Chanclas hammer out first win of TCL season

The Flying Chanclas de San Antonio picked up their first win of the Texas Collegiate League season on Thursday night in Amarillo.

The Chanclas piled up 12 hits and broke loose for eight runs in the eighth inning to beat the Sod Squad 11-5.

The top three guys in the Flying Chanclas’ batting order – Porter Brown, Jordan Thompson, Kyte McDonald – had two hits each. Leyton Barry, batting in the No. 8 spot, had three hits, two RBIs and a run scored.

The Chanclas (1-2) return to San Antonio for their home opener on Friday night at Wolff Stadium. That is the first of a three-game series.

GAME UPDATES

Sod Squad load the bases with no outs in bottom of the 9th. Flying Chanclas haven’t quite wrapped this up yet.

Flying Chanclas don’t score in the top of the 9th. Chanclas 11, Sod Squad 2, middle of 9th.

Sod Squad’s Julio Marcano has his 6th hit in the series but that’s all for Amarillo in bottom of the 8th. Chanclas 11, Sod Squad 2, end of 8th.

Flying Chanclas have a 9-run lead and are 6 outs away from their first win of the 2020 Texas Collegiate League season.

Flying Chanclas’ Leyton Barry has a 2-run single. Chanclas put up 8 runs in the inning. Chanclas 11, Sod Squad 2, middle of 8th.

Flying Chanclas putting together a huge inning as Sod Squad pitching falls apart. Last 4 batters with bases loaded: walk – walk – hit by pitch – hit by pitch.

Sod Squad pitching really struggling. Flying Chanclas’ Lee Thomas is hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Chanclas lead is up to 9-2.

This time it’s Grant Smith who draws a bases-loaded walk. That pushes across the Flying Chanclas’ 5th run of the 8th inning.

Flying Chanclas’ Conner Shepherd draws a bases-loaded walk on a full count. Chanclas extend the lead to 4 runs in the 8th.

Flying Chanclas load the bases and Jordan Thompson comes through with a 2-run single to left to boost the lead back to 3 runs in the 8th.

Flying Chanclas’ Lee Thomas leads off the 8th with a single to short centerfield. His 2nd hit of the night.

Sod Squad load the bases and score twice in bottom of 7th. It’s tightening up up. Chanclas 3, Sod Squad 2, end of 7th.

Flying Chanclas go down in order in top of 7th. Chanclas 3, Sod Squad 0, middle of 7th.

Sod Squad load the bases in bottom of 6th but come up empty and still scoreless. Chanclas 3, Sod Squad 0, end of 6th.

Flying Chanclas pitching update. The live box now shows it was Zach DeLeon pitching in the 5th inning, not Tyler Flores.

Flying Chanclas use 3 hits to push across 2 runs in the top of the 6th. Chanclas 3, Sod Squad 0, middle of 6th.

Porter Brown hits into a fielder’s choice, but it’s good enough to score Leyton Barry from 3rd and give the Flying Chanclas a 3-run lead in the 6th.

Flying Chanclas do it again, men on 1st and 2nd with one out. Nick Wolff comes through with a single to drive in Lee Thomas in the top of the 6th.

Flying Chanclas reliever Tyler Flores has retired 8 straight batters. Sod Squad go down in order in bottom of 5th. Chanclas 1, Sod Squad 0, end of 5th.

Flying Chanclas’ Jordan Thompson cut down at the plate trying to score from 3rd on a fly ball to center. Chanclas 1, Sod Squad 0, middle of 5th.

Every single inning so far, Flying Chanclas have had 2 runners on with either no outs or one out. Done it again here in the 5th.

Flying Chanclas’ Porter Brown is from TCU. Jerry Briggs wrote this story on Brown before the TCL season started: https://thejbreplay.com/brown-hopes-to-take-advantage-of-his-flying-chanclas-opportunity

Flying Chanclas’ Porter Brown leads off the 5th with a single. It’s his 3rd hit of the night and 6th hit in the first 3 games.

Sod Squad go down on order in bottom of 4th. This is a lot like last night’s game, except tonight the Flying Chanclas are in front. Chanclas 1, Sod Squad 0, end of 4th.

No runs for the Flying Chanclas in the 4th. Chanclas 1, Sod Squad 0, middle of 4th.

Flying Chanclas have 2 baserunners in top of 4th. They’ve done that every inning so far.

Back in the 3rd inning, Flying Chanclas batted Grant Smith in the No. 5 spot in the order, replacing DH Tyler LaRue.

Flying Chanclas reliever Tyler Flores retires the first two batters he faces to keep the Sod Squad scoreless. Chanclas 1, Sod Squad 0, end of 3rd.

Flying Chanclas starter Marcelo Perez went 2 1/3 innings, 0 runs, 1 hit, 5 strikeouts, 2 walks.

Flying Chanclas reliever Tyler Flores enters the game with 1 out in bottom of 3rd. Flores is a 6-foot-1 right-hander from Clark HS and A&M-Kingsville.

Flying Chanclas get 2 runners on for the 3rd straight inning. This time 1st two batters are both hit by pitches. But no runs scored.
Chanclas 1, Sod Squad 0, middle of 3rd.

Sod Squad go down in order in 2nd.
Chanclas 1, Sod Squad 0, end of 2nd.

Flying Chanclas’ Porter Brown, with his 2nd hit of the game, drives in Johnny Hernandez with the 1st run of the game in the top of 2nd.
Chanclas 1, Sod Squad 0, middle of 2nd.

Flying Chanclas have 2 baserunners again in 2nd, this time with one out.

Sod Squad manage a walk and a single in the bottom of the 1st but no scoring.
Chanclas 0, Sod Squad 0, end of 1st.

Flying Chanclas get their first two batters on base in top of 1st and don’t score.
Chanclas 0, Sod Squad 0, middle of 1st.

Flying Chanclas’ Jordan Thompson, batting second, draws a walk. He doesn’t have a hit yet this season but has walked 5 times in two games plus one inning.

Flying Chanclas leadoff batter Porter Brown singles to start the game , steals 2nd.

Marcelo Perez, a 5-foot-11 right-hander from TCU, will start on the mound for the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio in tonight’s road game against the Amarillo Sod Squad.

Sod Squad pitchers combine to blank Chanclas

Both pitching staffs dominated and the Amarillo Sod Squad put together a combined shutout to beat the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio 1-0 on Wednesday night in Amarillo.

The Chanclas had only two hits in the game, both by Porter Brown.

The Sod Squad used five pitchers, with none of them going more than two innings. Sod Squad reliever Zane Badmaev pitched the sixth and seventh innings, struck out two and retired all six batters he faced. He is a 6-foot-8 right-hander from Boerne.

The Sod Squad scored the only run of the game in the bottom of the first inning.

Amarillo has won the first two of the three-game series, which wraps up Thursday night. After that, the Chanclas return home for a three-game series beginning Friday at Wolff Stadium.

GAME UPDATES

Sod Squad turn a double play to end the game and beat the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio 1-0 on Wednesday in Amarillo.
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Kytle McDonald leads off the Flying Chanclas’ half of the 9th with a walk. Let’s see if this leads to something.
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Flying Chanclas reliever Kobe Jaramillo retires the Sod Squad in order with two strikeouts and a fly ball in bottom of 8th. Crunch time for Chanclas bats coming up.
Chanclas 0, Sod Squad 1, end of 8th.

Flying Chanclas reliever Connor Schmidt went 2 innings, faced seven batters and allowed 1 hit.
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Kobe Jaramillo in to pitch for Flying Chanclas in bottom of 8th. Jaramillo is a 5-foot-10 right-hander from UTSA. @UTSABSB
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Flying Chanclas go in order in top of 8th. They haven’t scored and have only 3 outs left but it’s still close.
Chanclas 0, Sod Squad 1, middle of 8th.

Flying Chanclas pitchers have held the Sod Squad scoreless the last 6 innings.
Chanclas 0, Sod Squad 1, end of 7th.

Flying Chanclas go down in order on top of 7th.
Chanclas 0, Sod Squad 1, middle of 7th.

Flying Chanclas’ Connor Smith retires the Sod Squad in order in the 6th on three ground balls.
Chanclas 0, Sod Squad 1, end of 6th.

Connor Schmidt in to pitch for Flying Chanclas in bottom of 6th. Schmidt is a 6-foot-7 right-hander from Devine TX and St. Mary’s.

Heart of the Flying Chanclas lineup goes down in order in top of 6th.
Chanclas 0, Sod Squad 1, middle of 6th.

Flying Chanclas need to get their bats going. First two batters in the order have been on base 4 times on 2 hits and 2 walks through 5 innings. After that, everybody else has 1 walk and no hits.

Sod Squad leave two men on base but don’t score in bottom of 5th. They have left at least two runners on base every inning. Combination of clutch Chanclas pitching and/or not enough timely hits.
Chanclas 0, Sod Squad 0, end of 5th.

Flying Chanclas reliever Lance Lusk pitched 2 innings, with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.
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Matthew Sesler in to pitch for Flying Chanclas in bottom of 5th. Sesler is a 6-foot-5 left-hander from A&M-Kingsville.
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Flying Chanclas manage only a walk in 5th and are still scoreless. Porter Brown has Chanclas’ only hits of the game.
Chanclas 0, Sod Squad 2, middle of 5th.

Flying Chanclas’s bottom of the order is struggling. 7-8-9 batters have struck out five times in six at-bats this game through 5 innings.

Sod Squad scratch out a run in bottom of 4th with a walk, wild pitch, single, single.
Chanclas 0, Sod Squad 2, end of 4th.

Sod Squad’s Kamron Willman walks in 4th. He already had a walk and a hit in the game, has gotten on base all three times up so far.

Flying Chanclas’ Lee Thomas has leadoff walk in 4th. Chanclas next three go down in order.
Chanclas 0, Sod Squad 1, middle of 4th.

Flying Chanclas’ Lance Lusk allows a walk with no runs in his first inning of relief. Chanclas 0, Sod Squad 1, end of 3rd.

Lance Lusk in to pitch for Flying Chanclas. Lusk is a 6-foot-1 right-hander fromn Sam Houston State.

Flying Chanclas starting pitcher Austin Krob is done: 2 innings, 3 hits, 1 earned run, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts.

Flying Chanclas’ Porter Brown has his second hit of the game in 3rd inning.
He has the only Chanclas hits so far.
Chanclas 0, Sod Squad 1, middle 3rd.

Flying Chanclas’ Austin Krob throws a scoreless 2nd inning the hard way with three walks, two strikeouts and a groundout. He’s throwing a lot of pitches.
Chanclas 0, Sod Squad 1, end of 2nd.

Flying Chanclas go down in order in the top of the 2nd.
Chanclas 0, Sod Squad 1, middle of 2nd.

Chanclas pitcher Austin Krob loads the bases and allows a run, but gets a strikeout and a double play to limit the damage after the Sod Squad take the lead.
Chanclas 0, Sod Squad 1, end of 1st.

Sod Squad strike first against Flying Chanclas. Julio Marcano has an RBI single.

Sod Squad’s first three batters get on base via two singles and a hit batter. Bases loaded, no outs.

Flying Chanclas’ Porter Brown singles in the 1st but that’s all in the top of the inning.
Chanclas 0, Sod Squad 0, middle of 1st.

Austin Krob, a 6-foot-3 left-hander from TCU, gets the start on the mound tonight for the Flying Chanclas against the Amarillo Sod Squad.

Chanclas to face lots of local talent in TCL

UTSA's Jack Engelmann pitching against Grambling on Friday. - photo by Joe Alexander
UTSA pitcher Jack Engelmann is listed on the roster of the Victoria Generals of the Texas Collegiate League.
The Texas Collegiate League is loaded with players who have ties to San Antonio or South Texas at the high school and college levels.

Here are players you could see at Wolff Stadium when teams come to town to play the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio.

The Round Rock Hairy Men preliminary roster includes:

RHP Luke Malone – UTSA/A&M-Corpus Christ – Round Rock
IF Kendall Achilles – Incarnate Word – Round Rock
LHP Wes Engle – Texas State – Bedford TX
RHP Jacob Little – Texas State – Salado

Round Rock plays three games at Wolff Stadium against the Chanclas on July 10, July 12 and Aug. 1.

The Brazos Valley Bombers announced on Monday they signed four UTSA players:

OF Sean Arnold – UTSA/Incarnate Word – Bryan
OF Shane Sirdashney – UTSA – The Woodlands
P Zachary Griggs – UTSA – Medina Valley
P Pepper Jones – UTSA/Navarro JC – McKinney

Brazos Valley plays the Chanclas at Wolff Stadium on July 21-23.

The Victoria Generals have these players currently listed on their roster:

IF Jonathan Tapia – UTSA – O’Connor
OF Hobbs Price – UTSA – Fredericksburg
P Jack Engelmann – UTSA/Paris JC – Georgetown
P Jose Diaz – OLLU – Judson

One local player who won’t be coming to Wolff will instead see the Chanclas in the opening series of the season.

Zane Badmaev Jr. of Boerne is pitching for the Amarillo Sod Squad. Badmaev is a 6-foot-8 right-hander from Tarleton State. The Sod Squad open the TCL season at home with a three-game series against the Chanclas.

Outfield work for Chanclas

Outfield work at Flying Chanclas practice on Thursday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Outfield work at Flying Chanclas practice on Thursday at Wolff Stadium.
The new outfielders for the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio got some work in at Wolff Stadium on Thursday morning.

The setting sun and stadium lights will be a lot different at the Chanclas home games, with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. on game nights.

The Chanclas are the San Antonio Missions’ entry in the Texas Collegiate League, which opens on Tuesday. The Chanclas start the season on the road in Amarillo and play their first home game at Wolff Stadium on Friday, July 3.

Infield work for Chanclas

Taking infield at Flying Chanclas practice on Thursday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Taking infield at Flying Chanclas practice on Thursday at Wolff Stadium.
The Flying Chanclas de San Antonio spent a big chunk of Thursday’s practice at Wolff Stadium taking infield.

The middle infielders especially got a lot of work and the team also went over defensive situations.

The Chanclas are the San Antonio Missions’ entry in the Texas Collegiate League, which opens on Tuesday. The Chanclas start the season on the road in Amarillo and play their first home game at Wolff Stadium on Friday, July 3.

Flying Chanclas gather to prepare for 2020 TCL season

Flying Chanclas de San Antonio manager John McLaren does an interview on Thursday at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Flying Chanclas de San Antonio manager John McLaren does an interview on Thursday at Wolff Stadium.
For the first time in a long time, there are signs of an upcoming season at Wolff Stadium.

The Flying Chanclas de San Antonio spent Thursday morning practicing and meeting the local media with the 2020 Texas Collegiate League opener just five days away.

The Chanclas, the entry of the San Antonio Missions in the TCL, are made up primarily of players who have ties to local college or high schools.

Former major league manager John McLaren is managing the team.

The Chanclas open the season on the road Tuesday in Amarillo. The first home game at Wolff Stadium is Friday, July 3.

Flying Chanclas 2020 TCL roster

Updated on June 24, 2020

NO. PITCHERS (16) B/T HT. WT. BORN HOMETOWN HIGH SCHOOL 2020 COLLEGE/2021 COLLEGE
– 32 DeLeon, Zach R/R 6-0 205 6/22/99 Hondo, TX Hondo UTSA/UTRGV
– 47 Egli, Garrett R/R 6-4 215 7/29/98 San Antonio, TX Smithson Valley Sam Houston State/Sam Houston State
– 16 Flores, Tyler L/L 6-1 195 2/16/99 San Antonio, TX Clark A&M-Kingsville/A&M-Kingsville
– 30 Garza, Logan R/L 5-11 180 1/6/99 Round Rock, TX Stony Point Our Lady of the Lake/Our Lady of the Lake
– 28 Guajardo, Arturo R/R 6-2 200 4/3/97 Laredo, TX United Laredo UTSA/UTSA
– 1 Jaramillo, Kobe R/R 5-10 174 6/1/01 Bishop, TX Bishop UTSA/UTSA
– 18 Klosowski, Derek R/R 6-1 198 10/6/00 San Antonio, TX Madison Midland JC/Midland JC
– 23 Krob, Austin L/L 6-3 215 9/20/99 Lisbon, IA Lisbon TCU/TCU
– 11 Lusk, Lance R/R 6-1 185 9/5/98 Spring, TX Spring Sam Houston State/Sam Houston State
– 4 Panatex, Johnny R/R 5-8 175 2/3/98 Pflugerville, TX Pflugerville St. Mary’s University/St. Mary’s University
– 38 Perez, Marcelo R/R 5-11 180 11/16/99 Laredo, TX John B. Alexander TCU/TCU
– 14 Ramirez Jr., Jaime L/L 5-11 190 3/17/99 San Antonio, TX Holy Cross of San Antonio A&M-Corpus Christi/A&M-Corpus Christi
– 10 Schmidt, Connor R/R 6-7 185 7/27/99 Devine, TX Devine St. Mary’s University/St. Mary’s University
– 40 Sesler, Matthew L/L 6-5 230 11/29/99 Harlingen, TX Harlingen A&M-Kingsville/A&M-Kingsville
– 6 Stevens, Kevin R/R 6-2 215 1/26/98 Tucson, AZ Cienega UTRGV/UTRGV
– 21 Threadgill, Riggs R/R 6-4 220 9/14/99 Fredericksburg, TX Fredericksburg McLennan CC/McLennan CC

NO. CATCHERS (2) B/T HT. WT. BORN HOMETOWN HIGH SCHOOL 2020 COLLEGE/2021 COLLEGE
– 45 LaRue, Tyler R/R 6-1 220 7/12/00 Kendalia, TX Blanco Rice/Grayson
– 26 Wolff, Nick L/R 6-3 200 5/28/99 Klein, TX Northside Homeschool Blinn/UTSA

NO. INFIELDERS (9) B/T HT. WT. BORN HOMETOWN HIGH SCHOOL 2020 COLLEGE/2021 COLLEGE
– Barry, Leyton L/R 6-2 190 7/18/00 Houston, TX IMG Academy (FL) UTSA/UTSA
– 27 Flores, Ryan L/L 5-11 210 6/24/99 Corpus Christi, TX Carroll UIW/UIW
– 9 Gonzales, Brandon R/R 6-3 165 4/17/01 San Antonio, TX Madison Grayson/Grayson
– 15 Gonzales, Garrett L/R 6-0 195 7/13/98 San Antonio, TX Madison Mary Hardin-Baylor/Mary Hardin-Baylor
– 2 Hernandez, Johnny R/R 5-9 190 7/26/97 El Paso, TX Montwood St. Mary’s University/St. Mary’s University
– 19 McDowall, Peyton R/R 6-3 220 6/28/99 Cibolo, TX Clemens Connors State/Connors State
– 33 Shepherd, Conner L/R 6-1 215 5/21/97 Upland, CA Upland TCU/TCU
– 17 Smith, Grant R/R 6-0 185 10/2/00 Albuquerque, NM St. Pius X UIW/UIW
– 24 Thomas, Lee L/L 6-2 210 12/16/97 Katy, TX Cinco Ranch UIW/UIW

NO. OUTFIELDERS (3) B/T HT. WT. BORN HOMETOWN HIGH SCHOOL 2020 COLLEGE/2021 COLLEGE
– 12 Brown, Porter L/L 6-0 195 8/7/00 San Antonio, TX Reagan TCU/TCU
– 25 McDonald, Kyte R/R 5-10 185 7/5/00 San Antonio, TX Antonian College Prep Mississippi State/Mississippi State
– 8 Thompson, Jordan R/R 5-9 165 8/31/00 Boerne, TX Boerne-Champion Grayson/Texas A&M

7 Manager – John McLaren
Pitching Coach – Calvin Schiraldi
20 Hitting Coach – Bryan Aughney
Clubhouse Manager – Jason Schweinsberg

Chanclas sign four area players

The Flying Chanclas de San Antonio on Saturday announced the signing of four more players with ties to South Texas for the 2020 Texas Collegiate League season.

OF Kyte McDonald, Mississippi State, Antonian
OF Jordan Thomas, Grayson College, Boerne Champion
C Tyler LaRue, Rice, Blanco
P Jaime Ramirez Jr., A&M-Corpus Christi, Holy Cross

McDonald signed with Mississippi State but does not show up on the team’s statistics for this spring.

Thompson batted .435 with five home runs in 29 games this season at Grayson.
LaRue, a 38th-round draft pick by Washington in 2019, played in 10 games at Rice this season and batted .143 in 21 at-bats.

Ramirez pitched in seven games and had a 3.21 ERA this season at A&M-Corpus Christi.

Chanclas add three from St. Mary’s

St. Mary's infielder Johnny Hernandez has signed with the Flying Chanclas for the 2020 TCL season. - photo by Joe Alexander
St. Mary’s infielder Johnny Hernandez has signed with the Flying Chanclas for the 2020 TCL season. – photo by Joe Alexander
The Flying Chanclas de San Antonio announced Friday they have signed three players from St. Mary’s for the 2020 Texas Collegiate League summer baseball season:

P Connor Schmidt, Devine
P Johnny Panatex, Pflugerville
IF Johnny Hernandez, El Paso

Panatex made eight appearances, all in relief, during the abbreviated 2020 college season. He had a 2-0 record and a 2.25 ERA.

Schmidt appeared in eight games with one start. He had a 0-1 record with a 5.11 ERA.

Hernandez batted .299 in 22 games with a team-high three home runs.

The Flying Chanclas are the San Antonio Missions’ entry in the TCL.

Chanclas sign three UIW players

The Flying Chanclas de San Antonio announced on Friday they signed three players from Incarnate Word for the 2020 Texas Collegiate League season:

SS Grant Smith, Houston, St. Pius
1B Ryan Flores, Corpus Christi, Carroll
IF Lee Thomas, Katy, Cinco Ranch

Smith led Incarnate Word in batting at .339 in 16 games for the abbreviated 2020 season. Thomas was second on the team in batting with a .328 average. Flores batted .270.

The Chanclas are the entry of the San Antonio Missions for this summer’s college baseball season.