Division I Talent Headlines Generals Latest Signings
February 27, 2020 – With the 2020 Texas Collegiate League season less than three months away, the Victoria Generals announce four Division I signees to bolster their 2020 roster. Vince Ippoliti (West Virginia University), Warren Laster (Grambling State), Wes Folse and Luke Repka (Sam Houston State University) are all set to take the field in late May as the Generals open their 12th season in the Texas Collegiate League.
Catcher Vince Ippoliti, a red-shirt sophomore from Houston, TX, is in his first season at West Virginia University after transferring from McLennan Community College after his freshman season. Ippoliti led McLennan offensively appearing in 30 games, hitting .360 (team lead) with 27 hits, nine doubles, one triple, one home run, 21 RBI's, five stolen bases, 28 walks and an on-base average of .533 (team lead). Ippoliti was a standout at Houston Christian High School where he hit .419 with seven doubles, four triples, three home runs and stole 15 bases his senior season. Ippoliti was also named a Texas High School Baseball's Top 20 private school senior in 2017.
Outfielder Warren Laster, a sophomore from Houston, TX, is in his second season at Grambling State. As a freshman, Laster appeared in 27 games (21 starts), hit .243 with 17 hits, two doubles, one home run, 18 RBI's, 14 walks and 11 stolen bases on 11 attempts. Laster was an All-District/All-State outfielder from Manvel High School and top recruiting prospect from the Houston area.
Catcher Wes Folse, a freshman from Sweeny, TX, will take the field for the Generals after his first season at Sam Houston. Folse was a four year standout at Sweeny High School where he hit over .300 in all four years on varsity. Folse was an All-State selection as a senior and was the All-County Defensive MVP as a junior and senior. Early on this season, Folse has appeared in two games for Sam Houston going 3 for 5 (.600) with an on base average of .714 through the first week of the season.
Infielder Luke Repka, a sophomore from The Woodlands, TX, will look to play multiple positions for the Generals this Summer. As a freshman at Sam Houston last season, Repka made an impact late in the season appearing in 13 games, most late in the season. Repka's first hit was an opposite-field grand slam in late April against No. 14 Texas A&M. Repka was a Perfect Game All-Texas regional team selection out of College Park High School.
The Victoria Generals will play 48 games with 24 of the games being played here in Victoria at Riverside Stadium. The Generals will begin the 2020 season on May 28th as they hit the road against the Texarkana Twins. The Generals home opener will be on Sunday, May 31st as the defending TCL Champion Brazos Valley Bombers come to town. The 2020 schedule can be found on the Generals website at www.victoriagenerals.com. Follow the Generals on Facebook and Twitter for further updates on the upcoming season. Fans can buy season tickets and merchandise at the team store located at 1307-H East Airline Road, or by calling 361-485-9522.
The Generals are currently looking for additional sponsors for the 2020 season. There are great sponsor packages still available if your business is looking for a way to advertise your support for the Generals. The Generals are also currently looking for additional Host families for the Victoria Generals players. If you are interested or need additional information, please call 361-485-9522.