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Waynesboro rallies late, beats Rockbridge, 5-4


wlogo2An eighth-inning JoJo Woods RBI single scored Ben Boykin with the eventual winning run to lift Waynesboro to a 5-4 win over Rockbridge Thursday night.

The win, coupled with a 6-5 Covington loss to New Market, puts the Generals two-and-a-half games up on the Lumberjacks for the fourth and final playoff spot in the South Division with six games to go in the 2013 Valley League season.

Rockbridge had rallied from an early 4-2 deficit with two runs in the seventh on a two-out, two-run single by Noah Blackhurst.

The Waynesboro eighth was decisive when Boykin (junior, College of Charleston) reached on an infield single with one out, and then advanced to third on a bunt single by Corbin Lucas (sophomore, Shenandoah) and a throwing error by Rockbridge pitcher John Fissel.

Woods (junior, Central Florida) singled to right to score Boykin with the go-ahead run.

Sean Bucholz (junior, Southern Miss) pitched a perfect ninth to notch his first save of the season.

Michael Scimanico (freshman, Shenandoah) got the win in relief, giving up one hit in one and two-thirds scoreless innings.

Six Generals batters had two hits as part of a 15-hit onslaught by the Waynesboro offense.

Waynesboro travels to Staunton on Friday.

More online at www.WaynesboroGenerals.net.



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