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This page is dedicated to the Texas Heat independent professional baseball team. It lasted one year, during the 2007 CBL season which was the first season in CBL history.

2007 Continental Baseball League Texas Heat Logo Independent Pro Baseball

An archived snapshot of the Texas Heat roster from its old website can be found at this link:  click here

Not all of the players on that archived roster page had bios, and not all of those with bios had actual photos.  The ones we were able to obtain have been added, so please contact us if:

  • You have a player’s website photo (or others) that was missing from the old TexasHeatProBall.com website
  • You can provide us with photo credits.  We want to make sure that any photographer (who worked with the team or office, or who worked independently) is given proper credit for his/her/their work.  Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

Texas Heat Players, Bios And Photos

The photos and bios below are from an archived version of the old TexasHeatProBall.com website.  Players without a bio or a photo on the archived website’s “Roster” page include:

  • Kevin Gaston
  • Jake Jackson
  • Chillion Stapleton

If you know of the official photo (or other photos) for each player mentioned above and/or his bio then please send it to us.

Mitch Elliott Texas Heat 2007 CBL

Mitch Elliot joins the Heat after a spectacular senior season at University of Texas at Dallas. While at UTD Elliot led the team in home runs and stolen bases while ranking in the top five in almost every statistical category including batting average, slugging percentage, on base percentage, runs scored, hits, triples, total bases, and walks. Elliot will provide the Heat with speed on the base path to accomodate his outstanding outfield play.
Number4
PositionOutfielder
BatsL
ThrowsR
Height5’10”
Weight179
DOB0000-00-00
HometownEuless, TX
ExperienceRookie

John Matusik Texas Heat 2007 CBL

John Matusik will play a pivotal role this year for the Heat as a utility player. Formerly a Plano High School standout, Matusik is also a scholarship deep snapper for the Navarro Junior College Bulldogs football team.
Number2
PositionOutfield
BatsR
ThrowsR
Height6″
Weight190
DOB1987-09-03
HometownPlano, TX
ExperienceRookie

Sam Oldenburg has settled in nicely this year for the Heat as a back up catcher and outfielder.  He has come alive at the plate as of late and is hitting over 300 in his last 10 at bats.
Number3
PositionCatcher
BatsR
ThrowsR
Height5’10
Weight195
DOB1979-09-26
HometownLos Angeles, CA
ExperienceRookie

Drafted out of high school by the Milwaukee Brewers organization, Javerro January will look to play an important role as seasoned veteran for the Heat this season. January spent 1999-2003 in High A ball for the Desert Mavericks in Anaheim, CA before three stops in the Central Baseball League (Jackson Senators, 2003; Amarillo Dillas, 2004; Coastal Bend Aviators, 2005). January will serve as an outfielder for the Heat this season.
Number6
PositionOutfielder
BatsR
ThrowsR
Height6’1
Weight200
DOB1980-10-31
HometownJackson, MS
ExperienceCoastal Bend Aviators

Nick Enciso joins the Heat after a year with the Ensenada Tomateros in the Mexican League. Enciso spent his freshman and sophomore years at College of the Canyons. During his sophomore season he was an All American catcher while leading his team in hits, doubles and homeruns. Enciso will play catcher and third base for the Heat this season.
Number8
PositionCatcher
BatsR
ThrowsR
Height5’10”
Weight185
DOB0000-00-00
HometownStevenson Ranch, CA
ExperienceEnsenada Tomateros

Brody Russo 2007 Texas Heat CBL

As one of the Heat’s original draft picks, Brody Russo will serve as a relief pitcher this year. Representing Red Oak, TX, Russo actually attended high school at Cornerstone Christian Academy in Waxahachie where he was an all-state pitcher on the Eagles state semi-final team. Brody spent one year as a starter at Southwestern Assembly of God University before joining the family business.
Number9
PositionPitcher
BatsR
ThrowsR
Height6’2
Weight190
DOB1985-08-26
HometownRed Oak, TX
Experience

Southwestern Assembly of God Univ.

(NO PHOTO FOR JUSTIN, BUT BIO INCLUDED):

Justin Meagher will add a quick bat to an already potent lineup for the Heat this season. Meagher, who spent the 2006 season with the Traverse City Beach Bums in the Frontier League will play third base for the Heat. As a member of the Hudson Valley Community College team, Meagher was selected to the 2001 NJCAA all tournament World Series team before traveling to Russia in 2002 to play in an international tournament.
Number10
PositionInfielder
BatsL
ThrowsR
Height6’2″
Weight205
DOB0000-00-00
HometownLatham, NY
Experience

Traverse City Beach Bums

Ross Elmore Texas Heat 2007 CBL

Ross Elmore, from Athens, TX, joins college teammate Billie Hicks as a rookie member of the Texas Heat. Elmore is fresh off an all Red River Conference season with the Texas Wesleyan Rams. Elmore will play short and second base for the Heat this season. Graduating this past spring with a history degree, Elmore is looking forward to a career in education.
Number11
PositionInfielder
BatsR
ThrowsR
Height5’11
Weight180
DOB1984-01-18
HometownAthens, TX
ExperienceRookie

Jay Reynolds Texas Heat CBL 2007

Jay Reynolds will play outfield for the Heat this season.
Number12
PositionOutfielder
BatsL
ThrowsR
Height6’3″
Weight215
DOB1983-02-23
HometownGarland, TX
ExperienceRookie

Billie Hicks Texas Heat 2007 CBL

Joining the Heat’s middle infield is Billie Hicks who is fresh off an all-conference season as a shortstop for the Texas Wesleyan Rams. Billie’s time at Arlington Lamar High School saw him garner 2 All-American team honors. He is joined by fellow Texas Wesleyan alum Ross Elmore on the Heat this season.
Number14
PositionInfielder
BatsR
ThrowsR
Height5’9
Weight180
DOB1982-11-04
HometownArlington, TX
ExperienceTexas Wesleyan University

Joe Wollscheid Texas Heat 2007 CBL

Joe Wollscheid joins the heat after a college career that saw him pitch for University of Dallas and University of Texas at Dallas. 

Number16
PositionPitcher
BatsR
ThrowsR
Height6″
Weight205
DOB1981-02-16
HometownLewisville, TX
ExperienceRookie

Hailing from Wichita, KS, Beau Cumbie looks to fit nicely as a left handed starter for the Heat this season. Beau’s previous professional experience came in the United League with the Rio Grande Valley White Wings. His college career saw three years at Friends University in the Kansas City Athletic Conference where he was an all conference and all region performer his freshman year. Beau and his wife Christy are expecting their first daughter in June and live in the Lewisville area.
Number18
PositionPitcher
BatsR
ThrowsL
Height6’2
Weight200
DOB1981-12-28
HometownWichita, KS
ExperienceRio Grand Valley White Wings

Tyler French 2007 Texas Heat CBL

Tyler French will head up the starting rotation for the Heat’s pitching staff this season. Originally from Polson, Montana, French spent his college career in Oregon. During French’s freshman and sophomore years he played at Spokane Community College before transferring to Western Oregon State for his junior and senior years. French, who also played for the Spokane River Hawks during the summer, graduated from Western Oregon in 2004 with a degree in physical education and sports recreation management.
Number19
PositionPitcher
BatsR
ThrowsR
Height6’2
Weight215
DOB1983-01-18
HometownPolson, MT
Experience

Spokane River Hawks

Don Blaylock Texas Heat 2007 CBL

Don Blaylock will anchor a strong bullpen for the Texas Heat this season. Blaylock, who resides in Arlington with his two girls and wife, began his playing career at Ranger College before transferring to Eastfield Community College in Dallas. While at Eastfield, Blaylock played in the championship game of the DIII Junior College World Series in Batavia, NY. In 2001 he signed with the Tyler Roughnecks before being traded to the Indiana Otters in the Frontier League. In 2002 he was picked up by the Devil Rays organization for spring training. Most recently he pitched for the Amarillo Dillas in the Central League during the 2004 season
Number20
PositionPitcher
BatsL
ThrowsL
Height6’1
Weight186
DOB1977-11-25
HometownArlington, TX
ExperienceAmarillo Dillas

Trevor Klassen 2007 Texas Heat CBL

All the way from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in Canada, Trevor Klassen will join the Heat’s starting rotation this season. Klassen began his college career with Minot State in North Dakota as an all conference pitcher in 2003 and 2004 before finishing up his eligibility at Alcorn State University in Mississippi.
Number22
PositionPitcher
BatsR
ThrowsR
Height6’0
Weight195
DOB1984-04-23
HometownSaskatoon, Sask
ExperienceRookie

(NO PHOTO BELOW FOR JASON FURROW)

An 18th round draft pick by the Orioles in 2003, Jason Furrow is the twin brother of Heat left handed pitcher Donald Furrow. 
Following his stint in the Orioles organization, which include stops in the Gulf Coast League in 2003 and the Appalachian League in ’04 and ’05, Jason landed with the Traverse City Beach Bums in Michigan last season.  
Jason will provide another key left handed arm in the bullpen this year for the Heat.   

Number23
PositionPitcher
BatsL
ThrowsL
Height6’4″
Weight190
DOB1984/12/31
HometownConverse, TX
ExperienceBaltimore Orioles

(NO PHOTO BELOW FOR DONALD FURROW)

A Converse, TX native, Donald Furrow will provide some quality innings as a valuable member of the Heat’s pitching staff. 
Furrow spent 2 years at Weatherford Junior College where he was 13-5 as a starter before transferring to Texas Christian University in 2005.  At TCU Furrow was 5-1 as a starter while recording four saves from the bullpen. 

Number24
PositionPitcher
BatsL
ThrowsL
Height6’4″
Weight195
DOB1984/12/31
HometownConverse, TX
ExperienceRookie

(NO PHOTO BELOW FOR ROBERT YOUNG)

Robert Young is fresh off a 7-1 season as a starter at Belhaven College in Mississippi.  Young went 15-7 with 5 saves during his college career at Belhaven and Southwest Community College.  Young will be a versatile addition for the Heat as a starter or from the bullpen. 

Number25
PositionPitcher
BatsR
ThrowsR
Height6’3″
Weight240
DOB1984/09/13
HometownMagnolia, MS
ExperienceRookie

Adam Beseda 2007 Texas Heat CBL

Adam Beseda adds veteran experience to the pitching staff of the Heat. He just finished up his role as pitching coach at Hill College in Hillsboro, TX where the Rebels made it to the regional tournament. Prior to his coaching days Beseda pitched for the Coastal Bend Aviators of the American Association in 2005 and 2006. His college career included time at Temple Junior College where he was an all conference closer and later as a pitcher for Lamar University in Beaumont in 2004.
Number28
PositionPitcher
BatsR
ThrowsR
Height6’4
Weight215
DOB1982-07-29
HometownWaco, TX
ExperienceCoastal Bend Aviators
After an outstanding career as a three year letterman at McNeese State University, Ryan Leger will serve in the starting rotation for the Heat this season. This will be a switch for Leger who worked as a middle relief pitcher for the McNeese St. Cowboys during their Southland Conference Championship season in 2006. Another aspiring teacher and coach, Leger is a certified physical education teacher in Texas.
Number30
PositionPitcher
BatsR
ThrowsR
Height6’3
Weight190
DOB1982-10-13
HometownVinton, LA
ExperienceMcNeese State University

Robby Winn Texas Heat 2007 CBL

Robby Winn brings a big bat and some great defense to first base for the Heat this season. 

An all-state first baseman his Junior and Senior year at Keller High School, Winn took a year off before joining teammates Ross Elmore and Donald Furrow at Weatherford Junior College for the 2004 and 2005 seasons.  At Weatherford Winn was a two time all-conference selection leading the conference in home runs his freshman year.

After Weatherford, Winn landed at University of Texas in Arlington (UTA) where he was honorable mention all Southland Conference.  Playing against teammate Ryan Leger at McNeese State University, Winn led the conference in hits and batting average. 

Making yet another stop in his storied college career Winn led Lubbock Christian to a birth in the regional tournament in 2007 by hitting .385 with 10 home runs and 58 RBIs.  It was here at Lubbock where Winn developed his love for film and is an aspiring film director.  

Number34
PositionInfielder
BatsR
ThrowsL
Height5’9
Weight255
DOB1983-12-01
HometownKeller, TX
ExperienceRookie

(NO PHOTO BELOW FOR RYAN BROWN)

Ryan Brown joins the Heat after a steller senior campaign with the Oklahoma Baptist Bisons in Shawnee, OK.  Brown had 16 home runs for the Bison last year.

Number35
PositionInfielder
BatsR
ThrowsR
Height5’11
Weight200
DOB 
HometownTulsa, Ok
ExperienceRookie

Schedule

From an archived version of the old Texas Heat website (click here), this was the original schedule (including Exhibition Games) before all of the rain-outs during the 2007 season:

FRI 18-May BLUE THUNDER @ KILLEEN PRO BASEBALL CLASSIC 7PM
SAT 19-May LEWISVILLE LIZARDS @ KILLEEN PRO BASEBALL CLASSIC 7PM
SUN 20-May BAY AREA TOROS @ KILLEEN PRO BASEBALL CLASSIC 2PM

SUN 27-May @ BAY AREA TOROS 5PM
MON 28-May @ BAY AREA TOROS 7PM
TUES 29-May @ BAY AREA TOROS 7PM

THURS 31-May @ LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 7PM
FRI 1-Jun @ LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 7PM
SAT 2-Jun @ LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 1PM
SAT 2-Jun @ LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 6PM
SUN 3-Jun @ LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 7PM

THURS 7-Jun @ BAY AREA TOROS 7PM
FRI 8-Jun @ BAY AREA TOROS 7PM
SAT 9-Jun @ BAY AREA TOROS 1PM
SAT 9-Jun @ BAY AREA TOROS 6PM
SUN 10-Jun @ BAY AREA TOROS 6PM

MON 11-Jun BRENHAM BASEBALL CLASSIC 7PM

THURS 14-Jun @ TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 7PM
FRI 15-Jun @ TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 7PM
SAT 16-Jun @ TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 1PM
SAT 16-Jun @ TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 6PM
SUN 17-Jun @ TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 7PM

THURS 21-Jun @ LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 7PM
FRI 22-Jun @ LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 7PM
SAT 23-Jun @ LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 1PM
SAT 23-Jun @ LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 6PM
SUN 24-Jun @ LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 7PM

THURS 28-Jun @ TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 7PM
FRI 29-Jun @ TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 7PM
SAT 30-Jun @ TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 1PM
SAT 30-Jun @ TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 6PM
SUN 1-Jul @ TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 7PM

THURS 5-Jul @ BAY AREA TOROS 7PM
FRI 6-Jul @ BAY AREA TOROS 7PM
SAT 7-Jul @ BAY AREA TOROS 1PM
SAT 7-Jul @ BAY AREA TOROS 6PM
SUN 8-Jul @ BAY AREA TOROS 6PM

WED 11-Jul ENID PLAINS CLASSIC @ 7PM
David Allen Memorial Ballpark

THURS 12-Jul @ TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 7PM
FRI 13-Jul @ TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 7PM
SAT 14-Jul @ TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 1PM
SAT 14-Jul @ TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 6PM
SUN 15-Jul @ TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 7PM

TUES 17-Jul CBL ALL-STAR GAME @ BAY AREA 7PM

All games played at Integrity Park
THURS 19-Jul @ LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 7PM
   FRI    20-Jul @ LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 7PM
SAT 21-Jul @ LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 3PM
SAT 21-Jul @ LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 6PM
SUN 22-Jul @LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 7PM

MON  JULY 23  TEXARKANA PRO-BASEBALL SERIES @ George Dobson Field 7PM 
vs. Twin City All-Stars
   TUES   24-Jul ABILENE PRO BASEBALL CLASSIC @ McMurry University 7PM

THURS 26-Jul @ TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 7PM
FRI 27-Jul @ TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 7PM
SAT 28-Jul @ TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 1PM
SAT 28-Jul @ TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 6PM
SUN 29-Jul @ TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 7PM

THURS 2-Aug @ BAY AREA TOROS 7PM
FRI 3-Aug @ BAY AREA TOROS 7PM
SAT 4-Aug @ BAY AREA TOROS 1PM
SAT 4-Aug @ BAY AREA TOROS 6PM
SUN 5-Aug @ BAY AREA TOROS 6PM

THURS 9-Aug @ LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 7PM
FRI 10-Aug @ LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 7PM
SAT 11-Aug @ LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 1PM
SAT 11-Aug @ LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 6PM
SUN 12-Aug @ LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 7PM

    TUES       AUG 14                  ROUND 1    3/7PM
WED 15-Aug ROUND 2 3/7PM
THURS 16-Aug SEMIS AND FINALS 3/7PM
FRI 17-Aug CHAMPIONSHIP TBA

Statistics

From an archived version of the old Texas Heat website (click here) we found the complete season stats (batting, pitching and fielding) for the 2007 Texas Heat:

The Automated ScoreBook
Overall Statistics for TEXAS HEAT (as of Aug 11, 2007)
(All games Sorted by Batting avg)

Record: 25-17 Home: 0-0 Away: 25-17 Conference: 25-17

Player AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD%

Meagher, J………. .361 41-34 144 41 52 12 0 9 37 91 .632 29 5 26 0 .480 1 0 9-13 23 80 6 .945
Winn, R…………. .341 41-41 179 46 61 4 0 21 64 128 .715 13 5 13 0 .395 3 0 0-1 145 6 1 .993
Enciso,N………… .329 37-34 143 22 47 7 1 8 29 80 .559 21 4 19 0 .426 1 0 2-3 268 23 6 .980
Elliott, M………. .326 42-41 172 48 56 12 1 10 32 100 .581 33 3 36 1 .438 2 0 45-52 74 3 1 .987
Matusik, J………. .263 40-37 152 20 40 7 0 2 19 53 .349 10 2 31 1 .317 0 1 2-2 44 1 1 .978
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Gaston, K……….. .333 21-18 75 21 25 7 0 1 13 35 .467 7 4 17 2 .414 1 0 6-7 38 35 3 .961
Elmore,R………… .284 34-30 116 37 33 8 0 6 22 59 .509 29 0 21 0 .425 1 0 3-4 51 58 5 .956
Brown, R………… .283 18-14 53 10 15 0 0 2 8 21 .396 8 2 20 0 .385 2 0 0-0 69 5 1 .987
Reynolds,J………. .276 28-22 76 13 21 4 0 2 9 31 .408 17 1 21 1 .415 0 0 0-0 16 1 0 1.000
Poles, D………… .254 21-17 63 17 16 2 1 3 12 29 .460 11 1 24 0 .373 0 1 7-8 127 10 7 .951
Oldenburg,S……… .250 16-11 36 4 9 2 0 1 8 14 .389 13 1 12 1 .460 0 1 1-1 56 4 1 .984
January, J………. .236 32-20 72 17 17 5 0 2 11 28 .389 14 1 22 1 .360 2 0 13-13 40 4 1 .978
Hicks,B…………. .221 33-30 122 24 27 4 1 4 20 45 .369 22 1 29 1 .338 3 2 7-9 49 63 9 .926
Jackson, J………. .205 13-12 44 8 9 0 0 1 6 12 .273 4 1 8 3 .280 1 0 1-1 16 33 1 .980
Estrada, M………. .200 7-7 30 4 6 1 0 0 3 7 .233 3 0 6 0 .273 0 0 1-1 7 20 5 .844
McLin, A………… .088 11-9 34 2 3 0 0 0 0 3 .088 3 1 8 0 .184 0 0 2-2 12 0 0 1.000
Martinez………… .000 1-1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 2 0 .000 0 0 0-0 5 0 1 .833
Stapleton, A…….. .000 1-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0 1 0 1.000

Totals………….. .289 42-42 1514 334 437 75 4 72 294 736 .486 237 32 315 11 .392 17 5 99-117 1048 394 57 .962
Opponents……….. .274 42-42 1380 248 378 51 4 67 227 638 .462 182 27 322 14 .368 8 6 62-79 1098 453 99 .940

LOB – Team (373), Opp (306). DPs turned – Team (38), Opp (36). IBB – Team (2), Winn,R 2, Opp (2). Picked off – January,J 3,
Elliott,M 3, Gaston, K 2, Meagher, J 2, Matusik,J 1.

(All games Sorted by Earned run avg)

Player ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA

Leger, R………… 3.71 5-1 11 7 1 0/0 0 51.0 45 22 21 14 49 7 0 5 189 .238 3 5 0 0 3
French, T……….. 5.29 3-2 11 9 1 1/0 0 47.2 53 34 28 16 49 6 2 10 194 .273 3 2 0 1 0
Cumbie, B……….. 6.40 4-3 9 9 0 0/1 0 45.0 50 38 32 29 20 9 1 9 180 .278 1 0 0 1 0
Klassen, T………. 6.61 2-5 9 9 0 0/0 0 49.0 49 36 36 29 39 10 0 12 185 .265 4 3 1 3 1
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Steinkamp, M…….. 0.00 0-0 3 0 0 0/0 0 1.2 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 .444 0 1 0 0 0
Pello, B………… 1.12 0-0 8 0 0 0/0 4 8.0 5 1 1 4 18 1 0 0 28 .179 2 0 0 0 0
Stapleton,C……… 3.38 0-0 2 0 0 0/0 0 2.2 2 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 10 .200 2 0 0 0 0
Furrow, D……….. 3.65 1-0 10 0 0 0/0 2 12.1 9 5 5 7 13 1 0 1 45 .200 1 1 0 0 1
Beseda, A……….. 3.75 1-1 9 0 0 0/0 0 12.0 9 5 5 4 6 0 0 3 43 .209 2 3 0 0 0
Young, R………… 4.35 1-2 14 0 0 0/1 1 20.2 20 12 10 7 29 2 1 2 81 .247 1 0 0 0 0
Furrow, J……….. 4.50 0-1 6 0 0 0/0 0 10.0 6 5 5 8 12 1 0 1 34 .176 1 2 0 0 0
Blaylock, D……… 4.91 2-1 11 1 0 0/0 1 18.1 23 12 10 12 16 2 0 3 78 .295 0 0 0 0 0
Wollscheid,J…….. 6.16 4-0 7 6 1 0/0 0 30.2 38 25 21 18 24 5 0 9 127 .299 1 4 0 1 0
Russo, B………… 6.23 1-0 11 0 0 0/0 0 13.0 14 9 9 8 13 1 0 1 52 .269 0 2 0 0 0
Pierzchala,E…….. 10.12 0-0 3 1 0 0/0 0 5.1 12 6 6 5 3 3 0 2 27 .444 0 2 0 1 0
Knittel, B………. 11.74 1-0 3 0 0 0/0 0 7.2 18 10 10 2 6 0 0 4 38 .474 0 0 0 0 0
Greanead, M……… 13.86 0-1 10 0 0 0/0 0 12.1 16 21 19 14 20 0 0 4 49 .327 3 2 0 0 1
Stapleton, A…….. 15.43 0-0 2 0 0 0/0 0 2.1 5 5 4 2 0 3 0 1 11 .455 2 0 0 1 0

Totals………….. 5.74 25-17 42 42 3 2/1 8 349.2 378 248 223 182 322 51 4 67 1380 .274 26 27 1 8 6
Opponents……….. 6.49 17-25 42 42 4 2/0 10 366.0 437 334 264 237 315 75 4 72 1514 .289 48 32 9 17 5

PB – Team (13), Enciso,N 8, Oldenburg,S 4, Martinez 1, Opp (20). Pickoffs – Team (6), Cumbie,B 2, Blaylock,D 1, Enciso,N 1,
Furrow, J 1, Russo,B 1, Opp (10). SBA/ATT – Enciso,N (47-60), Cumbie,B (11-13), Oldenburg,S (11-12), French,T (8-12),
Klassen,T (8-11), Leger,R (6-8), Wollscheid,J (7-7), Blaylock,D (5-6), Furrow, J (3-4), Young, R (3-4), Greanead,M (3-4),
Russo,B (2-3), Furrow, D (2-2), Knittel, B (2-2), Pello,B (1-1), Martinez (1-1), Beseda,A (0-1).
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The Automated ScoreBook
Overall Statistics for TEXAS HEAT (as of Aug 11, 2007)
(All games Sorted by Fielding pct)

Player C PO A E FLD% DPs SBA CSB SBA% PB CI

Reynolds,J………. 17 16 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 — 0 0
McLin, A………… 12 12 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 — 0 0
Leger, R………… 9 2 7 0 1.000 2 6 2 .750 0 0
Furrow, J……….. 4 1 3 0 1.000 1 3 1 .750 0 0
Wollscheid,J…….. 4 1 3 0 1.000 0 7 0 1.000 0 0
Young, R………… 3 1 2 0 1.000 0 3 1 .750 0 0
Greanead, M……… 2 1 1 0 1.000 0 3 1 .750 0 0
Knittel, B………. 2 0 2 0 1.000 2 2 0 1.000 0 0
Furrow, D……….. 2 0 2 0 1.000 0 2 0 1.000 0 0
Pierzchala,E…….. 1 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 — 0 0
Stapleton, A…….. 1 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 — 0 0
French, T……….. 1 0 1 0 1.000 0 8 4 .667 0 0
Winn, R…………. 152 145 6 1 .993 16 0 0 — 0 0
Elliott, M………. 78 74 3 1 .987 1 0 0 — 0 0
Brown, R………… 75 69 5 1 .987 10 0 0 — 0 0
Oldenburg,S……… 61 56 4 1 .984 0 11 1 .917 4 0
Jackson, J………. 50 16 33 1 .980 10 0 0 — 0 0
Enciso,N………… 297 268 23 6 .980 0 47 13 .783 8 0
Matusik, J………. 46 44 1 1 .978 1 0 0 — 0 0
January, J………. 45 40 4 1 .978 0 0 0 — 0 0
Gaston, K……….. 76 38 35 3 .961 10 0 0 — 0 0
Elmore,R………… 114 51 58 5 .956 10 0 0 — 0 0
Poles, D………… 144 127 10 7 .951 10 0 0 — 0 0
Meagher, J………. 109 23 80 6 .945 9 0 0 — 0 0
Hicks,B…………. 121 49 63 9 .926 13 0 0 — 0 0
Estrada, M………. 32 7 20 5 .844 3 0 0 — 0 0
Martinez………… 6 5 0 1 .833 0 1 0 1.000 1 0
Russo, B………… 5 1 3 1 .800 0 2 1 .667 0 0
Beseda, A……….. 5 0 4 1 .800 0 0 1 .000 0 0
Cumbie, B……….. 18 1 13 4 .778 0 11 2 .846 0 0
Klassen, T………. 4 0 3 1 .750 1 8 3 .727 0 0
Blaylock, D……… 3 0 2 1 .667 0 5 1 .833 0 0
Stapleton,C……… 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 — 0 0
Pello, B………… 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0 1.000 0 0
Steinkamp, M…….. 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 — 0 0

Totals………….. 1499 1048 394 57 .962 38 62 17 .785 13 0
Opponents……….. 1650 1098 453 99 .940 36 99 18 .846 20 0

Coaching Staff And Front Office

From an archived page on the Texas Heat website (click here), this was the team’s coaching staff and front office during its lone 2007 season:

Manager:
Royce Holder

rholder@texasheatproball.com

Pitching Coach:
Don Blaylock

President:
Ron Baron

rbaron@texasheatproball.com

General Manager:
Rob Gardenhire

Scouting/Statistician:
Grant Chambers

Interns:

Game Day Operations:
Jordan Lane

Payroll:
Richard Bickham

Royce Holder Manager 2007 CBL Texas Heat Independent Pro Baseball(Royce Holder – Manager for the Texas Heat in 2007.  Unknown photo credit, so please contact us if you know who needs proper attribution/credit for this photo.  Thank you.)

Royce Holder will serve as manager of the Texas Heat for the 2007 season. Holder played his college ball at Texas Wesleyan when they were ranked #3 in the nation in NAIA. He was drafted by the San Diego Padres organization.
From there Holder enjoyed 7 years on the major player list for the United States Softball Association (USSA). Holder coached in amateur and collegiate leagues before landing at Coastal Bend in the Central League as their hitting coach in 2005. This is Holder’s first managerial role.

Articles

Recap of the Texas Heat defeating the Bay Area Toros in the first regular season game in Continental Baseball League history on May 27, 2007:

https://texsportpub.blogspot.com/2007/05/bay-area-toros-drop-league-opener-6-5.html?m=0

Update on Royce Holder:  http://www.blackhawksbaseball.com/page/show/2226731-coaches

Article from the 2007 playoffs with a quick recap between the Heat and Bay Area Toros:  http://www.chron.com/sports/article/AROUND-SPORTS-Toros-top-Heat-in-CBL-postseason-1837740.php

Article on Robbie Winn earning the 2007 CBL MVP award:  http://www.soonerathletic.org/article/267

June 2007 article about the Heat signing John Matusik:  http://starlocalmedia.com/planocourier/sports/blue-shoes-signs-with-heat/article_b86649cc-da95-50fc-bd6b-5ffd1e255150.html

From an archive of the old Texas Heat website (click here), the site had two stories about players who went to higher-level independent leagues that season:

Texas Heat closer Brandon Pello was traded to the Quebec Capitales in the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball (Can-Am) on July 4, 2007. Pello joined the Heat from Quebec for a player to be named later.
Pello had established himself as the Heat’s closer with All-Star caliber performances.

Player ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA
Pello,B…………. 1.00 0-0 9 0 0 0/0 4 9.0 5 1 1 4 20 1 0 0 31 .161 2 0 0 0 0

Heat Manager Royce Holder brought on Pello after working with him on the Coastal Bend Aviators, in what was then the Central Baseball League. Pello helped the Heat and Holder to first place a top the Continental Baseball League standings before being traded to Quebec.

“I think this trade goes to show the caliber of player we’re capable of attracting to our league” said Heat General Manager, Rob Gardenhire.

Gardenhire went on to add, “Attracting players with Brandon’s talent and promoting them to larger and more competitive leagues is what we’re all about. The Continental Baseball league exists to play competitive professional baseball and help players reach higher levels of competition. We’re excited for Brandon and wish him nothing but the best.”

Pello has recorded one win in 3 appearances through 3 innings of work with 3 strikeouts for the 3rd place Capitales.

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Short stop Billie Hicks and relief pitcher Matt Grenead have both been released by the Texas Heat to join the San Angelo Colts in the United Baseball League.

“We’re excited that both these players will have the chance to be exposed to a larger stage and hopefully move on to affiliated ball.” stated Heat General Manager Rob Gardenhire

Gardenhire added, “The Continental Baseball League has been able to develop and showcase outstanding talent this year and these two moves are a testament to the great team Royce Holder, our Manager, has assembled.

Hicks joined the Colts on Sunday, August 5 going 2 for 5 with a triple, a double and 1 RBI while Grenead has been with the team since mid July and has three appearances of relief work.

Images

A few pictures of players and coaching staff members for the Texas Heat from the 2007 CBL All-Star Game can be found here.

Thanks to Nick Enciso for sending in this final stats sheet for Texas Heat’s 2007 (and only) season:

Videos

Here is the YouTube playlist with videos relating in some manner to the Texas Heat: