Whataburger Field 2023 College Slate Announced
Kleberg Bank College Classic February 24-26
CORPUS CHRISTI – Get your college baseball fix at Whataburger Field this February with tickets on sale now for nine contests featuring Kansas, Valparaiso, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Houston, Utah and Incarnate Word. Kansas and Valparaiso open their 2023 campaigns February 17-19 followed by the Kleberg Bank College Classic February 24-26.
Ray’s Cruger Wins Beveridge Award
Senior Texan to be honored at South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet
CORPUS CHRISTI – Kiernan Cruger of W.B. Ray High School is the 2023 recipient of the Matt Beveridge Award, given annually to a high school baseball senior who exemplifies character, courage, leadership, and spirit.
Cruger’s accomplishments will be recognized at the South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet, presented by Whataburger, this
Islanders Tout Hoyt & Jones at South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet
Softball & baseball duo posted standout campaigns in 2022
CORPUS CHRISTI – For outstanding accomplishments on their respective diamonds last season, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi student-athletes Sydney Hoyt and Tre Jones will be recognized next Thursday, January 26 at the Omni Hotel as part of the South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet, presented by Whataburger.
American League All-Star and Rawlings Gold
Javelinas Recognized at Winter Banquet
Aaliyah Ortiz & Giancarlo Servin comprise TAMUK contingent
CORPUS CHRISTI – Aaliyah Ortiz and Giancarlo Servin will represent the Texas A&M-Kingsville softball and baseball programs at next week’s South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet, presented by Whataburger.
The 17th edition of the banquet is Thursday, January 26 at the Omni Hotel. Reserved seats are $65 and can be purchased
Astros Caravan in Corpus Christi January 17
Hooks Season Members treated to private Q&A session
CORPUS CHRISTI – The Sparkling City by the Sea plays host to World Series Champions and former Hooks J.J. Matijevic and Korey Lee when the Houston Astros Caravan comes to town on Tuesday, January 17.
The caravan is set to tour the city with private stops throughout the day at
South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet Jan. 26 at Omni Hotel
Showcase of the area's best in baseball and softball returns a following a two-year hiatus
Whataburger presents the 17th edition of the South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet, set for Thursday, January 26 at the Omni Hotel. John Paull II graduate and 2022 American League All-Star Jose Trevino returns to Corpus Christi as the banquet’s featured speaker. Along with honoring 59 area high school baseball and
Hooks Job Fair Set for January 18 & 19
Both sessions run from 3 to 7 p.m. at Whataburger Field
CORPUS CHRISTI – The Corpus Christi Hooks are hosting their annual job fair in anticipation of the 2023 season.
Two sessions will be available, the first beginning on Wednesday, January 18 followed by Thursday, January 19 on the Whataburger Field concourse. Both events will be held from 3 to 7
Moreno & Auger Secure Softball Awards
2022 coaches of the year to be recognized at winter banquet Jan. 26
CORPUS CHRISTI – Tito Moreno of Bishop and Flour Bluff’s Aspen Auger will be honored as the 2022 high school softball coaches of the year at the upcoming South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet, presented by Whataburger.
Powered by Caller-Times All-South Texas Softball MVP Andrea Martinez, Bishop rolled to a 35-5-1
Hooks Host Javelinas in April 4 Friendly
Tickets on sale now at cchooks.com
CORPUS CHRISTI – The Corpus Christi Hooks, Double-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, and Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas kick off the 2023 season at Whataburger Field with a Tuesday, April 4 exhibition game.
First pitch is set for 6:35 PM with gates opening at 5:35.
Tickets are on sale now at
Carr, Amaya & Alaniz Honored for State Championship Seasons
Trio led South Texas high school baseball coaching ranks in 2022
CORPUS CHRISTI – In tribute to their respective state championship campaigns, Kevin Carr and Albert Amaya from London and Sinton’s Adrian Alaniz will be saluted Thursday, January 26 at the South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet, presented by Whataburger.
Omni Hotel doors open at 6 PM. Reserved seats, priced at $65,
HS Baseballers Picked to Lead Pack in 2023
Preseason all-star team saluted Thu, Jan. 26 at Omni Hotel
CORPUS CHRISTI – Banquete, Carroll, London, Ray, and Sinton appear primed for big seasons following strong showings in voting for the 2023 South Texas High School Baseball Preseason All-Star Team.
A contingent of 28 student-athletes from 14 programs comprise the honor squad, as voted on by area head coaches. The
Hooks Announce Prep Softball Preseason All-Stars
Squad to be honored Jan. 26 at South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet
CORPUS CHRISTI – Student-athletes from 18 area programs comprise the 2023 South Texas High School Softball Preseason All-Star Team, which will be honored Thursday, January 26 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Corpus Christi.
San Diego and Santa Gertrudis Academy each boast three representatives in the Private-3A Division. Along with
Hooks Fans Donate Nearly $72,000 in 2022
Donations made via Astros Foundation 50/50 Raffle
CORPUS CHRISTI – The Corpus Christi Hooks awarded over $70,000 this past season to several local non-profits through contributions made by fans towards the Astros Foundation Share2Care 50/50 raffle.
Non-profit recipients included CC RIMZ, Texas State Aquarium, Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana, Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation, The
Dirden & Bravo Tabbed Top Hooks in 2022
Duo saluted Jan. 26 at South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet
CORPUS CHRISTI – Following standout 2022 campaigns, outfielder Justin Dirden and right-handed pitcher Jose Bravo are the Hooks Player and Pitcher of the Year, and will be recognized Thursday, January 26 at the South Texas Winter Banquet.
Whataburger presents the 17th edition of the banquet, hosted by the Hooks at
Loftin Wins Pro Player of Year
Ray High School product reached Triple-A in second MiLB season
CORPUS CHRISTI – Kansas City Royals prospect and Ray High School graduate Nick Loftin is the 2022 Mike Adams South Texas Professional Player of the Year.
Joined by featured speaker Jose Trevino, Loftin will be honored at the South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet, set for Thursday, January 26 at the
Hooks Announce 2023 Start Times
Club’s 18th campaign opens April 6 at Whataburger Field
CORPUS CHRISTI – The Hooks, Double-A affiliate of the World Series Champion Houston Astros, have announced home start times for their 2023 Texas League season.
CLICK HERE for a PDF of the 2023 Hooks schedule
Tuesday through Thursday games are slated to begin at 6:35 PM, with Friday and Saturday
Dirden Named Texas League Postseason All-Star
Lefty slugger led league with 1.027 OPS
CORPUS CHRISTI – Hooks outfielder Justin Dirden is a 2022 Texas League Postseason All-Star, Minor League Baseball announced today.
Dirden batted .324 with 64 runs, 32 doubles, five triples, 20 home runs, 73 RBIs, and seven steals in 92 games with Corpus Christi. Despite earning an early-August promotion to Triple-A
Whataburger Field Winter Baseball Camp Debuts Dec. 19-21
Celebrate the holidays early with a unique baseball camp for kids 5-12
CORPUS CHRISTI – The inaugural Whataburger Field Winter Baseball Camp is Monday, December 19 through Wednesday, December 21. With sessions running from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. each day, children ages 5-12 are eligible for this unique learning experience, led by players and coaches from the collegiate and professional ranks.
Halloween with the Hooks Returns October 27
Enjoy a spooky evening at the ballpark with a showing of Hotel Transylvania
CORPUS CHRISTI – Calling all ghouls and goblins on the search for Halloween candy, mark October 27 on your calendar for Halloween with the Hooks from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. presented by H-E-B.
The ninth annual event is free to the public and includes a costume contest that will