Past Articles

  1. Toluca Tops Santos with Penalty Kicks

    07 Jul 2019
    For the last five years the second week in July brings the Minor League Baseball All Star Break and Liga MX to the Dell Diamond in Round Rock, Texas.  This year was a rematch of the 2017 contest, seeing the Club Santos Laguna and battle the Deportivo Toluca F.C.   Santos,…

  2. FC Austin Elite Win before Record Home Crowd

    06 Jul 2019
    The attention garnered by the United States Women’s National Team in the World Cup soccer tournament has shown a bright spot light on all women’s sports.  A local beneficiary has been the FC Austin Elite of United Women’s Soccer (UWS).  The Austin Elite is a women’s soccer team founded in…

  3. Express Celebrate July 3rd with Fireworks

    03 Jul 2019
    Tempers flared and bats exploded as the Round Rock Express (51-34) over-came a seven run deficient to defeat the Omaha Storm Chasers (38-47) in ten innings.  The game began on a down-note when a Taylor Jones line drive up the middle hit Omaha starting pitcher Foster Griffin in the upper…

  4. Tucker’s Grand Slam Lifts Express

    30 Jun 2019
    The Round Rock Express (48-34) rebounded in the second game of their series with the Omaha Storm Chasers (38-45), winning 7-6.  The Express were led by Kyle Tuckers grand slam home run.  The Storm Chasers jumped to an early lead with Ryan O’Hearn’s double to center field, driving in Erick…

  5. Austin Bold Dominate Colorado Springs

    29 Jun 2019
    The Fourth of July came early for the Austin Bold as they celebrated the midpoint of their inaugural United Soccer League season with fireworks on the field.   The Bold (4-2-3-1) soundly defeated the Colorado Springs Switchback (4-4-2) by a score of 5-0.  Andre Lima scored twice in the opening 20…

  6. 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.…

  7. 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.…

  8. 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.  Unfortunately…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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.  The Express’…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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.  A double…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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.…

  24. 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.…

  25. 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…

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