Homers push Waynesboro past Staunton in Game 2, 4-2

gens-braves3Two-run homers by Kevin Phillips and Joseph Estrada each hit two-run homers, and Robert Pearson pitched into the eighth inning to lead Waynesboro to a 4-2 win over Staunton in Game 2 of the teams’ second-round Valley League playoff series Sunday night.

The game was played before a season-high crowd of 1,250 at Linco Park at Kate Collins Field.

Pearson (3-3, 4.39 ERA) went seven and a third innings, giving up two runs on seven hits, striking out three and walking three. Alex Mauricio (1-0, 1.48 ERA) got the last five outs for his third save of the season.

Phillips homered in the fifth to give Waynesboro a 2-1 lead, and then Estrada homered in the sixth to push the lead to 4-1.

A William Kenney RBI groundout in the seventh cut the Staunton deficit to 4-2, and then things got interesting in the eighth.

The Braves loaded the bases with one out, chasing Pearson. Mauricio got Kurtis Brown to pop up to third for the second out, and Kevin Abraham flew out to right for the third out, ending the threat.

Mauricio pitched around a two-out Jack Schaaf single to close out the game.

The deciding Game 3 in the series will be played at John Moxie Memorial Stadium in Staunton. First pitch is at 7:30 p.m.

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is now available at a special pre-sale discounted price of $20. The book is expected to ship by May 15, 2019, and expected to retail for $25.
Pre-order for $20: click here.


The book, with additional reporting by Scott Ratcliffe and Zach Pereles, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018, and how coach Tony Bennett and his team used that loss as the source of strength, through to the ACC regular-season championship, the run to the Final Four, and the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.
 
augusta free press

Shop Google


Comments

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: