Generals dominate from start to finish in Seguin: get the biggest road victory in almost seven years.

    Victoria Generals

June 15, 2024 – Texas Collegiate League (TCL)
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After narrowly escaping past the defending Texas Collegiate League champion Seguin River Monsters on Thursday night, the Victoria Generals emphatically carried their momentum forward Friday night at historic Smokey Joe Williams Field in Seguin as the Generals posted a dominant and historic win over the River Monsters. with a score of 18-2. Victoria, with its huge win, improves to 8-5 and ties them with the Baton Rouge Rougarou in winning percentage for the best record in the TCL, while Seguin drops to 4-9, the league’s current worst record .

The Generals’ victory on Friday was actually the franchise’s largest series differential for a regular-season road game since Aug. 3, 2017, when they defeated the then-Texarkana Twins 20-2 in Northeast Texas. The starts were all over the place for Victoria as they led 11-0 midway through the 4th inning. Two members of the Generals’ lineup shined brightest, however, as a current and future UTRGV player in the form of current 1B Jacob Sanchez and regular General and future Vaquero outfielder Damien Whitfield, who each had 3 RBIs on the night collected. Sanchez even launched one from the yard for a two-run homer in the 8th, the second HR of the season for Victoria. Ultimately, eight players from Victoria’s starting nine had at least one RBI on the night, and every member of the group scored at least once, with seven of them reaching home plate at least twice.

Meanwhile, as the offense put up historic numbers, it was another great start for Blinn Community College LHP Ben Polleschutz as he pitched seven innings, the longest start of the season for any Generals starter, with seven hits, one run, walked two and struck out six. Although it wasn’t a heavy punch-out night, Polleshultz was brilliant in relying on his difference and giving up plenty of soft contact while leaving 10 River Monsters on base during his incredible performance.

The Generals will now look to carry their red-hot momentum into this weekend as they continue their four-match series with the River Monsters with two games on Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16. Both games will take place at Riverside Stadium, with first pitch for both scheduled for 7:05 p.m. It will also be a free ticket night for both games, as Saturday is sponsored by Hospice of South Texas, while Sunday is Dad’s Day in the Park. , presented by Explore Victoria Texas.

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