Ledbetter Impresses, leads Express over Iowa
A solid first start by just-promoted pitcher David Ledbetter, combined with two home runs by Will Middlebrooks, pushed the Round Rock Express (35-38) over the Iowa Cubs (31-42) by a final score of 4-1.
Ledbetter pitched five and one-third innings, allowing five hits, one earned run and two base on balls. Assisting Ledbetter…
Round Rock drops lead late to Memphis
Memphis started the scoring with in two runs in the third inning. The Express bounced back with home runs in the fourth by Ronald Guzman (6) and in the fifth by A. J. Jimenez (2) to tie the game. Round Rock took the lead in the sixth inning on a single by A.…
StreetCowboys Tear It Up at ROT Rally
The Republic of Texas (ROT) Rally is a rite of annual passage, and with it brings the StreetCowboys. The StreetCowboys is led by Chris “Tice” Theis, who was accompanied by Jeff Normand and Bill Ramsell. Together they offered a one-of-a-kind professional motorcycle stunt riding experience.
Theis is currently the Director of Competition and…
New Orleans stop Round Rock Sweep
The New Orleans Baby Cakes (19-36) avoided a series sweep with a 7-1 win over the Round Rock Express (27-30) on Sunday afternoon. Express starting pitcher Anthony Bass suffered the loss, allowing five runs, on five hits in innings of work.
Round Rock was held to just three hits on the afternoon. …
Jackalopes come from behind vs. Baby Cakes
The Round Rock Jackalopes (25-29) completed a 3-2, come-from-behind victory over the New Orleans Baby Cakes (18-34) on Thursday evening at the Dell Diamond. Jackanapes was a “what could have been” team name that Round Rock was playing under for a charity auction. Alas, Baby Cakes is the real name of the New Orleans team…
Texas State sends three to NCAA Championship
Three individuals for the Texas State track and field teams qualified for the NCAA Division I Outdoor National Championships at the NCAA West Preliminaries meet held at Mike A. Myers Stadium. Advancing to the NCAA Division I Outdoor National Championships were Chelsie Decoud (high jump), Mylana Hearn (triple jump) and T’Mond Johnson (shot put).…
Impressive: Longhorns advance 23 to NCAA Track & Field Championship
In total Texas sends 11 men’s student athletes and the 4x100 relay team to the NCAA Championship in Eugene with nine of the qualifiers coming out of the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds. Two athletes, Wolf Mahler and Steele Wasik had already qualified for the national meet in the decathlon. The women take nine…
Bats Alive: Express Celebrate Military Appreciation Day
The Round Rock Express gave a fitting tribute to our Armed Services with Military Appreciation Night. The huge celebration included the First Pitch by Colonel Craig Flowers, recognition of WWII Veterans, the unveiling of a permanent POW / MIA Remembrance Chair, and the Swearing in of a new Marines.
And the Express capped…
Ross / Pavlik win AVP Austin Open
April Ross and Whitney Pavlik (#2 Seeds) defeated Kim Dicello and Emily Stockman (#3 Seeds) 2-1 (14-21, 21-16, 15-11) to win the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) Austin Open on Sunday. It was the first victory for Ross since splitting with 2016 Olympic bronze medal teammate Kerri Walsh Jennings in April.
Previously, Ross won the Silver…
Express Pitching Steps Up with 6-Hit Shut Out
Express starting pitcher Allen Webster had a masterful performance, pitching seven innings of scoreless baseball and allowing only four hits. Webster paved the way for the Express offense to step up and do what they do well.
Jurickson Profar led the pack with one hit and two RBIs. Recent addition Drew Stubbs had
#1 Flint / Larson fall early at AVP Austin Open
Expectations were high for the duo of Betsi Flint and Kelley Larson at the AVP Austin Open. Flint and Larson entered the tournament as #1 seeds with a combined total of 2030 points. The team has become AVP favorites, winning hearts in September 2015 when they became the youngest team to win an…
McClaren takes Continental Challenge in just third start
McLaren Automotive, the British-based automaker, won the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at Circuit of the Americas in just its third start. The victory came compliments co-drivers Matt Plumb and Paul Holton (#76) in the C360R McLaren GT4.
The 2017 Continental Tire SportsCar Championship is the eighteenth season and the fourth season organized by the International…
Antinucci takes Super Trofeo opener at COTA
Richard Antinucci (#16) took the lead early and never looked back in Race 1 of the opening weekend of the 2017 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America season on Friday at Circuit of The Americas. Antinucci jumped up from his second-place grid position on the opening lap, seizing control of a race he would…
Austin’s Moorespeed takes Porsche GT3 Cup Saturday
Rounds 5 and 6 of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama took place at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas on Friday and Saturday. The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge is in its 13th season and is one of the largest of Porsche’s single-make Cup Challenge series in the world. Racing…
Cadillac DPi Dominate WeatherTech Championship at COTA
WeatherTech Sportscar Championship is the flagship IMSA series, competing at 12 locations throughout North America. The championship came to Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas on the fourth stop on the year.
The competition takes place in four different classes: Prototype, Prototype Challenge, GT Le Mans and GT Daytona, each with their own…
Jousting returns to Central Texas at Lysts on the Lake
Lysts on the Lake first came to the Lake Austin water front property of patron Richard Garriott on April 29 - May 1, 2011. Twenty-four competitors participated in the event, which reportedly made it the largest competitive joust in the world at the time.
This year’s event brought 17 competitors to the Lysts…
Sounds Clobber Express
The struggling Round Rock Express continued its troubles as they faced Nashville Sounds. The Sounds put up 40 batters who produced 11 runs on 15 hits. Conversely, the Express generate only two hits, a double, compliments of Drew Robinson and a single by Josh Wilson. Travis Synder got to first base on a walk. …
Round Rock Over Powers Iowa
The Round Rock Express (9-10) powered their way to a 9-2 victory over the Iowa Cubs (9-10). Josh Wilson and Jared Hoying of the Express each notched a home run in the win.
Round Rock starter Dillon Gee (1-2) earned the win with five innings pitch. Gee gave up just two runs, only…
Marquez captures 4th consecutive MotoGP victory at COTA
Sunday was a perfect ending to the fifth MotoGP event at the Circuit of the Americas. Saturday’s qualifying rounds were a chilly and blustery, with over casted skies. But Sunday’s weather was ideal for racing and spectating.
For the new comer, MotoGP is the premier class of motorcycle road racing, dating to 1949. The motorcycles…
Express Out-Last Cubs
The Round Rock Express (8-10) edged the Iowa Cubs (9-9) 8-7 after 13 innings of play. Travis Snider hit an RBI single with no outs in the bottom of the 13th to give the Express a walkoff victory.
Offensively, the Express put up eight runs on 15 hits. Cesar Puello went 4-for-7,…
EG 0,0 Marc VDS Team posts two fastest Moto2 times on day 1
Moto2 is the little sister to MotoGP. Both classes of motorcycles are purpose-built racing
machines that are neither available for purchase by the general public nor legal for use on public roads. MotoGP bikes are 1000cc 4 stroke prototypes capable of 240+ horsepower and 200+ mph. Moto2 bikes have slightly smaller 600cc 4 strokes…
Repsol Honda posts fastest day 1 time at MotoGP Americas
The Repsol Honda Team lead by Marc Marquez (#93) has enjoy good success at the Circuit of the Americas. In 2013 Marquez became the youngest MotoGP to gain the pole position and take the race in Austin. And for the last three years he has repeated the feat, having won in Austin and starting…
Express Win on Walk-Off Wild Pitch
The Round Rock Express (7-6) and Omaha Storm Chasers (6-6) went back-and-forth for 11 innings, but it was the Express that collected a win after a bases-loaded wild pitch by the Storm Chasers.
Offensively, the Express produce 10 hits to generate five runs. Drew Robinson, Doug Bernier, and
Preston Beck had two hit…
Stars close disappointing season with a loss
Fans ruled Saturday night as the Texas Stars closed out the 2016 / 2017 season with Fan Appreciation Night. The Stars played their IH 35 rivals, the San Antonio Rampage. The teams played 12 prior times this season with Texas leading the series eight games to four.
San Antonio controlled the…
Stars remain dominant in IH35 rivalry
Wednesday’s game was the twelfth meeting this season between the Texas Stars and the San Antonio Rampage. The games are usually exciting, owning both to the short distances separating the cities and the comparable, albeit sub-0.500, level of play. Texas leads the series seven games to four.
San Antonio started…
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