Turks Control Waynesboro in 2012 Conference Finals Rematch
W: Justin Camp (1-0)
L: Corey Armentrout (0-1)
S: Adam Cherry (1)
Left fielder Eric Kalbfleisch had his most dominant outing yet asHarrisonburg got back to its winning ways Tuesday night with a 4-1 victory over Waynesboro that never seemed in any doubt.
After DH Josh Clark’s double in the bottom of the second inning scored Kalbfleisch and got Harrisonburg (2-2) on the board, the Turks capitalized on the visitors’ mid-game mistakes to score the game’s decisive runs. Waynesboro second baseman Julius Gaines mishandled right fielder Jace Whitley’s grounder in the bottom of the fifth, allowing Whitley to reach first base. Following Gaines’ error, Andy Perez reached base on a fielder’s choice, and Generals starter Corey Armentrout walked two batters to load the bases.
Kalbfleisch, whose first trip to the plate was a triple to deep right center , stepped up again. With two outs looming and three base-runners potentially stranded, Kalbfleisch hit a 2-RBI single that gave the Turks all the offense they would need.
Waynesboro first baseman Quinn Griffith doubled to lead off the seventh inning, and Alex Mortenson broke up the shutout when his sacrifice fly to right scored Griffith. But Kalbfleisch drove in his third run of the game in the bottom of the seventh to finalize the score at 4-1.
Justin Camp earned the win for the Turks on Tuesday night. Camp allowed just one run on three hits, going nearly seven full innings and striking out nine batters.
Armentrout takes the loss for Waynesboro (1-3) after giving up three runs, only one of which was earned. Through four games, Armentrout and Camp have identical 1.17 ERA’s.
Kalbfleisch finished 3/4 with three RBI and one run scored. He is 8/15 with 5 RBI so far this season and has yet to strike out.
Harrisonburg will hit the road this week, playing five straight road games before returning to Veterans Memorial Park next Tuesday evening to face the Staunton Braves. Game time, as always, is 7:30 p.m.