Purple Out The Park at Riverside as Generals Win Again

Saturday’s game against the Cane Cutters marked the Generals fifth annual Purple Out The Park night at Riverside Stadium, as the team wore special purple jerseys to commemorate the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. An auction of the game worn jerseys took place following the contest, with all the proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Association. It’s the fourth year the team has held a charity auction as part of the event.

“Purple Out The Park is a great cause, the community really supports it well,” head coach Michael Oros said. “Not only does it raise money for a good cause, it puts a crowd in the stands for these guys to play in front of, and when that happens there’s a lot more energy.”

The latter effect was pronounced on Saturday, as the Generals fed off the crowd en route to their fifth win in a row and sixth in their last seven games. beating the Cane Cutters, 5-3. Following back to back extra inning games that left the pitching staff slightly depleted, closer Garrett Alexander got the ball for the Generals and delivered six strong innings, allowing two earned on four hits while striking out a pair.

“(My approach) doesn’t really change,” Alexander said. “My job is to go out there and get people out, so that’s what I’m going to try to do.”

After falling behind on a 2nd inning single, the Generals responded with runs in the 2nd and 3rd, as well as 2 in the 5th to take the lead for good. Chase Evans led the way for the Generals, going 2-4 with 3 RBI.

The Generals will wrap up the two game set against the Cane Cutters on Sunday before getting a pair of rest days. The days off are the first for the team since July 19.