Generals rip Luray, take one-game lead into All-Star break
Starter Garrett Baugh was staked to an early 6-0 lead after a six-run second highlighted by a leadoff homer from Johnston, his second of the season, but was lifted after giving up twospots in the second and third.
John Sabelle (1-2) picked up the win in an inning and a third of relief.
Murray’s homer, his ninth of the season, ties him for the Valley League lead with Winchester’s Joseph Odom.
Julian Ridings had a hit in two at-bats to lift his VBL-leading batting average to .451 heading into the All-Star break.
Catcher Tyrone Smith had three hits and three RBI for Waynesboro, which improved to 19-9 and takes a one-game lead in the South Division into the break.
The Generals return to action on Tuesday at home against second-place Harrisonburg.