Pump Jacks Make Inaugural Season Home Debut - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

6/12/08-Kilgore

Pump Jacks Make Inaugural Season Home Debut

East Texas' newest team made their home debut Thursday night.

Hundreds of fans came out to Kilgore's Driller Park to welcome the East Texas Pump Jacks to town.

The team plays in the Texas Collegiate League, with a roster full of players from East Texas. The fans were glad to have a team back in the area.

"It gives us something to do, a little family outing," Kelly Williams said. "I'm trying to get (my son) interested in sports and activities and being outside."

"It's good to have an actual semi-pro tea," Ginger Hale said. "It's a good thing for the family to come out and it's something for Kilgore, bringing other revenue in. People from all over are coming. It's awesome.

The Pump Jacks faced the McKinney Marshalls in the home opener. With Bullard's Chad Sherman on the mound, McKinney got a grand slam in the second inning to take the lead.

But the Pump Jacks were back in the game late. The matchup went into extra innings. Pump Jacks won in 11 innings, 6-5 for their first victory in the franchise's history.

  • KLTV SportsLocal SportsMore>>

  • NFL Draft 2017

    NFL Draft 2017

  • Red Zone Rundown: Lindale has a unique, but fun situation within the coaching staff

    Red Zone Rundown: Lindale has a unique, but fun situation within the coaching staff

    Friday, August 18 2017 12:09 AM EDT2017-08-18 04:09:50 GMT
    Cochran is the head coach, but AD Maddox is the off. coordinator.Cochran is the head coach, but AD Maddox is the off. coordinator.

    With the smallest enrollment in District 17-5A, and really across the entire classification, Lindale could use that as an excuse for a sub-par season. But under defensive coordinator, turned head coach Chris Cochran, that won't be the case.

    More >>

    With the smallest enrollment in District 17-5A, and really across the entire classification, Lindale could use that as an excuse for a sub-par season. But under defensive coordinator, turned head coach Chris Cochran, that won't be the case.

    More >>
  • Lufkin takes LLWS opener, 5-1

    Lufkin takes LLWS opener, 5-1

    Thursday, August 17 2017 10:08 PM EDT2017-08-18 02:08:20 GMT

    Lufkin made a tremendous debut in their first-ever trip to the Little League World Series in a 5-1 win over Michigan.

    More >>

    Lufkin made a tremendous debut in their first-ever trip to the Little League World Series in a 5-1 win over Michigan.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly