Gens Bust Out 20 Hits In Win Over New Market
In a truly impressive display, the Generals brought in 18 runs to take down New Market. The Gens scored in every inning but the 2nd and the 9th and were able to knock in a season-high 8 runs in an inning.
In the very first inning, Chase Cheek (Duke) hit a one-out triple to get things started. However, he was thrown out at the plate on a fielder’s choice in the next at-bat for the second out. The Gens looked as if they may not score after a triple, but Alex Webb (Chipola) had other ideas. He sent a double deep into the left centerfield gap to bring the runner around from 1st.
The Rebels would quickly answer. In the bottom of the first, the Rebels started the game with 3 straight singles to bring home a run. Nick Parr (Oakland), the starter for the Generals, did a nice job at working out of the inning when he got a New Market hitter to roll into a double play. The score after 1 inning was tied 1-1.
Neither team scored in the second inning, but both did in the third. Chase Cheek started things again for the Generals. He would drop a bunt single with one out in the inning. Andrew Orzel (Wofford) followed him up with another single, but when the throw came into the cutoff man, they would try and throw Orzel out at second. Fortunately, the cutoff man’s throw was airmailed, allowing Cheek to score.
In the bottom of the third, the Rebels would take their first lead in the game by putting up 2 runs. After a leadoff single, the Rebel’s leading hitter Andrew Eyster drilled a homer to straight away left field to put the Rebs in front 3-2.
The Generals would eventually score 3 in the top of the 4th to take the lead for good. When Jackson Webb (UCF) was hit by a pitch, he got aggressive on the base paths to make New Market pay. He stole 2nd and then 3rd in the same at bat. Bruno Teramoto (New Mexico St.) would single after a long battle to bring in the tying run. 2 batters later, Gabe Montenegro (Southern Miss) singled to right to allow Teramoto to get to third. Chase Cheek came up big once again during a night to remember for the Duke representative, with a double into right center field that brought in both Teramoto and Montenegro. The lead for the Gens was now 5-3.
New Market wouldn’t go away quite yet with a run in the bottom of the 4th to inch a bit closer. After a one out single, things started happening quickly. An error was made at third base on a potential double play ball. That was followed with another hit from Andrew Eyster to drive in yet another run. Parr would eventually work himself out of that jam too. The score at this point in time was 5-4 in favor of Waynesboro.
The Gens scored again in the 5th inning. After 2 quick outs, Tyler Bielamowicz (Houston) would hit an infield single, but would be moved to second base after an errant attempt by the shortstop. Jackson Webb would come up with a double down the left field line to score Bielo and make it 6-4 Generals.
Nick Parr would start to settle in and would throw a clean 5th and 6th frames while his offense just kept scoring. Bruno Teramoto would work his way to first base on what was scored an error out right. Generals fans thought it should have been scored an infield single with a throwing error to move him to second base. Joe Bellini (Cincinnati) would double directly after that to bring in Bruno. Gabe Montenegro would sacrifice Bellini to third for the red hot Chase Cheek. He wouldn’t disappoint. Another at bat for Cheek, another RBI double for Cheek. Andrew Orzel would make his way to first after an error by the third baseman to put runners on the corners. The Gens would score yet again in the inning when Orzel stole second and the catcher’s throw skipped into center. The score was now 9-4.
After the clean bottom of the 6th, the Generals would score yet again in the 7th. Tyler Bielamowicz would start things out in the inning with a walk. He would steal second base in the next at bat. After a strikeout, Bielo would steal third base as well. From there, Bruno Teramoto would drive him in with a single to give the Gens double digit runs.
The 8th inning is officially when the game got out of hand. The Gens already had a 6 run lead when they tacked on 8 in the top of the 8th. The first 8 batters of the inning all reached base safely before the Rebels finally recorded an out. But it didn’t stop after an out was recorded. Newly entered into the game Dylan Cloonan (Miami) got in on the fun by singling to right field for another RBI. By this time, it was very station to station on the basepaths for the Gens. Andrew Orzel hit an RBI single in the same spot as Cloonan. Alex Webb worked a bases loaded walk for an RBI. Finally, the last two batters of the inning were put away via the punchout. The score after the inning was now 18-4.
New Market would show some late fight and put up 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th to bring the score to what would ultimately be the final score of 18-7.
Key Performers for New Market:
- Andrew Eyster: 5-5, HR, 2B, 5 RBI
- Kobe Lopez: 3-5, 3 R, 1 RBI
- Austin Bogart: 2-5
Key Performers for Waynesboro:
- Chase Cheek (Duke): 5-5, 2 2B, 3B, 3 RBI, 3 R
- Andrew Orzel (Wofford): 2-5, SB, 1 RBI, 2 R
- Alex Webb (Chipola): 2-5, 2B, 3 RBI, R
- Bruno Teramoto (New Mexico St.): 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI, 3 R
- Nick Parr (Oakland): W (2-1), 6 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
The Gens will look for their 4th straight win Wednesday night on the road in Charlottesville on an Independence Day matchup with the TomSox at 6 PM.