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
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
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
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
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.
Team Managers Announced For Amarillo Collegiate Baseball Teams
Brett Wellman and Jimmy Johnson To Lead Amarillo Summer Collegiate Wood-Bat Teams Beginning June 30
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
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
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
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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
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
Top Padres 2020 Prospects Potentially Landing in Amarillo
MacKenzie Gore and Luis Patiño Ranked As Top Farm Arms
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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