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Hooks Release Amateur Schedule

Twenty-three games at Whataburger Field
January 27, 2016

CORPUS CHRISTI - A total of 23 contests, including 15 high school games and eight college match-ups, comprise the 2016 Whataburger Field amateur baseball calendar released Wednesday.

Doubleheaders involving five of the six Corpus Christi Independent School District teams punctuate the first two nights of the University Interscholastic League season. Carroll, Class 6A's 12th-ranked squad by, entertains Victoria East at 5:30 on February 22. Wes Kolle's Titans are rated 13th in 5A.

Later that evening, District 30-5A power Moody tangles with the Ray Texans of 28-6A in a crosstown rivalry.

The next day at 4 o'clock, junior pitcher A.G. Ayala leads the Miller Bucs of 30-5A against Incarnate Word Academy in the Angels' first-ever Whataburger Field appearance. That night, three-time state champion and fourth-ranked Calallen of 30-5A tangles with 28-6A member King at 7.

The Kleberg Bank College Classic runs February 26-27-28 and features the host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders, Central Florida, Michigan State, and Texas State. College Classic tickets go on sale February 5 at the Whataburger Field Box Office,, and 361-561-HOOK (4665).

High school games resume with MIRA's Sports & More Championship Saturday on March 5.

The new Veterans Memorial High School program, led by coach Lee Yeager, makes its scheduled Whataburger Field debut vs. Tuloso-Midway on March 8. Other 30-5A rivals Gregory-Portland and Flour Bluff square off a week later.

District 31 mates Banquete and Bishop, the second- and third-ranked clubs in Class 3A, close the schedule March 29.

Tickets for high school baseball go on sale at the ballpark at 9 a.m. day of game.

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Monday, February 22
Victoria East at Carroll, 5:30 p.m.
Moody at Ray, 45 minutes after completion of first game
Adult tickets $5.41/Students $3.25

Tuesday, February 23
IWA at Miller, 4 p.m.
Calallen at King, 7 p.m.
Adult tickets $5.41/Students $3.25

Friday, February 26 (Kleberg Bank College Classic)
Texas State vs. Michigan State, 2 p.m.
Central Florida vs. Islanders, 6 p.m.
Adult tickets $10.83/Youth $5.41

Saturday, February 27 (Kleberg Bank College Classic)
Central Florida vs. Texas State, 2 p.m.
Michigan State vs. Islanders, 6 p.m.
Adult tickets $10.83/Youth $5.41

Sunday, February 28 (Kleberg Bank College Classic)
Michigan State vs. Central Florida, 11 a.m.
Texas State vs. Islanders, 3 p.m.
Adult tickets $10.83/Youth $5.41

Saturday, March 5
MIRA's Championship Saturday
Semifinal, 1 p.m.
Semifinal, 4 p.m.
Championship, 7 p.m.
Adult tickets $6.50/Students $4.33

Tuesday, March 8
Port Aransas at London, 4 p.m.
All tickets $5.41
Tuloso-Midway at Veterans Memorial, 7 p.m.
Adult tickets $5.41/Students $3.25

Monday, March 14
Hebbronville at Aransas Pass, 7 p.m.
All tickets $5.41

Tuesday, March 15
Gregory-Portland at Flour Bluff, 7 p.m.
All tickets $5.41

Wednesday, March 16
Laredo Community College vs. Coastal Bend College (DH), 4 p.m.
2 7-inning games; each club home team once
All tickets $5.41

Friday, March 18
West Oso at Robstown, 7 p.m.
All tickets $5.41

Monday, March 21
Benavides at Riviera Kaufer, 7 p.m.
All tickets $5.41

Thursday, March 24
Victoria West at Veterans Memorial, 7 p.m.
Adult tickets $5.41/Students $3.25

Tuesday, March 29
Banquete at Bishop, 7 p.m.
All tickets $5.41