As the 2014 Texas Collegiate League season draws closer every day, the Victoria
Generals continue to add players that will help them on their quest for another
league championship. This week, the
Generals have announced the return of David Paiz, Jr. and the addition of Cedric
Vallieres, both from Texas State University.
extremely happy to have both of these guys on our roster,” commented Mike Yokum,
the GM for the Victoria Generals. “David gives us veteran leadership and a solid stick to the middle of our
line-up and Cedric will look to increase our run production."
David, a native of Austin, TX, had a solid season with
the Generals in 2013 hitting .276 on the season with five doubles, one triple
and four home runs and 22 RBI's. David is currently hitting .269 with six
doubles and 14 RBI's at Texas State.
Prior to attending Texas State, David attended Texas
Tech and as a freshman, hit .284 with
13 doubles, one triple, two home runs, 27 RBIs, 24 runs scored, and 21 walks
while playing the outfield and serving as a designated hitter. Paiz was also a member of Tech’s starting rotation
during conference play. Paiz went 3-5
on the year with one save. He struck
out 34 batters in 50.2 innings of work.
For his efforts, Paiz was a Collegiate Baseball
Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American. He was also named to the All-Big 12 First Team and Big 12 All-Freshman
Team. Additionally, Paiz was one of
just two freshmen in the nation to be named to the John Olerud Two-Way Player of
the Year Watch List.
“David is a very skilled and versatile player that has
already had a great deal of success at the college level,” commented
Yokum. “It’s always nice to have a
player like David during the summer that can pitch and play multiple defensive
Cedric, a native of Roxton Pond, Quebec, will join the
Generals after spending last season at Galveston College. Last season, Cedric
appeared in 46 games, hit .314 with 14 doubles, three triples, 22 RBI's and 11
As a freshman at Clarendon College, Cedric appeared in
all 57 games , hit .311 with 15 doubles, scored 40 runs with 45 RBI's and nine
stolen bases. Clarendon College
finished the season with a 38-19 record.
Cedric played last summer in the Alaska Baseball
League for the Anchorage Bucs.
"We are extremely fortunate to have a great rapport
with the coaching staff at Texas State, "commented Yokum.
"Over the past five seasons Texas State has had a solid
presence within our line-up and has contributed to the success we have