After the opening day game on Wednesday night between the Victoria Generals and East Texas Pump Jacks was suspended in the top of the fifth inning due to a power outage, the two teams returned to Riverside Stadium on Thursday night to finish what they had started.
The game was picked up in the top of the fifth inning with the Generals leading 4-1. The Pump Jacks scored single runs in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings to tie the game at 4-4. The game stayed that way until Daniel Garcia launched a walk-off solo homerun in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Generals their first win of the 2011 Texas Collegiate League season.
Bloomington native Phillip Garcia pitched two innings without allowing a hit and recorded two strikeouts to pick up the win in relief.
Thursday night's regularly scheduled game between the Pump Jacks and Generals followed the completion of the suspended game. In game two, the Generals got off to a rocky start as starting pitcher David Rollins allowed six runs on five hits while walking seven batters in four innings of work. The Generals committed seven errors in the ball game.
The bright spot of the game for the Generals was second baseman Freddy Villalobos who blasted a two-run homerun in the bottom of the first inning, and then followed it up with another two-run homerun in the bottom of the third.
The Generals lost game two by a final score of 16-7.
The Generals head to Lafayette, Louisiana on Friday to take on the Acadiana Cane Cutters in the Cane Cutters first home game in franchise history. The Generals will return home the following Friday, June 10, to take on the Brazos Valley Bombers. On June 10 the Generals will hold their third annual Diamonds on the Diamond event presented by Torin Bales Fine Jewelry.
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