Daily Update, Thursday July 7

Some rather remarkable pitching performances last night, with some good hitting sprinkled in. Here we go…


Waynesboro 13, Harrisonburg 8 (Generals pull to within one game of the South-leading Turks)
Covington 9, Charlottesville 7 (Down 7-0, the Jacks scored 9 runs over the 6th, 7th, and 8th innings)
Strasburg 8, Winchester 4
Front Royal 1, Staunton 0 (11 innings) (33 total strikeouts in this one! Martin Napleton walk-off HR in 11th)
New Market 10, Purcellville 6

Hitter of the Day

Brian Fortier Davidson 2016Many solid performances, but only one hitter had more than one extra-base hit- and that would be Charlottesville’s Brian Fortier, from Davidson! Brian went 2-3, with a run, 2 RBIs, double, and home run. Brian is now hitting 242/276/385 in 91 at-bats this summer.

Others of Note

Jonathan Pryor, Harrisonburg: 3-5, 2 runs
Sam Palensky, Waynesboro: 2-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, BB
Zach Sterry, Waynesboro: 2-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 2B, SB, HBP
Trey Stine, Waynesboro: 1-4, run, 5 RBIs, SF, grand slam
Kyle Jackson, Waynesboro: 2-3, run, BB
Joey Morales, Covington: 2-5, run, 3 RBIs
Jason Polgano, Covington: 3-5, run, RBI (He’s now hitting .400)
Tyler Kaiser, Front Royal: 3-5, 2B
Brendan Donovan, New Market: 2-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, BB
John Cable, New Market: 3-4, run, RBI, BB, 2B
Nick Debo, New Market: 2-4, run, 2 RBIs, BB, 2B

Pitcher of the Day

Just an incredible performance by Front Royal’s Blake Whitney, from USC Upstate. Blake threw 7 shutout innings, Blake Whitney USC Upstateallowed 2 hits, 1 walk, and struck out 13. 13! He didn’t earn the win because his offense couldn’t score either, but his game score is an excellent 85. This is the 2nd POD award for Blake; he also won on June 2nd. Overall this summer, he’s now 2-1, 2.94 in 6 starts, with 43 strikeouts in 36 2/3 innings.

Others of Note

Brett Sasse, Waynesboro: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K’s, win
Campbell Scholl, Waynesboro: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K’s
Brooks Crawford, Charlottesville: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K’s (58)
Benjamin Dum, Strasburg: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K’s
Peyton Plumlee, Strasburg: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, win
Thaddeus Ward, Staunton: 6 1/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 7 K’s (71)
Jacob Ramos, Front Royal: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K’s, win
Matt Reed, Purcellville: 2 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K’s

Tonight’s Games

Charlottesville (Wil Hartsell) at Waynesboro (Vince Braman)
Winchester (Louis Pugliese) at Covington (Victor Hughes)
Staunton (Sam Vincenzo) at Harrisonburg (John McCarren)
Strasburg (Jared Silva) at New Market (David Kirkpatrick)
Front Royal (Andrew Honiotes) at Woodstock (Hunter Morgan)

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