Amarillo Baseball

  Catch’s comeback

Brown's greatest challenge after being released from the ICU was his return to the gridiron.

  Sod Squad loss forces game three

  Texas Collegiate League playoffs begin this week

  Sod Squad makes a comeback against Drillers

  Sod Squad clinches playoffs

Sod Dogs face pitching complications

TCL season near its end as Sod Dogs lose arms

Continued Coverage

  Sod Dogs and Sod Squad play baseball trivia

  Former Amarillo Sandies in the TCL play the newlywed game

Sod Dogs avoid sweep ahead of visiting series

  The battle of the home teams continue

  Kobe Bryant helicopter crash hits close to home for Sod Squad player

  Amarillo Sod Squad looks to add consistency in second half

Sod Squad manager impressed with team

As the squad nears the halfway point, manager Brett Wellman is impressed with the talent on his roster. He feels their success could be attributed to the chemistry of the team.

Sod Dogs’ Byrne, Porchas earn TCL North honors

Amarillo Sod Dogs' Kurtis Byrne and Enrique Porchas earned TCL North Player of the Week honors Tuesday night

TCL Update: Week of 7-13-20

The Amarillo Sod Dogs and Sod Squad are about halfway through their 2020 season. Here's a look at how they're doing.

  Sod Dogs players lead the Texas Collegiate League

The Amarillo Sod Dogs hold the best record in the league as they near the halfway mark.

  Texarkana Twins stay in town

  Amarillo Sod Dogs RHP Jonathan Cowles looks to use Friday night start to finish warming up

  Amarillo Sod Dogs take game two against Texarkana Twins

  Amarillo Sod Dogs look to bring hot bats from game one into Wednesday night matchup

  Amarillo Sod Dogs smack Texarkana Twins to claim game one of series

  Amarillo Sod Dog named TCL North Player of the Week

After Hodgetown debut loss the Sod Dogs hope for first home win

After losing last night’s home debut at Hodgetown the Amarillo Sod Dogs look for their first home win tonight.

  Amarillo Sod Dogs make HODGETOWN debut

The Amarillo Sod Dogs make their season debut at HODGETOWN against the Round Rock Hairy Men.

  Amarillo Sod Squad falls in game three of season opening series

The Amarillo Sod Squad falls in game three of the season opening series against the San Antonio Flying Chanclas.

  TCL’s Sod Squad brings baseball back to Amarillo with a bang

Baseball returns to Amarillo in the form of the TCL. The NewsChannel 10 Sports Team brings all the coverage from Tuesday night's season opener.

Commentary: MiLB 2020 season shut down, but maybe for the best

These are my initial thoughts, and I’m still trying to wrap my head around the concept of a summer in America without a crucial aspect of baseball I have come to love.

  Canyon High School athlete wins battle for his life

As days went on he continued feeling exhausted and knew in his gut that it was more than a simple injury from football practice.

  The Sod Dogs and Sod Squad first team practices

Bringing baseball back to Hodgetown was always the goal for Sod Poodles GM Tony Ensor. Today that vision came to life before his eyes as the Sod Dogs and Sod Squad took the field for their first team practices.

Amarillo Texas League Collegiate team rosters released

Amarillo Sod Dogs and Amarillo Sod Squad rosters released.

TCL announces team managers for Amarillo squads

The Texas Collegiate League announced managers for the various ball clubs of the upcoming month-long season.

HODGETOWN to host 2 Texas Collegiate League baseball teams this summer

HODGETOWN will host two Texas Collegiate League baseball teams this summer.

  Heston Kjerstad taken No. 2 overall in 2020 MLB Draft

Suspected to go No. 6 or No. 7 in this year’s Major League Baseball draft, former Randall Raider and Arkansas Razorback outfielder Heston Kjerstad surprised many in the baseball world, selected second overall Wednesday night by the Baltimore Orioles.

  NewsChannel 10 Senior Spotlight: Edition No. 1

The NewsChannel 10 Sports Team brings you a new segment called NewsChannel 10 Senior Spotlight. We'll show you different high school seniors in the Panhandle who should be playing their final years on their respective fields, but can't due to Covid-19.

Waiting on America’s pastime

Baseball players of all levels across the United States are learning how to deal with being robbed of their chance to play.

Minor League Baseball delays start of 2020 season due to coronavirus concerns

Minor League Baseball has delayed the start of the 2020 season due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.

  Sod Poodles announce new incentive-based reading program

The Amarillo Sod Poodles announced today the launch of their new reading program with Kumon Math and Reading Center of Amarillo.

  Amarillo Sod Poodles open ‘Launch-A-Ball’ program to benefit non-profits

The Amarillo Sod Poodles announced today the details of their 2020 “Launch-A-Ball” program that will raise funds and bring awareness to local non-profits.

  Sod Poodles finalize 2020 coaching staff

The Amarillo Sod Poodles have finalized its 2020 coaching staff, which is being led at the top by returning Manager of the Year, Phillip Wellman

  Amarillo Sod Poodles to become ‘Pointy Boots de Amarillo’ for 10 games in 2020

For 10 games during the 2020 season, the Amarillo Sod Poodles will become the “Pointy Boots de Amarillo.”

  Catching Up: Padres still without a manager, Wellman a possibility

The San Diego Padres are still without a manager, and one wonders if Amarillo Sod Poodles skipper Phillip Wellman could make the jump to the big leagues.

  Hodgetown named finalist for the 2019 Texas Downtown Association President’s Awards Program

Hodgetown is a finalist in the New Construction category for cities with more than 50,000 in population.

  Amarillo Sod Poodles recap their championship season

In their first season in Amarillo, the Sod Poodles brought a Texas League Championship back to the Yellow City for the first time since 1976.

  Amarillo Sod Poodles stun Tulsa Drillers to win Texas League Title

The Amarillo Sod Poodles win the 2019 Texas League Championship.

  Amarillo Sod Poodles advance to Texas League Championship series

News Channel 10 Sports Anchor Evan Abramson was out at Hodgetown with a couple hundred fans to welcome home the Amarillo Sod Poodles from Midland.

Sod Poodles hosting post-game jersey auction to support Midland-Odessa after shooting

The Sod Poodles will host a post-game jersey auction of the team’s blue “Soddies” jerseys after tonight’s playoff game to benefit the families and victims of the recent Midland-Odessa shooting.

  Phillip Wellman named 2019 Texas League Manager of the year as the Sod Poodles aim for the play-offs

The Texas League announced today that Amarillo Sod Poodles manager Philip Wellman has been named the 2019 Texas League Manager of the Year.

Home Run: Sod Poodles to donate $7,500 to local charities on behalf of Padres Foundation

The San Diego Padres, parent club of the Amarillo Sod Poodles, have provided the team with $7,500 through the Padres Foundation to support Amarillo non-profit organizations.

  Sod Poodles will host “Bachar Strong” night this Saturday

This weekend the Amarillo Sod Poodles will be sporting throwback Padres jersey with the quote “No one fights alone” on their backs in support of Pitcher’s Lake Bachar’s fight with cancer.

  Sam Levitt: Giving Fans A Year To Remember

News Channel 10 Sports Anchor Evan Abramson talks to Sam Levitt, Voice of the Amarillo Sod Poodles about the historic season the Sod Poodles are having, and what it's been like calling all the big moments from the very first day.

  The Famous Chicken makes his return to Amarillo

The Famous Chicken has been entertaining sports fans for nearly five decades and tomorrow night he makes his return to the Yellow City.

  HODGETOWN voted Best Double-A Ballpark

The home of the Amarillo Sod Poodles is also now the Best Double-A Ballpark.

  Sod Poodles move closer to first place in South division

The Amarillo Sod Poodles are now just a half game behind first place in the Texas League’s South division.

  Olivares hits 3 home runs in Soddies 8-5 win

The Sod Poodles notched an 8-5 win behind a monster game from Edward Olivares.

  Sod Poodles win first series in franchise history 3-1 over Hooks

The Sod Poodles close out their inaugural homestand with a series win over Corpus Christi.

Pedro Avila becomes first Sod Poodle called up to MLB

Pedro Avila became the first Amarillo Sod Poodles to get the call up to the majors and made his first start on the mound for the Padres tonight against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

  Hodgetown sees successful evening for Sod Poodles home opener

Monday’s home opener at Hodgetown exceeded city employees’ expectations and foreshadowed a successful inaugural season for the Amarillo Sod Poodles.

  Thousands of fans visit Hodgetown for Sod Poodles Opening Day

The Sod Poodles held their home opener against the Midland Rockhounds at Hodgetown and played in front of a sold out crowd.

Batter up: Amarillo Sod Poodles host sold out home opener tonight

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: The Amarillo Sod Poodles are hosting their sold out home opener this evening for the first game ever at Hodgetown.

  Hodgetown opens its doors to the public on Opening Day

Hodgetown opened its doors today for two events- a public ribbon cutting and a private soft opening for suite holders and season ticket holders.

  Texas legislators introduce resolution at state capitol to welcome Amarillo Sod Poodles

Texas legislators representing our area adopted a resolution today to welcome the Amarillo Sod Poodles before their inaugural home opener.

  You’re invited to the Hodgetown ribbon cutting event

The official ribbon cutting of Hodgetown is happening Thursday, April 4.

  Soddies enter their Inaugural Season with high expectations

The Amarillo Sod Poodles hosted their first Media Day in Hodgetown and their ready to get the season started.

  Sod Poodles prepare for season opener in crunch time

The Amarillo Sod Poodles opening day roster has arrived, and they have a quick turnaround before a busy inaugural season.

  Get to know the Amarillo Sod Poodles Team Broadcaster, Sam Levitt

Sam Levitt joins Kayla Pace in the NewsChannel10 studio to discuss how he ended up with the Sod Poodles, and what to expect this coming season.

  Amarillo Sod Poodles release game day parking information

The Amarillo Sod Poodles have released the 2019 general game day parking information.

  'That’s right, they’re called the Sod Poodles’: Amarillo Sod Poodles release official team anthem

Today, the Amarillo Sod Poodles released their official “Sod Poodles Anthem.”

Amarillo Sod Poodles box office, team shop to open Wednesday

The Amarillo Sod Poodles box office and team shop are set to open on Wednesday, March 27.

  Amarillo Sod Poodles voted best MiLB team name

Love it or hate it, but the Amarillo Sod Poodles name has officially been deemed the best in Minor League Baseball.

  Amarillo Sod Poodles alerting public of ticket reseller websites

The Amarillo Sod Poodles are alerting the public of the rise of ticket reseller websites.

  Amarillo Sod Poodles announce partnership with 2 local organizations

The Amarillo Sod Poodles held a joint press conference today at Hodgetown with Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch and the Fairly Group, announcing a collaboration to benefit children in need.

  ‘Ruckus’ revealed as name of new Sod Poodles mascot

According to the team, the name was chosen after elementary students from Amarillo and Canyon ISDs voted between three choices - Ruckus, Digger and Yappy.

Amarillo Bulls, Youth Hockey, Sod Poodles announce partnership for jersey auction

The Amarillo Bulls, Amarillo Youth Hockey and the Amarillo Sod Poodles announced on Monday that they will be partnering up for a jersey auction taking place on Saturday night where the Bulls will wear Sod Poodles themed jerseys in honor of the new team.

Public invited to audition for Sod Poodles game day entertainment

The team will hold auditions for National Anthem performers, on-field emcees, public address announcers and mascots.

  Sod Poodles announce Silver Soddies Club for adults 65 and up

The Amarillo Sod Poodles announced details on their Silver Soddies Club, an inaugural senior adult club for fans 65 and up.

Sod Poodles announce radio partner and team broadcaster

The Amarillo Sod Poodles have announced an inaugural radio partnership for Townsquare Media to broadcast the 70 home and 70 away games for the 2019 season.

  Amarillo Sod Poodles to host auditions for game day entertainment

The Amarillo Sod Poodles will be hosting public auditions for game day entertainment for their inaugural 2019 season.

  Sod Poodle trademark matter between Panhandle Baseball Club and Stone Ranch Media settled

The Panhandle Baseball Club and Stone Ranch Media released a joint statement on Friday, announcing that the Sod Poodles trademark matter is settled.

  Sod Poodles announce Sod Pups Club for children 12 and under

The Amarillo Sod Poodles have announced the Sod Pup’s Club, an exclusive club that provides a season of fun for children 12 and under.

  Amarillo Sod Poodles announce hospitality options for 2019 season

The Amarillo Sod Poodles announced on Monday its premium hospitality options for their inaugural 2019 season at Hodgetown, now available for booking.