Tomsox Defeat Generals 8-4
By: Joshua Gingrich
After the Waynesboro Generals hopped out to an early lead, the Charlottesville TomSox used a series of rallies in the late innings to win 8-4. The TomSox improve to 9-5, while Waynesboro drops to 9-7.
The game started well for the Generals. Waynesboro scratched across two runs in the second on a fielder’s choice by shortstop Jalen Vasquez and a throwing error by Charlottesville pitcher Luke Wagner. In addition, Generals starting pitcher Jonathan Blackwell was dealing, retiring 15 of the first 16 batters he faced and not allowing a runner past second.
Then everything changed.
The TomSox sent 10 batters to the plate in the sixth inning, four of them scoring off Blackwell and reliever Zach Locke. They didn’t stop there, scoring two in the seventh and two in the eighth to break away from the Generals.
Waynesboro also struggled to take advantage of opportunities. They left 10 men on base, including two in the fifth, sixth, seventh and ninth. The Generals also struck out 15 times, multiple times with runners on base.
Blackwell went 5.1 innings, giving up four runs and was handed the loss. Charlottesville pitcher Drew Bryan got four scoreless outs to get the win.
Charlottesville got a big offensive performance from designated hitter Satchell Norman, who went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. Center fielder Trey Yunger went 3-for-4 with three runs scored for the TomSox.
Second baseman Edrick Felix, who entered for the Generals in the fourth after starter Tyler Borges left due to injury, hit a solo home run in the seventh.
Both teams play Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Charlottesville stays on the road, going to Staunton, while Waynesboro heads to Covington.
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