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Chanclas Reel In More Local Stars

Four more San Antonio-area prospects added to TCL roster
June 23, 2020

San Antonio, TX – The Flying Chanclas de San Antonio announced Tuesday morning four more signings, all with deep local ties, for the upcoming 2020 Texas Collegiate League season. There will be a brotherly reunion on the San Antonio roster as former Madison High School stars, Garrett and Brandon Gonzales,

San Antonio, TX – The Flying Chanclas de San Antonio announced Tuesday morning four more signings, all with deep local ties, for the upcoming 2020 Texas Collegiate League season.

There will be a brotherly reunion on the San Antonio roster as former Madison High School stars, Garrett and Brandon Gonzales, will both take part in TCL play. Garrett played in 12 games this year for the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Belton, TX), where he hit .267 (8-for-30). The infielder had a storied career at Madison and was selected by Washington in the 32nd round of the 2016 MLB June Amateur Draft. He played his first collegiate season at the University of the Incarnate Word. Brandon, also an infielder, played in six games during the 2020 season for Grayson College. Like his brother, Brandon was drafted by Washington, going in the 29th round of the 2019 MLB June Amateur Draft.

Tyler Flores, a Clark High School alum, joins the Chanclas roster from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. In six appearances (four starts) during the 2020 season for the Javelinas, Flores went 0-1 with a 4.03 ERA and fanned 18 batters over 22.1 IP. A First-Team All-District selection at Clark, Flores was also 2018 Freshman of the Year for the Lone Star Conference.

Zach DeLeon, who starred for Hondo High School, becomes another member of the Chanclas pitching staff. DeLeon made three appearances in 2020 for UTSA and will continue his collegiate career at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

The Flying Chanclas full roster will be announced Tuesday afternoon.

San Antonio will open the 2020 TCL season in Amarillo with a three-game set from June 30-July 2. The club’s home opener is slated for Friday, July 3 vs. Acadiana.

Social distancing protocols will be in effect during all games at The Wolff. For more information on Wolff Stadium’s COVID-19 Readiness Plan and protocols, click https://bit.ly/2BRnd40.

Fans can purchase TCL tickets at www.samissions.com or at the Wolff Stadium Box Office. For TCL questions or more information, please call 210-675-7275.

ABOUT THE TEXAS COLLEGIATE LEAGUE

The TCL is currently represented by 250-plus players from 91 different colleges and universities. Some of the more nationally-recognized schools sending their standouts to the TCL include Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Cal State Fullerton, Dallas Baptist, Houston, Long Beach State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oral Roberts, Pacific, Rice, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas-Arlington, Texas State, Texas Tech, and Wichita State, among others.

The formation of the Texas Collegiate League was announced on September 24, 2003. The league is owned and operated by the Haddock Foundation, a section 501(c)3 organization. Gerald Haddock, a minority owner and General Counsel of the Texas Rangers from 1989-98 and a passionate baseball fan, became the league's Chair and CEO. Since the league was established, 88 alumni with ties to the Texas Collegiate League have been drafted by Major League teams or signed by professional independent baseball squads. Notable alumni include Paul Goldschmidt, Hunter Pence, Jake Arrieta, Matt Carpenter, Chris Davis and Brandon Belt.

The Texas Collegiate League exists to provide the best summer league experience for the best professional prospects from colleges throughout the country. The league will allow those players with eligibility remaining to showcase and improve their skills in a wholesome, minor league-type atmosphere using wooden bats. The league is committed to providing quality, inexpensive entertainment in a small-town, intimate atmosphere that is distinctively Texan, while helping promote the game of baseball in the communities involved. For more information, visit www.texascollegiateleague.com.

The league comprises 10 total teams made up of active college players (rising sophomores to seniors) from different colleges and universities across the nation. Four teams already affiliated with the TCL include the Acadiana Cane Cutters (Lafayette, LA), Brazos Valley Bombers (Bryan-College Station, TX), Texarkana (TX) Twins and Victoria (TX) Generals. Joining the league in 2020 are five MiLB organizations, including Double-A Amarillo (two teams), Frisco and Tulsa, and Triple-A Round Rock and San Antonio.