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.


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