Jay Miller named Sugar Land Skeeters President

The Sugar Land Skeeters are thrilled to announce Jay Miller as their new President. The former Round Rock Express President and Texas Rangers Executive brings 34 years of front office baseball experience to the Skeeters organization. “We’re extremely excited that Jay has joined our team.” Skeeters owner Bob Zlotnik said. “He brings a wealth of […]

Skeeters hosted celebration sendoff for First Colony team

The Sugar Land Skeeters hosted a big sendoff celebration olast Sunday for First Colony Little League’s Challenger Division for special needs players, who are going to Williamsport, Penn., to play in the 2015 Little League World Series Challenger Division exhibition game on Saturday. Sugar Land Mayor James Thompson introduced the team during the middle of […]

Sugar Land Skeeters sign former Houston Astros infielder Daryle Ward

The Sugar Land Skeeters and manager Gary Gaetti announced the signing of infielder Daryle Ward prior to the series opener against Long Island on Wednesday. Ward played 59 games with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs earlier this year, hitting .237 with one home run and 15 RBI. Ward, 40, enters his 17th-season of professional baseball […]

Houston Astros acquire former Skeeter, Scott Kazmir

The Houston Astros acquired former Sugar Land Skeeters pitcher Scott Kazmir, in exchange for a pair of minor leaguers, from American League West Division rival, Oakland, on Thursday. Kazmir, a Houston native and a first-round MLB Draft pick out of Cypress Falls in 2002, was drafted by the New York Mets. But he started his Major League […]

Sugar Land Skeeters sign Stauffer, Dykstra

The Sugar Land Skeeters and manager Gary Gaetti announced the signing of pitcher Tim Stauffer and first baseman Allan Dykstra prior to the contest with York on Tuesday. Stauffer, 33, spent 10 seasons at the Major League level. He spent the first nine years of his big league career with the Padres before joining the […]

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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