The Victoria Generals of the Texas Collegiate League have announced the addition
of two players from Tulane University to the 2014 roster. Catcher Cameron Burns and pitcher Troy Ward will take the field for
the Generals this summer.
Cameron Burns, a
native of Bellaire, Texas, became the first freshman to start at catcher on
opening day for Tulane since 2006. Cameron appeared in 46 games (with 39 starts)
all at catcher in his freshman campaign. Cameron was tied for fourth in
Conference USA by throwing out 16 base runners on the year. Cameron earned
Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll honors.
" Cameron is solid defensively with a strong arm that can
really challenge runners," stated Mike Yokum, GM of the Generals. "He is the
kind of player that will demand respect by other teams trying to advance
Troy Ward, a North Richland Hills, Texas native, played an
integral part in the back end of the bullpen for a Trinity squad that finished
40-9 during his freshman season. Troy placed second on the team with three saves
while notching a 1-1 record with a 3.09 ERA. Troy struck out 12
batters and was one of only two Trinity Tigers to not walk a batter
on the season, Troy held hitters to a .231 batting average on the season. Troy
transferred from Trinity to Tulane this season.
" Troy has outstanding control and a strong ability to
strike batters out, "commented Yokum. "He will be one of
the guys that we will call on to help us close out games this season."
Burns and Ward
will be the first players to play for the Generals from Tulane University.
The Green Wave are coached by Rick Jones who is coaching in his
21st season with Tulane.