Generals Get First Players For 2014

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Don Brubaker

dbrubaker@newscenter25.com

Updated: 1/15 8:17 pm

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For the past five seasons, the Victoria Generals of the Texas Collegiate League
have had at least one player on the roster from Texas A&M University –
Corpus Christi. This year is no different as the Generals return two right
handed pitchers from their 2013 roster.  Kaleb Keith and Tyler
Schnuriger will be returning after solid seasons last year with the
Generals.



“We’re very fortunate to have
a great relationship with the coaching staff in Corpus Christi,” commented Mike
Yokum, the Vice President and General Manager for the Victoria
Generals.
  “They have always sent us some of
their top players every season, and this year is no
different.”



Kaleb Keith, a sophomore from
San Antonio, was tied with the team lead last Summer with 20 appearances and two
starts. Kaleb had 22 strikeouts in 29 innings pitched while holding his opponent
to a .155 batting average. In those 29 innings, Kaleb only gave up four walks.
He finished up the regular season with three saves.



“Kaleb is a big, strong, and physical kid with a power
arm,” said Yokum.
  “He’ll also have the ability to come
in and gets some at bats for us this summer as a designated hitter or first
baseman.”



Prior to Texas A&M
University – Corpus Christi, Keith attended D’Hanis High School in San Antonio
where he was a First-Team All-State selection as a pitcher.
 
As a senior, Keith went 12-2 with 166 strikeouts in 81.2
innings on the mound while also hitting .456 with 20 doubles, three triples, six
home runs, 43 RBIs, 33 runs scored, and 33 walks.
  For his efforts,
Keith was the named the Area and District 30-A MVP while being selected to the
Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star
Team.



Also returning for his third
season with the Generals is right handed pitcher Tyler Schnuriger. Tyler, a
junior, came in last season in the final three weeks of the season and made an
instant impact. Tyler made four regular season appearances with one start,
struck out 10 and did not give up an earned run. He started in game two of the
championship series against the Bombers and pitched five scoreless innings in
route to a 7-0 shutout.



In his
first Summer with the Generals in 2012, Schnuriger made nine starts for the
Generals and posted a 2-4 record with a 3.78 ERA. The right-hander struck out 38
batters in 54.2 innings of work.



“Tyler
is a great kid who can come into any situation and handle the pressure,” Said
Yokum. “He’ll be a strong team leader for us this upcoming Summer without a
doubt.”

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