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