Play ball

Sugar Land Skeeters manager Pete Incaviglia and Team Texas manager Koby Clemens prepare to talk to the media at Tuesday’s practice for the Constellation Energy League that starts play on Friday in Sugar Land.

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

Manager

Pete Incaviglia

Pitchers

Jake Barrett

Akeem Bostick

Chase De Jong

Matt Dermody

Daniel Gibson

Jeff Johnson

Taylor Jungmann

Josh Martin

Kyle Martin

Robby Scott

Matt West

Catchers

Albert Cordero

Jake Romanski

Infielders

Gavin Cechhini

Casey Gillaspie

D.J. Peterson

Ramsey Ramano

Jamie Westbrook

Outfielders

Wynton Bernard

Anthony Giansanti

Courtney Hawkins

Dustin Peterson

Sugar Land Lighting Sloths

Manager

Greg Swindell

Pitchers

David Huff

Parker Kelly

Brandon Koch

Pat Ledet

Kevin McCanna

Jayson McKinley

Ryan Newell

Henry Owens

Orlando Rodriguez

Robbie Ross

Zac Rosscup

Joe Weiland

Catchers

B.J. Lopez

Dakota Phillips

Infielders

Josh Altmann

Luis Avilies

Brantley Bell

CJ Hinojosa

Carlos Maxwell

Preston Palmeiro

Outfielders

Barrett Barnes

Zach Borenstein

Kelly Dugan

Dalton Pompey

Team Texas

Manager

Koby and Roger Clemens

Pitchers

Bryan Brickhouse

Ian Clarkin

Jonathan Crawford

Kyle Crockett

Jared Lakind

Turner Larkins

Winston Lavendier

Alejandro Mateo

Andy McGuire

Beau Ridgeway

Ryan Shetter

Pat Young

Catchers

Alfonso Reda

Cameron Rupp

Infielders

Kody Clemens

Kacy Clemens

Galli Cribbs Jr.

Tommy Joseph

David Hamilton

Ryan Reynolds

Luke Sherley

Outfielders

Will Benson

Braxton Davidson

Zane Gurwitz

Eastern Reyes del Tigre

Manager

Dave Eiland

Pitchers

Aaron Blair

Ty Boyles

Caleb Dirks

Chris Dula

Matt Gage

Darin Gillies

Matthew Gorst

TJ House

Jordan Kipper

Kevin McGowan

Jeremy Rhoades

Cory Taylor

Catchers

Zach Almond

Josh Breaux

Infielders

Breland Almadova

Trei Cruz

Jon Kemmer

Seth Lancaster

Ford Proctor

Jared Walker

Keaton Weisz

Outfielders

Brett Eibner

Evan Mazilli

C.J. McElro

Jared Mitchell

Chuck Taylor

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