Victoria College Sports Report
Nov. 10, 2011 at 5:10 a.m.
Updated Nov. 11, 2011 at 5:11 a.m.
The Victoria College baseball team will host its first scrimmage Saturday at Riverside Park's Rippamonti Field against the University of Texas-San Antonio club team.
The doubleheader will begin with a seven-inning game at noon and follow with a second seven-inning game at 3 p.m.
We invite the community to support VC's first outing against another NCBA team in preparation for the spring 2012 season.
The Pirates would like to thank Wells Fargo for being their first field sponsor donating at the "gold" level.
The generous donation was used to build a new pitching mound and home plate on the VISD Event Center baseball field.
"Our goal is to restore the field to its potential," VC baseball manager Phillip Barron said.
VC has an agreement with VISD for use of the baseball field next to Memorial Stadium.
"We are very fortunate to have a coach like Phillip, who has worked so hard along with several volunteers from the baseball community to help restore the field," Mary Mayes, VC sports club advisor said. "There is still more work to do, but the field is looking great."
If members of the community are interested in helping the Pirates baseball team continue to improve and maintain the VISD Event Center Field, sponsorships are available at three different levels.
Please contact Mary Mayes at 361-573-3291 ext. 3308 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This past Wednesday night, the VC Treasures and their little dance campers, fresh from the recent Youth Dance Camp, performed a group dance at the VC Pirates women's basketball game.
"They did such a good job, and it looks like they had a lot of fun too," said Dance Team Advisor, Kelly McKay.
Ashley Cardona was selected as Treasure of the month.
"Ashley was chosen for her dedication to the team," dance team director Joey Gregory said. "She attends every function, performance and practice, even when she is injured. Ashley is a great asset to the team."
The VC volleyball team will host a match for the first time in over a month Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Pirates, who are currently in first place in their division, will take on the University of Texas-San Antonio's club team.
The VC women's basketball team finished the first of three rounds of conference play Wednesday with a win.
The Pirates current record is 3-2, and they look to build on that record next week.
The team will take on Palo Alto College in San Antonio on Wednesday. PAC defeated the Pirates in the first round by seven points.
"Our team defense has improved greatly in the past five games, and we hope it is the difference-maker this time around," head coach Josh Moore said.
The VC Tennis team won first place in the U.S. Open Bracket at the Waco Tournament last weekend.
In the first match of the day, VC defeated Prairie View College with Nicole Gregory and Alyssa Villa winning women's doubles, Garrett Gomez and James Dunn winning men's doubles, Kendle Patek winning men's singles and Gomez and Villa winning mixed doubles. VC had a bye in the second round.
In the finals, VC defeated the University of Texas-Arlington 25-21.
Gomez and Patek won the men's doubles, and Patek won men's singles.
With the match tied going into the mixed doubles event, Gomez and Villa won the mixed event to clinch the first place trophy.
The next tournament will be at the University of Houston on Saturday.
The Victoria College Sports Report is contributed by VC Physical Education Department Professor Kelly McKay.