Constellation Energy League is ready to play ball at Constellation Field this Friday.
The four-team league was organized by the Sugar Land Skeeters in just three weeks, then delayed a week when Gov. Greg Abbott reinstated new orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the pieces are in place, social distancing, mask, hand sanitization and other safety protocols are set, and live sports are ready to return to the region.
There will be 56 games played from July 10 through Aug. 30 with double-headers on the weekends. There will be fireworks each Friday night and promotions and giveaways to be announced.
The teams and their managers are:
Sugar Land Skeeters, managed by Pete Incaviglia;
Team Texas, managed by the father and son duo of Roger and Koby Clemens;
Sugar Land Lightning Sloths, managed by Greg Swindell; and
Eastern Reyes del Tigre (Tiger Kings), managed by Dave Eiland.
The preliminary player pool has 96 players and the league is still in the process of adding players and editing the current pool. The current player pool features: 19 former Major Leaguers, 13 former first-round picks from the MLB Draft, seven former Top 100 prospects in baseball (per Baseball America), and 56 players who’ve reached at least the Triple-A level of the affiliated minor leagues.
For ticket information, visit sugarlandskeeters.com/tickets or call 281-240-4487.
The following players are currently in the player pool for the Constellation Energy League (* former Major Leaguer):
Blair, Aaron*; Bostick, Akeem; Boyles, Ty; Brickhouse, Bryan; Clarkin, Ian; Collier, Tommy; Crawford, Jonathan; Crockett, Kyle*; Dirks, Caleb; De Jong, Chase*; Dermody, Matt*; Dragmire, Brady; Dula, Chris; Ellis, Chris*; Gibson, Daniel; Gillies, Darin; Gorst, Matthew; Grover, Taylor; House, T.J.*; Huff, David*; Johnson, Jeff; Johnson, Jordan; Jungmann, Taylor*; Kelly, Michael; Kelly, Parker; Kipper, Jordan; Lakind, Jared; Larkins, Turner; Ledet, Pat; Levandier, Winston; Martin, Josh; Martin, Kyle*; Mateo, Alejandro; McGuire, Andy; McKinley, Jayson; Moyers, Steve; Newell, Ryan; Nix, Michael; Owens, Henry*; Paulino, Felipe*; Pounders, Brooks*; Rhoades, Jeremy; Ridgeway, Beau; Rodriguez, Orlando; Ross, Robbie*; Rumbelow, Nick*; Scott, Robby*; Self, Derek; Shetter, Ryan; Taylor, Cory; Wieland, Joe*; ad Young, Pat.
Almond, Zachery; Cordero, Albert; Hubbard, Dondrei; Lopez, B.J.; Phillips, Dakota; Reda, Alfonso; and Romanski, Jake.
Aviles, Luis; Caulfield, Phil; Cecchini, Gavin*; Clemens, Kacy (also RHP); Cribbs Jr., Galli; Davidson, Braxton; Davis, Joel; Gillaspie, Casey; Gurwitz, Zane; Hinojosa, C.J.; Massey, Craig; Maxwell, Carson; Nathans, Tucker; Lancaster, Seth; Palmeiro, Preston; Romano, Ramsey; Ware, Brylie; Weisz, Keaton; and Westbrook, Jamie.
Almadova, Breland; Altmann, Josh; Barnes, Barrett; Bernard, Wynton; Borenstein, Zach; Dugan, Kelly; Eibner, Brett* (also RHP); Giansanti, Anthony; Hawkins, Courtney; Kemmer, Jon; Koontz, T.K.; Marzilli, Evan; McElroy, C.J.; Mitchell, Jared; Monroe, Reshard; Pompey, Dalton*; Taylor, Chuck; and Wilson, Kameron.