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2020 High School Schedule

14 area games slated for February & March at Whataburger Field
February 25, 2020

CORPUS CHRISTI - The full slate of games at Whataburger Field featuring high school baseball teams from the Coastal Bend region was announced Monday.A total of 14 games are on tap for area schools playing at the home of the Corpus Christi Hooks, including Veterans Memorial (No. 2 in 5A)

Islanders, Longhorns Cap April 13 Doubleheader

In-person tickets on sale this weekend, online sales begin Monday at 10 a.m.
February 20, 2020

CORPUS CHRISTI - CORPUS CHRISTI - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders and the Texas Longhorns will cap a day-night doubleheader at Whataburger Field on Monday, April 13 at 6:35 p.m.Tickets are on sale now at this link, at the Whataburger Field Box Office or by phone at 361-561-4665.

Astros Futures Weekend Returns April 5

Round Rock Express and Corpus Christi Hooks Meet in Exhibition Series
February 17, 2020

CORPUS CHRISTI - For the second year in a row, the Triple-A Round Rock Express and Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks will give fans a glimpse of what's to come during Houston Astros Futures Weekend from April 4-5. The Express and Hooks will face off in a two-game, home-and-home exhibition series

Hooks Single Game Tickets Now on Sale

Opening Night is Thursday, April 9 vs. NW Arkansas
February 10, 2020

CORPUS CHRISTI - Individual game tickets for the 2020 Hooks season are now on sale through the Whataburger Field Box Office.Visit the Tickets page, call 361-561-HOOK (4665) or stop by the stadium to purchase tickets.Single-game on-sale follows last week's announcement of the Hooks' 2020 Promotional Calendar. The promo schedule features

Hooks Unveil 2020 Promotions

Opening Night special presale on sale through Sunday; Single game tickets on sale Monday, Feb. 10 at 10 AM
February 7, 2020

CORPUS CHRISTI - Hooks Rodeo Weekend joins a stacked lineup of theme nights, CITGO jersey series giveaways, 12 fireworks displays and more among this year's promotional schedule at Whataburger Field.This season also marks the return of Blue Ghosts Weekend (May 28-30), Coastal Bend Weekend (June 25-27) and Dia de los

Gregorio Petit Named Corpus Christi Hooks Manager

Kanzler, Connole added to 2020 field staff
January 27, 2020

CORPUS CHRISTI - Former MLB infielder Gregorio Petit has been named manager of the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks, their parent club Houston Astros announced today.Petit, 35, will embark on his first professional coaching and managerial post. He will be the eighth manager in the 16-year history of the Hooks.

Whataburger Field Receives $3 Million for Capital Improvements

Extended netting, new video wall among changes due in 2020
January 28, 2020

CORPUS CHRISTI - Sweeping changes are coming to Whataburger Field in 2020 thanks to a landmark agreement between the Hooks and the Corpus Christi City Council approved today that allocates $3 million for improvements to the 16-year-old ballpark.The funding allows the Hooks to move forward with proposed projects including new,

Former Astros Broadcaster Bill Brown to Speak at Winter Banquet

16th annual event honors area baseball and softball standouts
January 16, 2020

CORPUS CHRISTI - Bill Brown, the celebrated former play-by-play voice of the Houston Astros, will be the featured speaker at this year's South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet, set for Thursday, January 30 at the Solomon P. Ortiz Center.Brown will address a group that includes members of the 2020 South Texas

Wanted: New Hooks Public Address Announcer

Open tryouts are Saturday, January 25
January 15, 2020

CORPUS CHRISTI - Think you've got the pipes to lead a crowd in song and cheer, or to call the names of baseball stars for thousands to hear? Here's your chance to show off that voice.The Corpus Christi Hooks are seeking a new Whataburger Field public address announcer.An open audition

Astros Caravan Comes to Corpus Christi January 16

Players to coach public CCPD vs. CCFD softball game at Whataburger Field
January 9, 2020

CORPUS CHRISTI - Infielder Jack Mayfield and pitcher Rogelio Armenteros will join 2019 Hooks Player of the Year Abraham Toro on the Sparkling City leg of the 2020 Houston Astros Caravan on Thursday, January 16.The Caravan will first stop at Driscoll Children's Hospital before heading to Whataburger Field for the

Mathisen Named South Texas Pro Player of the Year

Calallen product was 2019 MiLB.com Arizona Organization All-Star
December 20, 2019

CORPUS CHRISTI - Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Wyatt Mathisen is the Mike Adams South Texas Professional Player of the Year, Hooks General Manager Wes Weigle announced Friday.Mathisen's 2019 season will be recognized at the 16th annual South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet on Thursday, January 30 at 7 p.m. at the Ortiz

Javs, Islanders Stars Earn Winter Banquet Honors

Kingsville's Chapa & Spinn, TAMUCC's Sanchez Jr. & Johnson players-of-year
December 19, 2019

CORPUS CHRISTI - Local collegiate standouts Roxy Chapa and Seth Spinn of Texas A&M-Kingsville and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's Enrique Sanchez Jr. and Kandace Johnson will be recognized for their 2019 campaigns at the 16th annual South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet on January 30.

Kay, Aguas to be Recognized at Winter Banquet

Pair selected as 2019 South Texas High School Baseball Coaches of the Year
December 18, 2019

CORPUS CHRISTI - Refugio High School's Jarod Kay and Incarnate Word Academy's Josh Aguas - both first-year head coaches - will be recognized at the South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet for their teams' standout 2019 campaigns.The banquet, presented by Whataburger, is Thursday, January 30 at the Solomon P. Ortiz Center

Lentz & Hermes Earn Softball Awards

2019 Coaches of the Year to be honored at Winter Banquet Jan. 30
December 17, 2019

CORPUS CHRISTI - After leading their schools to deep playoff runs, Teresa Lentz of Calallen and Kevin Hermes of Banquete have been named the South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet High School Softball Coaches of the Year.The 16th edition of the winter banquet, presented by Whataburger, is Thursday, January 30 at

Six Division I Commits from Vets, King Highlight Baseball Preseason All-Stars

Large school winners will be recognized at winter banquet January 30
December 12, 2019

CORPUS CHRISTI - Six of the 14 players on the 2020 South Texas Preseason Large School Baseball All-Star Team announced Thursday are committed to Division I programs, with three hailing from both Veterans Memorial and King high schools.Six area schools make up the loaded team, set to be honored at

Bailey, Ramirez & Arauz Selected in Rule 5 Draft

2019 Hooks alums accounting for three of the top 10 picks
December 12, 2019

CORPUS CHRISTI - Right-handed pitchers Brandon Bailey and Yohan Ramirez and shortstop Jonathan Arauz were taken in the Major League Phase of the Rule 5 Draft, held Thursday morning during the final day of the 2019 Baseball Winter Meetings in San Diego.Baltimore garnered Bailey with the second overall pick while

Ten Schools Shape Small School Baseball All-Stars

Preseason honor squad to be recognized at Winter Banquet Jan. 30
December 11, 2019

CORPUS CHRISTI - Repeat selections Jared Kelley and Austin Ochoa of Refugio, Falfurrias' Brad Aynsley and Tristan Ortega of London headline the 2020 South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet Preseason Small School Baseball All-Star Team.Joining the Bobcats, Jerseys and Pirates are student-athletes from Sinton, Rockport-Fulton, Incarnate Word Academy, Robstown, Bishop, San

Tigers, Cherokees & Eagles Soar in Preseason Voting

Preseason Large School Softball All-Stars to be honored at winter banquet
December 10, 2019

CORPUS CHRISTI - Carroll, Tuloso-Midway, and Veterans Memorial each placed three players on the large school softball division of the 2020 South Texas Preseason High School All-Star Team.Seven area schools fuel the 14-member all-star squad. The student-athletes will be honored January 30 at the Solomon P. Ortiz Center during the

South Texas Small School Softball All-Stars Announced

Winter Baseball Banquet is January 30 at Ortiz Center
December 9, 2019

CORPUS CHRISTI - Four Santa Gertrudis Academy Lions highlight the 2020 South Texas Preseason Small School Softball All-Star Team, the Hooks announced Monday.The 15-person squad will be honored at the 16th annual South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet, presented by Whataburger, on Thursday, January 30 at the Ortiz Center in Corpus

Top 10 Hooks Moments of 2019

September 24, 2019

In a season that included seven walk-off hits, home run and srikeout records, viral plays and heartwarming moments, these are the 10 best things we saw from the Hooks in 2019:

Season Recap: 2019 Corpus Christi Hooks

Unexpected top performers, home run & strikeout records highlight year's storylines
September 12, 2019

Split in two, the 2019 Corpus Christi Hooks season was seemingly symmetrical, with the club posting exactly as many wins in the second half as it did in the first.But a deeper look at the season overall shows more nuanced results of a team that rolled with the punches to

Toro, Javier Named Hooks Player and Pitcher of the Year

Astros third baseman adds to trophy shelf; Standout hurler pitched at top three levels in 2019
September 9, 2019

CORPUS CHRISTI - Third baseman Abraham Toro has been named 2019 Hooks Player of the Year and right-hander Cristian Javier is the team's Pitcher of the Year, the Hooks announced Wednesday.Both players will be honored at the annual South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet in late January.

Payoff Pitch: Hooks Records, Torrid Toro

Highlighting a memorable final month of 2019 season
September 3, 2019

With an 8-6 loss to the Arkansas Travelers on Aug. 29, the Hooks were officially eliminated from playoff contention. Amarillo and Midland will meet in the first round of the playoffs.It's just the third time since 2012 that the Hooks won't make a playoff appearance.However, 2019 was memorable for several

Season Ends With 4-3 Loss to Tulsa

Hooks finish season 66-73
September 2, 2019

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Hooks dropped the season finale Monday afternoon to the Tulsa Drillers, 4-3, finishing the season with a 66-73 record.The second half record of 33-37 nearly identically matched the first half mark of 33-36.

Hooks Fall in Pitchers' Duel on Ken Schrom Day

Drillers' Solbach shines in 4-0 shutout
September 1, 2019

CORPUS CHRSITI - On a day dedicated to retiring Hooks president and former Major League pitcher Ken Schrom, the Hooks and Tulsa Drillers engaged in a classic pitchers' duel at Whataburger Field. The Drillers grabbed the win, 4-0.