Senators hold off Generals, 10-9

League-leading Haymarket finally solved Waynesboro, but it wasn’t easy.

The Generals jumped out to an early 5-1 lead and then rallied for three runs in the ninth before falling to the first-place Senators 10-9 Tuesday night.

The win was the first in four tries for Haymarket, which extended its lead over second-place Winchester to four and a half games with the win over Waynesboro and the Royals’ 2-0 loss at Harrisonburg.

Grant Fillipitch hit his fifth homer of the season in the first, a three-run shot that helped push Waynesboro to what became a 5-1 lead in the third. Haymarket rallied back to take a 7-6 lead with two runs in the sixth off reliever Devin Smith (0-1).

Kevin Ferguson (4-1) picked up the win for Haymarket with two scoreless innings of relief.

Waynesboro starter Jeremy Fitzgerald gave up five runs, three earned, in five innings.

Drew Turocy had four hits to raise his average to .375 for the season.
 
 

Story by Chris Graham. Chris can be reached at freepress2@ntelos.net.

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