The GT Shockers Organization would like to announce our official merger with the Impact Gold Organization based out of Spring, Texas.
The Shockers will officially change names and become “Impact Gold” beginning this coming Fall 2013 season. We will continue to operate out of Beaumont, TX which is the nucleus of the Golden Triangle area. We will learn Impact’s system in its entirety and become an equal part of it from top to bottom. The Shockers and Impact both believe that it is in our best interests to combine our resources together, as one. This will strengthen our recruiting base even more within the region, and will ensure that it remains at the highest possible level for all of our players that represent us.
Yes, the GT Shockers have done an outstanding job on our own in a very short 5 years, getting 37 out of 37 gold level players recruited to the collegiate level. That is something that we are all extremely proud of! At the same time, we are not naïve to the fact that Impact Gold has been doing it much longer than we have, and that they have more resources to offer than we do. Simply put, they are a more established organization and have had more proven success at a higher level. Impact Gold already has at least one player, if not multiple players in some cases, at just about every top Division 1 program across the country. Please check out their website and visit their alumni page if you are not already familiar with them.
We all agree that if we combine our experiences, knowledge, and resources together, combine the best talent that we can discover within our own parts of the region, keep an open mind with the willingness and desire to constantly share information and learn from each other along the way, and put all personal egos and mini territorial boundaries aside for the greater “whole” concerning all of our players, we will simply become one of the most highly recognized recruiting bases anywhere in the country. This is a huge opportunity for southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana to take advantage of, an opportunity that we are not willing to miss out on.
If you believe you are ready to do what it takes to play at the highest level, and are ready to make the commitment to be the best you can possibly be, we are looking forward to meeting you at tryouts and seeing what you have to offer. You will never know if this is for you or not unless you take the first step and come give it a try. Where there is a will, there is always a way!
TWU junior outfielder/pitcher (GT Shocker Alumni) Katie Hines has been named the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II National Player of the Week for the week of Mar. 18-24, 2013. Hines is the first-ever TWU softball player to win the prestigious weekly honor. The National Player of the Week honor is Hines' second award in two days. She claimed the Lone Star Conference Hitter of the Week award on Tuesday afternoon. Hines led the Pioneers to a three-game road sweep at Cameron by hitting .500 (7-for-14) with six runs scored, five HR's and 13 RBI while slugging at an impressive 1.643 clip. The Beaumont, Texas, native knocked in the winning run for TWU in all three games, and with her five homers during the series, established a new TWU single-season HR record with 16 big flies. For the season, Hines now owns a .415 batting average while leading the squad and the conference in homeruns (16), RBI (51) and slugging (.924). She's also recorded a 9-2 record in the circle with a 2.26 ERA and 43 K's. Congratulations Katie, we are all so proud of you!
Congratulations also go out to Cassidy Thrash (2nd year 12u Hammersmith team) for hitting her first ever homerun over the fence this past weekend at the Stars Over Texas tournament here in Beaumont. All of your hard work is really paying off. Keep it up Cass, great job!
GT Shockers 8U team takes 1st Place at the Stars Over Texas tourney here in Beaumont this past weekend. Super job girls! You will have many more of those to come in the future. There is no substitution for hard work.
The Shockers Organization would like to thank Lynard Stout for his generosity in helping design and develop our new and improved website. He is the owner / operator of RamnDump's Computer Repair Service. He can be reached at RamnDumpCRS@gmail.com or office # 409-293-4110.