Everything That Happened, Wednesday July 20

Five games last night, and tons more runs scored. Let’s take a snapshot of the evening:

Results

Purcellville 7, Charlottesville 2 (Thanks to Tyler Ratliff’s 2 home runs and 5 RBIs, the Cannons draw into a tie with New Market for the last playoff spot in the North. Both teams have 5 games to play. The Tom Sox, with 7 games to play, are 2 games behind Staunton for the last playoff spot in the South- and they play tonight!)

Strasburg 12, New Market 6 (6-6 tie going into the bottom of the 8th, and the Express explode for 6 runs to run away with this one. As mentioned above, the Rebels fall into a tie for the last playoff spot in the North. Strasburg has almost clinched the North division title.)

Waynesboro 14, Covington 3 (The Generals score 13 runs over the 3rd-6th innings. Seven games left, and the Generals have a 2 game lead over the Turks for the South division title. The Jacks have clinched a top three finish in the South, and are 3.5 games behind the Turks for 2nd place.)

Woodstock 14, Staunton 8 (The Bandits hold off elimination for another day. The team is 4.5 games back of both Purcellville and New Market with 5 games to play. Staunton is still 2 games ahead of the Tom Sox for the last playoff spot in the South.)

Harrisonburg 4, Front Royal 0 (Three Turks hold the Cards to 4 singles and 0 runs. Turks are still 2 games behind Waynesboro for South title, Cards are still 3 games ahead of both New Market and Purcellville with 5 games to play.)

Hitter of the Day

Tanner Poole Miss St 2016Our hitter of the day almost literally did a little bit of everything for Waynesboro. It’s Tanner Poole, from Mississippi State, who went 3-4, with 4 runs scored, an RBI, a walk, double, triple, hit-by-pitch, and stolen base. Tanner has been productive all summer for the Generals. He’s now hitting 341/479/515 in 132 at-bats and 35 games, with 39 runs, 6 doubles, 4 triples, 3 home runs, 19 stolen bases, and a solid 25/33 BB/K ratio.

Others of Note

Tyler Ratliff, Purcellville: 2-4, 2 runs, 5 RBIs, 2 HR, SF
Onassis Matos, Purcellville: 3-4, run
Chase DeMars, New Market: 4-4, run, RBI, BB
John Cable, New Market: 3-5, RBI, 2B
Michael Curry, Strasburg: 2-2, 3 runs, 2 2B, 2 BB
Zach Sterry, Waynesboro: 1-2, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, BB, HR (#13)
Juan Given, Covington: 3-5, run, RBI, HR
Nick Ward, Woodstock: 3-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs, BB, HBP, HR
Eric Garza, Woodstock: 3-4, run, 2 RBIs, 2B, BB
Danton Hyman, Woodstock: 3-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, BB, 2B, SB
Andrew Kuwalo, Staunton: 2-4, run, 5 RBIs, HR, SF

Pitcher of the Day

Ah, Harrisonburg and Wake Forest. This is the third combination of a Turk from Wake to win pitcher of theJohn McCarren Wake Forest 2016 day- this time it’s John McCarren (the first two were Donnie Sellers and Chris Farish). John threw 5 shutout innings last night, while allowing 2 hits, 1 walk, and striking out 4. He earned the win and a game score of 66. Over 6 games started this summer, John is 4-1, 3.70, with 28 hits, 9 walks, and 27 strikeouts in 34 innings pitched for the Turks.

Others of Note

Matt Kaster, Purcellville: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K’s, win
Will Reed, Purcellville: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K’s, save
Matthew Sullivan, Charlottesville: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K’s (59)
Tyler Howe, Waynesboro: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K’s, win (57)
Cole Bumbales, Covington: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Andrew Honiotes, Front Royal: 6 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K’s, loss (53)

Tonight’s Games

Strasburg (Keegan James) at Waynesboro (Tyler Elwer) (Two best teams facing off)
Charlottesville (Riley Arnone) at Staunton (Eric Harp)
Covington (Orsen Josephina) at Harrisonburg (Corey Childress)
Winchester (Dillon Brown) at New Market (Terrell McCall)
Front Royal (Joseph Catalani) at Woodstock (JT Hintzen)

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