Results, Hitter, Pitcher of the Day from Wednesday, June 1

Welcome to the first of many daily posts on the results in the Valley League! Here are the results, plus hitter and pitcher of the day, and then as an added bonus, the schedule for tonight!

Results from June 1

New Market 8, Charlottesville 2
Front Royal 3, Woodstock 0
Harrisonburg 5, Waynesboro 4 (10 innings)
Strasburg 14, Staunton 8

Hitter of the Day

Curry, Michael

Our very first hitter of the day is Strasburg’s Michael Curry, from Georgia! Michael had the only 4-hit game last night, going 4-6, with 3 runs and 2 RBIs against Staunton. (As a side note, Strasburg’s 4-5-6 hitters, Dylan Ingram, Curry, and Tyler Green, went 9-15 with 7 runs and 6 RBIs last night.) Michael hit 262/313/462 with 11 home runs (leading the team) in 195 at-bats for the Bulldogs this spring.

Others of Note

Stibel Aleman Saba, New Market: 3-5, RBI
Luke Manzo, New Market: 2-3, run, 2 BB
Collin Morrill, New Market: 2-5, run, 2 2B
Martin Napleton, Front Royal: 2-2, run, RBI, 2B, HBP
Greg Popatak, Harrisonburg: 2-4, run, BB
Dylan Ingram, Strasburg: 3-5, 2 runs, RBI, BB
Tyler Green, Strasburg: 2-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, BB, HR
Marcus Rodriguez, Staunton: 1-1, 2 runs, RBI, 2 BB, HBP

Pitcher of the Day

Our first pitcher of the day (usually decided by Bill James’s game score) is Front Royal’s Stephen Xirinachs, fromSteve Xirinachs UMass Lowell 2016 UMass Lowell! (Stephen is also in the running for the most interesting name in 2016.) Stephen threw 6 shutout innings against Woodstock, allowing 3 hits, 3 walks, and striking out 6 for a game score of 69. The 6-foot-2 righthander went 1-9, 4.28 in 13 starts for the River Hawks in 2016.

Others of Note

Joey Johnson, New Market: 6 IP, 3 hits, 1 earned run, 2 BB, 5 K’s (game score of 66)
Tyler Davis, Waynesboro: 5 IP, 4 hits, 1 earned run, 0 walks, 9 K’s (game score of 64)
Brandon Hester, Woodstock: 5 IP, 4 hits, 1 earned run, 1 BB, 5 K’s (game score of 59)

Tonight’s Games

Strasburg (Jared Silva) at Waynesboro (David Ehmen)
Purcellville (TBD) at Front Royal (Blake Whitney)
Charlottesville (Matt Olson) at Harrisonburg (Corey Childress)
Covington (TBD) at New Market (Alexander Hicks)
Winchester (Joey Jones) at Woodstock (Zachary Perkins)
Staunton off

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