Not Quite Everything That Happened, Tuesday July 19

Sometimes there are several walk-offs in a Valley League evening… sometimes not. Last night saw four games all decided by at least 6 runs. In fact, 58 runs were scored in these four games. Wow.

Results

Winchester 14, Purcellville 5 (Royals crush the Cannons with an onslaught of 22 hits and 14 runs. TWO Royals went 5-5 in this one. The Cannons are still one game behind New Market for the final playoff spot, with 6 to play. Winchester, also with 6 games left, trails first place Strasburg by 4.5 games, and leads 3rd place Front Royal by 3.)

Front Royal 10, Woodstock 4 (The Cards pummel the Bandits. With 6 to play, the Cards are 3 games behind 2nd place Winchester, and 3 games ahead of 4th place New Market. The Bandits are now 5 games out of the last playoff spot in the North with 6 games to play.)

Staunton 9, Harrisonburg 1 (Braves use a 7-run 7th (in which 6 of the runs were unearned) to wallop the Turks. Turks are now 2 games behind Waynesboro for the top seed in the South with 6 to play. Staunton are 2 games ahead of the Tom Sox for the last playoff spot in the South with 8 games left.)

Covington 13, Strasburg 2 (Jacks are THIS close to clinching a playoff spot. By the way, something happened to the Express side of the boxscore, so I have no information about half of this game.)

Hitter of the Day

Zac Wiley Bellarmine 2016Our HOD is Zac Wiley, from Front Royal and Bellarmine! Zac went 4-4, with 2 runs, 4 RBIs, a double, and a home run. He’s now hitting 320/419/550 in 100 at-bats this summer, along with 16 runs, 21 RBIs, 8 doubles, and 5 home runs.

Others of Note

Spencer Levine, Winchester: 2-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs, HR
Ricardo Soto, Winchester: 5-5, run, RBI
Kevin Fuller, Winchester: 5-5, 2 runs
Christian Leung, Woodstock: 3-4, run
Bernabe Camargo, Front Royal: 2-5, 2 runs, 2 2B
Bruce Valentin, Covington: 3-6, run, RBI, 2 2B
Juan Given, Covington: 2-3, 3 runs, 2 BB, HBP, SB
Fabian Pena, Covington: 3-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs, 2B, HR
Miguel Reyes, Covington: 3-4, 3 runs, RBI, 2B, HBP, HR
Keegan Maronpot, Staunton: 3-5, run, RBI, 2B

Pitcher of the Day

It’s odd that the pitcher of the day would come from the losing side of a 9-1 blowout, but Harrisonburg’s Chris Farish Chris Farish Wake Forest 2016came out right before the wheels came off for the Turks. In his first start of the summer, the Wake Forest Demon Deacon threw 6 innings, and allowed 5 hits, 1 earned run, 4 walks, and struck out 6. His game score is 60. He’s now 1-0, 3.50 in 18 innings this summer.

Others of Note

Andrew Green, Purcellville: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K’s
Blake Whitney, Front Royal: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K’s, win (53)
Mike Hanchar, Covington: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K’s, win (54)
Thaddeus Ward, Staunton: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K’s (59)

Tonight’s Games

Purcellville (Zach Sloan) at Charlottesville (Matthew Sullivan)
New Market (TBD) at Strasburg (Peyton Plumlee)
Waynesboro (Tyler Howe) at Covington (Orlando Cannon)
Woodstock (TBD) at Staunton (Sm Vicenzo)
Front Royal (TBD) at Harrisonburg (John McCarren)

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