Chad Kruse drove in the winning run to give the Victoria Generals (2-0) the lead in the sixth inning, as the Victoria Generals hung on to beat the East Texas Pump Jacks (1-1) 5-3 on Monday.With the score tied at one in the sixth inning, Kruse came to the plate and singled, scoring Brandon Tierney.
The Victoria Generals staved off the East Texas Pump Jacks as the East Texas Pump Jacks were unable to match the Victoria Generals down the stretch.
The East Texas Pump Jacks scored two runs in the eighth on a two-run single by Logan Preston. Despite their efforts, the East Texas Pump Jacks couldn't get over the hump.
Tierney had a hot bat for the Victoria Generals. Tierney went 2-3, drove in one and scored one run. He singled in the second inning and doubled in the sixth inning.
The Victoria Generals got the win thanks in large part to Jordan Pacheco's dominant, nine-strikeout performance. Pacheco allowed one earned run on three hits and two walks over seven innings.
Jeff Stovall ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with his first loss of the year. He lasted just 1 2/3 innings, walked one, struck out one, and allowed four runs.