Texas State Trio Headline Latest Signings for Generals
April 15, 2021 – With the 2021 Texas Collegiate League season rapidly approaching, the Victoria Generals announce their recent signings as they build their 2021 TCL roster. This week, the Generals have announced the addition of three players from the Texas State Bobcats. Infielders, Cameron Gibbons, Cade Manning and left-handed pitcher Cody Farmer will all suit up for the Generals as they embark on their 13th season in the TCL at Riverside Stadium in late May.
"Our partnership with the coaching staff at Texas State is one of the best as we continue to get top notch players each year from their organization," commented Mike Yokum, Generals Vice President and General Manager. "Our partnership continues to grow and we look forward to watching these players perform against some of the best players in the country."
Cameron Gibbons, a junior from Houston, TX, will take the field primarily at shortstop and third base for the Generals. Gibbons was off to a great start in 2020 before Covid 19 brought a halt to the season. Gibbons appeared in 11 games, 58 at bats, scoring eight runs, eight hits, six runs batted in while compiling a .364 batting average and a .462 on-base percentage. Gibbons also got it done defensively with a solid .944 fielding percentage on the shortened season. Gibbons has appeared in 20 games thus far in 2021, hitting .251 with nine runs scored, 14 hits, four runs batted in, a pair of doubles and a triple.
Cade Manning, a freshman from Southlake, TX, will suit up for the Generals playing primarily as a middle infielder. Manning has appeared in 11 games for the Bobcats thus far hitting .247 with a on-base percentage of .393 on the season. Manning had an awesome senior season, helping lead Southlake Carroll to the 6A State Championship in 2020. Manning hit .432 with 28 runs batted in, scored 31 runs, 11 doubles, seven stolen bases and an on-base percentage of .496 on the season. Perfect Game had Manning ranked as the eighth best third baseman in Texas coming out of high school in 2020.
Pitcher Cody Farmer, a sophomore from Jones, OK, will take the mound for the Generals this season. The 6'-6" lefty was a transfer from Hutchinson Community College where he had a strong Covid shortened season throwing 15 innings, 26 strikeouts, seven walks, a 3.60 earned run average and a 1-0 record in 2020. Farmer has appeared in four games for the Bobcats this Spring compiling a 3.86 earned run average while holding the opponent to a .125 batting average.
The Victoria Generals will play 44 games with 22 of the games being played here in Victoria at Riverside Stadium. Catch the Generals home opener on Tuesday, June 1st as the Generals take on the defending champion Brazos Valley Bombers in a two-game series. The 2021 Generals schedule can be found on our website at www.victoriagenerals.com. Follow the Generals on Facebook and Twitter for further updates on the upcoming season with an action-packed season planned! Fans can buy season tickets and merchandise at the team store located at 1307-H East Airline Road in the Town and Country Shopping Center.
The Generals are currently looking for additional sponsors for the 2021 season. There are great sponsor packages still available if your business is looking for a way to advertise your support for the Generals. The Generals are also currently looking for additional Host families for the Victoria Generals players. If you are interested or need additional information, please call 361-485-9522.