Hidden text at top of Inner pages
HomeTicket InformationSchedule/PromotionsTeamNewsVictoria BB ClubMerchandiseTCLPhoto Gallery

SYS_MESSAGE

Generals Land Four Islanders from Texas A&M Corpus Christi

For the past three seasons the Victoria Generals have had at least one player on the roster from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.  In 2009, there was Chris Pena.  In 2010, Roman Madrid and Jeramie Marek helped the Generals win the Texas Collegiate League championship.  Last summer, in 2011, the Generals had Alex Jack, Phillip Garcia, and Santiago Ruiz.

 

This year is no different as the Generals have added four new Islanders to the 2012 roster.  Outfielder Eric Weiss and right-handed pitchers Tanner Green, Bryce Zak, and Tyler Schnuriger will become the newest members of the pipeline running from Corpus Christi to Victoria.

 

“We’re very fortunate to have a great relationship with the coaching staff in Corpus Christi,” commented Blake Koch, the general manager for the Generals.  “They have always sent us some of their top players every season, and this year is no different.”

 

Eric Weiss, a junior transfer from Tyler Junior College, is already off to a hot start for the Islanders in 2012.  Weiss is currently batting .277 while leading the team in hits (23), doubles (6), RBIs (13), and walks (12).  Weiss has also added one triple, 14 runs scored, and three stolen bases. 

 

As a sophomore at TJC, Weiss was named an NJCAA All-American after hitting .402 on the year with nine doubles, 24 RBIs, 27 runs scored, and 16 stolen bases.

 

As a freshman, Weiss hit .399 with 16 doubles, three triples, one home run, 49 RBIs, 67 runs scored, and 19 stolen bases.

 

Weiss is from Houston where he attended Cypress Creek High School.

 

“Eric is a versatile player that can play all three outfield spots and also catch a little bit if needed,” stated Koch.  “He’s an experienced player that is poised to have a big summer for us.”

 

Tanner Green, a sophomore from Georgetown, Texas, is off to a good start as well for the Islanders this season.  Green is 1-0 in nine appearances.  Green has struck out six batters in 10 innings of work.

 

As a freshman, Green appeared in 24 games out of the bullpen.  He posted a 2-1 record with a 5.40 ERA.

 

“Tanner is a submarine style thrower that can come in and give hitters a different look at the plate,” said Koch.  “He’s a great guy to have on a summer ball roster because he won’t have a problem throwing in back-to-back games.”

 

Bryce Zak, a redshirt freshman from San Angelo, Texas, had a great summer in the New York Collegiate League in 2011 for the Hornell Dodgers.  Zak went 3-1 with a 3.33 ERA in 10 starts while compiling 54 strikeouts in 51.1 innings.

 

Zak, a 6’3”, 210 pound right-hander, has appeared in four games this season for the Islanders.  He has only allowed one run while striking out three batters.

 

“Bryce had a great summer up in New York last year,” commented Koch.  “We’re hoping that he can duplicate that kind of success on the mound in a Generals uniform this summer.”

 

The final Islander added to the Generals 2012 summer roster is Tyler Schnuriger.  The San Antonio native is currently recovering from a back injury that has kept him out of action this spring.  Schnuriger had a great high school career at MacArthur High School.

 

“Tyler has been dealing with some injury problems, but should come in rested and ready to go this summer,” Koch stated.  “He’s got an electric arm and has the chance to be one our starters in the rotation.”

 

The Generals home opener is on Sunday, June 3 at 7:05pm at Riverside Stadium against the Acadiana Cane Cutters.  Season tickets for all 30 of the Generals home games this season are on sale now.  Fans can buy season tickets and team merchandise at the Generals team store located at 3708 North Navarro, Suite A in the Landmark Shopping Center, online at www.VictoriaGenerals.com, or by calling 361-485-9522.



Search Archive »




Browse by Year »

2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008

Browse by Month »

November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
December 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008