#4 Reliever: Dalton Oates, Purcellville

Dalton Oates Shippensburg 2018We’ve reached the final four of relievers!

The 4th best reliever in the 2018 Valley League season is Purcellville’s Dalton Oates, from Shippensburg!

The 6-foot-2 lefty was dominating out of the pen for the Cannons:

Pur ERA W L G SV IP H R ER BB K BAVG WIP BB/9 K/9
2018 0.61 3 0 12 0 29.3 24 8 2 7 39 0.218 1.058 2.2 12.0

Among pitchers on this list, he finished 3rd in ERA, 2nd in innings pitched, tied for 7th in BB/9, and tied for 8th in K/9. He did not allow an earned run in his first 21 2/3 innings, including the shutout inning he fired in the All-Star game. He turned in an amazing performance on July 27th against Covington, when he threw 5 2/3 shutout relief innings, allowing 5 hits, 0 walks, and struck out 7. Dalton got a mention or two for the ATVL top prospect list, and was named 2nd team All-Valley.

The sophomore threw 14 innings as a true freshman for the Raiders:

Ship ERA W L G SV IP H R ER BB K WIP BB/9 K/9
2018 8.36 1 1 11 0 14.0 19 14 13 10 10 2.071 6.4 6.4

Watch for Dalton to have a super sophomore year in Pennsylvania this spring!

 

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