UHV providing free tickets to Victoria Generals game

The University of Houston-Victoria is inviting area residents to Riverside Stadium June 12 for a free night of baseball, giveaways and contests.

Free Ticket Night at the Victoria Generals presented by UHV will feature a game between the Generals and Acadiana Cane Cutters. The first pitch will be at 7:05 p.m. Admission is free with an advanced ticket.

Vic Morgan

“We are delighted to host a night at the ballpark and look forward to seeing our friends in the Victoria community,” UHV President Vic Morgan said. “We receive so much community support throughout the year. This is a way to thank them and enjoy a free night of baseball together.”

Fans will receive UHV giveaways at the gate. They also can take part in games and contests between innings throughout the evening. UHV’s jaguar mascot, jaX, will be on hand to greet the crowd.

The Generals play in the Texas Collegiate League, a collegiate summer wooden bat league consisting of teams from Texas and Louisiana. The Cane Cutters are based out of Youngsville, La. Although there are no UHV baseball players on the Generals’ roster this summer, there are players with ties to Victoria.

Michael Brawner, a 2015 graduate from St. Joseph High School in Victoria, is pitching for the Generals for the second straight season. Brawner plays at Louisiana State University-Eunice.

Zac Leigh, a 2016 Victoria East High School graduate, came back home for the summer to help the Generals. Leigh is a relief pitcher at Texas State University.

The Generals also have players from several Division I college teams such as University of Arkansas and Delaware State University. There also are international players from Australia, Canada and Venezuela.

Area residents can pick up tickets at three locations in Victoria during normal business hours.

  • Victoria Convention and Visitors Bureau, 702 N. Main St., Suite 101
  • City of Victoria Public Information Office, 702 N. Main St., Suite 113
  • UHV University Center first floor kiosk, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St.

For more information, call UHV Marketing & Communications at 361-570-4341.

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.

Jeremy Shapiro