Daily Update, Friday July 8

Just two days away from the all-star game! Otherwise, the Valley League keeps chugging along….


Waynesboro 7, Charlottesville 3 (Zach Sterry hits home run #9)
Covington 7, Winchester 4
New Market 10, Strasburg 8 (12 innings- Tyler Halas singled in Carter Pharis in the 9th; Brendan Donovan hit walk-off 2-run HR in 12th)
Harrisonburg 8, Staunton 3 (Turks score 6 unearned runs)
Woodstock 5, Front Royal 4 (Game time: 1:39!?!?)

Hitter of the Day

Brendan Donovan South Alabama 2016Again, a close call, but the hitter of the day is New Market’s Brendan Donovan, from South Alabama! Brendan went 2-4, with 2 runs, 2 RBIs, a double, home run, and 2 walks. As stated above, his home run was a walk-off in the bottom of the 12th inning. In his 53 at-bats so far this summer, he’s hitting 340/507/566.

Others of Note

Jack Morris, Charlottesville: 3-5, RBI, 2B, 3B
Zach Sterry, Waynesboro: 2-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 3B, HR
Andrew Bullock, Waynesboro: 2-3, run, 2 RBIs, BB, 2B, HR
Jason Polgano, Covington: 2-4, 2 runs, BB
Juan Givan, Covington: 2-4, 2 RBIs, BB, SB
Erick Delgado, Strasburg: 2-4, 2 runs, 3 BB, 2 SB
Dylan Ingram, Strasburg: 2-5, RBI, 2 BB
Michael Curry, Strasburg: 3-5, 2 runs, 2 BB, 2 2B
Tyler Halas, Strasburg: 3-4, run, RBI, BB
Tripp Shelton, Harrisonburg: 3-5, 2 runs
Ty Comer, Harrisonburg: 3-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, BB, HR
Joshua McGee, Front Royal: 3-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 2B
Cole German, Woodstock: 3-4, 2 runs, RBI, 2B, HR

Pitcher of the Day

Our pitcher of the day is George Eubanks, from Southern Arkansas, who is pitching in relief this summer for George Eubanks Sa Ark 2016Strasburg. George threw 4 1/3 innings in relief last night, and allowed only 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 walk, and struck out 4. George is now 0-1, 1.76, with 2 saves in 15 1/3 innings pitched for the Express.

Others of Note

Daniel Brumbaugh, Charlottesville: 3 1/3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K’s
Dolan Kunkel, Covington: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K’s, win
Orlando Cannon, Covington: 3 2/3 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K’s (Is it just me, or is the surname “Cannon” perfect for a pitcher?)
Luke Dykes, Harrisonburg: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K’s, save
Jordan Toney, Woodstock: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K’s, win

Tonight’s Games

Front Royal (Stephen Xirinachs) at Strasburg (Derrick Mount)
Covington (Thane Clark) at Purcellville (Kevin Fuentes)
Woodstock (Preston Mott) at Harrisonburg (Malik Jones)
Waynesboro (Tyler Davis) at New Market (Joey Johnson)
Charlottesville (Jake Alkire) at Staunton (Brandon Gochenour)

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