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Is that an alligator in the dugout?

Animals on the field just part of Minor League landscape
May 7, 2020

With four teams -- Double-A Tennessee and Class A Bowling Green, Burlington and Columbia -- set to introduce bat dogs to an already impressive roster when the 2020 season begins, it's not unusual to encounter a good boy or girl when you visit a Minor League ballpark.Other species are a different

Riders Capture Opener

August 29, 2018

FRISCO - The RoughRiders plated seven unanswered runs Tuesday night, rolling to a 7-1 victory over the Hooks before an announced crowd of 5,328 at Dr Pepper Ballpark.With the loss, Corpus Christi (36-27, 79-53) leads Frisco (34-30, 58-76) by 2.5 games with six to play in the Texas League South

Bats Break Out in T-Town

CC has won 6 of its last 7 games
August 14, 2018

TULSA - The Raspas scored the first eight runs Tuesday night, and withstood a late Petroleros surge to win the series opener, 10-6, at ONEOK Field.The 10 runs were the most scored by Corpus Christi (31-20, 74-46) since an 11-6 triumph over Midland July 11.

Martin & Dawson Do Damage

August 11, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI - Ronnie Dawson was a triple shy of the cycle and Corbin Martin fired six innings of two-run ball Saturday night as the Hooks beat the Cardinals, 5-2, before 5,459 fans at Whataburger Field.Corpus Christi's (29-20, 72-46) victory set the stage for a rubber match Sunday afternoon.

Benedetti Sends Faithful Home Happy…Again

August 9, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI - For the second time in as many nights, Carmen Benedetti provided the game-winning, walk-off swing. Benedetti's sac fly to center field in the ninth inning Thursday night clinched a 2-1 Hooks win and a series sweep of the Tulsa Drillers before 4,651 fans at Whataburger Field.Benedetti was

Hooks Walk-Off with Win No. 70

August 8, 2018

A lead-off home run by Carmen Benedetti in the ninth inning Wednesday night vaulted the Hooks to a 3-2 walk-off win over Tulsa in front of 4,359 fans at Whataburger Field.Corpus Christi's seventh last-at bat victory of the year secured the series win.The Hooks (27-19, 70-45) were held to three

Riders Rally in 7th to Win Series

August 5, 2018

FRISCO - Luis Yander La O's two-out, two-run double in the seventh inning Saturday night sent the RoughRiders to a 5-3 come-from-behind win over Corpus Christi in front of 7,402 fans at Dr Pepper Ballpark.Ronnie Dawson put the Hooks (25-18, 68-44) in front by attacking the game's first pitch and

Hooks Rally for Series Split

July 29, 2018

Carmen Benedetti's sixth-inning home run paved the way toward a four-run frame for the Hooks, who dispatched Midland, 4-2, in Sunday's series finale at Whataburger Field.After enduring a season-long six game losing streak, Corpus Christi has won two in a row.

Hounds Hold in Ninth

Alcala traded to Twins in Pressly Deal
July 27, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI - The RockHounds withstood a ninth-inning rally Friday night to edge the Hooks, 5-3, before 5,429 fans at Whataburger Field.Corpus Christi (20-15, 63-41) has lost a season-high six games.Following the game, the Astros announced a trade which sent right-handed pitcher Jorge Alcala and outfielder Gilberto Celestino to Minnesota

Hooks Settle for Split in Permian Basin

July 22, 2018

MIDLAND - The RockHounds scored seven runs over the final three frames Sunday afternoon, upending Corpus Christi, 8-4, to force a split of the four-game series at Security Bank Ballpark.The Hooks outhit Midland, 11-6, but the homestanding Hounds capitalized on nine Corpus Christi walks.

CC Survives Wild Finish

July 22, 2018

MIDLAND - Corpus Christi and Midland combined for nine runs in the 10th inning Saturday night, with the Hooks holding on for a 7-6 win before 4,353 fans at Security Bank Ballpark.Lost in the late frenzy was a strong start by Corbin Martin, who scattered one run and five hits

Riders Take Back-&-Forth Affair

July 15, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI - The RoughRiders plated three ninth-inning runs Sunday night en route to a 9-7 victory over the Hooks in the series opener at Whataburger Field.Frisco (14-9, 38-55) racked up 18 hits and went 7-for-16 with men in scoring position, handing the Hooks just their third loss in the

Bees create a buzz in Corpus Christi

Swarm occupies dugout, delaying Hooks-Naturals game
July 8, 2018

There was a definite buzz on Sunday night at Whataburger Field, but it was anything but sweet. In fact, the sting was such that it caused an 85-minute delay in the game between Double-A Corpus Christi and Northwest Arkansas. Who knew bees were such baseball fans?

Hartman Heads Four-Hit Shutout

Hooks pick up sixth consecutive win
May 18, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI - Ryan Hartman struck out a career-high 11 batters Thursday night, leading the charge in the Hooks' 4-0 victory over San Antonio at Whataburger Field.With its sixth consecutive win, Corpus Christi completed a 7-1 homestand and stands a season-best eight games over .500.

CC Erupts Late for a Tuesday Triumph

May 15, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Hooks scored five times in the seventh inning and Cionel Pérez fired four shutout frames to close out a 5-4 victory over the Missions Tuesday night at Whataburger Field.Corpus Christi (22-16) has won four in a row, and now trails San Antonio (25-13) by 3.0 games

Seven Run First Fuels CC

May 12, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI - Carmen Benedetti went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBIs while Ryan Hartman blanked Midland over the final four frames Saturday night, as the Hooks rolled to a 9-3 triumph at Whataburger Field.The Hooks (19-16) did most of their damage in the first inning, sending 11 men

Hooks Hold Line for Series Split

May 5, 2018

MIDLAND - Kevin Hill and Alex Winkelman combined for 4 1/3 scoreless innings of relief, and centerfielder Myles Straw turned in two outfield assists Friday night as the Hooks beat Midland, 6-3, in the series finale at Security Bank Ballpark.Corpus Christi (17-11) struck first, scoring three first inning runs against

Eight-Run First Foils Hooks

May 4, 2018

MIDLAND - RockHounds third baseman Eli White went 5-for-5 Thursday night, leading an 18-hit attack as Midland doubled up Corpus Christi, 12-6, at Security Bank Ballpark.The Hounds (15-12) sent 12 men to bat in the first, scoring eight runs on eight hits. Texas A&M product Corbin Martin, making his Double-A

Hooks Blank Travs for Series Win

April 17, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI - Lefty Cionel Pérez, Ralph Garza and Erasmo Pinales held the Travelers to five hits, and the Hooks scored five times in the third inning Monday night as Corpus Christi rolled to a 9-0 triumph at Whataburger Field.Nick Tanielu got the scoring started with a two-run shot to

Travs Roll to Take Series

April 10, 2018

NORTH LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas capitalized on 10 Corpus Christi walks Monday night, dispatching the Hooks, 8-3, to secure the three-game series at Dickey-Stephens Park.The Travelers (3-2) jumped out to an early advantage, scoring four times in the second. Facing lefty Cionel Pérez, Joe De Carlo and Braden Bishop both

Hooks Start 2018 with Series Win

April 7, 2018

SPRINGDALE, AR - Corpus Christi used 14 hits and strong pitching performances by Yoanys Quiala and Erasmo Pinales to upend Northwest Arkansas, 8-2, Saturday night at Arvest Ballpark.The top four hitters in the Hooks lineup, Myles Straw, Carmen Benedetti, Yordan Alvarez, and Taylor Jones, combined to go 8-for-17 with four

Healthy Benedetti stays red-hot for Bandits

Astros outfielder delivers career-high five hits, plates two runs
July 4, 2017

While sidelined for two weeks in June, Carmen Benedetti was determined to make the most of his time away from game action. "I'm feeling really strong, coming off the disabled list a couple of days ago," the Astros outfield prospect said. "Even not playing, I was working on getting timing with