Up early to travel down to Masai Mara to see the migration. Look it up- you’ll be impressed.

Anyway, here are the five games from your tonight and my last night….


Waynesboro 8, Strasburg 7 (Generals use a 6-run 7th to win the battle between both division leading teams.)

Harrisonburg 7, Covington 3 (Turks remain 2 back of Waynesboro with 4 games left, but have clinched a top 2 finish; Jacks are locked into the 3rd spot in the South. By the way, Jose Carrera hit his 5th triple of the season!)

Staunton 9, Charlottesville 6 (Braves now 3 games ahead of Tom Sox for last playoff spot in South; both teams have 6 games left.)

Front Royal 7, Woodstock 2 (Cards even up their record at 19-19, Bandits fall to 11-27, and are eliminated from the playoff chase.)

Winchester 4, New Market 3 (11 innings, Royals come back with 2 in the 9th to tie it, 1 in 11th to win. Royals now 22-15, Rebs are 15-23 and a half game behind Purcellville for last playoff spot in the North.)

Hitter of the Day

Riley Mihalik Rider 2016For the 2nd time in 5 days, our hitter of the day is Covington’s Riley Mihalik, from Rider! Riley went 3-4, with a run and 2 doubles. He’s hitting a robust 457/537/686 in 35 at-bats this summer. He’s given the Jacks a hot bat in the middle of the lineup since his arrival!

Others of Note

Brandon Quaranta, Strasburg: 2-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, HR
Tracy Hadley, Waynesboro: 2-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 3B
Brent Sakurai, Waynesboro: 3-3, 2 runs, RBI, 2 SB
Ryne Sigmon, Harrisonburg: 3-4, 2 runs, RBI, BB
Mason George, Harrisonburg: 2-4, 2 RBIs
Ben Socher, Charlottesville: 2-4, run, RBI, BB
Ryan Hall, Staunton: 2-5, 2 runs, RBI, HR
Keegan Maronpot, Staunton: 2-3, run, 2 RBIs, 2B, SB
Zac Wiley, Front Royal: 2-4, 2 runs, RBI, HR
Brady Lloyd, New Market: 3-4, 2 runs, 2 BB, 3 SB
Devin Gearhart, Winchester: 3-6, run, 2 RBIs, 2 SB
Luke Parker, Winchester: 2-2, run, 2 BB, 2B

Pitcher of the Day

Our pitcher of the day is a multiple POD winner- for the 4th time, it’s Harrisonburg’s Corey Childress, from Troy! Corey Childress Troy 2016Corey threw 7 innings tonight and allowed 7 hits, 1 earned run, 0 walks, and struck out 6. He got the win and game score of 65. For the summer, he’s now 6-2, 2.87, with 52 strikeouts in 56 1/3 innings pitched.

Others of Note

Keegan James, Strasburg: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K’s (58)
Brett Sasse, Waynesboro: 6.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K’s, win in relief
Parker Johnson, Staunton: 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K’s
Brandon Valentin, Front Royal: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K’s- should have a save
John Barr, Winchester: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, win
Terrell McCall, New Market: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K’s (60)

Tonight’s/Tomorrow’s Games

Covington (Justin Heckert) at Purcellville (Alex London)
Harrisonburg (Brandon Caples) at Front Royal (Frank Rubio)
Winchester (Christopher Hopkins) at Charlottesville (TBD)
Staunton (TBD) at Strasburg (Ryan Anderson)
Waynesboro (David Ehmen) at New Market (Davis Kirkpatrick)

I will not post on Friday’s games until Sunday, when I’ll cover both Friday and Saturday. Cheers!