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Autism Advocates readying for the Big Game!


On April 26, Constellation Field will be immersed in purple and gold as hundreds of autism advocates gather for the Third Annual Strike Out Autism Family Fun Day.  Leading the way is Presenting Sponsor and Three Time MVP, Rangeland Energy.  Serving as hosts and excitingly cheering on the autism community are Hope For Three, and […]

Former Fort Bend prep stars glad to be playing for Skeeters


By Michael Sudhalter Minor league baseball takes players across the map, from Montana to Florida and everywhere in between, but two well-traveled former Fort Bend County prep baseball standouts are glad to be home. Sugar Land Skeeteers left-handed pitchers Cory VanAllen (Clements) and Daniel Meadows (Katy Cinco Ranch) signed professional baseball contracts after playing […]

Skeeters host free pitch, Hit & Run competition for area youth

Sugar Land pitcher 
Matt Maloney and the 
rest of the Skeeters 
are ready for the 2015 
season to begin.
(Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

Major League Baseball’s Pitch, Hit & Run Competition Comes to Constellation Field for the First Time  The Sugar Land Skeeters are excited to host a free Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition for youth in the Houston area at 9 a.m. Saturday at Constellation Field. Participants are encouraged to complete all required registration […]

Love and Baseball: Skeeters player meets fiancee in Sugar Land


By Michael Sudhalter Travis Scott may have played the 2012 season with the York (Pa.) Revolution, but he left his heart 1,500 miles to the southwest, in Sugar Land. Scott, now entering his third season as an infielder/catcher for the Sugar Land Skeeters, was on the visiting team when the Skeeters opened Constellation Field […]

Bob and Marcie Zlotnik –the new owners of the Sugar Land Skeeters

Skeeters owners Bob & Marcie Zlotnik

Bob and Marcie Zlotnik began sole ownership of the Sugar Land Skeeters last fall with the enthusiasm of rookies on the first day of Spring Training and the experience of many years in entrepreneurship and business. “We have a huge to-do-list,” Bob said. The Houston couple had owned a third of the independent baseball franchise, […]

Deacon Jones plays key role with the Skeeters


By Michael Sudhalter Deacon Jones’ official title on the Sugar Land Skeeters website is “Special Assistant.” In reality, the 81-year-old former Chicago White Sox infielder is a very special assistant to the Skeeters. So special that the franchise may not have existed, if not for his helping hand. Sugar Land voters approved a baseball […]

Young returns to skeeters following MVP campaign


The Sugar Land Skeeters and manager Gary Gaetti announced the signing of Delwyn Young prior to the first Spring Training game on Tuesday. The infielder led the team in hits, doubles, home runs and RBI en-route to being named the Skeeters 2014 Team MVP along with First-Team Atlantic League honors. The California native finished third […]

Skeeters Baseball is in the air


There’s nothing like the crack of the bat and the smell of hot dogs and hamburgers in the air to signal another exciting season of Sugar Land Skeeters Baseball. And it’s an exciting time to be a baseball fan in Sugar Land as the Skeeters enter their fourth season. Houston entrepreneurs Bob and Marcie Zlotnik, […]

SKEETERS SEASON OPENER #Salute2fans Celebration


Opening weekend of celebrations, events and promotions dedicated as a #SaLute2Fans Theme for the 2015 Season The Sugar Land Skeeters season opener is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015 against the Lancaster Barnstormers at Constellation Field. This year the Sugar Land Skeeters theme will be a Salute 2 Fans (#SaLute2Fans) that have energized […]



The Sugar Land Skeeters open the 2015 season against the Lancaster Barnstormers at 7:05 p.m. at Constellation Field. Sugar Land will host the Lancaster Barnstormers in the first game of a four-game series, which will serve as a rematch of last season’s Atlantic League Championship Series. A Skeeters Season Preview section is enclosed in this […]

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