THORNVILLE – Blake Turnes hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh to give the Generals a 5-4 victory over Philo on March 31.
Sheridan got on the scoreboard first when Nate Johnson grounded into a fielder’s choice, allowing Ethan Malone to score. The score would stay 1-0 until the bottom of the third, when Sheridan took advantage of a couple of wild Electric pitches.
With two outs in the bottom of third, Jesse Gillenwater advanced to second on a wild pitch. Chris Brison then singled him home on a line drive to dead center.
With Jarrett Thorne the next up for the Generals, Brison advanced to second on another wild pitch, and on the ensuing pitch Thorne beat the throw to first for an infield single, advancing Brison to third base. Thorne then stole second, and Brison scored on yet another wild pitch, making the scored 3-0.
The score remained 3-0 until the bottom of the fifth, when Nate Johnson launched a homerun to center field to increase the hosts’ lead to four.
The last two frames are where the visitors made things interesting.
The Electrics finally got on the board in the top of the sixth as Braden Day scored.
In the top of the seventh, Philo scored three runs. Owen Smith doubled, scoring Case Fink. Then Eli Preston grounded out to Ethan Malone, but Casey Munyan scored. Smith, now at third, took advantage of a Turnes error in right field to tie things up at 4 headed to the bottom of the seventh.
In the final at-bat for the Generals, Tyler Talbot led things off with a single. Brison then singled to right, and pinch-runner Reid Packer advanced to third. Smith walked Thorne, then Blaine Hannan popped out to first.
With one out and the bases loaded, up stepped Turnes. The outfielder ripped a single to center field, scoring Packer and giving the Generals the victory.
Brison got the win on the mound, going all seven innings. He surrendered nine hits and three earned runs while striking out seven.