Hidden text at top of Inner pages
HomeTicket InformationSchedule/PromotionsTeamNewsVictoria BB ClubMerchandiseTCLPhoto Gallery


Generals Announce the Return of Darien Simms in 2017



January, 3, 2017 – As the 2017 Texas Collegiate League season draws near, the Victoria Generals continue to add players that will help them on their quest for another league championship.  This week, the Generals have announced the addition of two players from the University of Arkansas. Darien Simms, who played for the Generals in 2015, will return to action as the Generals hit the field in late May. Freshman infielder Jack Kenley from Germantown, TN will look to bring his defensive presence to the Generals this season.


Simms, a redshirt sophomore, will return for his second season with the Generals after playing last summer for the Gastonia Grizzlies of the Coastal Plain League.  Simms played in 45 games for the Generals in 2015, hitting .271 with four doubles, a triple, 21 walks, 20 RBI, and a team leading 18 stolen bases. Defensively, Simms was outstanding in center field, making numerous game saving plays that led to several wins for the Generals.


 As a redshirt freshman at Arkansas, Simms appeared in 27 games with four starts, hit .214 with an on-base percentage of .333, with six stolen bases on six attempts. Simms was the primary pinch -runner for the Razorbacks with his outstanding speed and agility. As a redshirt sophomore, Simms looks to battle for a starting spot in the outfield as the Razorbacks begin their season next month.


"We are extremely excited to have Darien back with the Generals again this Summer,” commented Mike Yokum, the GM for the Victoria Generals. “Darien was a fan favorite in 2015 and will bring his outstanding defensive abilities to the Generals , along with his amazing speed on the base paths."


Freshman middle-infielder, Jack Kenley, will  look to shore up the infield for the Generals  this Summer. Kenley, a high school standout from the state of Tennessee, was Perfect Game ranked the #2 shortstop out of high school in the state of Tennessee. Kenley was a standout at Houston High School in Germantown, Tennessee where he hit .457, an on-base percentage of .570, with 48 hits, 20 RBI, 40 runs scored, 22 walks and eight stolen bases in 46 games.


"I can't say enough about the coaching staff from the University of Arkansas as they continue to send solid players to the Generals, "commented Yokum. " Arkansas continues committed to the Generals and are looking to add several more players later this Spring."


The Generals will begin their season on May 26th as they travel to Texarkana before returning to Victoria for their home opener on Sunday, May 28th at Riverside Stadium at 7:05 pm. Season tickets for the Victoria Generals 2017 season are on sale now.  Watch for incredible season ticket specials coming soon! Fans can buy tickets and merchandise at the team store located at 1307-H East Airline Road, online at www.victoriagenerals.com, or by calling 361-485-9522. The Schedule  can be viewed at www.victoriagenerals.com  

Search Archive »

Browse by Year »


Browse by Month »

April 2018
February 2018
December 2017
November 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
December 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008