SUGAR LAND — The Sugar Land Skeeters were hoping to make a third-straight trip to the Atlantic League Championship Series for the 2020 season.
But a pandemic has come and the Skeeters’ plans have changed.
The team is hosting a four-team league this season at Constellation Field.
The Constellation Energy League will feature the Skeeters, Sugar Land Lighting Sloths, Team Texas and East Reyes Del Tigre.
The Skeeters will be managed by Pete Incaviglia, he has been the Sugar Land skipper for the past two seasons.
“This isn’t about who wins or who loses,” Incaviglia said. “This is about getting the game back. It’s about getting players back on the field.
“It’s actually about getting out there and playing baseball.”
Team Texas will be managed by the duo of Koby and Roger Clemens.
Koby, the eldest son of Roger Clemens, will have his dad as an assistant for the league.
“I’m not only managing with my dad but I’m also getting a chance to push my brothers around. That will be a lot of fun.” Koby said.
Kody and Kacy Clemens will be on Team Texas with six other former University of Texas players.
Koby joked he would be sending his dad out to talk to the pitchers.
Roger was more focused on the importance of having games to play for many of these players still fighting to get back into affiliated baseball.
“You can’t sit around for 12-to-14 months without seeing live arms or some competition,” Roger said.
Another former Texas Longhorn great Greg Swindell will be managing the Lighting Sloths and Reyes del Tigre will be managed by former Mets pitching coach Dave Eiland.
Three players are products of high schools in Fort Bend County.
Barrett Barnes attended Austin High School in Sugar Land.
Galli Cribbs Jr. played at Dulles High School in Sugar Land.
Conner Capel is currently in the St. Louis Cardinals system and played at Seven Lakes High School.
Sugar Land Skeeters
Chase De Jong
Sugar Land Lighting Sloths
Koby and Roger Clemens
Galli Cribbs Jr.
Eastern Reyes del Tigre