November 24, 2014 – The Victoria Generals released its 2015 Texas Collegiate League schedule today, Monday, November 24, 2014. The 2015 season will mark the twelfth season in TCL history, as well as the Generals seventh season as a league member. The league will maintain its 60-game schedule with six teams next summer.
The league lineup remains unchanged from last season with all six teams returning to action.
The Generals will host a total of 30 regular-season home games during the summer against the other TCL members. The Acadiana Cane Cutters, Brazos Valley Bombers, East Texas Pump Jacks, Texas Marshals, and Woodlands Strykers will all make trips to Victoria to take on the Generals next summer.
The Generals season will kick-off with a two-game road trip to Lafayette to take on the Acadiana Cane Cutters starting on Thursday, May 28, the earliest starting date in league history.
The Generals will then return home on Saturday, May 30 for their home opener against the TCL Champion Brazos Valley Bombers. The Bombers came back from an opening game loss in last year’s championship series to capture the first back-to-back championship in league history and the second for the Bombers
A 60-game schedule format, divided into two 30 game halves, will be employed by the TCL for the fourth straight year. The Generals wrap up the first-half on Wednesday, July 1 at home against the Woodland Strykers. The Generals will open up the second half of the season at home against the Brazos Valley Bombers on July 2. All win-loss records will be reset for the second-half of the season.
Just as it was last season in the TCL, the first-place and second-place teams of the first-half will clinch playoff berths and receive the #1 and #2 seeds, respectively, in the TCL postseason. The Generals clinched the #2 seed in 2014 by finishing in second place during the first-half of the season.
The first-place and second-place teams in the second-half will receive the other two playoff spots in the four-team postseason. If there is a repeat winner, or second-place finisher, in the first- and second-half, the team with the next best overall season record will receive the postseason bid.
The schedule will take on the same look as it did in 2014 as every team will play three successive two-game series every week. Monday will serve as a league-wide off-day throughout the summer. After the shortened opening week, every team will play at least one road series and one home series every week of the season.
The league’s top players will meet on Tuesday, July 7, for the Texas Collegiate League All-Star Game. The TCL event will precede its major league counterpart by one week, with the site to be announced soon. The All-Star Game was played in Brazos Valley last summer, with the East Texas playing host in 2013.
The TCL regular-season concludes on Friday, August 7, as the Generals finish the regular season at home against the Texas Marshals. The 2015 TCL Postseason is scheduled for August 8-11.
The post-season will again feature two rounds, with the divisional round being a one-game, winner-take-all matchup. Winners of the divisional round will meet in the three-game TCL Championship Series. The Victoria Generals last won the TCL Championship in 2010.
Several returning sponsors have already resigned for the 2015 season including Killebrew, Inc, Bedbutlers, Cole, Cole & Easley, DoubleDave’s, and Compadres Ink to name a few. Many new and exciting sponsors are currently in the works to join our sponsorship team.
First pitch for all Victoria Generals home games will be at 7:05pm. All home games will be played at historic Riverside Stadium in Victoria. The full schedule can be viewed at www.victoriagenerals.com.
Season tickets for the Victoria Generals 2015 season are on sale now. Fans can buy tickets and merchandise at the team store located at 1307-H East Airline Road, online at www.victoriagenerals.com, or by calling 361-485-9522.