Generals Pitcher From Victoria Signs With A&M

When Kasey Kalich was at West, his signing with Blinn Junior College was a big event.
When Kalich signed to play baseball at A&M Monday, he did it over the internet. He told me the Aggies have been scouting him since he was a Warrior. After a year at Blinn, when he went 3-2 with a 4.86 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 46.1 innings, the Aggies scouted him again when he went nine innings for the Generals in Bryan against the Brazos Valley Bombers. After the Ags scouted him again when he faced the Texas Marshals here, Kasey took a visit to A&M, saw the facilities, talked with head coach Rob Childress, and then he signed. This summer with the Generals, Kalich is 3-0, and a save, with a 5.03 era. He has 51 strikeouts in 39.1 innings. I asked Kalich if he minded not having a big signing ceremony with the Aggies. “It’s no different. They were both big moves. Blinn was an amazing time for the year I went there. It’s just the same thing for A&M. I don’t need a real big crowd around to just know where I want to be at.”
The Generals have Tuesday night off before they return to action at Riverside Wednesday night against the Acadiana Cane Cutters. Generals GM Mike Yokum tells me the Generals have to have the best record in the TCL at the end of the season in order to get home field advantage for the championship series. Right now, the Generals are a half game behind the Bombers with six games to play. The Generals will host a first round playoff game at Riverside on August 8. Refugio pitcher Jared Kelley, named first team on the Texas Sports Writers Association Class 2A all-state baseball team. He is also on the USA Baseball 16U national team.