The Generals stuck first and the Rapids were unable to catch up in a lightning-shortened game last night.
The game, delayed 30 minutes due to rain earlier in the day, was stopped at the start of the bottom of the fifth inning when lightning flashed in the distance. The Generals, holding a 4-0 lead when the delay was initially called, became the victors when the game was declared finished at 9:38.
The Rapids fell behind early when starting pitcher Levi Mauldin gave up a solo home run with two outs to first baseman Jacob Hoyle.
Mauldin gave up another run in the third inning, as well as two runs in the fourth. With men on first and third and Hoyle coming back up to the plate in the fourth, the Rapids brought in Garrett Brister. Brister got Hoyle to pop out to shortstop Brody Greer to end the inning.
Although Brister got the Rapids out of the jam, the team was not able to respond with runs of their own.
The Rapids were able to get on base throughout the evening, but once again were unable to plate the base runners. The Rapids left seven men on base last night.
Rockbridge faces Waynesboro again tonight in a double-header at Cap’n Dick Smith Field. Game one starts at 6 pm.