Top VBL Performers from Friday, March 22

Another weekend already! Let’s take a look at former VBLers who did well in their college games on Friday:

Hitter of the Day

With three extra base hits, our HOD is former Front Royal Cardinal (2017) Dominic Canzone, for Ohio State. He went 3-5 against Hawaii, with 3 runs scored, 2 RBIs, a double, and 2 home runs. He’s now hitting 289/402/554 in 83 at-bats this spring, with 2 doubles, 1 triple, 6 home runs, 17 RBIs, and 26 runs scored. Dominic was the 5th best hitter, per ATVL, in the 2017 VBL season.

Others of Note

  • Anthony Lazar, Marist (Charlottesville 2018): 3-4, 2 runs, RBI, BB, 2B, SB
  • Dalton Wingo, Dayton (Waynesboro 2018): 3-5, 2B
  • Marques Inman, West Virginia (Purcellville 2016): 3-4, run, 5 RBIs, 2B, HR
  • Gabe Montenegro, Southern Miss (Waynesboro 2018): 3-5, 3 runs
  • Carter Pharis, UAB (Strasburg 2016): 4-5, run, 2 RBIs, 2 2B
  • Andrew Smith, LIU (Front Royal 2018): 3-5, 3 runs, SB
  • Rob Griswold, LIU (Front Royal 2018): 3-3, run, 2 RBIs, 2 BB, SB
  • Alex Raines, Winthrop (New Market 2017): 3-6, 2 runs, RBI, 2B
  • Austin Embler, UNC Greensboro (Harrisonburg 2017-18): 3-5, 2 RBIs, SB
  • Matthew Koehler, Western Carolina (Woodstock 2016, Purcellville 2018): 2-5, 3 runs, 2B, 3B
  • Luke Robinson, Western Carolina (Waynesboro 2017, Winchester 2018): 4-5, 3 RBIs, 2B, 3B
  • Trevin Esquerra, Loyola Marymount (Purcellville 2017): 2-4, run, 2 RBIs, 2B, HR

Pitcher of the Day

The best pitching performance, with a game score of 82, is Hunter Wolfe‘s start for Dayton (Strasburg 2017). Over 7 complete innings, he allowed 1 hit, 0 runs, walked 3, and struck out 10. Over his first six starts this spring, Hunter is 3-3, 3.60, with a 1.08 WHIP and 37 strikeouts in 40 innings pitched.

Others of Note

  • Connor Gillispie, VCU (Charlottesville 2017): 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K’s
  • Kyle Nicolas, Ball State (Charlottesville 2018): 2 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K’s, save
  • Zach Peek, Winthrop (Strasburg 2017): 5 2/3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 K’s, win
  • Tyler Weekley, Charleston Southern (New Market 2015): 4 2/3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K’s, loss
  • Austin Higginbotham, Wofford (Charlottesville 2017): 6 2/3 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K’s, loss
  • Jacob Menders, VMI (Covington 2017): 9 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K’s, win

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