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Sod Dogs' Acosta Named TCL North Player of the Week

July 7, 2020

TCL PRESS RELEASE Bryan/College Station, TX - The TCL has announced that Eduardo Acosta of the Amarillo Sod Dogs and Bryce Osmond of the Tulsa Drillers have been named the TCL North Division position player and pitcher of the week, respectively. Through the 1st week of the season, Acosta has

Minor League Baseball Season Shelved, Texas Collegiate League Season Opens Tonight

Despite the announcement, baseball officially returns to HODGETOWN tonight with the Opening Night of the Texas Collegiate League season
June 30, 2020

Minor League Baseball (MiLB™) announced today that Major League Baseball (MLB™) has informed the league that it will not be providing its affiliated Minor League teams with players for the 2020 season. As a result, there will not be a professional baseball season in Amarillo in 2020. Despite the announcement,

Rosters Unveiled For Amarillo's Texas League Collegiate Teams

The teams combined are represented by players from 32 different schools, including 31 Division I, 22 Division II, and six Division III and junior college athletes
June 25, 2020

The initial player rosters for Amarillo’s Texas League Collegiate teams, the Sod Dogs and Sod Squad, have been released. The teams combined are represented by players from 32 different schools, including 31 Division I, 22 Division II, and six Division III and junior college athletes. Full rosters for each team

Single-Game Tickets and Ticket Plans On Sale Now For Texas Collegiate Baseball Games at Hodgetown

Fireworks, Giveaways and Daily Promotions Highlight Schedule, 15-Game Ticket Plans Available For Purchase Starting Thursday
June 17, 2020

Single-game tickets and two 15-game ticket plans are now available for purchase. The 2020 season will begin on Tuesday, June 30. A full game schedule can be found HERE. Promotions for the Texas Collegiate League Season at HODGETOWN have been announced, highlighted by seven fireworks nights, seven giveaway nights, daily

Sod Poodles To Host Father's Day Catch on the Field at HODGETOWN

Team Inviting All Families To Enjoy Special Father’s Day Event And Lunch On Sunday, June 21 At The Ballpark
June 3, 2020

The Sod Poodles will be hosting Father’s Day “Catch on the Field” presented by ACME Brick, Tile & Stone on Sunday, June 21 at HODGETOWN. Individual tickets to the special event are $25 and include a tailgate-style lunch, photos, and opportunities to have special messages on the videoboard. Two sessions

Team Managers Announced For Amarillo Collegiate Baseball Teams

Brett Wellman and Jimmy Johnson To Lead Amarillo Summer Collegiate Wood-Bat Teams Beginning June 30
June 15, 2020

Brett Wellman, son of 2019 Sod Poodles manager Phillip Wellman, and Jimmy Johnson, a former minor league hitting coordinator, have been named the managers of Amarillo’s new summer collegiate wood-bat teams. The 2020 Texas Collegiate League season for the Amarillo Sod Squad and Amarillo Sod Dogs will begin on June

Texas Collegiate League 2020 Schedule Announced For Amarillo Teams

Two Summer Collegiate Wood-Bat Teams To Play 30 Games At HODGETOWN Beginning June 30
June 12, 2020

The 2020 Texas Collegiate League game schedules have been announced for the Amarillo Sod Squad and Amarillo Sod Dogs wood-bat college baseball teams. The two teams will play 30 games combined at HODGETOWN from June 30 to August 2. All games at HODGETOWN will be scheduled to start at 7:05

HODGETOWN To Host Two 2020 Texas Collegiate League Baseball Teams

Two Summer Collegiate Wood-Bat Teams To Make Home In Amarillo, 30 Games To Be Hosted At HODGETOWN Beginning June 30
June 11, 2020

Two 2020 Texas Collegiate League teams, the Amarillo Sod Dogs and Amarillo Sod Squad, will call Amarillo home this summer with HODGETOWN set to host 30 regular-season games spanning from June 30 to August 2. The Texas Collegiate League is Texas' first major collegiate summer wooden bat league and have

Sod Poodles To Open HODGETOWN's Bar 352 Saturday, June 13

Team To Open Outdoor Ballpark Bar To The Public With Limited Capacity, Includes Live Music and Food
June 4, 2020

The Sod Poodles have scheduled to open HODGETOWN’s popular “Bar 352” to the public with a limited capacity on Saturday, June 13, for guests to enjoy time with family and friends, and have the best views of the ballpark while listening to live music outdoors. No guests under the age

Top 10 Games: #5 – Sod Poodles Win First Half

June 17 at Northwest Arkansas - Counting Down the Top 10 Sod Poodles Games during 2019
May 26, 2020

"Heading into the final two games of the first half, Amarillo’s situation was simple when it came to winning the Texas League South first half title: they need to win both games, and Midland needed to lose both…and that’s exactly what happened." - Sam Levitt, Sod Poodles Broadcaster

Top 10 Games: #6 – First Win in Franchise History

April 5 @ Corpus Christi - Counting Down the Top 10 Sod Poodles Games during 2019
May 18, 2020

"The first series in the history of the ball club on the road in Corpus Christi was a memorable few days. From packing up the bus for the very first time, making the long trip to South Texas, getting acclimated to one another, and finally playing some baseball. There were

Top 10 Games: #7 – First Victory at HODGETOWN 

April 9 vs. Midland - Counting Down the Top 10 Sod Poodles Games during 2019
May 12, 2020

"Brad Zunica’s performance during that first homestand will always stand out, and this night was no different. He hit two home runs in this game by the end of the second inning!" - Sam Levitt, Sod Poodles Broadcaster

Top 10 Games: #8 – First Walk-off In Franchise History

May 3 vs. Springfield - Counting Down the Top 10 Sod Poodles Games during 2019
May 6, 2020

"As for the first walk-off win in Sod Poodles history, it was certainly one of Hudson Potts’ biggest moments of the year and he absolutely blistered that ball to right field in the 11th... It was truly the first signature win of the 2019 campaign." - Sam Levitt, Sod Poodles

Top 10 Games: #9 – 13 Unanswered Runs On A Rainy Day

May 26 vs. Midland - Counting Down the Top 10 Sod Poodles Games during 2019
April 29, 2020

"This was such a memorable game, and not just because of the massive comeback and rain delay…but also because of the relief work from Amarillo’s bullpen, which had a really solid first half as a group. - Sam Levitt, Sod Poodles Broadcaster

Top 10 Games: #10 – April 8 vs. Midland – Inaugural Game at HODGETOWN

Counting Down the Top 10 Sod Poodles Games during 2019
April 24, 2020

"In a season full of amazing memories, there may be no more memorable night of the inaugural season than the night HODGETOWN officially opened to the Texas Panhandle." - Sam Levitt, Sod Poodles Broadcaster

Texas League's 2020 All-Star Game Canceled, Scheduled To Take Place in Amarillo in 2021

MiLB Calls Off All-Star Event Due To Worldwide COVID-19 Outbreak, Amarillo Remains Host Location In 2021
April 24, 2020

Sod Poodles President and General Manager Tony Ensor made the following statement regarding the 2020 Texas League Home Run Derby and All-Star Game that was set to be hosted at HODGETOWN: _“Due to the coronavirus pandemic we continue to face as a nation and the delay it has caused in

Statement Regarding Temporary Closure of HODGETOWN - March 19

March 19, 2020

To our Texas Panhandle Family: “As we continue to adapt to the challenges associated with this adversary, COVID-19, the health and well-being of our Amarillo and Sod Poodles family is the top priority. To help look out for the best interests of this community and also comply with recent professional

Top Padres 2020 Prospects Potentially Landing in Amarillo

MacKenzie Gore and Luis Patiño Ranked As Top Farm Arms
March 6, 2020

MLB.com released its top 30 prospects for each of the 30 Major League systems yesterday. The San Diego Padres top 30 prospects featured 13 players that were on the Amarillo roster during the 2019 season, and 10 players expected to be with the Sod Poodles in the 2020 season. The

Sod Poodles To Host 2020 Team Mascot Auditions

Auditions To Be Held at HODGETOWN on Saturday, March 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
March 4, 2020

Along with National Anthem auditions, the Amarillo Sod Poodles will also be hosting public team mascot auditions for the 2020 season on Saturday, March 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at HODGETOWN. Individuals auditioning for the mascot position must be between five-foot-six and five-foot-eleven inches in height for the

Sod Poodles Single-Game Tickets Go On Sale March 14

Individual Game Tickets To All 70 Sod Poodles Home Games Will Be Available For Purchase Saturday, March 14
March 3, 2020

The Amarillo Sod Poodles, Double-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, announced today that individual game tickets for all of the team’s 70 home games will go on sale on Saturday, March 14. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the HODGETOWN box office starting at 10 a.m. Online tickets can

Sod Poodles To Host 2020 National Anthem Auditions

Auditions To Be Held at HODGETOWN on Saturday, March 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
February 25, 2020

The Amarillo Sod Poodles will be hosting public auditions for National Anthem performances for the team's sequel season on Saturday, March14 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at HODGETOWN. Soloists, duets, and trios are invited to audition "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "God Bless America" for a chance to perform during

Sod Poodles Announce Reading Program Presented by Kumon

Team Offers Goal-Based Incentive Reading Program To Help PromoteLiteracy Among Local Schools
February 20, 2020

The Amarillo Sod Poodles announced today the launch of their brand-new reading program presented by Kumon Math and Reading Center of Amarillo.The program's mission is to help promote literacy and education among local Amarillo and Canyon students by providing incentives when they reach specific goals. The program is completely free

Sod Poodles Announce Full Promotional Schedule For 2020 Season

Team Announces 2020 Lineup of Promotions Highlighted By All-Star Game, Fireworks Shows, Theme Nights, and Giveaways
February 18, 2020

The Amarillo Sod Poodles, Double-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, released their full 2020 season promotional schedule today with a wide variety of exciting events for Amarillo and the entire Texas Panhandle. Nineteen (19) fireworks shows, 16 fan giveaways, and numerous themed and promotional nights are featured throughout the

Ticket Packages For 2020 Texas League All-Star Game On Sale Now

Two-Day All-Star Event in Downtown Amarillo Scheduled To Feature Fan Fest, Home Run Derby, Player Autographs, and More
February 12, 2020

PURCHASE ALL-STAR BUNDLESThe Amarillo Sod Poodles announced today that ticket packages for the 2020 Texas League All-Star event at HODGETOWN are on sale to the public. The two-day event taking place on Monday, June 22 and Tuesday, June 23 is scheduled to feature a Fan Fest, Home Run Derby, player