Flying Chanclas’ busiest relief pitchers entering the playoffs

Arturo Guajardo, pitching against the Amarillo Sod Squad at Wolff Stadium on July 29, led the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio in strikeouts this season. - photo by Joe Alexander
Arturo Guajardo, pitching against the Amarillo Sod Squad at Wolff Stadium on July 29, led the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio in strikeouts this season.
The Flying Chanclas de San Antonio had eight pitchers who appeared in at least eight games this summer.

Tyler Flores led the team with 10 appearances.

Connor Schmidt, Arturo Guajardo, Johnny Panatex and Garrett Egli had nine appearances each. Zach DeLeon, Matthew Sesler and Jaime Ramirez Jr. had eight each.

Guajardo led the Chanclas in strikeouts with 30 in 17 1/3 innings. Of the busiest relievers, Flores had the best ERA at 0.61, followed by Schmidt at 0.69.

– Tyler Flores, No. 16, 6-foot-1 left-hander from A&M-Kingsville and Clark High School

– Connor Schmidt, No. 10, 6-foot-7 right-hander from St. Mary’s and Devine High School

– Arturo Guajardo, No. 28, 6-foot-2 right-hander from UTSA and Laredo United High School

– Garrett Egli, No. 47, 6-foot-4 right-hander from Sam Houston State and Smithson Valley High School

– Johnny Panatex, No. 4, 5-foot-8 right-hander from St. Mary’s and Pflugerville High School

– Matthew Sesler, No. 40, 6-foot-5 left-hander from A&M-Kingsville and Harlingen High School

– Jaime Ramirez Jr., No. 14, 5-foot-11 left-hander from A&M-Corpus Christi and Holy Cross High School

– Zach DeLeon, No. 32, 6-foot right-hander from UTSA, UT-Rio Grande Valley and Hondo High School

Leyton Barry of the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio

Leyton Barry from UTSA playing for the Flying Chanclas at Wolff Stadium during the 2020 Texas Collegiate League season. - photo by Joe Alexander
Leyton Barry from UTSA playing for the Flying Chanclas at Wolff Stadium during the 2020 Texas Collegiate League season.
Leyton Barry was one of the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio’s best hitters early in the season.

Barry, who saw his last action on July 16, batted .279 in 12 games with one home run, seven RBIs and eight runs scored.

Barry is listed as an infielder from Houston and UTSA. He played third base and left field for the Chanclas.

During the shortened 2020 college season, he batted .375 in seven games at UTSA with two home runs.

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.

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 TCU players

The Flying Chanclas de San Antonio announced on Thursday they signed four TCU players to 2020 Texas Collegiate League summer baseball roster:

IF Conner Shepherd, Upland, Calif.
OF Porter Brown, San Antonio, Reagan
P Marcelo Pered (RH), Laredo
P Austin Krob (LH), Lisbon, Iowa

The Chanclas are the TCL entry of the San Antonio Missions.

Also on Thursday, the Round Rock Hair Men announced their 2020 TCL roster, including two players from San Antonio colleges:

P Luke Malone, UTSA, Round Rock
IF Kendall Achilles, Incarnate Word, Cedar Ridge

UTSA pitcher Luke Malone has signed to play for the Round Rock Hairy Men for the 2020 TCL season. - photo by Joe Alexander
UTSA pitcher Luke Malone has signed to play for the Round Rock Hairy Men for the 2020 TCL season. – photo by Joe Alexander

Flying Chanclas add four UTSA players

The Flying Chanclas de San Antonio announced Wednesday that they added four UTSA players for 2020 Texas College League summer baseball season:

IF Leyton Barry, Houston
IF Garrett Poston, Alvin Community College
C Nick Wolff, Blinn College
P/IF Kobe Jamarillo, Bishop TX

The Chanclas are the summer college team of the San Antonio Missions and play their home games at Wolff Stadium. The Chanclas open the TCL season on the road on June 30 and play their first home game on July 3.

UTSA softball overpowers North Texas

Celeste Loughman's grand slam ended UTSA's 9-1 victory over North Texas on Saturday. - photo by Joe Alexander
Celeste Loughman’s grand slam ended UTSA’s 9-1 victory over North Texas on Saturday. – photo by Joe Alexander
The UTSA softball team used three home runs to beat North Texas 9-1 Saturday in a six-inning run-rule game at Roadrunner Field.

Celeste Loughman hit a grand slam in the sixth inning to end the game.

Madison Washington hit a two-run homer in the third inning for the Roadrunners’ first runs of the game. Riley Grunberg hit a solo shot in the fourth inning.

UTSA right-hander Clarissa Hernandez pitched a complete game for the win.

The Roadrunners have hit 29 home runs in their first 23 games of the season. The victory raised UTSA’s record to 14-9.

UTSA women’s basketball honors seniors Omemmah, Cousin, Toth, Hawkins

Thursday night was the final home game for UTSA seniors Timea Toth (15), Evelyn Omemmah (1), Deja Cousin (13) and Tija Hawkins (23). - photo by Joe Alexander
Thursday night was the final home game for UTSA seniors Timea Toth (15), Evelyn Omemmah (1), Deja Cousin (13) and Tija Hawkins (23).
The UTSA women’s basketball program honored its seniors on Thursday night in the Roadrunners’ final home game of the season.

It was the last game at the Convocation Center for Evelyn Omemmah, Deja Cousin, Timea Toth and Tija Hawkins.

UTSA lost to Louisiana Tech 69-30 in a Conference USA game. The Roadrunners fell to 6-22 on the season and 2-15 in conference with one game left.

I’ve never seen a college basketball team hit by as many injuries in a season as this group.

The UTSA women's basketball team has 14 players listed on its roster, but was down to eight players in uniform Thursday due to a series of injuries that plagued the Roadrunners all season. - photo by Joe Alexander
The UTSA women’s basketball team has 14 players listed on its roster, but was down to eight players in uniform Thursday due to a series of injuries that plagued the Roadrunners all season.

Cousin and Hawkins were not in uniform Thursday, spending the game on the bench in warmups. Cousin has been limited to 11 games this season due to injury and Hawkins played only five games before being sidelined.

Omemmah and Toth both started Thursday. Omemmah was hurt late in the first half and spent the second half sitting with a boot on her right foot.

Karrington Donald, Charlene Mass and Toth are the only UTSA players who have not missed any games this season.

Thursday night was the final home game for UTSA seniors (from left) Timea Toth, Evelyn Omemmah, Deja Cousin and Tija Hawkins. - photo by Joe Alexander
Thursday night was the final home game for UTSA seniors (from left) Timea Toth, Evelyn Omemmah, Deja Cousin and Tija Hawkins.

UTSA pitching dominates Grambling

UTSA starter Slater Foust (3-0) pitched six scoreless innings in a 4-1 victory over Grambling on Friday. - photo by Joe Alexander
UTSA starter Slater Foust pitched six scoreless innings in a 4-1 victory over Grambling.
UTSA starter Slater Foust earned his third win of the season and Palmer Wenzel picked up his third save as the Roadrunners beat Grambling 4-1 on Friday at Roadrunner Field.

Foust (3-0) pitched six scoreless innings. He gave up three hits with three strikeouts and no walks.

Wenzel entered the game in the top of the ninth inning with two runners on and no outs. Wenzel shut Grambling down without allowing a run.

Jack Engelmann was the first pitcher out of the UTSA bullpen. He threw the seventh inning and allowed Grambling’s only run.

Cole McKay pitched a scoreless eighth inning.

Luke Malone started the ninth inning and allowed two base runners on a hit and a walk.

Dylan Rock, Bryan Sturges, Joshua Lamb and Chase Hacker had two hits each for UTSA. Sturgis had two RBIs. The top six batters in the Roadrunners’ order combined to draw five walks.


Fourth quarter foils UTSA women against UTEP

Evelyn Omemmah led UTSA with a career-high 17 points in Thursday's loss to UTEP. - photo by Joe Alexander
Evelyn Omemmah led UTSA with a career-high 17 points in Thursday’s loss to UTEP.
UTEP outscored UTSA 29-7 in the fourth quarter to beat the Roadrunners 85-59 in women’s basketball on Thursday at the UTSA Convocation Center.

UTEP led 56-52 at the end of the third quarter. UTSA, which has typically had only seven to nine players in uniform most of the season due to injuries, wore down over the final 10 minutes.

Avery Crouse led UTEP with 21 points and Ariona Gill and Katia Gallegos had 17 each.

Senior forward Evelyn Omemmah led the Roadrunners with a career-high 17 points and 8 rebounds. Freshman forward Adryuana Quezada had 14 points and 8 rebounds.

Freshman guard Mikayla Woods, who leads UTSA in scoring this season, was not in uniform.

UTSA is 2-12 in Conference USA and 6-19 on the season. UTEP is 7-7 and 14-11.