We’ve reached the top three! ATVL’s 3rd best starting pitcher, and highest ranked lefty, of the 2017 Valley League season is Purcellville’s Andy Crum!
The 6-foot-1, 190 pound senior from Shippensburg put up the following statline for the Cannons:
For pitchers considered for this list, Andy finished 3rd in ERA, tied for 7th in strikeouts, tied for 4th in batting average against, 3rd in WHIP, 7th in BB/9, and 9th K/9. His best start was on June 21st against Winchester, when he threw 7 shutout innings while allowing 2 hits, 3 walks, and struck out 1, for a game score of 71. On July 13th, he shut out Staunton over 6 innings, while allowing 3 hits, 3 walks, and striking out 7. His game score that day was 70. He was named 2nd team All-Valley after the season.
Andy has gotten better each year at Shippensburg, even while his workload has increased. Take a look:
Throw out that rough freshman year, and look at how Andy’s rate stats have improved from 2016 to 2017. I would expect another jump for the young man after his solid VBL season! Congrats, Andy!