UHV baseball signs 2

Jaguars baseball coach Terry Puhl announced the signing of a pitcher and an outfielder on July 31.  Pitcher Colter Zoch will transfer from the University of Arkansas-Monticello. Outfielder Michael Prestera joins the Jaguars after a season at Richland College.


Colter—a LaGrange, Texas native—compiled a record of 5-9 this past season for a team that went 6-42 overall. He started 14 games, appeared in 17 and struck out 62 in 76 innings of work.


"Colter will anchor the starting rotation, " said Puhl. "He is the maverick of the staff and can keep his performance at a high level."


Puhl had this warning for Jaguars fans: “Be sure not to miss any of Colter’s starts.”


As a red-shirt freshman, Prestera tied a Richland College school record of 34 steals in a season. Prestera was only caught stealing 4 times all season.


“Michael will see action at the top of the order. His speed should put pressure on the opposition,” said Puhl. “His speed will serve him well patrolling Riverside Stadium’s spacious centerfield.”


Colter Zoch – 2007 season at UAM


ERA     W-L     APP     GS       IP         H         R          ER       BB       SO
7.66      5-9       17        14      76.1      102       77         65        47        62


Michael Prestera – 2007 season at Richland College


GP       Avg.     RBI      AB       R          H         2B        BB       SO       SB/SBA     OBP% 51       .312        24      154      46        48          5         38        20          34/38        .584


The Jaguars’ inaugural baseball season begins in February 2008.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Ashley Walyuchow