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Cannons Late Rally Falls Short in Loss to Rebels
The Purcellville Cannons (11-17) started off their second half of the season at home on Tuesday against the New Market Rebels (13-16). New Market took the lead in the top of the first and never gave it up as they beat Purcellville, 8-6.
Garrett Hartley (Chattanooga State Tech) started for the Cannons on the mound, and ran into early trouble. The Rebels sent nine batters to the plate, scoring four runs on six hits to take an early 4-0 lead.
The Cannons responded in the bottom of the first inning, when Valley League Player of the Week BT Riopelle (Coastal Carolina) hit a two-run home run. In the second inning, Andrew Kasiski legged out what would be an inning-ending double play to bring in another run to cut the Rebel lead down to 4-3.
The Rebels added three runs in the third inning, and Riopelle was able to add another RBI to his three that he had on a 2-3 night.
Going into the ninth inning, the Cannons trailed 8-4. Jake Stanley (Chipola College) came into to pinch hit and sent a soaring home run over the right field wall. The Cannons added one more on an error, but it was not enough to overcome the deficit and loss 8-6.
The Cannons are back in action Wednesday for Bark in the Park night against the Charlottesville TomSox at Fireman’s Field. First pitch is at 7:00 PM.
Written by Joe Skinner, Cannons Broadcast and Media Relations Intern