Woodlands, TX-The Victoria Generals defeat the Woodlands Strykers by a score of 16-2 in game one of the double-header Tuesday night. Generals starting pitcher Ty Schlottman pitched a complete 7-inning game, striking out 4 Strykers on the night.
The Generals started the 1st inning off right; Brian Portelli singled to score Justin Pacchioli. On came Dayfran Ortiz who would single as well, scoring Alvaro Rondon to make it 2-0. Ty Schlottman would come in for his start in the bottom of the 1st and retire the side one, two, three.
The Generals would come up again in the top of the 2nd and score one run on an error. The Strykers would produce one run in the bottom of the 2nd off a double which made the score 3-1 going into the 3rd.
Starting the 3rd, C.J. Pickering came up to bat with two men on and doubled to score both David Paiz and Matthew Burks to make the score 5-1. Going into the bottom of the 3rd the Generals gave up one more run from an RBI single to make it 5-2.
Both the Generals and the Strykers fell silent offensively in the 4th inning, Schlottman went three up three down in the bottom 4.
The bats exploded in the top of the 5th for the Generals. Pickering came up big again, hitting a 2-run double that scored Ortiz and Paiz to make it 7-2. Rondon came up later in the inning and hit a RBI single that scored Burks, as the General took an 8-2 lead. Another run came in for the Generals with a bases loaded walk that scored Pickering. Cedric Vallieres then tagged on another run with a RBI single scoring Pacchioli. Ortiz hit a double that would score Portelli and Rondon making the lead 12-2. Paiz would hit a sac fly to score Vallieres for the final run of the inning ending the top of the 5th 13-2. Schlottman would shut down the Strykers for 2 more innings making it his 3rd consecutive one, two, three innings.
With nothing going in the 6th for the Generals offensively, they came into the 7th inning again not holding back anything. Pacchioli came up and hit a 3-run double scoring Burks and Pickering making it 16-2. The Strykers couldn’t put anything together in the bottom of the 7th and would end the game with a flyout to Pacchioli in right field.
This game being one of a double header means the teams will only play 7 innings of ball each game. So after a Generals 16-2 win, the two teams would gear up for game two.
Kris Looper started the 2nd game of the double-header Tuesday night, and pitched a superb game. Grabbing the win and going 6 innings with 3 strikeouts, allowing 0 runs and only 1 hit. Outfielder Justin Pacchioli continued his fantastic season going 2 for 3 and scoring the only two Generals runs.
The Generals picked up right where they left off in the top of the 1st inning when Blake Cooper hit a sac fly to score Justin Pacchioli and take a 1-0. Kris Looper retired the first 3 batters of the Strykers lineup in the bottom of the 1st. Looper continued his dominance in the second retiring all three batters, and on to the 3rd inning where he finally allowed a base runner from a walk.
The Generals put one more run on the board in the 4th inning when the Strykers committed a throwing error which would allow Pacchioli to score making it 2-0. Looper came into the bottom of the 4th and took care of business retiring the side and recorded his first 2 strikeouts of the night.
Looper had a no hitter going into the 6th inning, where he finally gave up a single to the Strykers. He would finish the inning and Jeff Chesnut would come in to finish the game in the bottom of the 7th.
It was a great night for the Generals as they take the first two games of a three game series. The Generals will play at the Strykers again tomorrow night at 7:05pm, and be back for their home stand against the Acadiana Can Cutters on Thursday night.
Fans please be sure to come on out Thursday for “Bike Night” at the park presented by Victoria Harley Davidson! The first 150 fans will receive a Generals bandana, and have the opportunity to put their bike on display for a pre-game ceremonial lap. Fans can also receive a free General Admission ticket, if they ride their bike to the game!