Hitter and Pitcher of the Day, Thursday June 20

Five games were played last night, as we made it through an evening with no rain!

Results

  • Strasburg 14, Covington 6 (Game 1, 7 innings)
  • Waynesboro 5, Staunton 2
  • Strasburg 3, Covington 1 (Game 2, 7 innings)
  • Winchester 10, Front Royal 8
  • Harrisonburg 11, New Market 4

Hitter of the Day

Today highlights just how difficult this choice can be. Are 2 home runs better than 3 doubles? Is a 4-5 with 2 doubles better than 3-4 with 3 doubles? How much should runs and RBIs matter? Well, today I chose to go with the 2 home runs, and give the hitter of the day award to Strasburg’s Zachary Scott, from Florida Southern. Zach went 2-5, with 2 runs, 2 home runs, and 3 RBIs in the first game of last night’s doubleheader. He’s now slashing 256/373/419 in 43 at-bats this summer for the Express.

Others of Note

  • Logan Amiss, Covington: 3-3, 3 runs, RBI, HBP
  • Christian Torres, Covington: 2-3, 2 runs, BB, 2B
  • Tyler Johnson, Strasburg: 3-3, 4 runs, 2 RBIs, BB, HR, SB
  • Hunter Vay, Strasburg: 1-1, 2 runs, 2 BB, HBP, grand slam
  • Hunter Blalock, Strasburg: 3-4, 2 RBIs, 2B
  • Seth Cannady, Waynesboro: 2-3, RBI, BB, HBP, SB
  • Wes Clarke, Waynesboro: 0-2, run, 3 BB
  • Jack Murphy, Waynesboro: 3-4, 2 runs, 2 2B
  • Jackson Greene, Waynesboro: 2-3, run, 2 RBIs, BB, 3B
  • Patrick Baggett, Front Royal: 2-5, 3 runs, 2B
  • Dylan Menhennett, Front Royal: 3-4, run, 2 RBIs, BB, 2B, SB
  • Tre Dabney, Front Royal: 2-5, run, 3 RBIs, HR
  • Masen Prososki, Winchester: 3-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, 2 BB, SB
  • John Dyer, Winchester: 4-5, 4 RBIs, 2 2B
  • Noah Heisler, Winchester: 0-1, 2 runs, 3 BB
  • Harry Brown, Harrisonburg: 3-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, BB, 3 2B

Pitcher of the Day

While the hitter was difficult to choose, the pitcher of the day was not. It’s very clearly Harrisonburg’s Austin Koehn, from UNC Greensboro. Austin threw 6 shutout innings and allowed 4 hits, 2 walks, and struck out 9 to win the game and earn a game score of 71. This is his second straight POD award, which will happen after 13 straight shutout innings. He’s now 3-1, 1.80, with 24 strikeouts in 25 innings pitched this summer.

Others of Note

  • Bailey Wimberley, Waynesboro: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K’s, win
  • Zach Blankenship, Waynesboro: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K’s
  • Matthew Mercer, Waynesboro: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K’s, save
  • Cody Woodring, Covington: 4 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K’s
  • Devin Dunn, Strasburg: 4 1/3 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K’s
  • Bryce O’Brien, Strasburg: 2 2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K’s, win
  • Liam McDonnell, Harrisonburg: 2 2/3 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K’s

Tonight’s Games

  • Winchester at Woodstock, doubleheader (5 PM, 7 PM)
  • Strasburg at Front Royal (7 PM)
  • Charlottesville at Waynesboro (7 PM)
  • Harrisonburg at Covington (7 PM)
  • Purcellville at New Market (730 PM)

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