Generals Handle Braves in 15-7 Win
In an unusual beginning that would have the Staunton Braves manger ejected in the first inning, the Generals were later able to pile on the hits to go on to a 15-7 victory.
The South division matchup would see a combined twenty-two runs on twenty-nine hits between both squads.
The high scoring affair would include six Generals putting up a multi-hit night with five players logging two or more RBIs. Zach Evers, Malik Stephens, Andrew Robinson, Parker Phillips, Grant Suponchick, Luke Robinson, Ryan Rosa and Joseph Bellini would all contribute with RBIs.
Malik Stephens and Jason Bush would both double with Bush going 3-for-5 with two runs. Zach Evers and Luke Robinson would add triples with Luke going 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. Evers would finish his night 2-for-3 with two RBIs, three runs scored and his eighth stolen base of the year.
Joseph Bellini would take player of the game honors for Waynesboro, putting up a 2-for-4 night with an eighth inning long-ball. He scored three runs and would add three RBIs.
Starter Braden Olive would give the Generals a respectable showing, going four innings and allowing just one unearned run on five hits. He had no walks and struck out four. Andrew Mahoney would earn his first win of the year for the Generals.
Though losing by eight runs the Braves would go down fighting as they would put up six runs in the top of the ninth putting the score at 15-7. Michael Higgins, Austin Edens, Henry Kreinenbaum and Andrew Labosky would all contribute with RBIs for the Braves.
Starter Deacon Medders would earn his first loss going four innings allowing seven earned runs on eight hits.
The Braves are now 8-12 in the South division with the win putting the Generals at 12-7. The Generals still remain a game and a half behind the Charlottesville Tom Sox for the South division lead.
The Generals will begin a six game road trip Wednesday evening as they head to Harrisonburg to take on the Turks. The next home matchup will be on July 5 against the New Market Rebels.
**Photo- Joseph Bellini