Texas Collegiate League recap 07-18-09

Brian Nephew went 3-4 on the night.
Brian Nephew went 3-4 on the night for the Generals.

Victoria Generals 4 Coppell Copperheads 1

(Coppell, Tx) The first place Victoria Generals of the Texas Collegiate League started their 4 game road trip Saturday evening with a 4-1 win over The Coppell Copperheads.

Tyler King threw 6 strong innings allowing only 1 run and striking out 8. Tom Filip and Chris Pena followed with a scoreless inning each while Zach Nuding picked up his fifth save of the season by striking out the side. King is now 4-1 on the seaon.

Brian Nephew and Mike Davis led the offense attack. Davis hit a solo home run in the 4th inning and scored 3 runs on the night. Nephew was 3 for 4 at the plate. Andrew Moore drove in the first run with a bases loaded single in the second, and Joey Kenworthy followed with a sacrifice fly. The Generals final run came in the ninth inning. Davis was safe at first on an error, advanced to second on a wild pitch, stole third and came home on Nephews double down the third base line.

The Generals finish their series with the Copperheads Sunday evening and then move on to Kilgore for a tough series with the second place East Texas Pumpjacks. The Generals have a game and half lead on the Pumpjacks in the TCL standings.

McKinney Marshals 2 Brazos Valley Bombers 0

McKinney, TX (July 18, 2009) –

The Brazos Valley Bombers came up short tonight in McKinney, as Michael Bolsinger struck out 10 in a 2-0 victory. The loss drops the Bombers to 16-15 on the season.

Jake Liedka was outstanding for the Bombers, but the lack of run support was his undoing. Liedka allowed just one earned run in seven innings and struck out five, but Bolsinger kept the Bombers in check throughout the game.

Clifton Thomas kept his hot hitting up, as he was 2-for-4, but the Marshals did not allow a single Brazos Valley runner to reach second base in the entire game.

The Bombers will look to even the series tomorrow against the Marshals as Drew Flaniken will be on the mound. Flaniken is one win away from tying the Bombers’ single season record for wins, which was set by Jason Zylstra a season ago with five.