Generals Use Huge 6th Inning to Top Purcellville
The Generals found themselves trailing 1-0 after 5 complete on the road in Purcellville. A big 6th inning, along with a solid outing from the pitching staff, prevented them from losing their third straight.
After the Cannons scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the third, Generals starting pitcher, Tyler Bielamowicz (Houston), worked his way through his outing with 6 strikeouts. He went 4 innings, allowed 2 hits and a run. Matt Nickles (Randolph-Macon) came in to relieve while the Generals were behind 1-0. He threw 2 innings and only gave up a single hit. He earned his first win of the year. Patrick O’Shea (St Mary’s) was the bridge to the 9th. He managed to throw 2 innings, giving up 3 hits, a walk, but striking out 4. This paved the way for Gio Soto (Florida International) to throw a clean 9th for his 2nd save of the year.
As for the offense, Jordan Ammons (Mercer) stepped in to start off the 6th, and immediately drilled a double into the right center gap. He was moved to third by Kyle Wrighte (W&M) on a ground ball to the right side. 2 batters later, Chase Cheek (Duke) drove in Ammons with an infield single. Cheek’s single was the beginning of 4 straight two out hits, including RBI doubles by Alex Webb (Chipola) and Tyler Trovinger (Oakland).
Key Performers for Purcellville:
- Jacob Freeland: 3-4, 2B
- Blade Baker: 1-2, BB, R, SB
Key Performers for Waynesboro:
- Chase Cheek (Duke): 3-4, SB, R, RBI
- Tyler Trovinger (Oakland): 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI
The Generals (4-3) will be back in action tomorrow night at home vs. the Covington Lumberjacks (6-3) at 7 pm. Waynesboro will turn to Justin Beyer (Niagara County CC) on the hill.