Staunton Braves Shutdown Generals 7-0
Unable to produce any momentum at the plate, the Generals were shutout Wednesday evening by the Staunton Braves 7-0.
Backed by an incredible pitching performance from starter Deacon Medders, the Braves were able to slowly chip away at the Generals as they would put up runs in five different innings.
Medders would go six innings allowing no runs on just four hits. He struck out eight and would walk only two. This would be Medders’ first win of the year as he now sits at a 1.58 ERA through seventeen innings pitched.
Waynesboro starter Grant Suponchick would make it through four innings allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits. Suponchick would earn his first loss of the season as he now has a 1.72 ERA through 15 2/3 innings.
The clear standout for Staunton would be centerfielder Max Wood as he would go 2-for-5 with a double. He would knock in three RBIs and score two runs. Richard Miller, Andrew Labosky and Brendan Cutting would also add RBIs for the Braves.
The Generals would only tally six hits on the night with two of those coming off the bat of right fielder McClain Bradley. He would hit his third double of the year as he is now batting .483 through fifty-eight plate appearances.
The Braves improve to 6-8 in the South as the Generals now fall to 9-6 on the year. The Generals are 1.5 games back of the Charlottesville Tom Sox for the lead in the South division.
The Generals will head back out on the road Thursday evening as they look to travel to Winchester to take on the Royals. They will return home Friday evening to face the Covington Lumberjacks.