The Purcellville Cannons (1-3) hosted the Staunton Braves (3-3) on Sunday night at Fireman's Field for a doubleheader. In Game 1, Parker Collier (Wallace-Dothan CC) started on the mound for the Cannons. The Cannons erupted for four runs in the third inning. Collier continued to pitch well until he got into some trouble with two outs in the fifth. Brett Fuller brought in Nick Palumbo. Nick allowed three runs to score to make it 4-3 Cannons. Palumbo was charged with one run as Collier was responsible for the other two runs scored. Jimmy Goldsmith (Valdosta St University) widened the Cannons lead with a solo home run. Going into the 7th, Purcellville clinging to a 5-3 lead. That said, the combination of Luke Stone (Allen County CC) and Mo Rodriguez (Georgetown) shut things down in the 7th to give the Cannons a 5-4 win in game 1.
In-game 2, Logan Walters (Memphis University) started for the Cannons. He pitched three innings, struck out 6, and didn't allow a run. Both sides had chances to score throughout the whole game, but through 5, it was 0-0. Neither team could figure out the opposing team's pitching patterns. In the top of the 6th inning, Staunton broke the scoreless tie and scored two runs in the inning. Purcellville struggled to hit in game two as they only had four total hits. Braves pitcher Reid Celata (UMBC) pitched a complete 7-inning game. He did not let up a run as the final score was 2-0. Celata pitched to contact and had four strikeouts. The Cannons fall to 2-4 in the 2021 season.
The Cannons will return to action on Monday night at Fireman's field to play Front Royal. The first pitch is at 7 PM ET.
Written by Robert Marcello, Cannons Broadcast Intern
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