It may have only been a 2-game series, but the Victoria Generals still made it a sweep of the Texas Marshals with a 6-4 win last night at Riverside Stadium.

Generals starting pitcher Mat McClain (St. Mary’s) picked up his first win of the season, allowing just three runs on five hits with seven strikeouts over five innings.

The Generals jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the second inning.  After the Generals loaded the bases on three straight singles by David Paiz, Jr. (Texas State), Romeo Cortina (Sam Houston), and Jordan Camel (Stephen F. Austin), Nathan Humpal (St. Mary’s) drew a walk to push across the first run.  Jacob Hubert (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi) then blasted a bases-clearing double into left-centerfield gap.

The Marshals cut the Generals lead to 4-3 with two runs in the fourth and one in the fifth off of McClain, but the Generals would respond with two runs in the bottom half of the fifth to make it 6-4.  Camel singled home Cortina before Hubert added his fourth RBI of the game to bring in Camel.

Kyle Keller (Southeastern Louisiana) made his first appearance for the Generals in relief, allowing a single run in two innings of work with two strikeouts.  Paiz struck out the side in the eighth and Kaleb Keith (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi) notched his second save of the season by pitching a scoreless ninth inning.

Cortina led the Generals at the plate with a 4-for-4 night with a double and two runs scored.

The Generals improved to 5-1 on the season with the victory and the Marshals fell to 2-4.

Next up, the Generals will take on the East Texas Pump Jacks in Kilgore tonight and tomorrow, before returning home for their next home stand on Saturday and Sunday against the Woodlands Strykers.  Saturday night is the Generals fifth annual Diamonds on the Diamond event presented by Torin Bales Fine Jewelry.  The first 100 women at the game ages 18 and older will be registered for the chance to win lots of great prizes throughout the night, including the grand prize: diamond earrings from the Torin Bales Collection valued at $1,400.

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