Generals Rally in the Eighth to Beat Staunton 7-5
On the road Friday evening facing their South division foe Staunton Braves, the Generals were able to put together yet another impressive come from behind victory to win 7-5.
The Braves would jump ahead early as they would take a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Max Wood and Richard Miller would both add some power to the lineup with each player going deep for Staunton. Wood would end up 2-for-5 with a stolen base. Miller would tab a 3-for-5 night with two runs scored and an RBI.
Austin Edens and Brendan Cutting would both contribute RBIs on the evening. Starter Daniel Rivero would run an impressive seven innings allowing just two earned runs on six hits. He would walk away with a no decision.
Wade Strain would take his fourth loss of the year as he was responsible for the Generals breakout eighth inning rally. After managing just two runs off of Rivero, the Generals brought the bats around and would then hit Strain for four earned runs.
James Cosentino, McClain Bradley and Jason Bush would all have RBIs for the Generals. Bradley continued his tear through the Valley League as he went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Bradley would belt a two out two run homer in the eighth to put the Generals ahead once and for all. Other offensive notables for the Generals would be Joseph Bellini who went 2-for-4 with a run scored and Joseph Estrada who would set a three hit night with a double and run scored.
Generals starter Gabe Mosser would take the no decision. Garrett Bye would earn his third win behind two innings pitched. He allowed one hit and struck out three. Daniel Tolano would earn his first save of the year as he closed it out for the Generals.
The Braves fall to 10-17 in the South. The Generals are now 17-10 in the South and gain a half a game on the Tom Sox.
The Generals will travel back to Charlottesville Saturday evening to take on their I-64 rival Tom Sox as they continue their fight for the lead in the South.