Top Weekend Performers

Once again, here is a list of former Valley Leaguers who had at least one good game over the weekend….

Friday, March 15 (The Day of the Pitcher)

Hitter of the Day

Danny Wondrack headshot 2019It has to be Danny Wondrack, from Charleston (Charlottesville 2016), who went 2-4, with 2 runs, 6 RBIs, and 2 home runs. On Monday morning, Danny is hitting 338/390/592, with 4 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs, and 20 RBIs in 71 at-bats. (ATVL does love the home run.)

Others of Note

  • Kyle Ouellette, Memphis (Purcellville 2017): 4-4, 3 runs, 2B
  • Dom D’Alessandro, George Washington (Charlottesville 2018): 3-4, 2 runs, 2B
  • Alex Mardiney, Davidson (Charlottesville 2018): 3-3, 3 runs, BB
  • Eric Jones, Davidson (Charlottesville 2017): 2-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 2 BB, HR
  • Bruce Steel, Wake Forest (Charlottesville 2016): 2-3, RBI, BB, 2B
  • Kyle McCann, Georgia Tech (Harrisonburg 2017): 2-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 2 BB, 2B, HR
  • Dominic Canzone, Ohio State (Front Royal 2017): 2-3, 2 runs, RBI, BB
  • Connor Pohl, Ohio State (Front Royal 2017): 2-4, 3 RBIs
  • Bryan Arias, UTSA (Harrisonburg 2016-17): 3-5, run, 2 RBIs, HR
  • Justin Hayes, Norfolk State (Strasburg 2018): 3-5, 2 runs, RBI, SB
  • Eriq White, Alabama State (Purcellville 2016): 3-4, 2 runs, RBI
  • Raymond Gil, Miami (Winchester 2018): 3-3, RBI, BB, 2B

Pitcher of the Day 

The best of all these amazing performances belongs to Aron Solis, from Texas Southern Aron Solis headshot 2019(Waynesboro 2018). Aron threw a complete game shutout while allowing 3 hits, 4 walks, and struck out 11. All that comes out to an 88 game score. Aron is now 1-3, 6.75, with a 1.498 WHIP, 2.4 BB/9, and 11.8 K/9 in 26 2/3 innings this season.

Others of Note

  • Hunter Wolfe, Dayton (Strasburg 2017): 7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K’s, win
  • Antonio Menendez, Wake Forest (Charlottesville 2018): 2 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K’s
  • Zach Peek, Winthrop (Strasburg 2017): 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K’s, win
  • Pete Soporowski, Rider (Staunton 2017): 6 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 11 K’s
  • Austin Higginbotham, Wofford (Charlottesville 2017): 8 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K’s, win
  • Jacob Menders, VMI (Covington 2017): 9 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 7 K’s

Saturday, March 16

Hitter of the Day

Dom DAlessandro headshot 2019Dom D’Alessandro, from George Washington (Charlottesville 2018), did the following: 4-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, 2 doubles, and a home run. Dom is now hitting 413/464/573 in 75 at-bats, with 6 doubles, 2 home runs, and 19 RBIs (in 18 games).

Others of Note

  • Trevor Jensen, Tulane (Winchester 2016): 2-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs, BB, 2 HR
  • DJ Lee, Richmond (Charlottesville 2016): 2-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 2 BB, HR
  • Tanner Thomas, Virginia Tech (Waynesboro 2018): 2-4, run, 2 RBIs, BB, 2B
  • Bruce Steel, Wake Forest (Charlottesville 2016): 2-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs
  • Alex Brait, Florida Gulf Coast (Waynesboro 2018): 4-5, run, 2 RBIs
  • Austin Embler, UNC Greensboro (Harrisonburg 2017-18): 3-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 2B
  • Marques Inman, West Virginia (Purcellville 2016): 3-3, run, RBI, BB, 2B
  • JD Mundy, Radford (Covington 2018): 2-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs, HR
  • Spencer Packard, Campbell (Front Royal 2018): 3-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs, HR
  • Matthew Koehler, Western Carolina (Woodstock 2016, Purcellville 2018): 3-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, BB, 3B, HR
  • Bryan Arias, UTSA (Harrisonburg 2016-17): 3-5, run, 2B, SB
  • Vinnie Pasquantino, ODU (Charlottesville 2017): 3-6, run, RBI, BB, HR
  • Gunnar Lambert, Florida Atlantic (Charles Town 2015): 1-3, 3 runs, RBI, 2 BB, 2B
  • Parker Phillips, Austin Peay (Waynesboro 2017): 2-2, run, 3 RBIs, BB, 2B, HR, HBP
  • Trevin Esquerra, Loyola Marymount (Purcellville 2017): 2-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, BB, HR

Pitcher of the Day

The POD is Nate Pawelczyk, from Winthrop (New Market 2017), who threw 6 shutoutNate Pawelczyk headshot 2019 innings while allowing 3 hits, 3 walks, and striking out 7. Nate’s been crazy good this spring so far: he’s 4-1, 0.84 in 32 innings, with a 1.094 WHIP, 3.7 BB/9, and 8.4 K/9.

Others of Note

  • Fred Villarreal, Houston (Waynesboro 2018): 3 1/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K’s, win
  • Connor Gillispie, VCU (CHarlottesville 2017): 5 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K’s
  • Ben Dum, VCU (Strasburg 2016-17): 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K’s, win
  • Mason Studstill, Florida Gulf Coast (Harrisonburg 2017): 5 2/3 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 10 K’s, win
  • Hunter Gregory, ODU (Charlottesville 2018): 5 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K’s
  • Darren Kelly, Alabama State (Waynesboro 2016): 6 2/3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K’s, win
  • Dylan Gentry, Coastal Carolina (Winchester 2018): 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 5 K’s
  • *** ADDITION*** Evan Richardson, Bard (Winchester 2018): 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 11 K’s, win (Thanks, @scott_in_jupiter)

Sunday, March 17

Hitter of the Day

Alex Raines Winthrop headshot 2019The hitter of the day for yesterday’s games is former New Market Rebel Alex Raines (2017). The redshirt junior went 5-5, with a run, 2 RBIs, and a double for Winthrop. He’s now hitting 282/378/333 in 39 at-bats this college season.

Others of Note

  • Pat McColl, Harvard (Charlottesville 2017): 4-5, 2 runs, 2B
  • Alex Mardiney, Davidson (Charlottesville 2018): 2-2, run, RBI, 2 BB, 2B
  • Brett Centracchio, Davidson (Charlottesville 2018): 2-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs, BB, HR
  • Kyle McCann, Georgia Tech (Harrisonburg 2017): 2-3, 2 RBIs, BB, 2B
  • Connor Pohl, Ohio State (Front Royal 2017): 3-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, HR
  • Spencer Packard, Campbell (Front Royal 2018): 2-3, run, RBI, BB, HBP
  • Bryan Arias, UTSA (Harrisonburg 2016-7): 3-3, 2 runs, HBP
  • Bryce Windham, ODU (Charlottesville 2017): 3-4, 2 runs, RBI
  • Carter Pharis, UAB (Strasburg 2016): 2-3, run, BB, 2B
  • Eriq White, Alabama State (Purcellville 2016): 3-4, 2 runs
  • Trevin Esquerra, Loyola Marymount (Purcellville 2017): 3-5, 2 RBIs, 2B

Pitcher of the Day

With a dynamite 8-inning performance, the POD is former Waynesboro General (2017) Payton Kinney Omaha headshot 2019Payton Kinney, from Omaha! Payton threw 8 shutout innings, allowing only 1 hit, 3 walks, and he struck out 11 for the win. That’s a game score of 88! Payton is now a ridiculous 4-0, 0.58, with a 1.032 WHIP, 4.1 BB/9, and 9.6 K/9 in 31 innings pitched.

Others of Note

  • Jeremy Cook, Miami (Staunton 2018): 2 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • Cody Maw, Charleston Southern (Charlottesville 2018): 7 Ip, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K’s
  • Jared Wetherbee, Elon (Charlottesville 2018): 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K’s

 

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