The Waynesboro Generals and WSVA-550AM are teaming up to bring fans an exciting Generals Game of the Week package this summer. WSVA will broadcast nine Generals home games, beginning opening weekend, Sunday, June 2, when Waynesboro hosts the New Market Rebels at Kate Collins Field.
The schedule also includes two games with Harrisonburg (June 9 and July 23), three games with Staunton (June 13, June 23 and July 13), two with Rockbridge (June 30 and July 18) and one with Strasburg (July 5).
Chris Graham will handle play-by-play duties on the broadcasts, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a pregame show featuring interviews with Generals players and coaches and pregame analysis from Graham.
Generals home games begin at 7 p.m. Listeners can listen over the air at 550 on the AM dial and online at www.WSVAOnline.com.
Listeners can also access the online streaming link via the Generals website at www.WaynesboroGenerals.net.
“We’re excited to be able to partner with WSVA to bring Generals baseball back to the radio,” said David Gauldin, the president of Waynesboro Amateur Athletics, the nonprofit parent organization of the Waynesboro Generals.
“We’ve been looking for ways to raise our profile in the community, and this arrangement with WSVA, the biggest station in the Valley, is a home run in my book,” Gauldin said.
Sunday, June 2, vs. New Market
Sunday, June 9, vs. Harrisonburg
Thursday, June 13, vs Staunton
Sunday, June 23, vs. Staunton
Sunday, June 30, vs. Rockbridge
Friday, July 5, vs. Strasburg
Saturday, July 13, vs. Staunton
Thursday, July 18, vs. Rockbridge
Tuesday, July 23, vs. Harrisonburg
First pitch is at 7 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children under 12. Waynesboro Generals season passes will also be honored at the gate.
The Diamondbacks tied for second in the RCBL in 2012 with a 14-10 record, with key contributions from Wes Dimitt (.412, 6 homers, 21 RBI) and Ryan Cooper (.329, 7 HR, 36 RBI, 8-1, 1.47 ERA).
Waynesboro won the South Division in the VBL in 2012 with a 31-13 regular-season record and advanced to the playoff semifinals before being upset by eventual league champion Harrisonburg.
The matchup is the first-ever between the two teams. A game scheduled in 2009 was canceled because of rain.
Nordorf just finished his first year as a volunteer assistant coach at New Mexico State after a semester as a student manager in 2012.
Before his stint at New Mexico State, Nordorf was an assistant baseball coach New Mexico Military Institute from 2009-2012. Nordorf was the pitching coach and first-base coach, while also being involved in recruiting and field and equipment maintenance.
In 2011, Nordorf was a bench coach for the Roswell Invaders, who are a part of the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs. The Invaders were 47- 27 overall and the 2011 Pecos League Champions.
Since 2010, Nordorf has been a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). He also worked in field maintenance for the Pecos League in 2012.
Nordorf receive an associate’s degree in math and science in 2008 from NMMI and is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Individualized Studies at NM State.
Nordorf has two children, Mia, 12, and Urijah, 3.
Mitchell, a Charlottesville native, was tabbed among the best college pitching prospects by Baseball America Magazine in 1991, and was taken in the fifth round of the 1992 Major League Baseball draft by the Philadelphia Phillies.
Mitchell made his MLB debut in 1996, and also pitched for the New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox organizations before retiring from baseball in 2000.
Mitchell lives in Waynesboro with his wife and three children.
Alex Mortensen of University of Nebraska- Omaha will be playing for the Generals this summer. On May 2nd, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced that Alex has been selected for the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District Baseball Team for District 7. These teams recognize the nation’s top student‐athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
Alex is Omaha’s fourth academic all-district selection in baseball program history and the first to garner such recognition as a Division I student-athlete. Congratulations, Alex!
On Wednesday May 1st, Conley was named first team All West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
“Jeff was our work horse all spring,” said Alderson Broaddus coach Luke Harrigan. “He had great improvement on the mound and at the plate all season. I am looking forward to seeing him improve this summer and going into his senior year.”
Conley ranked second in the WVIAC with a microscopic 2.79 ERA and held opposing batters to a .261 batting average in 58.0 innings. He tied for the team lead with five wins and fanned 48 opposing batters. Conley led the Battlers with five complete games and earned conference Pitcher of the Week honors for the week of March 25.
The Ft. Ashby, W.Va., native started all 44 games for A-B, tallied a team-high five home runs, compiled a .376 batting average and drove in 31 runs. Conley also stole four bases and paced the Battlers with a .570 slugging percentage.
Conley was named a Division II Atlantic Region Preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newpaper prior to the 2013 season.