Victoria College baseball prepares for season opener

Feb. 3, 2012 at 10:05 p.m.
Updated Feb. 2, 2012 at 8:03 p.m.

The Victoria College mens baseball team is finalizing its roster in preparation for opening day on its new home field at the VISD Event Center located next to Memorial Stadium.

The Pirates will play a double-header against Lone Star Community College and Montgomery on Feb. 25 beginning at 1 p.m.

VC will travel to San Antonio for an exhibition game Saturday against a Division I club team from the University of Texas-San Antonio.

The Pirates are excited about their first season with the National Club Baseball Association, which will allow them to compete against Division II club teams from Texas Christian University, UTSA, Texas A&M-Corps of Cadets and Lone Star Community College-Tomball.

Division II league game results and stats may be found at For more information about the VC Pirates men's baseball team, please contact club advisor Mary Mayes at 361-573-3291, ext. 3308, or

Billy Sippel returns for the spring 2012 Pirate baseball season.

Women's basketball

The VC women's basketball team had a tough game Wednesday night against Palo Alto College, losing 77-61.

The Pirates are now 7-4 in conference and hold second place in the standings. Palo Alto clinched first place in conference with the win.

Pirates head coach Josh Moore believes they will win when it counts, in the South Texas Club Sports League Championship.

"We were off a little this week," Moore said. "But, we demonstrated in the game that we know what it will take to beat them."

The Pirates are on the road next week to face St. Phillips College in San Antonio.

Men's basketball

On Monday, the VC Pirates men's basketball team will face off against Coastal Bend College at 7 p.m. in the VC Sports Center gym.

The game caps off a day of festivities at VC as students and employees celebrate Pirates Day.

Admission to the game is $3 for adults and free for any VC student with a college ID card.

Halftime activities will include an announcement of the winner of the Pirate Booty Challenge, followed by games that will include a mascot vs. mascot dance-off, a blind-folded credit card scramble and other prize giveaways.

Pirates Day also kicks off VC's Name the Pirate Contest to help name VC's new mascot. Suggestions for a name will be collected throughout the day and evening.

The Pirate's new name, along with who provided the winning submission, will be announced at a later date.

The Victoria College Sports Report is contributed by Kelly McKay, a professor in the Victoria College physical education department.



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