Results From Friday, July 20

Six games were played last night, with absolutely all of them important in the playoff chase. And there were multiple outstanding performances, so we’ll be looking at 2 hitters and 2 pitchers…

Results

  • Woodstock 6, Front Royal 3 (Game 1, 7 innings) (The 10-game streak is over!)
  • Front Royal 13, Woodstock 0 (Game 2, 7 innings) (Cards are 1.5 games behind Purcellville for 1st place in the North)
  • Charlottesville 2, Waynesboro 1 (Tom Sox half a game behind Covington for 1st in South; Generals are 2 back)
  • New Market 11, Strasburg 3 (Express stay 3.5 games behind last playoff spot; Rebels own 3rd place, 2.5 behind Front Royal)
  • Purcellville 8, Winchester 4 (Royals 3.5 ahead of Express for 4th spot; Cannons own first place in the North)
  • Staunton 6, Covington 2 (Lumberjacks’ lead is down to half a game in South; Braves lead Turks for 4th spot by 1 game, and are 1.5 behind Waynesboro)

Hitter(s) of the Day

Amazing hitting in the second game of the doubleheader between Front Royal and Woodstock:

  • Our first HOD is Front Royal’s Spencer Packard, from Arizona Western, who went 5-5 in that 2nd game, with 3 runs, 2 RBIs, and 3 doubles. He’s now hitting 349/497/523 in 109 at-bats, with an amazing 30/20 BB/K ratio to boot. He was also HOD on July 11th.
  • The second HOD is also from Front Royal, and also from the 2nd game- this one is Brandon Krennrich, from UNC Central. Brandon went 2-4, with 3 runs, 6 RBIs, and 2 home runs. (As all of you know, ATVL loves those multi-home run games!) Brandon is now hitting 265/346/412 in 68 at-bats.

Others of Note

  • Spencer Packard, Front Royal: 1-2, RBI, 2 BB (Game 1)
  • Bryan Nunez, Woodstock: 1-2, run, 3 RBIs, HR (Game 1)
  • Oraj Anu, New Market: 3-5, run, 3 RBIs, 2B
  • Carter Smith, New Market: 2-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, 2 BB
  • Michael Koenig, Strasburg: 1-2, run, RBI, 2 BB, HR
  • Aaron Palensky, Winchester: 2-2, run, BB, HBP
  • Trey Jacobs, Staunton: 2-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, BB, 2B
  • Sam Little, Front Royal: 1-2, run, 3 BB, 2B (Game 2)
  • Andrew Burden, Front Royal: 3-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs, 2B, HR (Game 2, if I named a 3rd HOD, it would be Andrew)
  • Mason Gavre, Front Royal: 1-1, 3 runs, 3 BB (Game 2)

Pitcher(s) of the Day

Annnnd, we’ll go ahead and name the two best pitchers, too…

  • First, the highest game score goes to Waynesboro’s Fred Villarreal, from Houston. Fred threw 9 innings against Charlottesville while allowing 4 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), and 2 walks with 10 strikeouts. He earned a game score of 81. Fred is now 1-2, 2.66, with 34 K’s in 27 innings pitched this summer.
  • The second highest belongs to Front Royal’s Gabriel Ponce, from San Diego, who earned a game score of 72 after 7 shutout innings against Woodstock. He allowed 2 hits, 3 walks, and struck out 2. It only took 51 pitches to complete the 7 innings! Gabriel is now 2-0, 2.57, with 27 K’s in 28 innings pitched.

Others of Note

  • Jake Hershman, Charlottesville: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K’s (58)
  • Antonio Menendez, Charlottesville: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K’s, win
  • Ben Wiley, Strasburg: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 5 K’s
  • Emilio Valdes, Winchester: 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K’s
  • Bailey Hall, Staunton: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K’s, win (63)

Tonight’s (Today’s) Games

A huge slate for today:

  • Harrisonburg at Charlottesville, 3 PM
  • Winchester at Woodstock, doubleheader, 5 PM, 8 PM
  • Strasburg at Front Royal, doubleheader, 5 PM, 7 PM
  • Waynesboro at Covington
  • Purcellville at New Market

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