Victory for Colonials

August 5, 1965 — The Luray Colonials waged an uphill battle to defeat the league-leading New Market Rebels, 6-5, in 10 innings last Friday night at Luray’s VFW stadium in one of the most thrilling baseball games played this season in the Shenandoah Valley League.

The game was won for Luray by first baseman, Bill Malloy, the first man up in the bottom of the 10th, who hit a mighty home run high and far out over the left field fence.

New Market led 5-2 as Luray came to bat in the ninth inning. The Colonials tied it at 5-5 in the ninth with three runs.

Cecil Brubaker, who had several hits during the game, singled, advanced to third on an error and scored on a sacrifice fly by pinch-hitter Ross Mersinger.

Then a few moments later shortstop Jim Cassady lined a home run over the left field fence with Larry Tipton on base to send the game into extra innings.

Cassady’s home run was his 10th of the season and Malloy’s seventh. The two homers gave the Luray team a total of 45 for the season. 

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier


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