Two players return for Generals

March 12, 2013 at 10:01 p.m.
Updated March 11, 2013 at 10:12 p.m.

Two former Generals will return to Victoria this summer for another season of the Texas Collegiate League.

Infielders Alex Klonowski, a junior infielder and pitcher for Northern Illinois, and Cory Hunt, a junior infielder at Utah, are both coming back to the Generals.

"Alex and Cory are both great individuals on and off the field that represent the type of players we want to continue to have involved in our organization," Victoria's general manager Blake Koch said.

Klonowski was a member of the 2012 Generals, batting a .267 average with 18 runs batted in. Hunt was an infielder for the Generals in 2011 and played in 32 games for a .200 batting average and 10 RBIs.

"Cory made some spectacular defensive plays for us back in 2011," Koch said. "He can really flash the leather and has developed into an offensive threat now that he's fully healthy."

Klonowski is currently hitting .286 on the year with a triple, eight RBIs, and two runs scored at NIU. He has also made four starts on the mound this year with two complete games already under his belt. Klonowski is 1-3 with a 3.86 ERA. He has 19 strikeouts in 28 innings

"Alex is a lead-by-example type of guy," Koch said. "We expect Alex to come in and fill that leadership role for us since he's been through a full season with us before and knows what to expect."

Hunt has become Utah's starting shortstop role and is currently hitting .250 with a triple, a home run, five RBIs, five runs scored and two stolen bases in 10 games.



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