Results From Thursday, July 26

The rains let up, for the most part, and seven games were played last night. Seven. But just wait- look down at the last category of this post at how many games are being played today….

Results

  • Covington 6, Strasburg 2 (@ New Market)
  • Purcellville 6, Front Royal 3 (Game 1, 7 innings)
  • Charlottesville 8, Staunton 2
  • Strasburg 11, Woodstock 7
  • Front Royal 5, Purcellville 2 (Game 2, 7 innings)
  • Harrisonburg 12, Covington 3
  • New Market 10, Winchester 8

Hitter of the Day

Ryan Hogan St John's 2018Our hitter of the day is Strasburg’s Ryan Hogan, from St. John’s. Ryan went 3-5 in the Express’s 2nd game last night, with 2 runs, 4 RBIs, and a home run. He’s now slashing 337/444/483 in 89 at-bats this season, and has 4 multi-hit games in a row.

Others of Note

  • JD Mundy, Covington, game 1: 2-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs, HR (#13)
  • Christian Garabedian, Purcellville, game 1: 1-3, grand slam
  • Brady Ballstadt, Front Royal, game 1: 2-4, 2 runs, 2B
  • Patrick McColl, Charlottesville: 2-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, HR, SB
  • Alex Mardiney, Charlottesville: 2-3, RBI, BB
  • Clayton Jeffries, Woodstock: 3-5, run
  • Alex Goebel, Woodstock: 2-5, run, 3 RBIs, HR
  • Griffin Cheney, Strasburg: 0-2, 2 runs, 3 BB
  • Jason Swan, Strasburg: 1-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, BB, HR
  • Brady Ballstadt, Front Royal, game 2: 1-3, run, 3 RBIs, HR
  • Bennett Hostetler, Covington, game 2: 2-3, run, RBI, BB
  • JD Mundy, Covington, game 2: 1-3, HR (#14)
  • Zach Little, Harrisonburg: 3-5, 4 runs, RBI, 2B, SB
  • Austin Embler, Harrisonburg: 1-2, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, HR, SF
  • Andrew Eyster, New Market: 2-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, 2B, HBP, SF
  • Justin King, New Market: 2-5, run, 4 RBIs, HR
  • Oraj Anu, New Market: 1-3, run, 2 BB, 3 SB

Pitcher of the Day

The pitcher with the best line last night is Strasburg’s Matthew Martin, from FloridaMatt Martin Florida Southern 2018 Southern, who threw 3 shutout innings while allowing 2 hits, 0 walks, and striking out 4. He earned the win in the second game of the night for the Express, against Woodstock. Matthew is now 3-2, 2.53, with 20 strikeouts in 21 1/3 innings pitched.

Others of Note

  • Cody Whitten, Strasburg: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K’s
  • Chase Best, Covington, game 1: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K’s, win (his 6th)
  • Evan McAndrew, Covington, game 1: 3.1 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K’s
  • Justin Ager, Purcellville: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K’s, win
  • Bradyn Kail, Staunton: 4 IP, 2 H, 1 Er, 1 BB, 5 K’s
  • Gabriel Ponce, Front Royal, game 2: 4.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 5 K’s, win
  • Trent Sidwell, Winchester: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Today’s Games (This is the craziest day I’ve ever seen!)

  • Charlottesville at New Market (12:30 PM)
  • Covington at Purcellville (1 PM)
  • Strasburg at Front Royal (Doubleheader, 5 PM, 7 PM)
  • Woodstock at Winchester (Doubleheader, 5 PM, 7 PM)
  • New Market at Purcellville (Completion of suspended game from June 9th, 6 PM, then regular game, 7 PM)
  • Covington at Waynesboro (7:30 PM)
  • Harrisonburg at Staunton (7:30 PM)

That’s TEN games on the slate for today….

And a look at the playoff chase will be up later today- probably around noon.

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