Charles Town wins three straight before dropping back-to-back games

Waynesboro 5, 
Charles Town 4
WAYNESBORO, Va. (June 7) – Michael McClellan hit a two-run home run in the third inning to tie the game as the Waynesboro Generals beat the Charles Town Cannons for their fifth win.
In addition to 10 singles, the offense took advantage of two Charles Town errors to score two unearned runs.

Starting pitcher Blake Winfrey threw 4.1 innings during the Cannons road loss June 6 at Staunton, Va., but didn’t pick up a decision after offering some quality innings.

Starting pitcher Blake Winfrey threw 4.1 innings during the Cannons
road loss June 6 at Staunton, Va., but didn’t pick up a decision after offering some quality innings.

Caleb Powell earned the win for the Generals (5-1), allowing two runs on six hits racking up four strikeouts. He and his relievers had great control, issuing no walks.
Before earning the save, Austin Goss gave up one run on three hits in the ninth.
Losing pitcher Logan Johnson gave out seven free bases, allowing three earned runs on seven hits in 5.1 innings.
Justin Harris, who led off for the Cannons (4-4), had three hits, scored two runs, and stole two bases.
Bryant Munoz added a double and a single with an RBI.

Staunton 12, 
Charles Town 7
STAUNTON, Va. (June 6) – The Staunton Braves scored all 12 of their runs in the last four innings to overcome visiting Charles Town.
Lefty Parker Thomas got the win for the Braves (3-2), pitching 1.1 shutout innings with one hit, one walk and one strikeout.
Richie Ricciardi, Gunnar McNeill, Hunter Thomas, Bobby San Martin and Connor Short each contributed three singles for the Braves. Short also drove in three runs.
Cannons’ starter Blake Winfrey gave up four runs over 4.1 innings, raising his ERA to 4.70. Relief pitcher Jeremy Mansur took the loss for Charles Town (4-3) after walking two batters who would later score.
Table-setter Bryant Munoz hit three singles while William Endris hit a double and a single to drive in two runs.
Matthew Gandy added two runs and two hits for the Cannons.

Charles Town 6, 
Strasburg 4
SHENANDOAH JUNCTION (June 5) – Hampden-Sydney College junior Trevor Otey gave up only one earned run in five innings to earn his second straight victory for Charles Town, which recorded a third-straight win.
The six-foot-five left-hander allowed only four hits while striking out four against Strasburg (2-2).
Charles Town leadoff man Justin Harris is now tied for the league lead in stolen bases (7) with Front Royal’s Shell McCain after picking up two steals in the game.
The senior center fielder also picked up a single, fielder’s choice RBI, and scored a run for the Cannons (4-2).
Cannons right fielder Andrew Yacyk helped contribute with a 2-RBI double in the bottom of the second inning along with a stolen base and run scored.
Strasburg right-hander David Hafer picked up his first loss of the season allowing five hits and two earned runs in three innings of work.

Charles Town 7, 
Aldie 6
ALDIE, Va. (June 4) – Right fielder Andrew Yacyk stole home in the eighth inning to cap a Charles Town comeback that began with a six-run seventh inning and propelled the Cannons to victory.
Second baseman Charlie Pal ended the high scoring seventh inning with his first home run of the season, scoring himself and Stephen Kerr.
Pal finished the game 2-for-4 with a run and two RBIs. Different players scored all seven Charles Town runs.
Clayton Payne came in to relieve Cannons’ starter Forrest Arnold and notched the win for Charles Town (3-2). He pitched six innings allowing seven hits, two runs, one of which was earned, and struck out three Aldie batters.
Relief pitcher Kyle McCormack was the losing pitcher for Aldie (3-3) and gave up five hits, seven runs, none of which were earned runs in three innings of work.

Charles Town 8, 
Covington 7
SHENANDOAH JUNCTION (June 3) – Charles Town broke the tie in the bottom of the 12th inning, after Stephen Kerr singled, stole second base, and advanced to third on a Charlie Pal sacrifice fly.
Covington intentionally walked four-hole hitter Matthew Gandy, setting up designated hitter Gregory Brodzinski’s fly-out to center field to score Kerr for the walk-off victory.
Jacob Anthony took the win for the Cannons (2-2), striking out five and allowing three hits. Anthony held the Lumberjacks scoreless in the final five innings.
Kerr was a force all night, going 4-for-6 with a double, two RBIs, and two runs scored.
Joseph Marco took the loss for the Jacks (3-1).
Leadoff hitter Jose Carrera was 3-for-6, with three RBIs, one run scored and a stolen base.
– From staff reports

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