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Sugar Land’s Tal Smith disappointed to see Astros’ “hill” go away

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Sugar Land resident Tal Smith, the former Houston Astros General Manager and the namesake of Minute Maid Park’s “Tal’s Hill”, is disappointed that the team’s new management will do away with the center field landmark. “I’m disappointed – it’s a nice feature for the ballpark and the fans,” Smith said. Smith, […]

Sugar Land Skeeters sign former Astros star Tavares

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The Sugar Land Skeeters and manager Gary Gaetti announced the signing of Willy Taveras prior to the contest with York. The outfielder helped the Houston Astros to a World Series appearance in 2005 and brings seven years of Big League experience to the Skeeters. Taveras, 33, led the National League in stolen bases in 2008 […]

Sugar Land Skeeters add new players

Sugar Land Skeeters pitcher Matt Wright led the franchise to its first-ever postseason victory last week against the York Revolution. The Skeeters edged York, 3-2, in the division championship series to qualify for the Atlantic League Championship Series, which began Tuesday in Sugar Land. (Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

The Sugar Land Skeeters and manager Gary Gaetti are excited to announce the addition of six new players to the 2015 squad, including three players with Major League Baseball experience. Right-handed pitchers Shane Loux, Sean Gallagher and Andrew Carpenter add to the array of arms the Skeeters can call on while Patrick Palmeiro, Kevin Russo […]

Skeeters individual tickets on sale now

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Tickets for the upcoming 2015 Sugar Land Skeeters season will go on sale Monday, March 23 at Constellation Field and online at SugarLandSkeeters.com. The Skeeters begin the 2015 Atlantic League season at home on Thursday, April 23. “We can’t wait to get fans back into the ballpark for Skeeters baseball,” said Chris Jones, General Manager […]

Young receives first team Atlantic League honors

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The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball announced their 2014 Postseason All-Star Team. Skeeters infielder Delwyn Young received first-team honors, while left-handed pitcher Steven Hammond, outfielder Ryan Langerhans, right-handed pitcher David Pauley and infielder Dominic Ramos were named to second-team All-Star roster. “Each season it seems as if the quality of our All Star team gets […]

Sugar Land Skeeters trail 2-0 in Atlantic League Championship Series

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The Sugar Land Skeeters were shut out by the Lancaster Barnstormers in Game 2 of the Atlantic League Championship Series on Wednesday night. With the 5-0 loss, the Skeeters must win the next three games in Lancaster in order to claim the Championship title. Steve Hammond was the starting pitcher for Sugar Land and tossed […]

Skeeters drop opening game of Atlantic League Championship Series

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The Sugar Land Skeeters rallied in the ninth but fell short by a score of 10-6 to the Lancaster Barnstormers on Tuesday night. With a Game 1 loss, Sugar Land trails Lancaster 1-0 in the best-of-five series. Matt Wright started on the hill for the Skeeters and pitched 4.2 innings. The right-hander allowed nine runs […]

Sugar Land Skeeters win first playoff game in franchise history

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The Sugar Land Skeeters hit a season-best five home runs to earn the franchise’s first-ever postseason victory on Wednesday night. “I don’t think we’ve ever hit five in a game, but we’ll take it,” Skeeters manager Gary Gaetti said of the 9-2 victory over the York Revolution. The Freedom Division Championship Series returns to York, […]

Majewski dominates as Sugar Land’s closer

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Just call him Mr. Skeeter. Sugar Land Skeeters closing pitcher Gary Majewski is one of two players who were on the opening day roster on April 26, 2012 at Constellation Field. The other one is starting pitcher Matt Wright. And with the exception of playing one week for a team in […]

Kempner kicks off football practice

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Kempner High football team wasted no team preparing for fall practice on Monday. Public schools in Texas are allowed to begin practicing on Aug. 3, and the Cougars got started at 7 a.m. “We wanted to get the players up here and have a regular practice and a walk-thru with […]

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