As the 2013 Texas Collegiate League season draws closer every day, 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 twin brothers Romeo and Juan Cortina from Sam Houston State University.
“Romeo and Juan will be the first set of brothers that we’ve ever had come play for us,”commented Blake Koch, the GM for the Victoria Generals. “The coaching staff at Sam Houston is very high on these two young men and believes that they both have a bright future in the game of baseball.”
Natives of Humble, Texas, the Cortina brothers were standout players at Atascocita High School. Both were all-district performers, Romeo as an outfielder, and Juan as a catcher and pitcher. Romeo and Juan are both expected to see significant playing time at Sam Houston this spring as true freshmen. Sam Houston finished as the top team in the Southland Conference last year and is expected to do the same in 2013.
“Romeo can really swing the bat and is a projectable middle-of-the-order type hitter,”commented Koch. “Juan is a very skilled athlete and will see time behind the plate and on the mound in a relief role fur us during the summer.”
The Generals home opener is only a few months away as the Generals will take on the Texas Marshals on Tuesday, June 4 at 7:05pm at Riverside Stadium. Season tickets for all 30 of the Generals home games this season are on sale now. Fans can buy season tickets and team merchandise at the Generals team store located at 1307 East Airline Road, Suite H in the Town & Country Shopping Center, online at www.VictoriaGenerals.com, or by calling 361-485-9522.