Daily Update, Thursday June 23

Some rain in the Valley last night. Two games were postponed, but three were played. One AMAZING game was played. Take a look….


Front Royal-Covington and Staunton-Waynesboro postponed
Strasburg 5, Charlottesville 4
Winchester 9, New Market 0
Harrisonburg 17, Woodstock 10 (The next largest run total in a game in 2016 is 21. Wow. Turks scored 10 runs in the 7th inning alone. See below.)

Hitter of the Day

Carter Pharis UAB 2016Strangely enough, our HOD does NOT come from the Turks-River Bandits game. Instead, it’s Strasburg’s Carter Pharis, from UAB! Carter went 3-3, with a run, RBI, walk, and 2 doubles. He’s now hitting 317/414/500 in 60 at-bats for the Express. For UAB, as a freshman, Carter hit 297/386/406 in 192 at-bats. He led the Blazers in batting average, doubles, and RBIs, and was second in on-base percentage and slugging percentage. As a freshman!

Others of Note (Most of the Turk lineup- seriously, 6 of them)

Tony Giannini, Charlottesville: 3-4, run, RBI, HR
Tripp Shelton, Harrisonburg: 2-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 2B, HR
Jonathan Pryor, Harrisonburg: 3-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, BB
Trevor Craport, Harrisonburg: 3-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs
Greg Popatak, Harrisonburg: 1-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs, HR, BB
Jason Serchay, Harrisonburg: 2-6, 2 runs, RBI, 2B
Tanner Dofflemyer, Harrisonburg: 2-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, BB
Kevin Bryant, Woodstock: 1-4, run, 3 RBIs, BB, 3B
Austin Young, Woodstock: 2-4, 2 runs
Cole German, Woodstock: 2-4, 2 runs

Pitcher of the Day

Our POD is Winchester’s Jon Peterson, from Longwood! Jon threw 5 shutout innings in his first start of the season, Jon Peterson Longwood 2016allowing only 1 hit, 2 walks, and striking out 5. He got the win, and his game score was 68. The 6-foot-1 freshman lefty is now 2-1, 0.65 in 13 2/3 innings this summer. He went 1-1, 8.10 in 20 innings for Longwood this spring.

Other of Note

Peyton Plumlee, Strasburg: 5 2/3 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K’s (57)

Tonight’s Games

Purcellville (Matt Copley) at Winchester (John Barr)
Front Royal (Erne Valdes) at Strasburg (Keegan James)
Staunton (Brandon Gochenour) at Covington (Jesse Ferreira)
Waynesboro (Tyler Howe) at Harrisonburg (John McCarren)
New Market (Jonathan Bowlan) at Woodstock (Preston Mott)

Blow-by-blow account of the Turks' 10-run 7th inning
Blow-by-blow account of the Turks’ 10-run 7th inning

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