Victoria Generals Cut Arcadiana Cane Cutters 5-2
The Victoria Generals got back on the winning track yesterday, downing the Arcadiana Cane Cutters 5-2 in Lafayette, Louisiana, wrapping up a 4-game road trip. The story of the night was the Generals pitching staff as Nathan Humpal, Juan Cortina, and Kaleb Keith combined to allow just one hit in the game.
The Generals got on the board early in the top of the first inning, scoring two runs off of Cane Cutters starting pitcher Dillon Crain. Brandon Hannon and Hayden Vesely were issued back-to-back walks to start the game and came around to score on David Paiz, Jr.’s two-run single. Crain was chased from the game after just two-thirds of an inning.
Jacob Hubert extended the Generals lead to 3-0 in the top of the fourth inning on an RBI double that scored Aaron Morgan. The Generals struck again in the fifth as Romeo Cortina drilled an RBI single to score Kyle Thornell.
Generals starting pitcher Nathan Humpal was stellar in his first outing of the season. Humpal allowed his first two base runners of the game in the fifth inning on a walk and a hit batsmen, but induced a ground ball double play to get out of the inning. The Cane Cutters finally broke up Humpal’s no-hitter and shutout in the 6th inning as Vaughn Shapen singled to start the frame and came around to score on Brett Thornell’s sacrifice fly.
Humpal tossed six innings, allowing just one run on one hit with two walks and two strikeouts.
Juan Cortina pitched the seventh and eighth innings without allowing a hit and Kaleb Keith pitched a scoreless ninth inning to notch his first save of the season.
The generals now take a day off, as they get ready for tomorrow’s home opener against the Texas Marshals.