The Victoria Generals have announced the addition of two new players with ties to the Southland Conference. Pitchers Chase Angelle, a redshirt sophomore from Lamar University, and Kyle Cross, a junior from the Stephen F. Austin State University, will play for the Generals in the summer of 2013.
“The Texas Collegiate League always has a large number of players from the Southland Conference,” stated Blake Koch, GM of the Generals. “We feel that these two young men will come in and have a positive impact on our pitching staff this summer.”
Chase Angelle, an Orange, Texas native, appeared in 12 games last season at Lamar in relief as a redshirt freshman. Angelle tossed 15.1 innings, allowing just six earned runs for a 3.52 ERA. The left-handed pitcher redshirted at Lamar as a freshman in 2011.
Angelle has made four appearances on the year for Lamar this season with one start. He is currently 1-0 with a 3.12 ERA and six strikeouts in 8.2 innings of work.
“Chase is a solid left-handed pitcher that will compete for a starting spot in our rotation,” commented Koch. “He has a great track record as a relief pitcher at Lamar but will most likely be a starter for them as a junior next year.”
Kyle Cross, a native of Pearland, Texas, transferred to SFA after two seasons at Wharton County Junior College. As a sophomore, Cross posted a 2-7 record with a 5.52 ERA. Cross struck out 42 and walked 17 in 62 innings.
Cross is currently 2-1 on the season in four appearances with three starts. Cross has allowed just three earned runs in 22.2 innings for a 1.19 ERA with 10 strikeouts and just one walk.
“Kyle will also give us the option of using him as a starter or reliever,” stated Koch. “He’s comfortable in both roles and has already gained some valuable experience during his college career.”
Season tickets for the Victoria Generals 2013 season are on sale now as the Generals prepare for their home opener against the Texas Marshals on Tuesday, June 4 at 7:05pm at Riverside Stadium. Fans can buy season tickets and team merchandise at the Generals team store located at 1307 East Airline Road, Suite H in the Landmark Shopping Center, online at www.VictoriaGenerals.com, or by calling 361-485-9522.