Hitter and Pitcher of the Day, Sunday June 2

Alas, the rain begins already.

Poor Strasburg had its home opener rained out, which is never a good sign. Unsurprisingly, New Market’s game was rained out too.

Well, such are the issues in a league that is as close together as this one.

(By the way, this post is earlier than normal due to some travelling, and tomorrow’s post might be a little later than usual.)


  • Covington vs Strasburg, PPD
  • Winchester vs New Market, PPD
  • Harrisonburg 5, Front Royal 1
  • Waynesboro 12, Purcellville 4
  • Charlottesville 18, Staunton 4

Hitter of the Day

No one should be surprised that the hitter of the day comes from the 18-run, scoreboard-bursting team performance by the Charlottesville Tom Sox. In fact, it’s Charlottesville’s Cayman Richardson, from the University of Virginia, who went 4-5, with 4 runs scored, 2 RBIs, a triple, and a hit-by-pitch. Cayman hit 270/328/356 in 163 at-bats for the Cavs this spring.

Others of Note

  • Aaron Levy, Harrisonburg: 1-3, 3B, 3 RBIs
  • Michael Brewer, Purcellville: 3-4, run, RBI
  • Jose Gutierrez, Purcellville: 2-4, 3 RBIs, 3B
  • Kobe Lopez, Waynesboro: 3-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, BB, 2B, HBP, SB
  • Joseph Kinker, Waynesboro: 2-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, SB
  • Cole Jackson, Waynesboro: 3-3, 2 runs, RBI, 2B
  • Wes Clarke, Waynesboro: 2-3, 3 RBIs, 2 BB, 3B
  • Kevin Madden, Charlottesville: 3-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs, BB, 2B, HBP
  • Ramon Garza, Charlottesville: 1-4, 3 runs, RBI, 2 BB

Pitcher of the Day

Our pitcher of the day is Harrisonburg’s Jacob Ferris, from Eastern Kentucky. Jacob, making his Valley League debut, threw 7 shutout innings, and allowed only 5 hits, 0 walks, and struck out 8 to earn the win and a game score of 75 (the highest of the year so far). Jacob struck out 60 batters in 65 2/3 innings this spring.

Others of Note

  • Kyle Choate, Front Royal: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 4 K’s, loss (59)
  • Eric Sapp, Waynesboro: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 10 K’s, win (64)
  • Michael Zubovich, Charlottesville: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K’s, win (62)

Tonight’s Games

  • Winchester at Purcellville (7 PM)
  • Woodstock at Covington (7 PM)
  • Harrisonburg at Staunton (730 PM)

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