Baseball

Express pitcher one step away from historic call-up

Nearly 9,100 miles — or, should we say 14,732 kilometers — from home, Round Rock Express pitcher Tayler Scott is on the brink of accomplishing his lifelong goal. Pitching at the Triple-A level for the…
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Finding family and community with i9 Sports

Jerry Merlick estimates that his four children have played more than 25 seasons of i9 Sports. If you break that down, that’s more than 300 games combined. What’s more, Jerry has coached each of his…
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RBI Austin program a home run; more mentors needed

Growing up in Northeast Austin, Booker Gilbert saw lots of negative influences around him. Some cousins and friends went down the wrong path. Some ended up in prison. He was determined not to let that…
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Chupacabras invade Round Rock

Part-time mascot part of MiLB’s “Copa” campaign Hide your goats. The number of Chupacabras sightings in Central Texas is about to skyrocket. For five select dates during the 2018 season, the Round Rock Express will…
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Round Rock Express: New season means tons of family, fan events at Dell Diamond

Baseball is back in Central Texas! The Round Rock Express are gearing up for their 19th season and are looking to make 2018 another fun-filled, action-packed season of fun at Dell Diamond. The Express kick…
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“The Way Youth Sports Should Be”

For more than a decade, i9 Sports promotes sports with values A recent study published in USA Today, revealed that 70 percent of kids stop playing sports after age 13. Why? Most kids surveyed say,…
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RBI Austin

Inner city league bringing families together on the diamond, at home Criselda Garcia sat on the bleachers during the RBI 12U Bears’ first practice of the season and shared how her 10-year-old daughter, Sophia, first…
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Beyond the Bases goes beyond Austin

An idea to provide underprivileged kids with baseball equipment has turned into a non-profit organization that is helping kids all over the US and in the Dominican Republic. Not bad for an effort that started…
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Oak Hill plans big 50th anniversary celebration for Saturday

The largest baseball and softball organization in Austin is ready to throw a heck of a party. Oak Hill Youth Sports Association (OHYSA) turns 50 this year and organizers say they have a day full…
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