Halley shines in first start with Generals

Two nights earlier, Shane Halley was manning center field in the late innings of one of the more memorable College World Series games ever played. Sunday night, Halley, a University of Virginia junior, was in center at Kate Collins Field, and picking up the game-winning RBI for the Waynesboro Generals.

“The College World Series was a blast. We had a great time. We were welcomed with wide arms there. It didn’t end the way we wanted it to,” said Halley, an outfielder and pitcher for the top-ranked Cavs, who were knocked out of the College World Series by South Carolina in a 3-2, 13-inning final on Friday night.

Halley hit a one-out, fourth-inning fly ball to left field that scored Dykota Spiess from third. The sacrifice fly made it 2-1 Waynesboro, and that score held up as the final behind a game performance by starting pitcher Tim Leather, who gave up a run on four hits in seven innings on the mound.

Halley went 1-for-2 at the plate, getting on base on a seventh-inning single.

Not bad for that quick transition from one season to another.

“I wanted to get on the field to start playing, get some ABs. I want to get as many ABs as possible. This is my chance,” Halley said.

More on the Generals at WaynesboroGenerals.com.

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