BROWNSVILLE – The University of Texas at Brownsville men's golf team signed its first recruit for the 2013-2014 golf season.
Joey Tellez, a St. Pius X High School graduate from New Mexico, has signed his letter of intent to play for coach Anthony Lopez and the Ocelots next season.
"Joey is a good player who hits the ball a long way and power is his strength on the golf course," Lopez said. " I'm really pleased and excited to have such a fine young man join our golf team for the next four years."
As a senior, Tellez was a first-team all-state, first-team all-area and first-team all-conference selection, and he was the captain of his high school golf team for three seasons. He was also a member of the varsity wrestling team for four years.
On the club golf circuit, he was selected to represent New Mexico in the prestigious America's Junior Cup, which has showcased some of the best junior golfers throughout the western region of the United States. The competition brings together an elite international field of 17 teams of the top four boys representing 12 western states, two Canadian provinces and Mexico competing in a team format.
"I want to succeed and I want to be the best at whatever I choose to do." Tellez said. "I love the game of golf and I want to go as far as I can with it."
Colts sweep doubleheader from WhiteWings
SAN ANGELO — The San Angelo Colts took swept a doubleheader with the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings on Tuesday night at Foster Field.
The Colts (22-18) took the first game 6-4 as a rally by the 'Wings (19-21) fell short in the seventh inning.
Demetrius Banks improved to (4-0) after six innings, surrendering five hits on two runs.
The Colts scored three runs in the second inning. The Colts were led by Matt Wright, who made his Colts debut and went 2 for 3, scoring Dan Evatt and Bubby Williams to give the Colts a 2-0 lead. Wright later scored on Danny Hernandez's double.
A.J Smouse (4-2) was charged with the loss, going 5 1/3 innings and allowing six runs on 12 hits. Smouse’s night ended in the sixth inning as the Colts scored three more runs.
The sixth inning was led by Hernandez, who brought in Wright with a double. T he inning continued with runs scored by Hernandez and Rinaudo.
The Wings rallied in the seventh, loading the bases twice. Thomas Shull and Michael Garcia scored on Andrew Deeds' two-run single. Kieran Bradford then scored from third on a fielder’s choice, and Carpen beat out the throw at first.
With runners on first and third, Roberto Ramirez singled and scored Deeds from third. But the Colts turned a double play off a hit from Goose Kallunki, ending the rally.
The Colts won 5-1 in the second game.
Starting pitcher Derek Christensen (4-1) earned the win, pitching seven strong innings and scattering six hits. He allowed one run and fanned seven.
During the second inning, Shull and Garcia led off with back-to-back singles. Deeds brought in Shull with a single and advanced Garcia to third, giving the 'Wings a 1-0 lead.
Leadoff man Steve Rinaudo blasted a solo home run to tie the game at 1 during the fourth inning. The solo home run was the first hit and run allowed by Drew Coffey (1-1) who was charged with the loss.
The Colts opened the floodgates in the fifth inning, scoring four runs and extending their lead to 5-1. Braden Embry led off the inning with a triple then scored on Matt Wright's single.
The WhiteWings start an eight-game homestand July 4 against the Texas Thunder at Harlingen field.
-- WhiteWings Services