Robert Parucha tossed a complete game gem on Tuesday night for the East Texas Pump Jacks as they defeated the Victoria Generals 3-1 at Riverside Stadium in Victoria. Parucha kept the Generals offense off-balance all night long as he allowed just one run on three hits and struck out 10 to pick up his third win of the season.
The Pump Jacks and Generals traded runs in the second inning. After Garrett McMullen led off with a walk and stole second base, he stole third as well and came into score as the throw from Generals catcher Aaron Morgan got past Kyle Thornell at third base and into left field. The Generals tied it up on a Thornell sacrifice fly in the bottom of the frame to score Jace Reese who had singled to lead off the inning.
The Pump Jacks made it 3-1 in the fourth inning as Joey Armstrong and McMullen came into score on an RBI ground out and a throwing error by Reese at first base.
Generals starting pitcher Daniel Tunchez, Jr. pitched well, allowing just one earned run on two hits with seven strikeouts in five innings.
Juan Cortina did not allow a hit in three innings for the Generals and recorded three strikeouts. Generals newcomer Armando Arevalo pitched a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout in his first appearance in a Generals uniform this summer.
The Generals threatened in the ninth as Romeo Cortina was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning, but Parucha retired the next three batters in a row to end the game.
With the loss the Generals fall to 21-18 on the season and 4-5 in the second-half. The Pump Jacks improve to 19-20 overall and 4-5 in the second-half.
The two teams will meet again on Wednesday night for game two of the series at 7:05pm at Riverside Stadium. It will be another Wing Stop Winning Wednesday. Baseball bingo cards will be sold for $1 each with lots of great prizes for the winners. Wednesday night is also Junior League Night at the Generals game.
Box Score: http://tcl-generals.bbstats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=139738
Article courtesy of the Victoria Advocate: http://www.advosports.com/news/2013/jul/16/generals_0717113_214881/
Article courtesy of the Victoria Advocate: http://www.advosports.com/news/2013/jul/16/ko_standoff_071713_214602/
Lunch with the Generals at Beef 'O' Brady's: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOl7oV9AMoU&feature=c4-overview&list=UUWDRnu_qQ4kyQEK9oqND7FA
Warrior Supply Warrior of the Game - Juan Cortina: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rduum2AFk10&feature=c4-overview&list=UUWDRnu_qQ4kyQEK9oqND7FA