Daily Update, Saturday June 25

All five games were played last night. A total of 80 runs were scored! Not sure what was going on… but it definitely seems like a hitter’s summer…


Front Royal 10, Harrisonburg 3 (8 innings)
Charlottesville 5, Waynesboro 3
Winchester 8, Staunton 3
New Market 11, Purcellville 10
Strasburg 17, Woodstock 10 (The 2nd 17-10 game played in Woodstock in 3 days. The in-between game was 10-8!)

Hitter of the Day

Cole German Charleston Southern 2016Three players had 4 hits last night (all in the same game), while five more had 3 hits. What a crazy night. The best overall line was put up by Woodstock’s Cole German, from Charleston Southern! Cole went 4-5, with 2 runs, 4 RBIs, and 2 home runs. That’s 10 total bases for the 5-foot-10 freshman. Cole is now hitting 333/419/519 in 54 at-bats for the Bandits. He hit 274/346/342 in 73 at-bats for the Buccaneers this spring.

Others of Note (Hello, Strasburg!)

Tripp Shelton, Harrisonburg: 2-4, run, RBI, 2B, HR
Clay Hunt, Front Royal: 2-5, run, 4 RBIs, 2B, HR
Dupree Hart, Charlottesville: 2-4, run, 3 RBIs, 2 2B
Raul Cabrera, Purcellville: 3-5, run, RBI, 2B, SB
Chase DeMars, New Market: 3-6, run, RBI, 2B
Daniel Kerwin, New Market: 2-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 3 BB, 2B
Jason Costa, New Market: 3-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs
Luke Bolka, New Market: 2-5, 2 RBIs, 2 2B
Haiden Lamb, Strasburg: 3-5, 4 runs, RBI, 2 BB, 3 SB
Carter Pharis, Strasburg: 4-7, 3 runs, 4 RBIs, 2B, SB
Michael Curry, Strasburg: 4-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, BB, 2B
Jeffery Scott, Strasburg: 3-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs, BB, 2 2B
Kevin Bryant, Woodstock: 2-4, run, RBI, 2B, 3B, HBP

Pitcher of the Day

Our POD, for the second time, is Front Royal’s Stephen Xirinachs, from UMass Lowell! Stephen threw 6 inningsSteve Xirinachs UMass Lowell 2016 against Harrisonburg, allowing 3 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned, 4 walks, and striking out 4. He earned the win and a game score of 60. Over 5 starts this summer so far, Stephen is 4-1, 1.86, with 24 strikeouts in 29 innings pitched.

Others of Note

Donnie Sellers, Harrisonburg: 6 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K’s, loss (59)
Joshua Smutzer, Charlottesville: 3 2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K’s, save
Joey Jones, Winchester: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 7 K’s, win (58)
Dustin Lander, New Market: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K’s- in relief!
Derrick Mount, Strasburg: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K’s, win (54)

Tonight’s Games

Purcellville (Wade Arduini) at Waynesboro (Adam Tarver)
Charlottesville (Riley Arnone) at Winchester (Christopher Hopkins)
Covington (Jesse Ferreira) at Front Royal (Kristopher Van Camp)
Strasburg (Ryan Johnson) at Harrisonburg (Greg Paprocki)
Staunton (Damon Frazier) at New Market (Alex Hicks)

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