Pirates' shortstop named player of the week
April 5, 2012 at 4:05 a.m.
Updated April 6, 2012 at 4:06 a.m.
Victoria College shortstop Aaron Perez was named National Club Baseball Association Conference Player of the Week.
Perez had an impressive series and went 6 for 10 with six RBIs, a double and two walks during a three-game road series at Tomball over the weekend.
The Pirates depended on Aaron's bat to drive in runs during crucial parts of each game and benefited from his ability to hit to the opposite field with power.
Perez played outstanding defense and his glove work helped the Pirates shut down any potential scoring opportunities Lone Star College-Tomball tried to put together.
The Pirates lost the first game of the double header 4-3. Cody Pemberton pitched four innings with two strikeouts, while Cody Clayton provided two innings of relief with two strikeouts as well.
Offensively, Perez went 1 for 2 with two RBIs in the loss.
In the second game, VC won 11-6. Lloyd Alford pitched two innings with one strikeout.
Augie Rodriguez pitched 1/3 of an inning, while Casey Rinehart was the winning pitcher with five strikeouts, pitching four and 2/3 innings.
Robbie Trenck went 1 for 5 at the plate with two stolen bases. Billy Sippel went 2 for 3, including a home run with three RBIs. Perez went 3 for 3 with two RBIs in the Pirates' win.
On Sunday, the Pirates were victorious again, taking the Timberwolves 14-5 in the third game.
Sippel pitched six innings with eight strike outs and zero earned runs. Clayton provided one inning of relief with two strikeouts.
Once again, the Pirates were hot at the plate.
Trenck went 2 for 5, and Sippel was 3 for 4. Rinehart hit a three-run homer, going 3 for 5 with four RBIs. Perez once again was consistent at the plate, going 2 for 5 with two RBIs.
Meet the Pirates
Jake Goyen is a 2010 graduate of Memorial High and is the starting catcher for the VC Pirates.
Jake provides a tremendous amount of power in the middle of the Pirates' lineup and can hit for average as well.
Jake's a natural leader behind the plate. His ability to call games and manage the VC pitching staff is like having a pitching coach on the field.
Jake's strong defensive skills and great arm helps control the opponents' running game and truly affects the outcome of many close contests.
The Pirates are now in first place with a 5-1 conference record.
The Pirates are off for the Easter holiday and will travel to College Station to play the Corps of Cadets from Texas A&M on April 14-15.
The Victoria College Sports Report is contributed by Kelly McKay, a professor in the Victoria College physical education department.