Fun fact: Did you know that in 2016, Valley League teams are 62-0 when leading going into the 9th inning?
Not-as-interesting-fact: All five games were played last night. But there might be SIX tonight!
Strasburg 5, Purcellville 3
Charlottesville 5, Covington 1
Waynesboro 4, Winchester 3
Staunton 9, New Market 8
Front Royal 9, Woodstock 6
Hitter of the Day
Our hitter of the day is Staunton’s Irvin Lopez, from Florida International! Irvin went 3-5 against New Market, with a run, 3 RBIs, a triple, and a home run. He’s now hitting 429/500/810 in 21 at-bats this summer. For FIU this spring, the junior hit 335/394/437 in 197 at-bats. He led the team in batting average, on-base percentage, and hits!
Others of Note
Michael Curry, Strasburg: 3-3, run, 2B
Brian Fortier, Charlottesville: 2-3, run, 2 RBIs, 2B, BB
Tracy Hadley, Waynesboro: 1-4- walk-off home run in the bottom of the 9th!
Andrew Kuwalo, Staunton: 2-4, 2 RBIs, BB
Peyton Maddox, Staunton: 2-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, HR
John Cable, New Market: 2-4, run, 2 RBIs, BB
Brady Lloyd, New Market: 3-5, run, RBI
Reynaldo Pastrana, Front Royal: 2-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, 2B, HR
Jacob Tisevich, Woodstock: 2-4, run, 2 RBIs, HR
Pitcher of the Day
Our pitcher of the day is Strasburg’s Keegan James, from Mississippi State, making his Valley League debut! Keegan threw 5 innings against Purcellville, and allowed 2 hits, 1 earned run, 2 walks, and struck out 4. He did not get a decision, but his game score was 61. The true freshman, a 6-foot-2 righthander, went 3-0, 3.24 in 25 innings this spring for the Bulldogs.
Others of Note
Riley Arnone, Charlottesville: 5 2/3 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K’s, win (60)
Colin LoCurto, Covington: 3 2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K
Charlottesville (Brooks Crawford) at Harrisonburg (John McCarren) (First game of a doubleheader- starts at 6 PM)
Charlottesville (Matt Olsen) at Harrisonburg (Donnie Sellers), Game 2
Front Royal (Stephen Xirinachs) at Purcellville (Wade Arduini)
Woodstock (Zachary Perkins) at Strasburg (Justin Freeman)
New Market (Alex Hicks) at Waynesboro (Campbell Scholl)
Covington (Mike Hanchar) at Staunton (Eric Harp)