HARRISONBURG, Va., June 9, 2015 – Tucker McCoy tossed 3.1 innings of scoreless ball to earn his first win of the season and secure another win for the Turks on Tuesday night at Veterans Memorial Park against the Waynesboro Generals.
Matt Hartman got the start on the mound and battled hard for a final line of four runs (all earned) on five hits, three walks, and four strikeouts over 4.2 innings. After allowing a single to Joseph Estrada in the top of the fifth, Tucker McCoy was brought in to extinguish the threat and he did just that and more. Not a single hit was allowed in his outing and Tyler Brown successfully downed the Generals in the ninth, including two strikeouts, to earn his first save on the young season.
Kameron Esthay was impressive yet again for the Turks, going 3-for-4 with an RBI on the night. Jared Baker added a 2-for-4 performance from the plate including a run scored. Shane Billings, Aaron Dodson, Tripp Shelton and Wade Bailey accounted for the other runs scored.
Each of the five hits by the Generals came from a different player with Imani Willis being the only real standout on the night. Willis earned his first RBI of the contest with a sacrifice fly to right in the second and then knocked in two more with a single up the middle in the fourth.
Vince Braman took the loss for Waynesboro, allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits, three strikeouts and one walk over 3+ innings.
After a slow start in the first two innings, the Turks broke through following doubles by Baker and Billings in the third. One batter later, Esthay would drive Billings home with a single to left to tie the game at two.
The Turks would take the lead that they would keep for good in the fourth. A single by Dodson led off the inning and advanced to second base following a walk to Shelton. Bailey then singled to load the bases with no outs. A wild pitch by Braman would allow both Dodson and Shelton to score, once again tying the game, this time at four. Finally, Steve McLean hit a sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Bailey from third and bringing us to the final score of 5-4.
Join us tomorrow night back at Veterans Memorial Park as the Turks welcome the Staunton Braves for the first time this season. It’s another PACK THE PARK NIGHT sponsored by JUNE IS DAIRY MONTH – Free admission to all fans that present sponsor coupon from Tuesday, June 9th DNR. First pitch is once again schedule for 7:30 p.m.