Generals Update, Former Titan Joins Generals & UHV NAIA Baseball Honor
The Generals played Thursday night on the road against the Brazos Valley Bombers. The Generals lose, 9-5, to fall to 3-4 on the season.
The Generals got fine pitching from two former West Warriors Wednesday night.
Jonathan Jimenez got his first start for the Generals, and he got the win, striking out four and allowing just three hits. His Former Warrior teammate, Kasey Kalich, pitched three scoreless innings, giving up just one hit with four K’s. Generals get their first home win of the season, 8-3.
The Generals also got help from a former Titan in the win. Trent Brown, coming through with a two-run triple. He had two hits and two runs scored in the game. Brown missed all of his first season at Angelina College after having two surgeries on his separated shoulder. I asked Trent how good he feels after the surgeries. “I feel good. I’ve been rehabbing it, doing a lot of bends, slowly just working my way back into the game. I’m really making sure that I’m 100 percent each time I go into the game, make sure I’m protected and keep it good for the fall and spring of next year.” The Generals are back at Riverside Monday night to take on the Acadiana Cane Cutters.
University of Houston-Victoria catcher/first baseman Chase Almendarez was named a 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete on Thursday.
Alemndarez, a senior from Round Rock, was one of 411 baseball student-athletes to earn the recognition. It is the first time for Almendarez to be recognized for the award.
He was also one of 12 student-athletes from the Red River Athletic Conference to be named a scholar-athlete.
In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status to qualify for the honor.