League Record Book: Home Runs

Finally, the big one: home runs. Who hit the most home runs in one Valley League season since 2004?

1 Joseph Odom Winchester 2012 17
2 Jon Love Front Royal 2004 16
Steve McQuail Front Royal 2009 16
Jimmy Yezzo Winchester 2012 16
Zach Sterry Waynesboro 2016 16
6 Collin Cowgill Covington 2005 14
JD Mundy Covington 2018 14
8 Marcus Nidiffer Covington 2008 13
Ryan Durrence Covington 2009 13
Shaun Cooper Harrisonburg 2010 13
Jonathan Griffin Luray 2010 13
Brandon Murray Waynesboro 2012 13
12 Jeremy Terni Winchester 2004 12
Tyler Townsend Winchester 2008 12
Brandon Quaranta Strasburg 2017 12

One addition from the 2018 season: JD Mundy, the slugger from Covington. According to Chaz Weaver, the most home runs in a VBL season all-time is 28, by Staunton’s Mike Sabo in 1987.

The breakdown:

Major leaguers: Collin Cowgill
Current Minor Leaguers: Joseph Odom, Zach Sterry
Previous Minor Leaguers: Steve McQuail, Jimmy Yezzo, Marcus Nidiffer, Ryan Durrence, Shaun Cooper, Jonathan Griffin, Tyler Townsend
No Pro Ball: Jon Love, Brandon Murray (played Indy ball in 2017), Jeremy Terni (also played Indy ball), Brandon Quaranta
Still in College: JD Mundy

By Team:

  • Winchester, Covington: 4
  • Front Royal, Waynesboro: 2
  • Harrisonburg, Luray, Strasburg: 1
JD Mundy All-Star game resized 2018
The newest member of this list: JD Mundy!

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