The Victoria Generals are set to open the 2014 Texas Collegiate League Season on
Thursday in The Woodlands against the Woodlands Strykers. The Generals have
made their final roster additions in preparation for opening day.
Joining the Generals are Sullivan Stadler from Indiana
University, Alec Horvath from West Virginia University, Kyle Danford from Texas
A&M University-Corpus Christi and the return of J.B. Moss from Texas A&M
“We’re excited to get the 2014 season underway,” commented
Mike Yokum, vice president and general manager for the Generals. “We feel that
we’ve put together another solid roster with great players from top to
Sullivan Stadler, a sophomore at Indiana University, has
appeared in 13 games with six of them starts, compiled a 2-1 record with a 2.70
ERA. He has thrown 26.2 innings. The Hoosiers were the Big 10 tournament
champions after defeating Nebraska Sunday 8-4 to advance to the NCAA tournament.
Stadler, a native of Glenview, IL, was an Illinois High
School Coaches Association All-State selection as a senior, batting .424 with 22
RBI in 32 games at the plate while compiling an 8-1 record with 70 strikeouts
and a 1.79 ERA in 43 innings pitched ... ranked as the 16th-best prospect in the
state of Illinois by Prep Baseball in 2012.
“Sullivan gives us another solid arm from the left side,”
Yokum stated. “Sullivan is a versatile pitcher that will be one of our main
starters when he reports to the team after tournament play.”
Alec Horvath , a junior from West Virginia University, will
join the Generals after Tommy John surgery last season. Prior to surgery, Alec
made two appearances in 2013 with a 1-0 record and a 1.42 ERA. Alec is ready to
get back throwing again after an extensive rehab on his throwing arm.
Horvath, a native of Sugarland, attended Hill College prior
to attending West Virginia. In 2012, Horvath compiled a .325 batting average,
with 10 doubles, two triples and 16 RBI's. He also made 8 appearances with a
3.52 ERA with 17 strike outs in 30.2 innings.
Kyle Danford, a junior at Texas A&M University-Corpus
Christi, appeared in 53 games, hit .289 with an on base percentage of .357 with
35 RBI's and 12 stolen bases.
Danford, a native of Bryan, TX, played high school ball at
Rudder High School in Bryan. Danford batted .457 with two home runs and 21 RBI’s
as well as 16 stolen bases in 2011 … broke two school records in 2010, one with
54 hits in a season and the other for a .567 batting average … in 2009 he earned
First Team All-District and All-Brazos Valley Utility Player and the Golden Arm
J.B. Moss, a sophomore from Texas A&M, returns for a
second season with the Generals. Moss currently has appeared in 30 games,
hitting .262 with an on-base percentage of .408 (second on the team) As a
freshman last season, Moss appeared in 26 games, primarily as a pinch-runner and
a defensive replacement in the outfield.
Moss, a native of Tyler, TX, played for Terry Pirtle at the
Brook Hill School…named Mr. Baseball... received first team All-State honors
three times and All-East Texas twice... logged a batting average of .554, 16
doubles, eight home runs and 15 stolen bases his junior year and an average of
.447, five home runs, 11 doubles, seven triples, 34 RBI, 17 stolen bases and 60
runs his senior year... team won the state championship his junior and senior
Moss appeared in 37 games last summer for the Generals,
compiling a .288 batting average with 31 runs scored (second on the team), 14
RBI’s and 15 stolen bases.
The Generals are set to report to camp today and will have a
team meeting at Riverside Stadium tonight. They will have their first team
practice on Wednesday, May 28 before hitting the road to open the season in The
Woodlands against the Woodlands Strykers on Thursday, May 29. The Generals will
then travel to the Texas Marshals before returning home to Victoria for the home
opener on Tuesday, June 3 at 7:35pm at Riverside Stadium against the Texas