pro Debut
Former Islander Matt Holland made his professional baseball debut on Tuesday, playing for the GCL Phillies in an 8-2 win over the GCL Tigers.
June 21, 2011
Holland Named ABCA All-American
Graduated senior outfielder Matt Holland has been named a 2011 American Baseball Coaches Association Third Team All-American, the organization announced today.
June 20, 2011
Marek Named to Southland All-Academic Team
Rising senior Jeramie Marek (Corpus Christi/Calallen) has been named to the Southland Conference All-Academic Second Team, the conference announced today.
June 17, 2011
Simko, Holland Sign Professional Contracts
Senior Matt Holland (Phillies) and junior Todd Simko (Nationals) of the Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team have signed agreements with their respective Major League Baseball organizations.
June 15, 2011
Islanders See Strong Starts in Summer Ball
With their college baseball season finished, several Islanders players have gotten out to strong starts in their respective summer leagues already.
June 14, 2011
Islanders 2011 Season One for the Record Books
It was a record-setting season for the Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team in 2011, as the Islanders set numerous individual and team school records in the fourth season under Scott Malone.
June 9, 2011
Islanders Signee Lane Drafted by Royals
Joining current Islanders Matt Holland and Todd Simko, Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball signee Travis Lane (Glendale, Ariz./Central Arizona College) was selected on Day Three of the 2011 MLB Draft.
June 8, 2011
Holland, Simko Selected on Day Two of MLB Draft
Junior left-hander pitcher Todd Simko and senior outfielder Matt Holland of the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team were chosen on day two of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
June 2, 2011
Holland Named Louisville Slugger All-American
Senior outfielder Matt Holland (Watkins, Iowa) has been named a Third Team Louisville Slugger All-American, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper announced today. Holland is the first Islander in school history to earn Louisville Slugger All-America honors and joins Humberto Aguilar (Third Team, 2003) as the only players in Islanders lore to earn All-America distinction from any organization.
May 30, 2011
Buckner, Simko Selected to All-Tournament Team
Juniors Bobby Buckner and Todd Simko have been named to the Southland Conference All-Tournament Team, the league announced. Buckner was the team's third baseman, while Simko was one of two pitchers honored for their performance at last weekend's tourney.
May 28, 2011
Islanders Bats Explode For Eight-Run Ninth in Victory
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team scored eight runs in the top of the ninth inning to turn a 5-3 deficit into an 11-5 victory over Stephen F. Austin on Friday evening at Bobcat Stadium. Caleb Marx and Jumpy Garcia both went deep in the ninth to propel the Islanders (37-23) to the win.
May 28, 2011
Myles' Homer Lifts SFA to 6-5 Win Over Islanders
Bryson Myles' solo home run in the top of the ninth inning propelled Stephen F. Austin to a 6-5 victory over the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team on Saturday in the Southland Conference Tournament. The Lumberjacks (37-22) advance to the tournament championship game with the win, while the Islanders season wrapped up at 37-24.
May 27, 2011
Buckner's Walk-Off Sends Islanders to 2-1 Win
Junior Bobby Buckner hit a walk-off home run on an 0-2 pitch in the bottom of the ninth to send the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team to a momentous 2-1 win over UTSA on Friday at the Southland Conference Tournament. The Islanders will now take on Stephen F. Austin on Friday at 4 p.m. in another elimination game.
May 26, 2011
Simko Delivers Gem to Lift Islanders to Victory
Junior Todd Simko allowed just three hits and three walks in a complete game to lead the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team to a 4-1 win over Lamar on Thursday at the Southland Conference Tournament. Lamar, the 2010 Tournament Champion, was eliminated from the postseason with the loss.
May 25, 2011
UTSA Knocks Off Islanders, 3-2, in 10 Innings
Daniel Rockett's sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th inning lifted UTSA to a 3-2 win over the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team on Wednesday in the opening round of the Southland Conference Tournament. The Islanders are now 34-23 on the 2011 season.
May 24, 2011
Islanders to Face UTSA at Southland Tournament
The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team finished off the regular season in style, sweeping Sam Houston State to set a new school record with 34 wins. The Islanders, projected to come in 10th in the preseason, finished 19-14 in Southland play for third place in the conference.
May 24, 2011
Video Interviews from Southland Tournament Practice Day
The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team began its time at the Southland Conference Tournament on Tuesday by getting some swings and working on fielding at Bobcat Stadium.
May 23, 2011
Three Islanders Honored By Southland Conference
Three members of the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team have garnered Southland Conference postseason honors, the league announced today. Outfielder Matt Holland earned first team honors, while fellow senior Trey Hernandez picked up second team recognition at first base. Outfielder Jacob Perales received honorable mention.
May 21, 2011
Simko Tosses Islanders to 5-1 Win
Todd Simko allowed just one run in eight innings to lead the Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team to a 5-1 win over Sam Houston State on Friday night. The Islanders (33-22, 18-14 Southland) moved into a tie with Southeastern Louisiana for third place in the league and matched the school wins record with the victory.
May 21, 2011
Islanders Finish Sweep, Claim No. 3 Seed in SLC Tournament
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team scored five runs in the top of the fourth inning and held on late in a 6-4 victory over Sam Houston State on Saturday. With the series sweep, the Islanders finished 34-22 overall (19-14 Southland) to set a new school record for wins.
May 20, 2011
Campbell, Longball Lead Islanders to 5-1 Win
Ian Campbell tossed a 100-pitch complete game and the offense scored all its runs via the home run as the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team delivered a 5-1 win over Sam Houston State on Thursday night. Trey Hernandez and Caleb Marx each went deep for the Islanders (32-22, 17-14 Southland) in the win.
May 18, 2011
Islanders Head to Huntsville for Final Regular Season Series
Despite falling in the series finale to Northwestern State, the Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team has clinched a spot in the 2011 Southland Conference Tournament by virtue of Sunday losses by UT Arlington and Nicholls. It is the first time that the Islanders have made it to the postseason since 2008, the first season of Scott Malone's tenure. The Islanders have already set a school record with 16 conference wins and are two away from matching the mark for overall wins, set by the 2003 squad.
May 15, 2011
Demons Snap Islanders Win Streak with Six-Run Seventh
Northwestern State scored six times in the seventh inning en route to a 9-5 win to snap a nine-game winning streak for the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team on Sunday at Chapman Field. Matt Holland went 3-for-5 with his 10th homer of the season in his final home game for the Islanders (31-22, 16-14 Southland).
May 14, 2011
Campbell Pitches Islanders to Ninth Straight Win
Senior Ian Campbell struck out a career-high 10 batters as the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team toppled Northwestern State 11-5 on Saturday at Chapman Field. With the win the Islanders (31-21, 16-13 Southland) pushed their winning streak to nine games, matching the school record.
May 13, 2011
Islanders Keep Rolling for Eighth Straight Win
Matt Holland had his fourth straight three-hit game and Jacob Perales went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBI to lead the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team to an 11-4 victory over Northwestern State on Friday at Chapman Field. The Islanders (30-21, 15-13 Southland) won their eighth straight game to notch the third 30-win season in program history.
May 12, 2011
Baseball to Host Final Home Series This Weekend
The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team returns home for its final set of games at Chapman Field this season. The Islanders have won seven in a row heading into this weekend's set against Northwestern State, one of just seven teams in the nation with an active winning streak of seven games or more.
May 8, 2011
Bullpen Slams Door as Islanders Sweep Mavericks
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team finished off a three-game sweep of UT Arlington with a 3-2 victory on Sunday at Clay Gould Ballpark. The Islanders bullpen allowed just one baserunner over the final 3 1/3 innings of work to hold off the Mavericks to earn the seventh straight victory for the Islanders (29-21, 14-13 Southland). The Islanders are now in sole possession of fifth place in the conference.
May 7, 2011
Islanders Win Fifth Straight, 8-4 Over UTA
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team bashed 16 hits en route to an 8-4 win over UT Arlington on Friday night at Clay Gould Ballpark. Matt Holland and Weston Montgomery had three hits each for the Islanders (27-21, 12-13 Southland), who won their fifth straight game to pull within a game of fifth place.
May 7, 2011
Baseball Makes it Six in a Row With 4-2 Win
Chris Vergne turned a brilliant double play in the bottom of the eighth to help preserve a 4-2 victory for the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team over UT Arlington on Saturday. The Islanders (28-21, 13-13 Southland) won their sixth straight game to pull into a tie for fifth in the conference.
May 5, 2011
Islanders Hit Road for Three With UT Arlington
The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team heads north for a road series at UT Arlington this weekend. The Islanders have won four straight Southland games to infuse themselves back into the race for the conference tournament. UTA is just two games ahead of the Islanders in a tie for fourth in the conference.
May 1, 2011
Simko, Islanders Bats Help Islanders Cruise Past UCA, 13-2
Todd Simko pitched his second straight complete game, allowing just three hits and no walks to go with seven strikeouts in the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team's 13-2 win over Central Arkansas on Sunday. The Islanders (26-21, 11-13 Southland) finished off the series sweep of the Bears (19-24, 9-15) to win their fourth straight game and remain in seventh place in the conference with three series remaining.
April 30, 2011
Holland's Walk-Off Single Leads Islanders to 7-6 Victory
Matt Holland delivered a one-out single to right field to score Chris Vergne and give the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team a 7-6 walk-off win over Central Arkansas on Saturday at Chapman Field. Omar Garcia added two hits, including his first homer of the season, to help the Islanders (25-21, 10-13 Southland) to their third straight win.
April 29, 2011
Islanders Rally for 4-3 Win over UCA
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team scored two in the sixth and two in the seventh to come from behind in a 4-3 victory over Central Arkansas on Friday at Chapman Field. Justin Meza struck out nine in a no-decision for the Islanders (24-21, 9-13 Southland), who drew into a tie with UCA (19-22, 9-13) after the win.
April 28, 2011
Islanders Host Bears in Crucial Series at Chapman
The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team plays host to a crucial series in the race for the Southland Conference Tournament this weekend, as Central Arkansas comes to Chapman Field for a three-game set. The Islanders are 8-13 in conference play, just a game behind UCA, which is in a four-way tie with Lamar, McNeese State and Nicholls for seventh in the league.
April 23, 2011
Lions Bats Come On Late to Surge Past Islanders
Justin Boudreaux went 4-for-4 with a home run and five RBI to lead Southeastern Louisiana to an 11-1 win over the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team on Friday night. The Lions scored six runs in the seventh and final inning to surge to the victory.
April 23, 2011
Simko Tosses Two-Hitter in 7-1 Victory
Junior Todd Simko allowed just two hits in a complete-game victory to lead the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team to a 7-1 win over Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday. Matt Holland and Sean Washington each hit home runs for the Islanders, who moved within a game of eighth place with the win. The victory snapped a nine-game losing streak for the Islanders (23-21, 8-13 Southland).
April 22, 2011
Efferson's Gem Leads Southeastern Past Islanders
Brandon Efferson allowed just one hit over 7 2/3 innings to lift the Southeastern Louisiana baseball team to an 11-2 victory over Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi on Thursday night at Alumni Field. Joe Sparacino went 3-for-4 with a home run in the win for the Lions (25-14, 11-8 Southland).
April 21, 2011
No. 19 Rice Nips Islanders, 7-5
Matt Holland went 2-for-3 with his seventh home run of the season, but the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team fell to No. 19 Rice, 7-5 on Wednesday night at Reckling Park. Jacob Perales added three hits for the Islanders in the loss.
April 20, 2011
Islanders Hit Road for Rice and Southeastern Louisiana
The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team returns to the road after a rough homestand, and will play Rice on Wednesday night before continuing on to Hammond to face Southeastern Louisiana over the Thursday-Friday-Saturday Easter weekend series. The Islanders enter the trip with a 22-18 overall record and a 7-11 mark in Southland action.
April 17, 2011
SFA Bats Stay Hot in Series Finale
Stephen F. Austin remained red-hot in the batter's box, taking the series finale from the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team, 15-3, on Sunday at Chapman Field. Bryson Myles went 4-for-5 and Hunter Dozier had a 3-for-5 day with four RBI for the Lumberjacks (26-11, 13-5 Southland).
April 16, 2011
Jacks Catch Fire in Middle Innings to Topple Islanders
Stephen F. Austin (25-11, 12-5 Southland) rallied from a 5-0 deficit to take an 18-8 win over the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team (22-17, 7-10) on Saturday at Chapman Field. Bryson Myles went 4-for-5 with four runs in the victory, while Trey Hernandez hit his 10th home run of the season in a losing effort.
April 15, 2011
SFA Takes Series Opener From Islanders
Jared West threw seven strong innings and Stephen F. Austin (24-11, 11-5 Southland) plated eight runs in the fifth to take a 14-2 victory over the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team on Friday at Chapman Field. Matt Holland hit a solo home run, his sixth of the year, in the loss.
April 14, 2011
Baseball Welcomes SFA to Chapman Field
The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team will play host to Stephen F. Austin in the first full conference series at Chapman Field this season. The Islanders come in at 22-15 overall and 7-8 in Southland play, while the Jacks are 22-11 overall and are just a game back of first-place Texas State at 10-5 in conference. Each team lost two of three games last weekend, while SFA is coming off a midweek win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
April 12, 2011
UTPA Visits Chapman Field Tuesday
The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team begins a four-game homestand on Tuesday afternoon when it takes on Texas-Pan American in its final home non-conference contest. The Islanders come in having lost their last two, falling in the final pair of contests at Lamar, while UTPA is on a four-game winning streak after taking all four contests at Chicago State last weekend.
April 12, 2011
Comeback Bid Falls Short in 12-9 Loss
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team (22-15) rallied from an 11-0 deficit to bring the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the ninth, but was unable to finish off the comeback in a 12-9 defeat at the hands of Texas ? Pan American on Tuesday at Chapman Field. Matt Holland hit his fifth home run of the season in a losing effort.
April 10, 2011
Cardinals Silence Islanders in Series Finale
Albert Lott and Machon Trimm combined to allow two hits and the Lamar offense exploded for 10 runs in a 10-0 victory over the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team on Sunday in seven innings. The Cardinals (22-13, 9-6 Southland) took the series two games to one from the visiting Islanders (22-14, 7-8).
April 9, 2011
Campbell's Gem Carries Islanders to 5-0 Victory
Senior Ian Campbell pitched a complete-game, four-hit shutout to lead the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team to a 5-0 victory over Lamar on Friday night at Vincent-Beck Stadium. It was the first complete-game shutout for the Islanders (22-12, 7-6 Southland) since Roy Ferdin delivered a two-hitter at Southeastern Lousiana on March 1, 2008.
April 9, 2011
Lamar Tops Islanders in Pitchers' Duel, 1-0
After winning a well-pitched affair over Lamar on Friday night, the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team was dealt a similar fate on Saturday, falling 1-0. The Cardinals (21-13, 8-6 Southland) scored the lone run of the game on a bases loaded walk by Chris Pena in the bottom of the seventh inning.
April 8, 2011
Boyle Matches Saves Mark in 7-6 Victory
Closer Michael Boyle matched the school record with his seventh save of the season as the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team edged Houston-Victoria 7-6 on Thursday night. Trey Hernandez and Chris Vergne each hit solo home runs in the win for the Islanders (21-12).
April 7, 2011
Islanders Off for Four-Game Road Swing
The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team heads to the road for four games in four days over the weekend. The Islanders will take on Houston-Victoria on Thursday evening in Victoria, then continue on to Beaumont for a three-game set against the Cardinals.
April 6, 2011
Islanders Play Host to No. 8 Texas Tuesday Night
The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team will look to recapture the magic of Feb. 22, as the Islanders look for a season sweep of the Longhorns on Tuesday night at Whataburger Field. The Islanders knocked off Texas in the fourth game of the season, 8-7, as Jumpy Garcia drove in four runs to lead the Islanders. Despite a three-game losing streak, at 20-11 the Islanders are off to the best 31-game start in program history.
April 6, 2011
Longhorns Pitching Upends Islanders, 8-1
Drew Vest's leadoff single in the ninth inning off reliever Josh Urban broke-up Texas' no-hit bid, but the Longhorns posted an 8-1 victory over the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team on Tuesday night at Whataburger Field. UT starter Sam Stafford did not allow a hit and walked four in seven shutout innings for the win in front of a crowd of 6,159 at Whataburger Field.
April 3, 2011
UTSA Rallies to Knock Off Islanders, 14-10
UTSA rallied from an eight-run deficit, then held on late to knock off the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team, 14-10, on Sunday at Roadrunner Field. Trey Hernandez, Matt Holland and Jumpy Garcia all hit homeruns in a losing effort for the Islanders (20-11, 6-6 Southland).
April 2, 2011
Roadrunners Snap Islanders' Streak, 13-6
Matt Holland went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI, but UTSA scored seven runs with two outs in the fifth inning to post a 13-6 victory over the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team on Friday night. The loss snaps an eight-game winning streak for the Islanders.
April 2, 2011
UTSA Uses Two-Out Magic Again in 8-2 Victory
Trey Hernandez hit his seventh home run of the season, but UTSA scored all eight of its runs with two outs to knock off the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team 8-2 on Saturday at Roadrunner Field. Matthew James hit a grand slam in the victory for UTSA.
March 31, 2011
Islanders Baseball Brings Win Streak to UTSA
Winners of eight straight, the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team returns to conference play for a three-game set at UTSA this weekend. The Islanders are off to the best start in school history at 20-8, and their eight-game win streak is the longest since a nine gamer to start the 2007 season. It is also the longest active winning streak in the nation. The Islanders have swept back-to-back conference series, at Nicholls and vs. McNeese State.
March 30, 2011
Islanders baseball and softball teams among the best in the nation
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball and softball teams are among some of the best in the nation with a combined winning #$%^percentage just under 74 percent through this past weekend. The NCAA releases updated statistics every Tuesday.
March 29, 2011
Islanders Take on HBU Tuesday at Chapman
Winners of seven straight, the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team steps out of conference play on Tuesday afternoon for a matchup against Houston Baptist. It will be the third meeting of the season between the Islanders and Huskies, as Texas A&M - Corpus Christi swept a doubleheader in Houston on March 1, 8-3 and 13-3.
March 29, 2011
Islanders Win Eighth Straight, 11-8 over HBU
Chris Vergne went 4-for-4 with three doubles to lead the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team to an 11-8 win over Houston Baptist. The Islanders (20-8) have now won eight in a row, the third-longest active win streak in the nation.
March 28, 2011
Hernandez Named Southland Conference Hitter of the Week
Senior first baseman Trey Hernandez has been named Southland Conference Hitter of the Week, the conference office announced today. It is the second weekly honor for the Islanders this season (Chris Vergne, 2/21) and the third Hitter of the Week recognition for Hernandez in his career.
March 27, 2011
Islanders Walk Off on Wild Pitch to Knock Off McNeese State 4-3
Pinch-runner Dan Sciantarelli scored the winning run on a bases-loaded wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team to a 4-3 walk-off victory over McNeese State on Sunday at Whataburger Field. The Islanders (19-8, 6-3) have now won seven games in a row to post their best 27-game record in program history.
March 26, 2011
Ten-Run Third Leads Islanders to Victory
Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi scored 10 runs in the bottom of the third, then held off a late McNeese State rally for a 10-8 victory on Friday night at Whataburger Field. Jumpy Garcia hit a grand slam for the Islanders (17-8, 4-3 Southland) in the victory.
March 26, 2011
Islanders Win Sixth Straight, 6-2 over McNeese State
Trey Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI to lead the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team to a 6-2 win over McNeese State on Saturday. Ian Campbell pitched seven gutsy innings to lead the Islanders (18-8, 5-3 Southland) to their sixth straight victory.
March 24, 2011
Islanders To Host McNeese for Three at Whataburger
Winners of four straight and five of six, the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team takes on conference foe McNeese State for a three-game series at Whataburger Field this weekend. The Islanders come in with a 16-8 overall record (3-3 Southland), while McNeese sits at 13-9 (4-2).
March 22, 2011
Scorpions Visit Chapman to Battle Baseball
After an eight-game, 10-day swing through Texas and Louisiana, the Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team returns to the Coastal Bend for a five-game homestand beginning on Tuesday, March 22, with a game against UT Brownsville. The Islanders and Scorpions will do battle at 2 p.m. on campus at Chapman Field.
March 22, 2011
Islanders Topple UT Brownsville, 7-1
Caleb Marx and Trey Hernandez each went deep as the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team defeated UT Brownsville, 7-1, on Tuesday at Chapman Field. Nine Islanders pitchers combined to hold the Scorpions (25-7) to one run on six hits.
March 21, 2011
Islanders Baseball Climbs into RPI Top 50
On the strength of a three-game sweep of Nicholls, the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team has climbed into the top 50 of the Ratings Percentage Index, according to RPI gurus Warren Nolan and Boyd Nation.
March 20, 2011
Baseball Rallies Past Nicholls with Six-run Ninth
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi scored six runs in the ninth inning to rally past Nicholls in an 8-3 victory on Sunday afternoon. The Islanders (15-8, 3-3 Southland) earned their first road series sweep since taking three from Stephen F. Austin in April 2008. The ninth inning was kind to the Islanders all weekend, as the visitors plated 14 runs in the final frame during the three-game series.
March 19, 2011
Islanders Rally Past Nicholls, 7-4
Jumpy Garcia's two-run single in the top of the ninth lifted the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team to a 7-4, come-from-behind victory over Nicholls on Friday night. The Islanders scored two in the eighth and four in the ninth to improve to 13-8 (1-3 Southland), while Nicholls fell to 7-9 (0-4).
March 19, 2011
Islanders Bats Scorch Nicholls, 12-1
Jacob Perales went 3-for-5 with five RBI to lead the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team to a 12-1 win over Nicholls (7-10, 0-5 Southland) on Saturday at Ray E. Didier Field. The Islanders (14-8, 2-3) delivered a season-high 21 hits in the win, and Ian Campbell threw a strong six innings on the mound for the visitors.
March 17, 2011
Baseball Returns to Conference Play vs. Nicholls
Coming off a trip to Lubbock for the Texas Tech Invitational, the Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team will return to conference play for a three-game set against Nicholls beginning on Friday, March 18. The Islanders and Colonels will do battle on Friday at 6 p.m., with Saturday's game slated for a 3 p.m. first pitch and Sunday's set to start at 1 p.m.
March 15, 2011
Texas Tech Downs Islanders, 9-7, in Texas Tech Invitational Finale
Weston Montgomery and Trey Hernandez had three hits each, but the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team fell 9-7 to Texas Tech on Tuesday in the final game of the Texas Tech Invitational. Jacob Perales also drove in three runs for the Islanders (12-8), who outhit Texas Tech (12-6) 14-9 in the game.
March 14, 2011
Islanders Fall in Pair of Nailbiters
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team lost a pair of hard-fought games on Sunday, losing 10-9 to Iowa in the first game and falling 6-5 to Texas Tech in the second contest of the day. In both contests, the winners came from behind and tallied the winning run in walk-off fashion, with the Hawkeyes winning in the 10th and the Red Raiders pushing across the winner in the bottom of the ninth.
March 14, 2011
Carnline Tosses Islanders to 5-4 Victory
Brett Carnline threw 6 2/3 strong innings to lead the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team to a 5-4 victory over Iowa on Monday at Dan Law Field. It marked the third consecutive one-run game for the Islanders (12-7) at the Texas Tech Invitational, which will conclude on Tuesday afternoon.
March 12, 2011
Holland's Cycle Carries Islanders in 14-5 Victory
Matt Holland went 4-for-6 and hit for the cycle as the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team rolled to a 14-5 win over Texas Tech on Saturday afternoon. Trey Hernandez added a three-run homer for the Islanders, who improved to 11-5 on the season. David Paiz hit a solo shot for the Red Raiders, who are now 9-6.
March 10, 2011
Baseball Sets for Texas Tech Invitational
After sweeping a doubleheader from Texas - Pan American on Tuesday, the Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team heads out for its spring break trip this weekend, beginning their travels at the Texas Tech Invitational. The Islanders will play five games in Lubbock ? three vs. host Texas Tech and two against Big Ten foe Iowa ? before continuing on to Thibodaux, La., for a three-game series at Nicholls. In total, the Islanders will play eight games in a nine-day span.
March 9, 2011
Islanders Sweep Doubleheader From Texas-Pan American
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team led wire-to-wire in game one and came from behind in game two to sweep a doubleheader from Texas ? Pan American on Tuesday night. Three Islanders combined for a seven-hit shutout in a 6-0 victory in game one and the visitors scored four runs in the last two innings to post a 7-5 victory in game two.
March 8, 2011
Baseball Heads South for Two with UTPA
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team will head south on Tuesday for a doubleheader with Texas ? Pan American, starting at 3 p.m. The Islanders enter the showdown with an 8-5 record after suffering a three-game sweep at the hands of Southland Conference favorite Texas State in Corpus Christi. Trey Hernandez hit a home run and drove in five in the weekend series.
March 6, 2011
Late Rally Pushes Bobcats Past Islanders Baseball
Texas State scored the game's final seven runs to post a 13-7 win over the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team on Saturday at Chapman Field. Trey Hernandez hit his second home run of the year and drove in five in the loss for the Islanders (8-4, 0-2 Southland).
March 6, 2011
Texas State Topples Islanders in Series Finale
Texas State jumped out to an early 5-0 lead and never looked back in a 14-1, seven-inning win over the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team on Sunday at Whataburger Field. Jeramie Marek went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the loss.
March 5, 2011
Texas State Tops Islanders in Series Opener, 5-3
In the Southland Conference opener for both teams, Texas State outdueled the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team for a 5-3 victory on Friday night at Whataburger Field. Todd Simko tossed seven solid innings in a losing effort for the Islanders.
March 3, 2011
Baseball Hosts Texas State in Conference-Opening Series
With an 8-2 record, the Texas A&M - Corpus Christi enters conference play this weekend with a three-game series against preseason conference favorite Texas State in Corpus Christi. Friday's and Sunday's games will be held at Whataburger Field, while the middle contest will take place on campus at Chapman Field.
March 2, 2011
Islanders Sweep Doubleheader from Houston Baptist
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team swept a Tuesday afternoon doubleheader from Houston Baptist, 8-3 and 13-3, #$%^to improve to 8-2 on the season. Trey Hernandez hit his first home run of the season in the double dip for the Islanders, who got #$%^strong starting pitching performances from Roy Ferdin and Ian Campbell on the day.
March 1, 2011
Islanders Set for Twinbill at HBU
After splitting its four games last week with four nationally-prominent foes, the Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team takes to the road for the second time this season, encountering a doubleheader with Houston Baptist on Tuesday, March 1, at noon. The Islanders now have a 6-2 record on the season after wins last week over former national champions Texas and Oregon State.
February 28, 2011
Husky Hurlers Cool Islanders Bats in KBCC Finale
Three pitchers combined for a five-hit shutout as No. 14 Connecticut knocked off the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team 7-0 on Sunday in the finale of the Kleberg Bank College Classic at Whataburger Field. Trey Hernandez had two hits, including his third double of the tournament, in a losing effort.
February 27, 2011
Islanders Baseball Knocks Off Oregon State 8-7
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team got out to an early lead and held off a late Oregon State charge for an 8-7 victory on Saturday night at the Kleberg Bank College Classic. Trey Hernandez went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles in the contest, while Brett Carnline tossed five strong innings to collect his first win since 2009.
February 26, 2011
Hoosiers Knock off Islanders at Kleberg Bank College Classic
acob Perales had two hits, including his second home run of the season, but hot Indiana hitting and bullpen work led to a 14-3 Hoosier victory over the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team on Friday night at the Kleberg Bank College Classic. The Islanders (5-1) fell for the first time this season in the game.
February 24, 2011
5-0 Islanders Host Strong Field at Kleberg Bank College Classic
Coming off its biggest win in Scott Malone's tenure, the Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team will play host to the Kleberg Bank College Classic this weekend at Whataburger Field. The Islanders will be joined by Indiana, Oregon State and No. 14 Connecticut at the annual College Classic.
February 23, 2011
Islanders Stun No. 6 Longhorns, 8-7
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team got out to an early 7-2 lead and held on late in an 8-7 victory over No. 6 Texas on Tuesday night in Austin. It is the second all-time victory for the Islanders over the Longhorns. Jumpy Garcia had four RBI in the victory as the Islanders outhit the Horns 11-6.
February 22, 2011
Vergne Named Southland Conference Hitter of the Week
Senior Chris Vergne has been named Southland Conference Hitter of the Week, the league announced today. It is the first career honor for Vergne and the first weekly honor for a member of the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team since Jacob Perales earned Hitter of the Week laurels on May 3, 2010.
February 21, 2011
Islanders Head to Austin for Clash With No. 6 Texas
The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team will take on in-state rival Texas in a non-conference contest on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. in Austin. In the first road game of the season, the Islanders will send Corpus Christi native and Moody High School grad Justin Meza to the hill for his first collegiate start. The local legend was named all-state in 2009.
February 20, 2011
5-6-7 Hitters Erupt in 12-2 Victory
The five, six and seven hitters combined to go 9-for-10 and drive in all 12 runs in a 12-2 win (seven innings) for the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team (4-0) over Mississippi Valley State on Sunday.
February 19, 2011
Islanders Sweep Saturday Doubleheader from MVSU
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi rode the strength of its pitching staff to a doubleheader sweep of Mississippi Valley State on Saturday, winning game one 5-4 and taking the second outing by a score of 2-1.
February 18, 2011
Islanders Baseball Opens Season With Four Against MVSU
The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team will start its 2011 campaign with a four-game series against Mississippi Valley State at Chapman Field this weekend. The two teams will play Friday, a doubleheader on Saturday and the series finale on Sunday in the first games of the season for all of college baseball.
February 18, 2011
Islanders Roll in Season Opener, 12-2
Matt Holland went 4-for-4 with a home run, and Chris Vergne went 3-for-3 with three runs as the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team rolled to a 12-2 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Friday at Chapman Field. Todd Simko threw five shutout innings to collect the win in his Islanders debut.
February 11, 2011
New Episode of Inside Islanders Baseball Now Online
A new episode of Inside Islanders Baseball is now available online. In this week's edition, Coach Malone looks at how his team is shaping up offensively with only a week before opening day. Click here for the latest episode.
January 31, 2011
Texas and Kleberg Bank Classic Tickets Go On Sale Friday
Tickets go on sale Friday for the Texas Longhorn baseball team's April visit to the Sparkling City. Sixth-ranked Texas, who has won six national championships, visit Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in a 6 p.m. contest on Tuesday, April 5. At 9 a.m. this Friday, tickets will be available to the public at cchooks.com and the Whataburger Field Box Office.
January 30, 2011
Inside Islanders Baseball Debuts on GoIslanders.com
Head Coach Scott Malone sat down earlier this week with GoIslanders.com for a new feature called 'Inside Islanders Baseball.' The video program will bring fans of the Islanders an inside look at some of the things going on with the team, and will allow a more intimate look at the baseball program.
January 25, 2011
Hernandez to be Honored at South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet
Trey Hernandez has been selected 2010 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Player of the Year, the Corpus Christi Hooks announced. Hernandez will be recognized at the Seventh Annual South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet on Thursday, February 3, at the Omni Bayfront Hotel in Corpus Christi.
January 21, 2011
Malone Featured on College Baseball Daily
Head Coach Scott Malone of the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball team is currently featured on CollegeBaseballDaily.com. The website talked to Malone as part of its series of interviews with college baseball coaches this offseason.
January 11, 2011
Islanders, Hooks Offer Fundraising Initiative with Kleberg Bank College Classic
The Corpus Christi Hooks, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Kleberg Bank are offering a unique and simple fundraising program. Coastal Bend clubs, associations and organizations may sell 2011 Kleberg Bank College Classic tickets and keep half the proceeds.
December 4, 2010
Incoming Class for Islanders Baseball Earns National Praise
The Texas A&M University ? Corpus Christi baseball team's group of 2010-11 newcomers has been lauded by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. The publication gave the Islanders' incoming class honorable mention in its list of top recruiting classes nationally.
November 21, 2010
Islanders Baseball Adds Three More to Class of 2012
Head Coach Scott Malone and the staff of the Texas A&M University ? Corpus Christi baseball team have announced the signing of three additional players to National Letters of Intent for the incoming class of 2012. Timothy Beard (Canberra, Australia/Western Nebraska CC), Jake Dziubczynski (Chandler, Ariz./Central Arizona Community College) and Mike Velasquez (Robstown, Texas/Robstown) will join the three players who signed earlier this month.
November 17, 2010
Islanders Baseball Announces 2011 Schedule
The Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi baseball team will play host to 26 contests ? nine at Whataburger Field, including a home matchup against Texas on April 5, as part of its 2011 schedule, head coach Scott Malone announced today. The Islanders will also host a strong field at the Kleberg Bank College Classic in addition to road contests against national powers Texas, Texas Tech and Rice.
November 11, 2010
Islanders Baseball Signs Three to National Letters of Intent
Head Coach Scott Malone and the staff of the Texas A&M University ? Corpus Christi baseball program today announced the signing of three student-athletes to National Letters of Intent. Trevor Belicek (Uvalde, Texas/Uvalde), Jordan Lee (Houston, Texas/Cypress Creek) and Tyler Schnuriger (San Antonio, Texas/Douglas MacArthur) will join the Islanders for the 2011-12 school year.
November 9, 2010
Kleberg Bank New College Classic Naming Rights Partner
One of college baseball's preeminent early-season tournaments has a new name. The Kleberg Bank College Classic, featuring two-time national champion Oregon State, Indiana, UConn and host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, unfolds for the first time at Whataburger Field February 25-26-27. It's the first of five annual installments in a recently-minted partnership between the 105-year-old financial institution, the Corpus Christi Hooks and Islanders Athletics.
November 6, 2010
Rocha, solid pitching helps Green even Islanders Fall Classic
CORPUS CHRISTI - The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball program continued their annual Islanders Fall Classic on Friday with game two at Chapman Field. Matt Rocha had what proved to be the winning hit when he doubled in a pair of runs which helped the Green win 3-1, setting up a winner-take-all game three on Saturday.
November 6, 2010
Blue triumphs over Green 8-7 in game three of Islanders Fall Classic to win series
CORPUS CHRISTI - Texas A&M - Corpus Christi completed the fourth annual Islanders Fall Classic as the Blue team defeated Green 8-7 to win the series 2-1. Roman Madrid notched his second save of the series to preserve the win in the ninth inning for Blue.
November 4, 2010
Blue rallies for 9-6 victory against Green in game one of the Islanders Fall Classic
CORPUS CHRISTI - The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team opened the fourth edition of the Islanders Fall Classic on Thursday at Chapman Field. Blue rallied for four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and held on for a 9-6 win.
November 3, 2010
Baseball ends fall with 4th annual Islanders Fall Classic starting Thursday at Chapman
The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi baseball program will wrap-up fall practices with their 4th annual Islanders Fall Classic. Head coach Scott Malone and staff split the roster into Blue and Green teams that will compete in a best-of-three series on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Chapman Field.
October 19, 2010
Gray victorious over Navy 6-5 after late inning rally in annual alumni game
The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball team hosted the third annual Navy and Gray alumni game Saturday at Chapman Field. In addition to the game, the day was also a welcome back for all to the Island University for all the former players.
October 15, 2010
Baseball to hold third annual Blue and Gray Alumni Game on Saturday
Texas A&M - Corpus Christi's baseball program will host its third annual Blue and Gray Alumni Game Saturday at Chapman Field with a 2:00 p.m. first pitch. In all, 30 former Islanders will participate in the game.
October 12, 2010
Baseball hosts annual scout day at Chapman Field
Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball hosted its annual scout day on Tuesday afternoon at Chapman Field. Several draft eligible players worked out in front of personnel from Major League Baseball.
September 15, 2010
Baseball rounds out staff with addition of Volunteer Assistant
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball head coach Scott Malone announced that Adam Skonieczki has joined the staff as a volunteer coach.
August 26, 2010
ISLANDERS ADD 14 TO INCOMING BASEBALL CLASS
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball team has added 14 players to its 2010-11 recruiting class with nine coming from the junior college ranks and five from the preps. Combined with three signees from last fall and the eligibility of Sean Hoelscher and Justin Meza, 19 new players will don the Islander blue in 2010-11.
August 12, 2010
HONORS COMING IN FOR ISLANDERS AS SUMMER LEAGUE PLAY WINDS DOWN
As summer collegiate baseball leagues come to a conclusion across the nation, members of the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball team are wrapping up strong showings resulting in postseason honors and/or postseason play.