Generals Combine to One Hit Turks in 7-0 Shutout
The Waynesboro Generals shutdown the Harrisonburg Turks Wednesday evening as Payton Kinney and Tyler Thompson combined to allow just one hit on the night.
Generals’ starter Payton Kinney came out hot as he went six innings allowing no runs and the Turks’ only hit. He walked one Turk batter and struck out six. Kinney would take the win for the Generals moving to 2-0 on the year with a 2.34 ERA in 15 1/3 innings pitched.
Tyler Thompson would come on in relief in the seventh inning continuing Kinney’s work as he would keep the Turks’ bats quiet for the remainder of the game. Thompson had two walks and struck out three.
The Generals jumped out to an early lead in the top half of the second as third baseman Hunter Wilson would come across to score on an error by Turks’ second baseman Bryan Arias. Wilson was one of five Generals batters that logged a multi-hit game as he went 2-for-3 at the plate with a run scored.
Generals first baseman Parker Phillips would be the standout offensively however as he was 2-for-4 with a double. He would log one run and plate three RBIs in the winning effort.
Ryan Rosa and Jason Bush would also contribute with an RBI apiece. Rosa would also tally two stolen bags giving him five on the season.
Right fielder McClain Bradley continued to be an offensive presence for the Generals as he was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and knocking his second triple of the young season. Bradley is now crushing a league leading .568 average in thirty-seven at bats.
Zak Devermann would record the loss for Harrisonburg. He went four innings allowing two earned runs on six hits. He walked three and struck out four.
The Generals now move to 6-4 in the South as they remain 1.5 games behind the Charlottesville Tom Sox. The Turks have now fallen to 3-8 on the year.
Waynesboro will continue their road stint as they head to Woodstock to take on the River Bandits Thursday evening.