Former Longhorn Standout Named Caprock Baseball Coach
Caprock will have a new baseball coach, and it should be a familiar name to Longhorn fans.
2008 Caprock graduate Trevor Cordova will be named the Caprock baseball coach, pending approval by the AISD Board of Trustees at their next meeting.
Cordova spent the 2015-16 school year as the Head Baseball Coach at Claude High School and the past two years at Tulia High School. After a stellar playing career at Caprock, Cordova also spent 2 years playing baseball at West Texas A&M University, where he received his Master's degree.
“We are so excited that Coach Cordova has agreed to become the next Head Baseball Coach at Caprock.” said Amarillo I.S.D. Athletic Director Brad Thiessen. “As a graduate of Caprock High School, he has a real passion for the Longhorns programs. He will be a great fit for that program and a great fit for that community.”
West Texas A&M head baseball coach Matt Vanderburg has announced the signing of Lamar Community College transfer Justin Martinez for the 2019 season. Martinez hit .361 last season with 14 doubles and 12 homeruns and 49 runs batted for Lamar. The Aurora, Colorado native spent his freshman season at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas, where he saw time in 13 contests, helping the team to a 48-17 overall record and an appearance in the NJCAA World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado. Martinez registered a standout prep career at Smoky Hill High School.
- The NFL players union filed a grievance on Tuesday over the league's new requirement that players stand for the national anthem or wait in their dressing rooms. The policy followed President Donald Trump's denunciation of pregame protests. The National Football League said in May it would require any player who did not wish to stand during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before games to stay off the field until the ceremony ended.
- Alex Bregman homered twice and his tapper just in front of the plate in the 11th inning led to a bizarre play that ended the game, as catcher Jonathan Lucroy's throwing error handed the Houston Astros a 6-5 victory over the Oakland Athletics. Justin Verlander pitched six sharp innings and the Astros took a 4-0 lead into the ninth before Oakland rallied to tie it.
- The Texas Rangers lost to the Boston Red Sox 8-4. Texas starter Yovani Gallardo allowed six earned runs on seven hits in a rough five innings.
Rougned Odor hit a solo home run and Joey Gallo had a two-run double for Texas, which has dropped seven of its last nine games.
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Orioles 6, Yankees 5
Rays 5, Tigers 2
Royals 9, Twins 4
Angels 9, Mariners 3
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Brewers 8, Marlins 4
Phillies 7, Mets 3
Diamondbacks 5, Rockies 3
Nationals 5, Pirates 1
Padres 4, Dodgers 1
Cubs 2, Giants 0
Reds 7, Indians 4
Blue Jays 6, Braves 2
Cardinals 14, White Sox 2
- France moved into the World Cup Soccer final with a 1-nil win over Belgium yesterday. The lone goal came in the 51st minute.
Today’s other semifinal features England against Croatia.
- Eight-time champion Roger Federer will find himself in unfamiliar territory when he takes on South Africa's Kevin Anderson in the Wimbledon quarter-finals today. For the first time in three years the Swiss maestro will play a match away from his beloved Centre Court lawn after organizers penciled him in for a Court One slot.
That match is one of four quarterfinals matches today.
- For 35 minutes on Centre Court yesterday, Serena Williams looked like she was ranked 183rd in the world. Unseeded Italian Camila Giorgi went toe-to-toe with the seven-time Wimbledon champion and became the first player to take a set off her so far. However Williams calmly rallied to win in three sets to move into the women’s singles semifinals.
She will face Germany’s Julia Goerges in the semis. A pair of Grand Slam winners will square off in the other semifinal tomorrow as Angelique Kerber faces Jelena Ostapenko.