The Purcellville Cannons (3-9) traveled to Waynesboro (5-7) to play the Generals in a doubleheader. In Game 1, Purcellville got on the board early with a wild pitch mistake by Waynesboro that scored Brady Drawbaugh (Mt St Mary's U) from third. John Lumpinski (Siena College) started on the mound for the Cannons. He pitched two innings, allowing four earned runs while striking out two. Waynesboro scored just four runs in the game as Purcellville's bullpen did a fantastic job. Mo Rodriguez (Georgetown) and Jarett LoRusso (Roanoke College) kept the Generals off the scoreboard. In the top of the 7th, the score was 4-1 Waynesboro. The Cannons attempted to rally in the 7th but just came up short. They did score a run in that inning to make the final score, 4-2 Generals.
In Game 2, the Cannons jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the middle part of the game, while only recording one hit. That does sound crazy, but please, let me explain. Purcellville walked eight times in four innings. Waynesboro's starting pitcher, Landon Ginn (East Carolina U), could not command the strike zone throughout his start. Purcellville's starter, Joe Vogatsky (James Madison U), was spectacular once again. Through five, he was pitching about as good as it gets. He did get in a bit of trouble in the 6th, and manager Brett Fuller called in Ethan Smock (Frontier CC) to get the last five outs. Up 3-0, The Cannons were well on their way to win this game. Unfortunately, it just wasn't Smock's night as Waynesboro erupted for five runs in the bottom of the 6th. After the Generals took the lead in the 6th, all the momentum shifted. In the top of the 7th, Purcellville didn't quit. Devin Goins (St Mary's U) hit a laser down the right-field line that stayed fair for a home run to make the score 5-4. The Cannons lost 5-4 in a heartbreaker in Waynesboro.
The Cannons return to action on Wednesday back at Fireman's field to play the Strasburg Express. The game time is 7 PM ET!
Written by Robert Marcello, Cannons Broadcast Intern
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