Sandefur wins seventh, Generals beat Luray, 2-1
The win didn’t come without some drama in the ninth. Sandefur (7-0) hit Luray catcher David Villasuso with a pitch to lead off the bottom of the ninth. Then after getting Mike Jones to fly out to center for the first out, Joel Capote reached base on an error by Waynesboro third baseman Grant Fillipitch. Andrew Blackwell came in to close the game out, but he walked the first batter that he faced, Nick Rickles, before striking out Michael Broad and getting the final out on a ground ball off the bat of Jonathan Murphy.
Blackwell recorded his third save of the season with his effort in the ninth.
Fillipitch had two hits and an RBI for Waynesboro, which improves to 19-18 on the season with the win.
The Generals have Monday off before going back out on the road on Tuesday with a game at Haymarket.
Story by Chris Graham. Chris can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.