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Pump Jacks are Texas Collegiate League champs with 7-4 victory over Victoria

From Staff Reports
Aug. 15, 2012 at 5:16 p.m.


KILGORE <span class="paragraph-0">-</span> The East Texas Pump Jacks took their first Texas Collegiate League championship with a 7-4 victory tonight over the Victoria Generals.

The come-from-behind win came in game 3 of a three-game series.

The Pump Jacks fell behind 3-0 by the end of the second, but began scoring in the fourth, making it 3-2. They took the lead in the bottom of the sixth, scoring four to make it 6-3.

The Generals scored one more in the seventh, but the Pump Jacks made it 7-4 in the eighth. Hallsville's Jason Jester was on the mound in the ninth to slam the door.

The Generals had an opportunity Tuesday to clinch the TCL title after a 5-3 win Monday in game one at Victoria, but fell to 1-7 at Driller Park this season with a game two 7-4 loss. That set up the deciding game three, also at Driller and also decided by a score of 7-4.

It is the Pump Jacks' first-ever TCL championship. The Generals were league champions in 2010.

"This is for Kilgore," said head coach Ben Taylor after the game.

Pick up Thursday's News-Journal for more on this story and all the day's news.

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