6.16.19: The Astros open the weekend with a two-game sweep of the Yuba College summer team. The Astro pitchers split the game with Paul Ferrari starting, Eddie Russell in the middle, rookie Kobe Calderone in the setup role and Scott Underwood to close out game 1. Don Wanner won game 2 going 6 strong innings with TJ Czyz coming in and finishing the game. The Astros offense was led by Grant Goffs first home run of his life and Joey Dice hitting his 3rd of the Summer. Jesse Brown continued his hot hitting with 5 hits and the Underwood twins, Jerry Thomas and ex-pro Ryan Cooper all had multiple hits. Sunday the Astros took on the Chico Nuts and long-time veteran Astro right-hander David Rider allowed one run in the first inning and Chico did not score another run the rest of the day. Jason Landreth started the scoring with a home run and a double while Eric and Scott Underwood both had RBI doubles. Former Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, and Colorado Rockies player, Zack Taylor, also had a couple hits in pacing the Astros 9 to 1 victory. Grant Golf and Mason Timbrook pitched two scoreless innings each to close out the victory.
6.9.19: The Astros improve to 11 -0 on the season with a three-game sweep of the Fresno Grizzlies, and NBC World Series team.
The game one victory went to former professional Don Wanner who threw a complete game with 11 strikeouts. The game 2 winner was Grant Golf coming in relief of Paul Ferrari. Jeff Tolotti hit a homerun and Scott Underwood, Joey Dice and Dak Conners led the offense with 9 hits between them. Dak subsequently signed with Napa in the Pacific Association after the doubleheader.
The Sunday game started out as a pitching duel with Astro former professional Eddie Russell going against a Taiwanese draft pick... Mau He. Former Astro professional hitters Jason Landreth and Jesse Brown joined the party on Sunday to lead the offense with Jerry Thomas, Goff, Austin May and Caleb Ariaz also knocking in runs.
6.1.19: The Astros improved to 8-0 last weekend with a doubleheader sweep of the Redding Ringtails. The Astros responded to being back home with homeruns by Jesse Brown, Scott Underwood, Grant Goff and even Joey Dice found just enough barrel to clear the fence! Former Professional Eddie Russel picked up the win in his Astros debut in game 1 and Paul Ferrari coasted to a win in game 2... Don Wanner looked good to close out game 1 and Dakota Conners shined in his first game with Astros with 5 hits.
The Astros welcome in the Fresno A's this weekend hosting a 2:30pm doubleheader on Saturday and a single game on Sunday starting at noon. The A's earned an appearance at the NBC World Series in Wichita Kansas and should bring a quality team into town to face the streaking Astros!
5.11.19: After sweeping the Sacramento Royals to open the season, with Don Wanner picking up the win in Game 1 and David Rider in Game 2... the Astros take the field again this weekend for the home opener against the same Sacramento Royals.