Generals Set to Host 2012 TCL All-Star Game
The Victoria Generals of the Texas Collegiate League will host the 2012 TCL All-Star Game presented by the University of Houston-Victoria on Monday, July 9 at Riverside Stadium. It will be the second time in three years that Victoria has hosted the high-profile exhibition game.
The all-star teams will be announced by the TCL on Wednesday, July 4. Making up the South squad will be the Victoria Generals, the Acadiana Cane Cutters, and the Woodlands Strykers. The North squad will be represented by the East Texas Pump Jacks, the Brazos Valley Bombers, the Alexandria Aces, and the McKinney Marshals.
Each team will have 22 players that are voted on by the head coaches from around the league. When making the final rosters, the TCL also takes input from several Major League Baseball scouts that frequently attend games around the league.
Prior to the exhibition game at Riverside Stadium on Monday, July 9, the Generals will host the 2012 TCL Home Run Derby presented by Victoria Nissan beginning at 6:00pm. One representative from each team in the league will take part in the contest. Each player will receive 10 “outs” in the first round. The top two home run hitters from the first round will advance to the championship where they will go head-to-head for the Home Run Derby crown. The championship round will be 10 “outs” as well for the final two participants.
The 2012 TCL All-Star Game presented by the University of Houston-Victoria is set to start at 7:05pm. The first 500 fans in attendance will receive a free UHV koozie. The game will be broadcast live online through PSB Live using four different camera angles and an instant replay machine.
Tickets for the 2012 TCL All-Star Game and Home Run Derby are on sale now. Fans can purchase tickets 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. Tickets can also be purchased at any of the Victoria Generals upcoming home games leading up to the All-Star Game on Monday, July 9.