KILGORE — East Texas pitcher Kyle Kubat improved to 5-0 on the summer in the Pump Jacks’ 1-0 victory against Victoria in Texas Collegiate League baseball action Saturday at Driller Park.
Kubat, who attends the University of Nebraska, allowed five hits and struck out five en route to a complete-game shutout.
The game was limited to six innings.
East Texas (30-11) increased its lead over second-place Victoria (24-15) to five games in the TCL standings. The Pump Jacks return to the road Monday to play the Alexandria Aces.
East Texas was limited to two hits — by John Williams (California-Davis) and Kash Kalkowski (Nebraska) — against Generals pitchers Trae Davis and Dallas Ponder, who attend Baylor and Texas A&M-Kingsville, respectively.
Texas Collegiate League
At Driller Park, Kilgore
East Texas 1, Victoria 0
Victoria 000 000 — 0 5 1
E. Texas 100 000 — 1 2 0
Trae Davis, Dallas Ponder (6) and Eric Weiss; Kyle Kubat and Louie Helmburg; W — Kubat (5-0); L — Davis (1-2). 2B — V: Billy Richard.
RECORDS — Victoria 24-15; East Texas 30-11.
NEXT UP — The Woodlands at Victoria, 7:05 p.m. today; East Texas at Alexandria, 7:05 p.m. Monday.