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The Texas Rangers announced Monday afternoon that a deal has been done with the LA Angels to acquire Josh Hamilton. The Angels will receive cash considerations or a player to be named later. Hamilton will be sent to the Rangers spring training facility in Arizona to contiue his injury rehab. After re-habbing in Arizona, Hamilton will likely play several games in Triple-A Round Rock before he could be added to the Rangers major league roster. Hamilton spend five seasons with the Rangers from 2008-2012 where he was a five-time All-Star.
The WT baseball team was able to win two out of three games this weekend against Tarleton State. With the two wins and Texas A&M-Kingsville being swept by Angelo State, the Buffs move into a tie with Kingsville for first in the Lone Star Conference. For the Buffs to host the LSC Tournament, WT has to be one game ahead of Kingsville in the conference standings due to Kingsville winning the season series. The Buffs have a three game series with Cameron to close the season this weekend.
For the first time this season, the WT softball team loses a series to a Lone Star Conference opponent as Texas Woman's won three of four games in the weekend series. Allie Cranfill broke the Division II softball record for grand slams in a career with her walkoff hit in the 9-5 win Saturday. With Saturday's lone win, the Lady Buffs were able to win the conference title and will host the LSC Tournament this Friday and Saturday.
Three Jacob Felton field goals in the fourth quarter helped lead the Amarillo Venom to a 44-43 win over the Dodge City Law. Nate Davis threw for just 58 yards and two touchdowns in the win. The Venom ran for 126 yards as a team as they improve to 4-3 on the season. The Venom will remain at home this Saturday as they will take on the Texas Revolution.
In high school baseball action Saturday, Bushland got their impressive 41st straight district win as they defeated Pampa 14-9 and clinched a share of the District 1-4A title. And River Road dominated offensively as they remain unbeaten in district play with their 24-4 win over Sanford-Fritch.
In the lone high school softball game on Saturday, Taylor Cates pitched a no-hitter for Bushland as they cruised into a 16-0 win over Pampa. Cates only needed 52 pitches to perserve the impressive win. Just like their baseball team, Bushland remains unbeaten in District 1-4A play with the victory.