Sports briefs for Tuesday

Published 12:38 am Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tickets for Nederland’s second round game against George Ranch are on sale at Nederland High’s main office. They will be available through noon Friday.
The two teams square off at 7 p.m. Friday at the Berry Center in Cypress. Tickets are $6 for students, $8 for adults and $10 at the gate. All tickets are general admission.
Tickets for Port Neches-Groves vs. Angleton go on sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Indians Stadium. Tickets are $4 for students, $6 for adults and $8 at the gate. All tickets are general admission.
The Indians and Wildcats meet at 7:30 Friday at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu.

BEAUMONT — Head coach Jim Gilligan and staff added high school standout Kyle Strovink of Rocky Point, N.Y. during the early signing period for the 2017 Lamar University baseball class, announced the program Monday.
Strovink, a 6-foot catcher, was a Perfect Game High School honorable mention All-American and 2015 all-county and all-state honoree as well as Rocky Point’s Most Valuable Player.
During his campaign, Strovink, brother of 2015 Cardinal Brennan Strovink, notched a .426 batting average, .533 on-base percentage, .738 slugging, 26 hits and 14 walks in a 20-game season. The high school senior has 15 career doubles and six career home runs heading into his final season at Rocky Point.
He is already the school’s record holder for doubles in a single season. The 2014 and 2015 all-league honoree led RPHS to the 2014 playoffs and was ranked fourth in Suffolk County.
NEW YORK (AP) — Big expectations followed Kris Bryant and Carlos Correa from the moment each was drafted just a few years ago.
It didn’t take long for both to deliver.
Bryant was a unanimous pick as NL Rookie of the Year on Monday, and Correa took the American League prize in a close vote by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
“It’s an unbelievable feeling,” Correa explained on a conference call from his home in Puerto Rico, where he said thousands of proud supporters were waiting to celebrate with him. “It really means a lot not only for them, but me as well.”
The surprise top pick in the 2012 amateur draft, Correa recalled how some questioned whether he warranted that selection. But by June this year, he was starting at shortstop in the majors and leading the young Houston Astros toward the playoffs.
Bryant, chosen second overall by the Chicago Cubs in 2013, made his big league debut on April 17. The third baseman quickly became an All-Star on a rising team that also reached the postseason.

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I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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