Sports - High School

Feb 11, 2014 4:26 PM

14-Game HS Baseball Slate at Whataburger Field Begins Monday

CORPUS CHRISTI - Pay no attention to the weather.

The "interschool games" portion of the University Interscholastic League's high school baseball calendar begins Monday, with all area teams opening by Thursday the 20th.

While priming for the 10th season of Corpus Christi Hooks Baseball, the Whataburger Field staff will host 14 high school games between Monday and March 22.

"Giving our area high school programs an opportunity to play here enables us to share a remarkable community asset," Hooks Senior Director of Communications Matt Rogers said. "We are extremely proud of the ballpark and South Texas' reputation for excellence in the sport. Hard-working and visionary coaches, passionate and focused players and strong community support are a great recipe for success."

As is custom, the Carroll Tigers open Whataburger Field's amateur calendar. Lee Yeager's 14th Tiger team plays host to Victoria East Monday at 6:30. Carroll's District 28-5A local rival, King, entertains San Antonio Churchill 24 hours later.

After the Kleberg Bank College Classic February 20-23 (BYU/TCU/UTSA/Texas A&M-Corpus Christi), the prep schedule resumes on February 26 with Mike Davila's Tuloso-Midway club vs. Rockport-Fulton and first-year Pirates skipper Jerry Howell. Three days later, it's final-day action of the 11th MIRA'S Sports & More Classic.

Then comes the first of five district games on tap, as Ben Bolt and London tangle in 32-A March 4. Other district match-ups include Flour Bluff-Ray on March 11 (31-4A), Santa Rosa-Bishop on the 13th (32-2A), Laredo-Martin vs. Moody on the 18th (31-4A) and West Oso-Ingleside on the 21st (30-3A).

Non-district tilts between Alice and Gregory-Portland, Weslaco and Robstown and Laredo Alexander and Carroll round out the schedule.

Alexander (4th) and Carroll (8th) are state-ranked by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association in 5A with Churchill receiving votes. 2013 state finalist Moody is the top-rated team in 4A and Victoria East 14th.

Ninety-five high school contests have been played at Whataburger Field since 2006.

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Monday, Feb. 17

Victoria East @ Carroll, 6:30

Tickets: $5 adult/$3 student

Tuesday, Feb. 18

SA Churchill @ King, 6:30

Tickets: $5 adult/$3 student

Thursday, Feb. 20-Sunday, Feb. 23

Kleberg Bank College Classic


Wednesday, Feb. 26

Rockport-Fulton @ Tuloso-Midway, 6:30

All tickets $5

Saturday, March 1

Final Day of MIRA's Classic


Tickets: $5 adult/$3 student

Tuesday, March 4

Ben Bolt @ London, 6:30

All tickets $5

Tuesday, March 11

Flour Bluff @ Ray, 6:30

Tickets: $5 adult/$3 student

Wednesday, March 12

Alice @ Gregory-Portland, 6:30

All tickets $5

Thursday, March 13

Santa Rosa @ Bishop, 6:30

All tickets $5

Friday, March 14

Weslaco @ Robstown, 2:00

All tickets $5

Tuesday, March 18

Laredo Martin @ Moody, 6:30

Tickets: $5 adult/$3 student

Friday, March 21

West Oso @ Ingleside, 6:30

All tickets $5

Saturday, March 22

Laredo Alexander @ Carroll, 6:30

Tickets: $5 adult/$3 student


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