The Acadiana Cane Cutters scored 12 runs on 10 hits and were aided by nine walks and three errors in route to a 12-8 win over the Victoria Generals on Tuesday night.
Generals starting pitcher Daniel Tunchez, Jr. struggled to find the zone in the top of the first inning, allowing two runs. But the Generals offense got one run back in the bottom of the frame as Jacob Hubert came into score on a wild pitch.
Hubert, the reigning Warstic TCL Player of the Week, tied the game at 2-2 in the third inning on a solo home run to left field, his first of the season. Later in the inning Mac Seibert followed suit by belting his first home run of the year, a three run shot, down the left field line to put the Generals out in front 5-2.
The Cane Cutters retook the lead in the fifth inning by scoring four runs to make it 6-5 before adding another four in the sixth, one in the seventh, and one in the eighth to make it 12-5.
Kyle Thornell hit a three run home run to right field in the bottom of the ninth to cut the deficit to 12-8, but that would be all for the Generals as the rally fell short.
With the loss, the Generals fall to 8-3 on the season and the Cane Cutters improve to 4-7.
The two teams will meet again on Wednesday night for game two of the series at 7:05m at Riverside Stadium in Victoria. It will be Wingstop Winning Wednesday. If the Generals win on Wednesday night, fans will be able to redeem their ticket stub for free admission to the next home Wednesday game. Baseball Wingo cards will be available for purchase at the gate for $1 each.
Box Score: http://tcl-generals.bbstats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=139045
Video courtesy of Crossroads Today: http://www.crossroadstoday.com/content/sports/local/story/Victoria-Generals-Draft/k5x-GDOo2kOv0SPsMWYstA.cspx
Video courtesy of Crossroads Today: http://www.crossroadstoday.com/content/sports/local/story/Generals-Lose-to-Cane/_8nOTPTeEUmSMUws18L9ZQ.cspx
Article courtesy of the Victoria Advocate: http://www.advosports.com/news/2013/jun/11/mf_generals_baseball_061213_212053/
Article courtesy of the Victoria Advocate: http://www.advosports.com/news/2013/jun/10/generals_hubert_061113_211951/
Warrior Supply Warrior of the Game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8Vk9kCCqZA