Victoria Generals Start Off 2013 Season With 7-5 Win
The Victoria Generals started off the 2013 Texas Collegiate League Season on the right foot yesterday, beating the Woodland Strykers 7-5. Here’s the complete story:
The Strykers got another run in the 2nd and two more in the 3rd to take a 4-1 lead. But the Generals would respond with a three-run inning in the top of the 5th to knot things up at 4-4 on a sacrifice fly by Aaron Morgan (Ranger) and a two-run double by Mac Seibert (Meridian).
The Generals took the lead in the 6th inning as Drew Featherston (Texas A&M) scored on a passed ball and Kyle Thornell (McLennan) hit an RBI double to make it 6-4. Morgan would come in to score on a balk in the 7th to stretch the lead to 7-4.
The Strykers added a run in the bottom of the 8th on a throwing error by Morgan, the Generals catcher, to make it 7-5, but that would be the final score as Glenn Sparkman (Wharton County JC) closed the door in the 9th inning to pick up his first save of the season. Sparkman recorded two strikeouts in the inning.
Hayden Vesely, Kyle Thornell, and Mac Seibert each had three hits in the game to lead the Generals offense.
The Generals move to 1-0 on the season as the Strykers fall to 0-1. The Generals and Strykers will play game two of the series tonight in The Woodlands at 7:05pm. The Generals will then head to Lafayette, Louisiana for a two-game series with the Acadiana Cane Cutters on Saturday and Sunday.
The Generals home opener for the 2013 season is on Tuesday, June 4 at 7:05pm at Riverside Stadium. Magnet schedules will be given away to the first 1,000 fans in attendance.