Rainiers Shut Down Express
18 Jun 2019
The Tacoma Rainiers (34-38) defeated the Round Rock Express (42-29) on the backs of stellar pitching by Sean Nolin and an inside-the-park home run by Robert Perez. Final score was Tacoma 3, Round Rock 1.
Perez’s homer came in the fourth inning on what should have been a routine single. …
Stassi Lifts Express over Rainiers
16 Jun 2019
Rehabbing Houston Astros catcher Max Stassi, on assignment to the Round Rock Express (42-27), led the team with two hits, including a home run, and 3 RBIs to defeat the Tacoma Rainiers (32-38). The final score was Round Rock 6, Tacoma 3.
The Express took early control of the game. …
Altuve-mania Hits Dell Diamond
14 Jun 2019
Fans and media swarmed Dell Diamond after the Houston Astros announcement that All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve was assigned to the Round Rock Express for a rehabilitation. This level of anticipation had not been seen since 2016 when pitcher Yu Darvish did a rehab assignment for the Texas Rangers.
Express Top Aces in Slugfest
13 Jun 2019
What started as a one-side game for the home team, turned into a two-way slug and a top of the ninth inning rally. The Round Rock Express (40-26) ultimate prevailed against the Reno Aces (28-38) by a score of 10-8.
The pre-game buzz was the assignment of Houston Astros catcher…
Victory Slips from Austin Bold
08 Jun 2019
The Austin Bold (4-4-2) dominated the Portland Timbers 2 (4-2-3-1) on the field, but they settled for a 2-2- draw against the second best team in the Western Conference.
“That’s our fourth game that we have been controlling like this,” Austin head coach Marcello Serrano told reporters. “The last three…
Bold Makes Statement in US Open Cup Win over San Antonio
29 May 2019
Andre Lima and Sonny Guadarrama had their best games of the season as the Austin Bold FC blew past the San Antonio FC in the third round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Lima netted two goals and barely missed a third on a blocked penalty kick. Guadarrama fielded the…
Bold Drop First Home Match
25 May 2019
Bad news often comes in threes. Such was the case as the Austin Bold FC (3-5-2) dropped their first-ever home match to the New Mexico United (4-4-1-1) by a score of 3-1.
First, Jorge Troncoso experienced a season ending injury when he and Sonny Guararrama collided in the fourth minute…
Whitley’s Struggles Continue, Missions over Express
23 May 2019
The Round Rock Express and their starting pitcher Forrest Whitley struggled against the San Antonio Missions Thursday night, giving up 7 runs in first three innings.
Whitley (0-3) entered the season as the Astros’ up-and-coming wunderkind, but the right-handed pitcher has been challenged this season trying to bring his ERA…
Sneed Flirts with Perfect Game
22 May 2019
Round Rock Express pitcher Cy Sneed’s season hasn’t been what he expected.
Last season with the Fresno Grizzlies, the Astros’ AAA affiliate, Sneed earned a respectable 10-6 record with a 3.8 ERA.
This season with the Express, the Astros’ new AAA affiliate, Sneed had yet to find his groove with…
Big Day for Underdogs at AVP Austin
17 May 2019
It was a big day for underdogs and Texans in the first day of the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) Austin Open tournament. Three of four walk-on women’s team defeated their top-four seeded opponents. Two of these walk-on winners were from Texas, including one from Austin. And the top seeded…
Alvarez Leads Express Over Sounds
16 May 2019
A well-rested Round Rock Express (25-14) overwhelmed the visiting Nashville Sounds by a score of 10-4 on the opening night of a five games series at Dell Diamond. Yordan Alvarez went 3-for-5 on the evening with 6 RBIs and 3 runs on 2 home runs and a double.
Austin Tops Tulsa in US Open Cup Opener
14 May 2019
The Austin Bold FC convincingly defeated the Tulsa Roughneck FC in their opening round match of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, 2-0.
The U.S. Open Cup is the nation’s oldest annual team sports tournament and the oldest soccer cup competition. The Bold are one of 84 teams, from amateur…
Express Over Dodgers in Record Setter
13 May 2019
The Round Rock Express (24-13), led by a first ever home plate steal by Kyle Tucker, defeated the Oklahoma City Dodgers (11-25) on Monday night a Dell Diamond. The win was Round Rock’s sixth consecutive.
Second baseman Jack Mayfield started the scoring for the Express with a first inning solo…
Explosive Start puts Express over Dodgers
12 May 2019
It was over shortly after it began. A three run home run in the bottom of the first inning by designated hitter Yordan Alvarez cinched a 4-2 victory for the Round Rock Express (23-13) over the Oklahoma City Dodgers (11-24) at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock Texas.
Introducing the Third Incarnation of Austin Wild
11 May 2019
Albert Einstein is credited with saying: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results”.
If that is true, then the managers of the Austin Wild arena football team must be geniuses.
Two years ago the team was known as the Cap…
Bold Come From Behind Over OKC Energy
10 May 2019
Austin Bold head coach Marcello Serrano needed to strike a careful balance: continue to climb in the USL Western conference standing and rest key players for their first Lamar Hunt US Open Cup game in four days. He accomplished the former in outstanding style with a 2-1 come-from-behind victory against the…
Camaraderie in a Thunderstorm
07 May 2019
Sports reporters are unlike any others. They are members of a small professional clique that love what they do, sometimes at great personal cost.
This was in evidence in the weather-challenged re-match of the University of Texas Longhorns against the Texas State University Bobcats in men’s baseball.
All collegiate and…
Baby Cakes’ Ace Quiets Express
28 Apr 2019
New Orleans Baby Cakes’ (13-10) starting pitcher Zac Gallen entered today’s game against the Round Rock Express (13-10) as arguably the hottest pitcher in the Pacific Coast League (PCL). While the Express managed to slightly tarnish Gallen’s statistics, they still suffered from a one-sided 9-2 loss to the Baby Cakes.
Austin hosts World’s Largest Jousting Tournament
26 Apr 2019
Lyst on the Lake is an annual medieval combat competition of the shores of Lake Austin in Austin, Texas. The event boasts to be the largest competitive jousting tournament in the world.
This year competition included three type of events: melee a pied, melee a cheval and joust a plaisance.
Explosive Offense puts Austin over Salt Lake City
26 Apr 2019
The Austin Bold scored as many goals in single game as they have in all previous game combined, and they did it playing short-handed for the entire second half. The Bold (4-4-2) beat the Real Monarch SLC (4-2-3-1) by a score of 3-2 before a home crowd.
Sean McFarlane put…
Express Shutout Baby Cakes
25 Apr 2019
The Round Rock Express (12-8) shutout their division rivals, the New Orleans Baby Cakes (11-9), by a score of 2-0 to rebound from a deflating extra-innings loss the prior night.
Starting Express pitcher Corbin Martin (1-1) pitched 5 solid innings, shutting out the Baby Cakes and earning the win. Martin scattered 6…
Bold Confident after Draw with El Paso
21 Apr 2019
The Austin Bold (4-4-2) would have preferred winning against the El Paso Locomotive (4-4-1-1), but they were satisfied with a draw.
Why? They played the style of soccer that head coach Marcelo Serrano wanted. That style included dominance in time of possession and an aggressive defense that confined El Paso…
Hometown Player Nets Winner for Bold
17 Apr 2019
Sonny Guadarrama scored the game’s only goal and led the Austin Bold FC (4-1-4-1) to victory over the Phoenix Rising FC (4-3-3) at Bold Stadium in Austin, Texas.
The goal was Guadarrama’s first with the Bold. Sonny celebrated the score with fans by jumping the fence stands and the pitch. …
Express Fall with a Thump to Redbirds
15 Apr 2019
The Round Rock Express (7-5) fell to the Memphis Redbirds (5-7) 10-2 in a rare Monday morning start at the Dell Diamond. The teams split the series two wins apiece.
The Express took an early 1-0 lead on a Jack Mayfield home run to left field in the first inning. …
Marquez’s Crash Opens Door for Rins
14 Apr 2019
Alex Rins of Team Suzuki Ecstar beat Valentino Rossi for his first MotoGP win after Marc Marquez crashed. Marquez had a four-second lead on Rossi when he suffered a lowside crash at Turn 12 on lap nine.
Marc Marquez, a five-time world champion, had won every MotoGP event at the Circuit…
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