The preseason accolades continue to roll in…

Three former Valley Leaguers have been named to NCBWA’s preseason All-American lists- all to the third team.

  • Marshall’s Reynaldo Pastrana (Front Royal 2016), who already made Collegiate Baseball’s USA Conference’s pre-season all-conference list, is third team at catcher.
  • UTSA’s Bryan Arias (Harrisonburg 2016-17) has been raking them in. He was also, like Pastrana, on CB’s preseason list from the USA Conference, and CB’s preseason 3rd team All-American list. He is third team at second base.
  • The new name on the list, Richmond’s Layne Looney (Charlottesville 2017), was named to the NCBWA’s third team at relief pitcher. Layne, the 12th best reliever in the 2017 VBL season, went 1-0, 0.60 with 8 saves for the Spiders last spring, with 51 strikeouts in 30 innings pitched. He was drafted in the 19th round by the Cubs last June, but did not sign.