Sunday’s Games: Phillips, Fucci, and Others

Time just keeps moving on, doesn’t it? We’re now officially within a month of the start of the 2019 Valley League season (May 31) and the Major League draft (starts June 3rd). The college baseball season is beginning to wrap up, as conference tournaments will be underway soon, if not already.

Stick with ATVL, Brilliant Reader- we’ll (well, I’ll) keep you up to date!

So with the Division-I games from Sunday, we have two former VBLers who hit two home runs, and a number of solid pitching performances.

The Two Home Run Guys

  • Austin Peay’s Parker Phillips (Waynesboro 2017) continues his power-hitting ways, going 2-4 yesterday, with 2 runs, 4 RBIs, and 2 home runs. He’s now hitting a very good 304/440/714 in 161 at-bats, with 45 runs, 9 doubles, 19 home runs, 52 RBIs, and a 27/52 BB/K ratio. His 19 home runs puts him in the top five of all of D-I. He also leads his team in slugging percentage, runs, doubles, home runs, and RBIs.
  • Jordan Fucci (Staunton 2016) hit two home runs for Samford, driving in 3 runs as well. Jordan’s rate stats are remarkably similar to Parker’s: he’s at 304/392/558 in 181 at-bats, with 40 runs, 11 doubles, 1 triple, 11 home runs, 36 RBIs, and a 24/57 BB/K ratio.

Other Hitters

  • Kyle McCann, Georgia Tech (Harrisonburg 2017): 2-3, 3 runs, HR, BB, 2 RBIs
  • Tanner Thomas, Virginia Tech (Waynesboro 2018): 3-4, run, BB, 2B, 3B, 3 RBIs
  • Trey McDyre, Liberty (Purcellville 2017): 2-4, 2 runs, HR, 5 RBIs
  • Colton Schultz, UAB (Strasburg 2018): 2-6, 2 runs, HR, 3 RBIs
  • Gabe Montenegro, Southern Mississippi (Waynesboro 2018): 2-4, 2 runs, BB, HR, RBI
  • Andrew Eyster, South Carolina (New Market 2018) in both games of a doubleheader: 4-5, 2 runs, BB, 2B, HR, 3 RBIs
  • Chase Smartt, Troy (Harrisonburg 2017), in both games of a DH: 5-8, run, 2 2B, 2 RBIs

Pitchers

  • Connor Gillispie, VCU (Charlottesville 2018): 4 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K’s
  • Ben Dum, VCU (Strasburg 2016-17): 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K’s
  • Justin Sorokowski, VCU (Charlottesville 2017): 4 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K’s
  • Austin Higginbotham, Wofford (Charlottesville 2017): 7 2/3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 11 K’s
  • Grant Suponchick, Omaha (Wayensboro 2017): 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K’s

 

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