07/15/2008 – Valley Baseball League Newsroom
Waynesboro Generals and Luray Wranglers Defeat Vienna Senators LURAY, Va., July 15, 2008 – In a unique event pitting the top summer teams in the state of Virginia, the Waynesboro Generals and Luray Wranglers of the Valley Baseball League swept a doubleheader against the Vienna Senators of the Clark Griffith League on Tuesday at Luray’s Bulldog Field. Waynesboro defeated Vienna in the opener by a 1-0 score in 10 innings. Luray then won the night cap 12-4. Vienna entered the game as the top-ranked team in the nation in PGCrosschecker.com’s Summer 16 rankings. Luray was #5 and Waynesboro #11. New rankings were issued Tuesday evening, not including results of the doubleheader, with Vienna ranked third, Luray eighth, and Waynesboro ninth. In the 4 p.m. opener, the pitching for both teams dominated as Vienna and Waynesboro were scoreless through nine innings. The winning run came in the bottom of the tenth with the Senators’ only error of the game allowing the leadoff runner to reach. Generals’ catcher Austin Morgan reached second on a groundout and scored the unearned run on a walkoff double by Derek Hamblen. Jake Cowan earned the win in relief, having thrown the 10th inning for the Generals. Daniel Bradshaw tossed seven scoreless innings and allowed five hits with six strikeouts while Brad Grove allowed just one hit in two frames of relief. For Vienna, Ryan Woolley allowed four hits in five innings with five strikeouts. Eric Cantrell was the tough-luck loser after being tagged with the unearned run despite not allowing a hit in 4 1/3 innings of work. Closer Jimmy Duggan surrendered the game-winning double for the Senators. Seth Henry had three of Vienna’s seven hits while Juan Mujica added two. Morgan was 2-for-4 for the Generals, who won despite having only five hits. It took just two hours and 33 minutes to play the 10-inning contest. In the nightcap, Luray scored eight runs by plating runners in each of the second through fifth innings to grab a commanding lead. The Senators cut it to 8-4 before the Wranglers broke it open with four more in the ninth. Luray pounded out 11 hits, five of which were home runs. The big bat for the home team was outfielder Jeff Jefferson, who went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs, three runs scored, and three RBIs. C.J. Lauriello had a three-run shot for the Wranglers while A.J. Wirnsberger was 2-for-4 with a two-run blast and Austin Markel added a solo shot. For Vienna, Matt Goulas hit a pinch-hit three-run homer while Henry was 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored. Donald Jordat was the winner for Luray, holding Vienna to three hits in five innings with seven strikeouts. Richard Cary took the loss after throwing the first three innings and allowing four runs on three hits. In addition to the Summer 16 rankings, PGCrossChecker also issued a weekly Summer 10 listing of the top individual player performances of the summer. Waynesboro’s Adam Liberatore checks in at #5. The Tennessee Tech hurler is 5-0 with a 1.09 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 49 1/3 innings. PGCrosschecker.com Summer 16 Rankings (July 15) Vienna vs. Waynesboro Box Score Vienna vs. Luray Box Score Note: The doubleheader was set up as an exhibition event. As such, the stats do not count in the official Valley League season stats.