Generals Walk-Off Against Rebels in Ten Innings
On another cool June evening the Generals persevered and battled out a 10-9 victory against the New Market Rebels on a tenth inning walk-off single.
The bats were the theme as both teams combined for twenty three hits tallying seven doubles, a triple and a homerun.
The Generals jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first inning as second baseman Ryan Rosa was allowed home on a balk by Rebels’ starter Alec Aleywine. In one of baseball’s more uncommon occurrences, Aleywine managed to get the ball to the plate allowing General’s first baseman Parker Phillips a free swing. Phillips then singled on a slow dribbler to third.
After a scoreless second, New Market answered right back with a homerun to left by shortstop Nicholas Barber. The score was locked at 3-2 for two innings until the Generals blew it open in the bottom half of the seventh in what seemed to be the nail in the coffin on the way to a Waynesboro victory.
After a leadoff walk by centerfielder Malik Stephens, Ryan Rosa promptly doubled to left notching the game at 3-3. Rosa finished his evening 2-for-5 at the plate with three RBIs and four runs scored.
Rosa was then brought home on a one out triple by catcher Jason Bush. Right fielder McClain Bradley earned a two out walk and kept the pressure on by swiping second base on the first pitch of the next at bat. Bradley has three stolen bases on the season. Generals third baseman Hunter Wilson lined a single to center plating both Bush and Bradley.
The score was 6-3 heading into the top of the eighth inning.
The Rebels immediately rallied to load the bases on three consecutive singles. With one out, then designated hitter Aleywine earned a bases loaded walk to start what would become a six run eighth inning for the Rebels. With two outs, Rebels’ catcher Luke Johnson doubled to left field clearing the bases and stifling the Waynesboro fan base.
On in relief, Generals pitcher Gabe Mosser continued to battle his way through the inning as he allowed two more doubles by Nicholas Baber and Pablo Cabrera. Mosser fought his way out of the inning but was stung for six earned runs on six hits.
The score was 9-6 headed into the bottom half of the eighth.
Generals shortstop Jorge Arenas lead off by advancing to first on an error by Rebels’ shortstop Nicholas Barber. Stephens then singled to left on the very first pitch of his at bat. With no one out and runners on first and second, Rosa doubled to centerfield bringing around both Arenas and Stephens.
Now down by a single run, Rosa was able to chip away his way to the plate as he advanced to third and then ultimately home on two wild pitches from Rebels’ reliever Bailey Holstein. The score was deadlocked at 9-9 heading into the ninth.
Daniel Tolano came on in relief for the Generals in the top half of the ninth, pitching what eventually became two stellar innings. Tolano allowed just one hit and struck out four Rebels as he hung on to earn the win for Waynesboro.
With Ryan Rosa earning a one out walk in the tenth and then stealing second base to put himself into scoring position, it brought up Jason Bush with two outs. After working himself into a favorable hitters count of 2-0, he singled to centerfield bringing around Rosa to cap off a 10-9 victory for the Generals. The Generals are now 3-2 on the season.
Rebels’ pitcher Kyle Luigs was credited with the loss.
The Generals will hit the road Friday evening as they head out to take on the Lumberjacks of Covington.