Vidrine’s Two Home Runs Power South to 10-2 Win in TCL All-Star Game
On a night when the best players from the Texas Collegiate League traveled to Victoria to showcase their skills in the 2012 TCL All-Star Game presented by the University of Houston-Victoria, no star shinned brighter than Victoria Generals outfielder Jude Vidrine who was named the game’s MVP as he led the South to a 10-2 victory over the North.
Vidrine blasted two home runs in the game, a three-run shot in the second inning and a solo bomb in the ninth. On the night, Vidrine went 3-for-4 with the two home runs, five RBIs, and three runs scored and was also hit by a pitch.
Generals pitcher Covey Morrow was credited with the win, recording three quick outs in the second inning. Generals pitcher Jordan Pacheco pitched a perfect sixth inning, striking out the first two batters he faced and then getting a flyout to the shortstop for out number three.
Trae Davis and Dillon Newman of the Generals each pitched a scoreless inning in the eighth and ninth, respectively. Newman struck out all three batters he faced. Generals first baseman Trace Knoblauch hit a triple to deep centerfield in the bottom of the ninth inning and came around to score on a groundout by Ricardo Sanchez of the Woodlands Strykers. Vidrine the made the final sore 10-2 on his solo home run in the ninth.
With the win, the South squad has now won the last two TCL All-Star Games. Prior to the game, Brazos Valley Bombers outfielder Brandon Wood won the TCL Home Run Derby presented by Victoria Nissan.