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Snider leads Round Rock to win over Las Vegas

Travis Snider doubled three times as the Round Rock Express beat the Las Vegas 51s 7-3 on Friday at Dell Diamond. With the victory, the Express swept the four-game series. It’s their first series sweep of the season. That makes it two straight series wins and a 7-1 homestand which followed up a 2-6 road trip. With the game tied 1-1, the Express took the lead for good with six runs in the second...

Martinson’s homer leads Round Rock to win over Las Vegas

Jason Martinson hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning, leading the Round Rock Express to a 6-4 win over the Las Vegas 51s on Thursday at Dell Diamond. The win clinches the series for Round Rock (22-26), its second in a row following a win over Salt Lake. The home run by Martinson scored Jurickson Profar and was the game’s last scoring play. Martinson was 2-for-4 from the plate, scoring two...
Mets prized prospect Amed Rosario looks like one of MLB’s next stars

Mets prized prospect Amed Rosario looks like one of MLB’s next stars

One of the real treats in Minor League Baseball is catching a glimpse of hot prospects from visiting teams who are blazing trails to the big leagues. In recent years, Round Rock Express fans have seen a long list of blue-chippers who already are making a major-league impact, including Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Corey Seager, George Springer, Alex Bregman, Charlie Blackmon and Carlos...

Gee leads Round Rock to win over Las Vegas

Dillon Gee struck out nine hitters over six innings, leading the Round Rock Express over the Las Vegas 51s in a 3-1 win on Wednesday night at Dell Diamond. Gee (3-4) picked up the win after he walked two while allowing two hits to his former team. His nine strikeouts were a season high. Round Rock (21-26) started the scoring in the second inning. After hitting a single with two outs, Travis Snider...
In rehab start, Ross shows he might be a good fit in Rangers’ rotation

In rehab start, Ross shows he might be a good fit in Rangers’ rotation

The Texas Rangers took a $6 million gamble on Tyson Ross that might just pay off soon. When Texas signed him to a one-year deal last October, Ross — a solid starting pitcher for the San Diego Padres from 2013-15 — hadn’t been on the mound since Opening Day of 2016, sidelined by a potentially debilitating nerve injury. On Tuesday night at Dell Diamond, the 30-year-old Ross pitched...
Rangers’ Tyson Ross turns in sharp 1st outing for Express

Rangers’ Tyson Ross turns in sharp 1st outing for Express

For a guy who hadn’t pitched in an actual ballgame in nearly 14 months, Tyson Ross looked pretty smooth. The rehabbing Texas Rangers starting pitcher breezed through five scoreless innings on a rare chilly Tuesday night in late May, and the Round Rock Express clobbered Las Vegas 14-3 at Dell Diamond. The Express whacked five home runs. “I came out feeling strong tonight,” said Ross...
Profar, Marte lift Round Rock over Salt Lake 11-3

Profar, Marte lift Round Rock over Salt Lake 11-3

Jurickson Profar doubled twice and singled twice, driving in four runs as the Round Rock Express defeated the Salt Lake Bees 11-3 Monday at Dell Diamond. The victory marked the Express’ third in their last four and first series win since taking three of four against in a series against the Iowa Cubs April 22-25. Luis Marte fell a home run shy of the cycle with three RBIs for Round Rock (19-26)...

Olympians Dalhausser, Ross on winning teams in pro beach volleyball

The final day of the AVP Austin Open pro beach volleyball tournament saw two fan favorites take home championships as Olympic medalists Phil Dalhausser and April Ross won with their teams Sunday. The victory brought Dalhausser and teammate Nick Lucena full circle, with their first win in an AVP tournament coming in 2005, the last time the AVP tour stopped in Austin. “Back then, we were just...

PCL: Webster pitches Express past Bees 5-0

Round Rock right-hander Allen Webster scattered four hits over seven shutout innings in his best start of the season as the Express blanked the Salt Lake Bees 5-0 Sunday afternoon in a Pacific Coast League game at Dell Diamond. Jurickson Profar had a pair of RBIs and former Texas Longhorn Drew Stubbs had two hits and an RBI to back Webster, who improved his record to 3-3. Brett Nicholas also drove...

Eighth inning dooms Express in loss to Salt Lake

A four-run eighth inning for the Salt Lake Bees proved to be the difference in the game as they topped the Round Rock Express 8-4 at Dell Diamond Saturday night. Rey Navarro was 3-for-5 with three RBIs while Eric Young Jr. was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Young had a double and triple in the game for Salt Lake. Justin Miller (4-1) picked up the win, allowing no runs and striking out...
Olympians starring in pro beach volleyball

Olympians starring in pro beach volleyball

Two former Olympic medalists advanced to the semifinals after the second day of the AVP Austin Open pro beach volleyball tournament Saturday at the Krieg softball complex, while another had a chance to make it with a win in a fourth match on Saturday night. Phil Dalhauseer and Nick Lucena, the No. 1-seeded team for the men’s bracket, won both their matches in two sets, 21-11, 21-12 against Derek...

Gee, Robinson carry Round Rock to win over Salt Lake

The Round Rock Express opened their series against the Salt Lake Bees with an 8-0 win at Dell Diamond Friday night. Drew Robinson had two hits and scored three runs, and Dillon Gee allowed just one hit over 7 2/3 innings. Gee (2-4) picked up the win after he struck out four and walked two. Drew Stubbs had a big night in his first game at Dell Diamond this year. He was 2-for-3 with a run scored, a...
Austin Huns gear for national club rugby tournament

Austin Huns gear for national club rugby tournament

The Austin Huns, moving up into Major League Rugby in 2018, first have some business to attend to on the semipro level. They will compete in the national club tournament this weekend in Tucson, Ariz. Austin will meet San Francisco Golden Gate in a men’s Division I quarterfinal Saturday at 6 p.m. The survivor will advance to a Sunday semifinal at 4:30 p.m. against the winner of Belmont Shore...
Rangers prospect Ronald Guzman hits stride in Round Rock

Rangers prospect Ronald Guzman hits stride in Round Rock

Smiling comes easily to Ronald Guzman, the good-natured top prospect on the Round Rock Express. Hitting can be difficult, even if it’s been a piece of cake this year. The 22-year-old Dominican is batting .320 and looks like the Texas Rangers’ first baseman of the future, but Guzman wasn’t a natural growing up. “When I started playing Little League, I was like 6, and I wasn&rsquo...
Express return to town after ragged road trip

Express return to town after ragged road trip

The Round Rock Express limp home after a 2-6 trip that concluded Thursday with a 14-4 blowout loss to the Reno Aces. Round Rock (16-25) begin an eight-game homestand Friday night at Dell Diamond, the first four against the Salt Lake Bees. The Express were outscored 63-29 at Tacoma and Reno and lost Jared Hoying along the way as the center fielder was promoted to the Rangers. They do return with recently...

Round Rock Express end losing streak with extra-innings win

The Round Rock Express scored four runs in the tenth inning to end a four-game losing streak as they defeated Reno 10-6 on the road Wednesday night. An error by Ildemaro Vargas in the top of the tenth allowed Drew Stubbs to score the winning run. Preston Beck hit a two-run single before Luis Marte drove in another run to pad the Express (16-24) lead later in the inning. Beck finished the game 2-for-5...

Round Rock drops fourth in a row in Reno

The Round Rock Express suffered their fourth straight loss as they fell 9-0 to the Reno Aces on the road on Tuesday night. Jeremy Hazelbaker hit a triple and a home run on his way to three RBIs to lead the Aces. Ildemaro Vargas had a double and added two RBIs for Reno. Round Rock was held to just three hits on the night. Braden Shipley picked up the win as he struck out five through eight innings...

O’Neill’s triple leads Tacoma to 6-4 win over Round Rock

Tyler O’Neill hit a run-scoring triple in the eighth inning, leading the Tacoma Rainiers to a 6-4 win over the Round Rock Express on Sunday in Tacoma, Wash. The triple by O’Neill, part of a two-run inning, gave the Rainiers a 5-4 lead before D.J. Peterson hit a sacrifice fly later in the inning. The Express tied the game 4-4 when Ronald Guzman hit a two-run home run in the eighth. Ryne...

Round Rock splits doubleheader with Tacoma

The Round Rock Express settled for a split of the doubleheader they played against the Tacoma Rainiers Saturday, winning the first game 5-0 and dropping the second 8-1. Both contests were seven innings long. Brett Nicholas hit a two-run triple in the fourth inning of the first game to lead the Express (15-21) to a 5-0 win. The triple by Nicholas scored Ronald Guzman and Jared Hoying to give the Express...

More rain alters Express series with Tacoma

The Round Rock Express and Tacoma Rainiers were set to play the second game of their series, but rain prevented the teams from ever getting started. Friday’s contest was postponed and the teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 7:05 p.m. Following the series with Tacoma, the Express will take on the Reno Aces in a four-game series on the road. Round Rock returns to Dell Diamond...

Baron, Zunino lead the way for Tacoma

The Tacoma Rainiers took the series opener with the Round Rock Express, 8-2, in a rain-shortened game Thursday night in Tacoma, Wash. The Rainiers combined to score seven runs in the third and fourth innings to take a five-run lead before the game was called after five innings were completed. Three Tacoma hitters homered to power the Rainiers’ offense. Seth Mejias-Brean and Mike Zunino hit back-to-back...

Webster, Nicholas lift Round Rock over Oklahoma City

Brett Nicholas homered and had two hits, and Allen Webster allowed just four hits over seven innings as the Round Rock Express beat the Oklahoma City Dodgers 3-1 on Tuesday at Dell Diamond. Preston Claiborne struck out Brett Eibner with runners on first and third to end the game for his fourth save of the season. The win halts a three-game losing streak for Round Rock. The Express avoided being swept...

Express Can’t Hold Late Lead in 6-5 Loss to Dodgers

The Oklahoma City Dodgers scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to complete a 6-5 comeback victory over the Round Rock Express (13-19) Monday at Dell Diamond. Express reliever Jaye Chapman took the loss on the mound after giving up all three of the Dodgers’ runs in the seventh inning. Starting pitcher Anthony Bass gave up three runs on six hits in four innings. He had five strikeouts...

Maggi, Culberson lift Okla. City over Round Rock 6-2

Drew Maggi doubled and singled twice, driving in a run and also scoring one as the Oklahoma City Dodgers defeated the Round Rock Express 6-2 on Sunday at Dell Diamond. Charlie Culberson homered and singled twice for Oklahoma City The Dodgers started the scoring in the first inning when Culberson hit a solo home run and Scott Van Slyke scored on a pickoff. After Oklahoma City added two runs in the...

Maggi leads Oklahoma City over Round Rock

Drew Maggi homered and had two hits as the Oklahoma City Dodgers defeated the Round Rock Express 5-1 on Saturday at Dell Diamond. A four-run eighth inning for the Dodgers doomed the Express to a series-opening loss. After five scoreless innings, Oklahoma City got on the board in the top of the sixth when Maggi hit a solo home run. The Express tied the game in the seventh inning when Ronald Guzman...
Taylor brothers stay sizzling hot at COTA; Texan clicks in IMSA race

Taylor brothers stay sizzling hot at COTA; Texan clicks in IMSA race

Texan Ben Keating and Dutchman Jeroen Bleekemolen win just about every time they race at Circuit of the Americas. Florida brothers Jordan and Ricky Taylor are winning everything everywhere this year. Two main story lines for the Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown delivered predictable results Saturday as the IMSA WeatherTech four-ring circus — four rings because there are four races within...
Austin team driver wins Porsche GT3 Cup race at COTA

Austin team driver wins Porsche GT3 Cup race at COTA

Whatever home-track advantage exists at Circuit of the Americas, drivers with local connections worked it this weekend during the IMSA Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown. Corey Fergus, who drives for Austin-based Moorespeed, simply could not be denied in Saturday’s Porsche GT3 Cup, powering his No. 00 US LED/Byers/Moorespeed machine to victory in a 21-car field. Austin driver Jeff Mosing...

Profar hits walk-off double in 10th for Round Rock win

Jurickson Profar had a walk-off double with one out in the 10th inning, as the Round Rock Express beat the Nashville Sounds 4-3 on Friday at Dell Diamond. Elio Castillo scored the winning run after he reached base on a walk and advanced to second on a single by Drew Robinson. Round Rock starter Tyler Wagner struck out eight while allowing three runs and five hits over seven innings. Christian Torres...
Austin Huns joining pro rugby league that will start play in 2018

Austin Huns joining pro rugby league that will start play in 2018

The Austin Huns announced Friday that they will be one of 10 charter franchises in Major League Rugby, which plans to launch in 2018. Other attempts to start a pro rugby league in the United States have floundered, but Huns ownership is confident Major League Rugby will succeed. The Huns franchise has been making the transition into a pro club for the past two years. “Rugby is growing very fast...
With Express, Robinson works to prove his utility to Rangers

With Express, Robinson works to prove his utility to Rangers

Drew Robinson wasn’t necessarily the best player on his youth league baseball teams. He certainly wasn’t the biggest. Robinson didn’t reach 5 feet 2 inches in height until his freshman year of high school in Las Vegas, so he was no prodigy, just a guy who fit in where he could. “I was always kind of undersized,” Robinson said, “so I’ve been a utility player...

Olson’s homer leads Nashville to win over Round Rock

Matt Olson hit a three-run home run in the first inning, leading the Nashville Sounds to a 5-4 win over the Round Rock Express on Thursday at Dell Diamond. Ross Detwiler got Ronald Guzman to ground out with a runner on first to end the game for his first save of the season. The home run by Olson scored Jaycob Brugman and Mark Canha to give the Sounds a 3-0 lead. Round Rock answered in the bottom of...

Guzman, Nicholas lift Round Rock over Nashville

Ronald Guzman doubled and singled twice, scoring three runs as the Round Rock Express beat the Nashville Sounds 7-3 on Wednesday at Dell Diamond. Brett Nicholas singled three times with four RBIs for Round Rock as the Express (12-15) halted a five-game skid with the win. Round Rock started the scoring with a big third inning, when it crossed the plate for four runs, including a two-run single by Nicholas...

Express bats stay cold as Nashville dominates

Matt Chapman hit two of the Nashville Sounds’ season-high five home runs in an 11-0 win over the Round Rock Express on Tuesday. Mark Canha, Joey Wendle and Renato Nunez also homered for the Sounds (11-11). Chapman hit a two-run shot in the second inning off Jose Valdespina and then hit a solo homer in the ninth off Patrick Cantwell. Michael Brady (1-1) got the win with three innings of scoreless...
Jurickson Profar begins third tour of duty with Express

Jurickson Profar begins third tour of duty with Express

When the Express start an eight-game homestand Tuesday night, they will be joined by one of the most high-profile prospects ever to wear a Round Rock uniform, albeit a player struggling to find his way. Jurickson Profar, baseball’s consensus No. 1 blue-chipper in 2013, was optioned to Round Rock by the Rangers after falling out of a platoon situation in Arlington. He was batting .135, just 5...

Reyes carries Memphis to win over Round Rock in shortened game

Arturo Reyes tossed a two-hit, rain-shortened complete game to lead the Memphis Redbirds to a 3-1 win over the Round Rock Express on Saturday in Memphis, Tenn. Round Rock had a runner on first in the top of the fifth, but Luis Marte struck out to end the top half of the fifth. The rains came in the middle of the inning to end the possibility of playing a full nine innings. Reyes struck out seven and...

Back-to-back homers by Voit, Kelly fuel Memphis win over Express

Luke Voit and Carson Kelly connected on back-to-back homers in the first inning to help lead the Memphis Redbirds to a 9-1 victory over the Round Rock Express on Friday in Memphis, Tenn. The result evens the series at one game apiece with three left to play. The home runs were both solo shots and gave the Redbirds a 2-0 lead. Memphis added two runs in the second on a double by Todd Cunningham. He...

Hoying leads Round Rock to win over Memphis

Jared Hoying hit two home runs and drove in five runs, as the Round Rock Express defeated the Memphis Redbirds 9-7 on the road Thursday. Preston Claiborne struck out Todd Cunningham with a runner on second to end the game for his third save of the season. Hoying hit a two-run shot in the fourth inning off Josh Zeid and then hit a three-run homer in the ninth off Rowan Wick. Hoying finished the game...

Express win series against Cubs

Drew Robinson hit a two-run double in the fourth inning, and Ronald Guzman doubled and singled twice as the Round Rock Express topped the Iowa Cubs 10-6 on Tuesday. The third straight win for Round Rock gives them a 3-1 series triumph to conclude an eight-game homestand. The double by Robinson capped a three-run inning and gave the Express a 4-2 lead after Doug Bernier hit an RBI single earlier in...

Zagunis hits grand slam, leads Iowa over Round Rock

Mark Zagunis hit a grand slam in the fourth inning, leading the Iowa Cubs to an 8-3 win over the Round Rock Express at Dell Diamond on Saturday night. The loss makes it four in a row for the Express, who fell to 7-10 on the season. The grand slam by Zagunis capped a five-run inning and gave the Cubs (9-8) an 8-3 lead after Victor Caratini hit an RBI single earlier in the frame. Bijan Rademacher also...
Another injury, release by Rangers: Is Josh Hamilton finished?

Another injury, release by Rangers: Is Josh Hamilton finished?

Josh Hamilton has yet another knee injury, and this one could mean the end his career. The Texas Rangers released of the 2010 American League most valuable player from his minor league contract Friday, saying he had injured his right knee in Houston while working his way back from left knee surgery. Hamilton, who will turn 36 next month, underwent reconstructive surgery on his left knee last June...

Soler, O’Hearn lead Omaha to win over Round Rock

Jorge Soler hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning, and Ryan O’Hearn homered and had two hits as the Omaha Storm Chasers defeated the Round Rock Express 6-2 on Friday at Dell Diamond. The win gave the Storm Chasers a 3-1 series victory and improved Omaha to 6-2 against Round Rock this season. The home run by Soler scored Billy Burns and Ramon Torres to give the Storm Chasers a 3-1 lead...
O’Hearn’s single leads Omaha to win over Round Rock

O’Hearn’s single leads Omaha to win over Round Rock

Ryan O’Hearn hit a run-scoring single in the fifth inning, leading the Omaha Storm Chasers to a 5-3 win over the Round Rock Express on Thursday at Dell Diamond. Yender Caramo got Travis Snider to ground out with a runner on first to end the game for his first save of the season. The single by O’Hearn, part of a two-run inning, gave the Storm Chasers a 3-2 lead before Dean Anna scored on...
Bohls: A treasure trove of ‘priceless’ baseball artifacts, memories

Bohls: A treasure trove of ‘priceless’ baseball artifacts, memories

I spent much of Thursday’s sun-dappled afternoon at Prewitt’s hardware store in Taylor, Texas. Once more I wandered bug-eyed up and down those old, creaky hardwood floors of my favorite store just up from the same Howard Theater where I saw “The Ten Commandments” when I was 6 years old. I could hear those magical zip-line containers whisk the paid bills and cash and change...
Storm Chasers rain home runs in win over Express

Storm Chasers rain home runs in win over Express

Four home runs by Omaha helped the Storm Chasers defeat the Round Rock Express 5-4 in a matinee contest at Dell Diamond Wednesday. Parker Morin’s home run in the seventh inning proved to be the game-winner as Round Rock’s comeback attempt fell short. Corey Toups, Dean Anna and Ryan O’Hearn each homered in the game for Omaha (7-6). Anna was 2 for 4 with two runs and an RBI. O&rsquo...

Round Rock beats Omaha in walk-off finish

Preston Beck scored the winning run on a wild pitch with one out in the 11th inning, as the Round Rock Express beat the Omaha Storm Chasers 5-4 on Tuesday night at Dell Diamond. The Storm Chasers tied the game 4-4 when Ramon Torres hit an RBI single, scoring Corey Toups in the eighth. Reliever Preston Claiborne (1-0) picked up the win after he struck out one and walked one over two scoreless innings...
Hoying’s heroics lift Express past Cubs, 10-9

Hoying’s heroics lift Express past Cubs, 10-9

Jared Hoying hit an RBI-double that proved to be the game-winning hit as the Round Rock Express defeated the Iowa Cubs 10-9 Monday afternoon in Des Moines, Iowa. The Express (6-6) went into to the top of the ninth inning tied with the Cubs at 9-9 after giving up relief pitcher Allen Webster gave up four runs in the seventh inning. Left-hander Ryne Slack got the win in his first career appearance at...

Iowa Cubs score four runs in fifth inning to top Express

The Iowa Cubs scored four runs in the fifth inning without getting a base hit, ultimately lifting the Cubs to a 6-3 win Sunday afternoon in Des Moines, Iowa. Tyler Wagner took the loss on the mound, giving up six runs, four hits in 4 2/3 innings. He had three strikeouts and walked four. The Cubs’ Eddie Butler got the win, giving up two runs on four hits while striking out three in six innings...

Texas Stars season ends with a loss to the Rampage

The Texas Stars rallied in the third period, but the San Antonio Rampage were able to eventually come away with a 6-3 win at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park on Saturday night. The loss caps the end to a season in which Texas finished 34-37-1-4. They took nine of the 14 matchups they had against the Rampage (27-42-5-2). Colin Smith had a hat trick for the Rampage, including two goals in the final period...
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