The Washington-Lee JV Generals scored two runs on a Will Burgess clutch double in the home half of the fifth inning and held on for a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the Hayfield Hawks Tuesday night at Quincy Park's Norwood Field.
Burgess scattered six hits and three walks over six innings of work, yielding two runs (one earned) and striking out four. As if that wasn't enough, he was on base all three times and scored the Generals' first run.
In the top of the third inning with runners on first and second and one out, Daniel Bowler made the defensive play of the game. Hayfield successfully executed the double steal of second and third. Bowler blocked catcher Jeff Kruger's throw attempting to catch the Hayfield runner stealing third, faked a throw to second and caught the thief at third in a rundown toward home.
Generals' coach Adam Balutis switched a tiring Burgess to shortstop in the top of the seventh and brought in Cameron Anderson to seal the win.
Anderson got a strikeout and a walk before inducing a grounder up the middle that was speared by Burgess. Burgess stepped on second and fired a bullet to first baseman Ben Buchholz for the game-ending double play.
The Generals finished the season with a 12-8 record (12-2 in-district play) and await the outcome of Wednesday night's Yorktown (11-2 in the district) at Hayfield (12-1 in the district) game to determine final district standings.