UHV offers free tickets to first Victoria Generals game of summer

Crossroads residents can get free tickets to the May 29 home opener for the Victoria Generals collegiate league baseball game sponsored by the University of Houston-Victoria. 

Bob Glenn

Free Ticket Night at the Victoria Generals presented by UHV will feature a game between the Generals and the Acadiana Cane Cutters. The first pitch will be at 7:05 p.m. at Riverside Stadium inside Riverside Park. Admission is free with an advanced ticket. A limited number of free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

“We’re excited to host a fun night out at the ballpark,” UHV President Bob Glenn said. “We’ve received so much support from the community. A free baseball game is a way to enjoy that comradery and say ‘thank you.’”

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 in attendance to greet the crowd.

The Victoria Generals play in the Texas Collegiate League, a collegiate summer wooden bat league consisting of five teams from Texas and Louisiana. The Cane Cutters are based out of Youngsville, La. Returning for a second season this summer, UHV outfielder Luis Vargas is playing for the Generals.

The Generals also have players from Division 1 college teams such as the University of Oklahoma, University of Houston, University of Texas at San Antonio, Sam Houston State University, University of the Incarnate Word, University of Central Arkansas and Texas State University.

Area residents can pick up tickets before May 29 at three locations in Victoria during regular business hours:

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

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.

Ashley Strevel 361-570-4342