Bad weather wiped out four of the five games from last night, unfortunately (you hate to see rainouts the first week of games), but we still had this one:
Front Royal 12, Purcellville 4
Hitter of the Day
On the strength of two doubles, our hitter of the day is Front Royal’s Reynaldo Pastrana, from Marshall! Reynaldo went 2-4, with the aforementioned two doubles, a run, an RBI, and a walk. In limited time this spring for the Thundering Herd, Pastrana hit 280/322/439 in 82 at-bats.
Others of Note
Onassis Matos, Purcellville: 3-4, run
Christopher Medina, Front Royal: 2-5, run, 2B, 2 RBIs
Tyler Kaiser, Front Royal: 1-2, run, 2B, RBI, 2 BB, HBP
Michael Hartnagel, Front Royal: 1-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs
Pitcher of the Day
Our pitcher of the day, with a game score of 61, is Front Royal’s Blake Whitney! Blake, a 6-foot-3 righthander from USC Upstate, threw 6 2/3 innings, and allowed 5 hits, 2 earned runs, 2 walks, and struck out 7 to earn the win for the Cardinals. He threw 53 2/3 innings for the Spartans in 2016, and finished 0-4, 5.87.
Schedule for Friday, June 3
Covington at Charlottesville Postponed to June 25 already!
New Market (Alexander Hicks) at Purcellville (Alex London) First ever home opener in Purcellville!
Waynesboro (David Ehmen) at Winchester (Joey Jones)
Front Royal (Erne Valdes) at Staunton (Brandon Gochenour)
Strasburg (Jared Silva) at Woodstock (Zachery Perkins)