Another One Bad Inning Game Proves Detrimental to the Turks but Farish Comes in to Hold the Generals

Written by Nathan Rishell
Staff Writer

Harrisonburg, VA –  As a member of the Turk’s staff said about the game prior to Wednesday night’s showdown against the Waynesboro Generals, unfortunately, you cannot erase an inning.

The Turks faced an onslaught early, as the Generals capitalized on two errors at the top of the frame to record two runs on two hits during the first, before Ty Andrus pulled one back following his courageous steal of second and Tony Beam’s subsequent double.

The second proved no easier for the Turks as a grand slam from Waynesboro’s Joseph Estrada sealed a scoring flurry that resulted in an early 8-1 lead.

At the top of the third, Harrisonburg introduced a new pitcher in Christopher Farish of Wake Forest, whose 6’4”, 220-pound frame contributed to powerful throws that would limit the Generals to only one more run scored for the remainder of the evening.

Despite outfielder Zach Kuchmaner doubling the Turks score at the bottom of the seventh, the Turks were unlucky not to whittle away at what became a seven-point lead for the Generals, despite heading to the dugout with the bases loaded for the last three innings of a game that finished 9-2.

Harrisonburg ended the night with two more hits than Waynesboro, and will look for a more finished product against the Front Royal Cardinals on June 30, after a timely day off.