Generals Add Three Players


By: Don Brubaker

Updated: 5/08/2014 6:05 pm

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The Victoria Generals of the Texas Collegiate League have added three new
pitchers to bolster their 2014 pitching staff as opening day draws
near.  Taylor Hearn and Bryce Welborn from San Jacinto  Junior College , and Nolan Trabanino from University of Texas at
San Antonio
have all signed with the Generals to play this

“Taylor, Bryce and Nolan are all three very talented pitchers,” stated Mike Yokum, the vice president and general manager of the Victoria Generals.  “These three guys all have a good chance of
playing pro ball in the near future.”

Taylor Hearn, a 6’6” left-hander
from San Jacinto Junior College, appeared in 12 games this season with 27
strikeouts in 29 innings of work. Hearn finished up the season with a 3-2 record
and a 5.16 ERA. Hearn was drafted by the Pittsburg Pirates in the 22nd round of
the 2012 draft and by the Cincinnati Reds in the 36th round in the 2013 draft.

"Taylor is a hard throwing lefty with incredible velocity
and ability to get out of innings, "commented Yokum.“He’ll benefit a great deal
from getting to work with Coach Burns all summer.”

Bryce Welborn, a 5'10" right-hander also from San Jacinto
Junior College, appeared in 11 games this season with a 1-0 record and a 4.50
ERA. Welborn, a freshman, is the hardest thrower on the San Jacinto squad with
speeds clocked between 93-96 MPH.

Bryce has a live arm and the ability to blow pitches by
opposing hitters. "commented Yokum. "Control at times is an issue but that helps
keep the hitters guessing.
Coach Burns is
extremely excited to have Bryce and to get a chance to help fine tune his

Nolan Trabanino, a 6’4” left-handed pitcher from UTSA,
currently is having a strong sophomore season for the Roadrunners. Trabanino has
thrown 63 innings in 12 starts this season with a 7-2 record and a 2.56
  He is currently the team leader in wins this season with
seven wins.

As a freshman, Trabanino threw an impressive 74 innings with
a 4-3 record and a 4.38 ERA. He was second on the team in innings pitched.

Trabanino attended Clear Brook High School in Friendswood,
TX where he posted a 4-3 record as a senior with a 0.81 ERA and 86 strikeouts in
69.2 innings.

“Nolan has the frame and profile to be a future draft pick,”
commented Yokum.
  “He has a high ceiling and will get a lot of
quality game experience for us this summer on the mound.”
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