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Whataburger Field 2023 College Slate Announced

Kleberg Bank College Classic February 24-26
January 25, 2023

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
January 24, 2023

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
January 20, 2023

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
January 19, 2023

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
January 13, 2023

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
January 11, 2023

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
January 12, 2023

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
January 12, 2023

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
January 11, 2023

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
January 10, 2023

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
January 6, 2023

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
January 5, 2023

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
December 23, 2022

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
December 21, 2022

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
December 19, 2022

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

Refugio’s Firova Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

December 12, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI – Astros Quality Assurance Coach and Refugio native Dan Firova will be recognized January 26 at the Omni Hotel as the 2023 South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet Lifetime Achievement Award winner. As part of a 43-year professional baseball career, Firova has earned a World Series title and an

Jose Trevino Headlines South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet

December 8, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI – Following a two-year hiatus, the South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet returns with 2022 American League All-Star and Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner Jose Trevino as the featured speaker. Whataburger presents the 17th edition of the banquet, hosted Thursday, January 26 at the Omni Hotel in Corpus Christi.

Hooks Announce 2023 Start Times

Club’s 18th campaign opens April 6 at Whataburger Field
December 5, 2022

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
November 8, 2022

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
October 26, 2022

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
September 30, 2022

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

Travs Stun Hooks in Season Finale

September 18, 2022

Box Score NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR – Arkansas scored eight unanswered runs in the eighth and ninth Sunday afternoon to knock off Corpus Christi, 11-10, in the 2022 finale at Dickey-Stephens Park. The Travs won five of six in the set, including a pair of walk-off wins. Ross Adolph and

Miller Handcuffs Hooks, Travs Take Series

September 17, 2022

Box Score NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR – Bryce Miller struck out 14 and carried a perfect game through five innings Saturday night as the Travelers beat the Hooks, 8-2, before 6,592 fans at Dickey-Stephens Park. Arkansas secured the series win by taking four of the first five games. The 2022

Bats Break Out, Bravo Slams Door for Friday Night Win

September 16, 2022

Box Score NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR – Corpus Christi clubbed four home runs as part of an 11-hit attack while Jose Bravo delivered six innings of shutout relief as the Hooks upended Arkansas, 13-4, before 8,024 fans Friday night at Dickey-Stephens Park. C.J. Stubbs turned in his second multi-homer performance

Hooks Falter Late, Travs Comeback for 3-0 Series Lead

September 15, 2022

Box Score NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Travelers scored three times in the eighth inning to edge Corpus Christi, 5-3, Thursday night at Dickey Stephens Park. Arkansas, who employed a 10-inning win on Wednesday, have now used a pair of eighth-inning rallies for triumphs this week. The Hooks have