Baseball Back in Bryan

Get out the peanuts and the baseball caps, a collegiate baseball team has officially made it to the Brazos Valley.

Friday it was announced that the Brazos Valley Bombers, the 10th team in the Texas Collegiate League, will make Travis Field their home.

Tuesday Bryan's City Council voted to give the rights of Travis field to Infinity Pro Sports Entertainment in a 10 year contract.

"Without the help of many the dream of this family fun in the summer nights of Bryan College Station would not have happened," Uri Geva the CEO of Infinity Pro Sports said.

The Bombers join the Texas Collegiate League which started in 2003 as a league providing summer baseball experience to the best players from colleges throughout the country.

The team is expected to draw on a solid fan base from Texas A&M, Sam Houston, and Blinn College which have produced over 30 players for Texas Collegiate League teams in the first three years of its existence.

The Brazos Valley Bombers join new Texas Collegiate League entries Duncanville in 2006 and Denton in 2005. The original eight members of the three-year-old wooden bat league were Colleyville-Grapevine, Coppell, Graham, Granbury, Highland Park, McKinney, Mineral Wells, and Weatherford. Highland park moved to Plano prior to the 2006 season while Colleyville-Grapevine became the Euless Lonestars in 2005. Granbury left the league after the 2004 campaign and was replaced by Denton.

Travis Field is the former home to the Bryan Bombers who were part of the Lone Star League from 1947-1949. The park was originally known as Bomber Field in honor of its occupant, a 101-game loser in 1947.

The Brazos Valley Bombers will include 30 of the best collegiate-athletes.
The team will start playing the first week of June 2007.
The Bombers will play 24 home games from June through August.

The team is still trying to decide what to name it's mascot.
Choices include Ka'Boom, Boomey, Da'Bomb, and Bomb-bastic.

To find out how to vote and how to get tickets you can check out the Brazos Valley Bombers website www.bvbombers.com, and to find out more about the Texas Collegiate League check out their website at www.texascollegiateleague.com.


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