Former Titan Returns Home From Nationals & Generals News
One week ago, Kyle Craft and A&M-Kingsville baseball were getting ready for their first trip to the NCAA Division II National tournament.
Now, the former East Titan All-State pitcher is back home after pitching at the tourney in the Javelinas last game there Wednesday. In his final season at Kingsville, Craft went 6-1 with a 2.91 ERA. Friday night, i asked Kyle what his future plans are. “My plans right now are to go back, finish school and hopefully get into a physical therapy school. If that doesn’t happen then who knows. I might end up coaching. It was really special. It’s definitely a season I will remember for the rest of my life. Probably the most fun I ever had playing the sport, more geared toward the group of guys we had with us more than just the success we had on the field. I told my coach this today, that we had fun when we were losing.” Craft’s other former Victoria team, the Generals, loses Friday night in Bryan to the Brazos Valley Bombers, 6-1.
Making a good early impression on Generals fans this week, Mike Williams. In the Generals’ two home games this week, the Rowlett native had three hits, scored three runs, stole two bases, and played a solid center field. Williams has finished up playing at Paris Junior College and is transferring this fall to A&M-Corpus Christi. I asked Mike what he wants to work on this summer to help him play better for the Islanders in the fall. “Hit the ball to the opposite field, just stay in my approach and see counts deeper so I can get walks, get on base, steal bases, get into scoring position, and set up the guys behind me to drive me in so we can get more runs.”
The Generals are back home Monday night at Riverside to take on the Acadiana Cane Cutters.