Generals Take Down River Bandits in 2nd Straight Walk-Off Win
Once the pitch count got too high for Jacob Bradley to continue for Woodstock, the Generals struck for 2 in the bottom of the 9th to win the ball game 3-2 on the walk-off single by Blake Johnson (UAB).
Jacob Bradley had the number of the Generals all game long as he threw 8 solid innings. He got double play balls when he needed them and also racked up 7 strikeouts. Once he came out of the game for the ninth, the Generals finally pushed across the winning runs.
Woodstock took the lead in the top of the third. Justin Beyer (Wagner) was working through the game quickly when he gave up a 2-out single. He walked the next hitter as well, but got a ground ball that looked like it was going to get him out of the inning. However, an error by the shortstop allowed one run to score. The error was followed up by a single to left to score the second run. After 3, the score was 2-0 in favor of Woodstock.
The Generals would chip away in the bottom of the 5th with 2 straight 2 out doubles. The first was by Alex Webb (Chipola) and the other was by Andrew Orzel (Wofford) for the first RBI of the game for Waynesboro. 2-1 was the score until the bottom of the 9th. Woodstock brought in Rainer Ausmus to try and finish the game. He started the inning by hitting Dalton Wingo (UCF). When Bruno Teramoto (New Mexico St) put down a sacrifice bunt, Wingo got aggressive and got all the way to third, narrowly beating the tag of the third baseman who had to hustle back to third after fielding the bunt. Joe Bellini (Cincinnati) was intentionally walked, and Tyler Bielamowicz (Houston) walked soon after to load the bases. It came down to Blake Johnson to drive in the tying and possibly winning runs. In a 2-2 count, Johnson shot a grounder through the right side to bring 2 runs in and walk it off in the bottom of the 9th for their 3rd straight win.
Key Performers for Woodstock:
- Jacob Bradley: 8 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 7 K
- Riley Brandvold: 1-3, RBI
Key Performers for Waynesboro:
- Patrick O’Shea (St. Mary’s): W (3-0), 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K
- Justin Beyer (Wagner): ND, 5+ IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
- Andrew Orzel (Wofford): 1-2, 2B, RBI, 2 BB
- Blake Johnson (Alabama Birmingham): 1-4, 2 RBI Walk-Off Single
The Generals (21-15) will hit the road on Wednesday to take on a team that owns the season series 3 games to 1. They’ll be playing in John Moxie Stadium when they take on the Staunton Braves. The Gens will be searching for their 4th straight win.