Daily Update, Wednesday July 13

All five games were played last night, and it looks like the pitchers reestablished some control over the games. Here we go…


Strasburg 4, Covington 2 (The box says this game took over 4 hours. Is this true? How on earth, in a 4-2 game?)
Staunton 4, Charlottesville 2 (The Tom Sox are now 3 games behind the Braves and the last playoff spot in the South.)
Purcellville 3, Harrisonburg 2 (In the 9th, Onassis Matos singles in the tying run, and winning run scores on passed ball)
New Market 6, Front Royal 2 (Rebs score 5 in the first inning)
Winchester 9, Woodstock 0 (Bandits are now 3.5 games behind last playoff spot in North; Winchester still 2nd seed)

Hitter of the Day

Tyler Ratliff Marshall 2016Our hitter of the day is Purcellville’s Tyler Ratliff, from Marshall! Tyler went 2-3 last night, with 2 runs, a walk, and 2 doubles. He’s off to a hot start this summer- he’s hitting 448/485/724 in his first 29 at-bats. He was also successful at Marshall in the spring, when he hit 327/368/579 in 202 at-bats. He hit 15 doubles and 12 home runs.

Others of Note

Alex Galgano, Strasburg: 2-3, run, BB
Andrew Kuwalo, Staunton: 3-4, 2 RBIs
Tanner Halstead, Front Royal: 2-2, BB, HBP
Brendan Donovan, New Market: 2-4, 2 runs, RBI, 2B
Nick Debo, New Market: 2-3, run, RBI, BB, SB
Derek Gibree, Winchester: 2-3, run, 2 BB

Pitcher of the Day

Our POD is Donte Lindsay, from Bethune-Cookman, pitching for Harrisonburg! Donte threw 7 excellent innings, Donte Lindsay Bethune Cookman 2016allowing 4 hits, 1 earned run, 0 walks, and striking out 11. He did not earn the win, as the Cannons came back in the 9th, but he finished with a game score of 76. For the Turks, he’s now 1-1, 2.25, with only 4 walks against 27 strikeouts in 32 innings pitched. For Bethune-Cookman this spring, he went 4-3, 5.80 in 45 innings.

Others of Note

Mike Hanchar, Covington: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 8 K’s (71)
Peyton Plumlee, Strasburg: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K’s (59)
Alex Schnell, Strasburg: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K’s, win
Thaddeus Ward, Staunton: 7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K’s, win (57)
Matt Copley, Purcellville: 7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K’s (70)
Terrell McCall, New Market: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K’s, win (70)
Joey Jones, Winchester: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 5 K’s, win (63)
Robert Bamford, Winchester: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K’s
Zachary Perkins, Woodstock: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K’s

Tonight’s Games

Harrisonburg (Corey Childress) at Covington (Daniel Schiller)
New Market (Davis Kirkpatrick) at Winchester (Dillon Brown)
Woodstock (Drew Mancuso) at Charlottesville (Matt Olson)
Strasburg (Keegan James) at Purcellville (Alex London)
Waynesboro (Alex Ernestine) at Staunton (Brandon Gochenour)


  1. John – Over 4 hours to play for Covington at Strasburg in a 4-2 game is accurate and you can blame it on the weather (a frequent disrupter of the Valley League schedule and games). One or more rain delays extended the game. It’s a darn good thing for Covington that the game was completed – the Lumberjacks have been the most heavily impacted by weather team in the league this summer – including horrendous flooding in Covington June 23-24. Through July 13, New Market has had start of game rain delays the last two nights, but has played the most games – 33, while Covington and Staunton have played only 28. As a result, they are scheduled for two double-headers – July 15th at Staunton and July 23rd at Covington.

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