Playoffs Day 5; Monday August 1

Two games were played last night. Yet another series ended 2-0. Three teams remain alive…


Strasburg 9, Front Royal 3 (The Express pounded out 12 hits, and capitalized on 4 Cardinal errors to win game one against Front Royal. Can the Cardinals keep from the same fate of all the other teams down 1-0?)

Waynesboro 2, Covington 0 (Vince Braman spun a complete game shutout, sending the Jacks home after 2 games in the series. The Generals will now wait for the winner of the Express-Cardinal series. The Gens won back-to-back titles in 2013-14. Can they win their 3rd in 4 years?)

Hitter of the Day

Tyler Kaiser Rider 2016Our hitter of the day is Front Royal’s Tyler Kaiser, from Rider! Tyler went 3-4, with 2 runs, an RBI, a double, and a home run. He’s a whopping 7-11 in the playoffs so far, and hit 209/387/319 in 91 at-bats in the regular season.

Others of Note

Carter Pharis, Strasburg: 2-5, 2 RBIs
Brandon Quaranta, Strasburg: 3-4, run, RBI, HR
Dylan Ingram, Strasburg: 2-5, RBI, 2 2B
Jeffery Scott, Strasburg: 2-4, RBI, 2 2B
Bruce Strickland, Covington: 2-4

Pitcher of the Day

Well, it would certainly be Waynesboro’s Vince Braman, from St. Mary’s! As mentioned earlier, Vince threw a

Vince Braman
Vince Braman

complete game shutout, while allowing 5 hits, 1 walk, and striking out 6 for a game score of 82. It was his first start in the playoffs, and he went 5-0, 3.37 in 32 innings in the regular season.

Others of Note

Brandon Maine, Strasburg: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K’s
Mark Hendricks, Covington: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K’s (73)
Nicholas Purpera, Covington: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K

Tonight’s Game

Strasburg (Peyton Plumlee) at Front Royal (TBD)

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