Gens Score 16 to Beat New Market to Stay Hot
New Market fans had to be feeling a bit of deja vu when the Gens put up a 7 spot in the first inning. The last time the two teams matched up, Waynesboro won by busting out 18 runs on 20 hits. Tonight, the Generals would put up 16 in the winning effort.
The night started with a bang for Waynesboro. After starter Tyler Thompson (Austin Peay) worked out of a bases loaded jam in the first, the offense came alive. Tyler Bielamowicz (Houston) started things off with a single. Chase Cheek (Duke) would then send a swinging bunt up the third base line. The third baseman would field it and throw it away to allow Bielo to come all the way around to score and Cheek to make it to third. A hit-by-pitch and a walk loaded the bases for Alex Webb (Chipola). Webb shot a single up the middle for an RBI and the second run of the inning. Jackson Webb (UCF) worked a bases loaded RBI walk for the third run. Bryce Teodosio would then hit a high fly ball down the right field line into foul territory for a sacrifice fly that all runners advanced on. The next batter would strike out for out number two and New Market looked as if they could get out of the inning by only giving up 4 runs. However, Joe Bellini (Cincinatti) drilled a triple into the right center field gap for 2 RBIs. He would also end up scoring 2 pitches later on a wild pitch. The score would stand at 7-0 after 1 complete inning.
New Market would respond quickly with 2 runs in the top of the second inning. After a lead-off single, a fielder’s choice, and 2 stolen bases, there was a runner at 3rd base with only one out in the inning. The Rebels would shoot a single through the left side to score their first run. Two batters later, Andrew Eyster would drill a double down the right field line to drive in the other run of the inning. The score after 2 complete was now 7-2.
The Generals would bust things back open in the bottom of the 4th with 3 more runs. Alex Brait (Florida Gulf Coast) would start things off with a 1-out single to right and would advance to second later on a wild pitch. However after a strikeout, there were 2 away in the inning with Brait standing on second base. Alex Webb would walk and Brait would steal third to put runners at first and third for Bryce Teodosio. Teodosio was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Bruno Teramoto (New Mexico St) would get hit by a pitch for an RBI, and finally, Joe Bellini would be the third consecutive batter to be hit by a pitch and would bring in another run. The score moved to 10-2 after 4 innings.
In the top of the 5th, the Rebels would tack on a run to make the score 10-3. It started with a lead off single by Oraj Anu. That was one of 4 hits by Anu on the night. He was moved to second base on a tapper back to the mound. He eventually scored on a single to right field with two outs in the inning. But there would be no further threat.
In the bottom part of the 5th, the Generals would put up another 4 runs. Alex Brait was the man to start things with one out in the inning again. He drew a walk. Andrew Orzel (Wofford) would move him to third base on a single to right. With runners on the corners and 1 out in the inning, Alex Webb would ground into an RBI fielder’s choice. Jackson Webb would once again draw a walk to get runners on first and second for Bryce Teodosio. On a 2-2 count, Teodosio unloaded on a ball that disappeared into the night sky. The 3 run shot would move the score to 13-3.
For good measure, Waynesboro would pile on their final 2 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning. Joe Bellini would work a leadoff walk and would score on a first pitch RBI triple by Tyler Bielamowicz. Chase Cheek would send a groundball to the right side for an RBI groundout. The score stood at 16-3. The Rebels would manage to score one in the top of the 8th by way of an RBI groundout to third base to move the score to where it would ultimately finish. Final Score: 16-4.
Key Performers for New Market:
- Oraj Anu: 4-5, R
- Kobe Lopez: 2-2, BB
- Henry Moore: 2-2, RBI
Key Performers for Waynesboro:
- Jackson Webb (UCF): 2-3, 2 RBI, 3 R, SB
- Alex Webb (Chipola): 1-4, 2 RBI, 3 R
- Bryce Teodosio (Clemson): 1-3, HR, Sac Fly, 4 RBI
- Tyler Bielamowicz (Houston): 2-6, 3B, RBI, 2 R
- Alex Brait (FGCU): 1-3, SB, HBP, BB, 3 R
The Generals will have the opportunity to catch Covington in the standings tomorrow when they take on the Lumberjacks head-to-head at 7 PM at Kate Collins Field. Matt Ellmyer (Wofford) is scheduled to be on the mound.