Rapids blast Generals in Game 1

Jordan Elliot’s 149-pitch effort was more than enough to lift Rockbridge to an 11-3 win over Waynesboro in Game 1 of the best-of-three quarterfinal series between the teams.

Elliot took a shutout into the ninth before the Generals got on the board on an RBI double by Jordan Walton, an RBI fielder’s choice by Scott Wilcox and an RBI single by Jimmy Holton.

Elliot (4-1) went eight and a third innings and gave up nine hits – five of those in the ninth.

Waynesboro starter Adam Curtis (4-4) had a much shorter outing – not making it out of the second while giving up eight runs, seven earned, on eight hits.

Walton was 3-for-4 at the plate, and Devin Smith had two hits in four trips.

Game 2 is Sunday night in Lexington. Ryan Ashooh (3-0, 3.18 ERA) gets the start for the Generals.