When the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio take the field tonight, they’ll be playing to protect their lead in Texas Collegiate League’s South Division.
A four-game winning streak has lifted the Chanclas (8-4) into first place ahead of the Brazos Valley Bombers (6-4).
The Chanclas opened a three-game road series in Victoria Tuesday night with a 2-1 victory over the Victoria Generals.
The Generals (5-8 in the TCL South) will host the Chanclas again tonight and Thursday before the two teams move to San Antonio to play another three-game set at Wolff Stadium starting Friday.
Riggs Threadgill threw five shutout innings Tuesday night as the Chanclas won their fourth straight to match a season-high winning streak.
Continuing a string of solid pitching performances for the Chanclas, Threadgill combined with Matthew Sesler and Connor Schmidt in limiting the Generals to five hits.
The Chanclas’ earned run average, as a result, fell to a league-best 2.42.
Chanclas leadoff batter Jordan Thompson delivered an RBI single for a 1-0 lead in the fifth inning. In the seventh, Lee Thomas made it 2-0 with a run-scoring base hit.
The Generals pulled to within 2-1 in the eighth against Sesler when Josh Elvir singled to drive in the only run for the home team.
Victoria put the tying run on base with two out in the ninth against Schmidt when Hobbs Price reached on catcher’s interference.
But Chanclas shortstop Jalen Battles ended it with a nice play, as he ran down a pop fly in foul territory off the bat of Sam Haley.
San Antonio 2 – 7 – 1
Victoria 1 – 5 – 2
Please click on the link for Tuesday night’s box score.
San Antonio 8-4
San Antonio at Victoria, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday.
The Chanclas have won two straight games on the road after losing four of their first five. They’ll play at Victoria on Wednesday and Thursday before returning to San Antonio to host the Generals for three more starting Friday at Wolff Stadium.