Now we’re down to one series left….
Strasburg 12, Front Royal 4 (Express win series, 2-1. The Express scored 4 runs in the 2nd, 5th, and 8th innings to leave no doubt about the victor in the elimination game 3 with Front Royal.)
Hitter of the Day
The HOD is Jeffery Scott, from Strasburg and Bowling Green State! Jeffery, transferring from Lincoln Trail, went 2-4, with 2 runs, 4 RBIs, a triple, and a home run. Jeffery is hitting 267/353/733 in 15 at-bats in the playoffs, and hit 245/350/429 in 98 at-bats in the regular season. This Express lineup is roaring into the finals like a…. freight train. (Sorry, I had to.)
Others of Note
Martin Napleton, Front Royal: 2-4, 2 runs, RBI, HR
Haiden Lamb, Strasburg: 2-5, 2 runs
Erick Delgado, Strasburg: 2-5, run, RBI, 2B
Brandon Quaranta, Strasburg (On this list every day, it seems): 2-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 2B, HR
Pitcher of the Day
It’s Keegan James, Strasburg’s starter, who is enrolled at Mississippi State. Keegan threw 7 innings, and allowed 6 hits, 4 earned runs, 1 walk, and struck out 7. He earned a game score of 55. Keegan is now 2-0, 2.76 in the playoffs, after going 1-0, 3.41 in 26.1 innings in the regular season.
Other of Note
Abraham Almonte, Strasburg: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K’s
Waynesboro (TBD) at Strasburg (TBD)- game one of the championship series. Did you know that this is the first time that the top two teams are facing each other in the finals since 2003? And even then, three teams tied for the 2nd best record. In 2001 the top two faced each other, but there were only 8 teams and 2 rounds of playoffs back then.