Results From Thursday, July 19

We’ve reached the point in the season when the games really “matter,” as far as the playoffs go. The South looks to be a battle to the end, and the North is beginning to squeeze a little bit. So three games were played last night- let’s take a look…

Results

  • Charlottesville 7, Front Royal 3 (Cards have lost 5 in a row, and are 1 game behind the Cannons; Tom Sox now own 2nd in the South, 1.5 games behind Covington)
  • Harrisonburg 11, Winchester 9 (Turks erase a 7-run deficit to win their 4th in a row, and pull to within a half game of the Braves for the last playoff spot in the South; Royals fall into a tie for 3rd in the North with New Market)
  • Strasburg 9, Staunton 6 (Express pull to 3.5 games behind the last playoff spot in the North; Braves now lead the Turks by a half game in South)

Hitter of the Day

Jonathan Butler Winchester 2018Our hitter of the day is Winchester’s Jonathan Butler, who is transferring to North Carolina State this fall. Jonathan went 4-5 with a run and 3 RBIs against the Turks. He’s relatively new to the league, but he’s been crushing the ball; he’s hitting 422/500/467 in 43 at-bats so far.

Others of Note

  • Patrick McColl, Charlottesville: 3-5, 2 runs, RBI
  • Nick Bellafronto, Charlottesville: 1-3, 2 runs, 2 BB
  • Chadwick Feeley, Winchester: 3-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, 2 2B, HBP
  • Lucas Oxendine, Winchester: 2-4, BB
  • Zach Little, Harrisonburg: 3-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs, 3B, SB
  • Paul Castillo, Harrisonburg: 2-4, 2 runs, RBI, BB
  • Hogan Brown, Strasburg: 1-4, 2 runs, 2 BB, 2B
  • Jason Swan, Strasburg: 2-4, 2 runs, 2 BB, 2B
  • Kieton Rivers, Strasburg: 3-4, run, RBI, 2B
  • Brycen Thomas, Staunton: 3-4, run, 3B

Pitcher of the Day

Our POD from last night is Charlottesville’s Hunter McMullen, from Florida. He threw 5 Hunter McMullen Florida 2018solid innings against Front Royal, allowing 3 hits, 1 earned run, and 4 walks while striking out 7. He got the win, and finished with a 60 game score. Hunter is also a “latecomer” this summer, but he’s been lights out since he arrived. He’s 2-1, 1.72, with 22 K’s in 15 2/3 innings pitched.

Others of Note

  • Kirby McMullen, Charlottesville: 3 2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K’s (really should have a save, too… and does anyone notice anything about the names on this post?)
  • Macklin Ohs, Strasburg: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K’s, win

Tonight’s Games

  • Front Royal at Woodstock (Doubleheader, 5 PM, 7 PM)
  • New Market at Strasburg
  • Charlottesville at Waynesboro
  • Staunton at Covington
  • Purcellville at Winchester

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