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VBL roundup: Williams' keys River Bandits to win

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Andrew Williams provided the big blow with a bases-clearing double in the bottom of the first inning as the host Woodstock River Bandits topped Harrisonburg 7-5 on Wednesday in Valley Baseball League action.

Scott Burkett was 2 for 4 with a solo home run, Cody Harris went 2 for 3 and Miles Williams chipped in a 2 for 4 effort with two runs scored for the River Bandits.

Woodstock (6-4) pushed five runs across in the first and never trailed against the Turks.

Ben Carlson pitched 5 1/3 innings for the win, allowing five earned runs on eight hits. He struck out four. Jared Bond pitched the final two innings for the save.

Joe Charest took the loss for Harrisonburg (8-3), allowing seven earned runs on eight hits and two walks in six innings. Charest struck out nine.

Brian Yeung was 2 for 4 with two RBIs to lead the Turks.

Luray 4, New Market 1

Visiting Luray kept host New Market winless on the season with a 4-1 victory in Wednesday's VBL action.

Mac Hudgins had a 2 for 4 night at the plate for the Rebels, who mustered only five hits in all. Matt Ford drove in the lone run for New Market (0-8). Alex Boshers took the loss in relief after Rebels starter Chad Kuhl hurled 6 1/3 scoreless innings with nine strikeouts.

Blake Headley was 1 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs for the the Wranglers. Robby Campbell added a 3 for 5 night with two RBIs for Luray (3-6).

Sean McIntyre pitched 1 1/3 innings in relief for the win despite allowing the Rebels' lone run. Jose Lazaro got a no-decision after pitching six scoreless innings for the Wranglers.

Winchester 8, Strasburg 0

Host Winchester held Strasburg to just two hits in an 8-0 Valley League victory on Wednesday.

Albert Faz had a double and Ryan Welling chipped in a single for the Express, who dropped to 3-6 with the loss.

Strasburg's Anthony Buonopane took the loss, allowing four earned runs on five hit and three walks while fanning eight batters.

Jimmy Yezzo led Winchester (8-2) with a 2 for 5 effort with an RBI and two runs scored.

David Lidyard pitched six scoreless innings to earn the win for the Royals. He struck out five, allowed two hits and walked one. Eric Green fired three scoreless innings for the save.

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