West grad Pacheco back with Generals for summer
The Victoria Generals bolstered their starting rotation Thursday with a familiar face by adding UTSA pitcher and West graduate Jordan Pacheco, as well as adding catching and infield depth to the roster.
"It's great to see Jordan back in a Generals uniform," said Blake Koch, Victoria's general manager.
Pacheco, a member of the 2012 All-TCL team as a right-handed pitcher, was the Generals ace last summer. Pacheco went 6-2 on the season and tied for the league-lead in wins during the regular season.
He finished third in the TCL in both ERA (1.90) and strikeouts (50).
Pacheco had his best outing of the summer in his only postseason start, leading the Generals to an opening game win against the East Texas Pump Jacks in the TCL Championship Series.
Pacheco recently completed his sophomore season at UTSA where he went 7-2 on the year with a 4.25 ERA. Pacheco struck out 40 batters in 72 innings.
Pacheco will make his first start of the summer this Sunday in Victoria against the Woodlands Strykers.
Also joining the Generals are catcher Jordan Camel and secondbaseman J.D. Stinnett.
Jordan Camel, a junior catcher from Stephen F. Austin, was recently added to the roster after Generals signees John Bormann (UTSA) and C.J. Manning (St. Edward's) were injured at the end of their collegiate seasons.
Camel, a native of Richmond, got his first start in a Generals uniform Wednesday night and went 2 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Camel hit .271 at Stephen F. Austin this season with five doubles, 10 RBIs, six runs scored, and seven walks.
J.D. Stinnett, a freshman from Texas State, recently joined the Generals as well. Stinnett, a native of Brock, appeared in 42 games this year for the Bobcats, hitting .229 with two doubles, 11 RBIs, and 22 runs scored.