Hitter and Pitcher of the Day, Friday June 21

Six games were played last night thanks to the Winchester-Woodstock doubleheader. An extra inning game, two walk-offs, and it seems the pitching is beginning to reassert dominance… in part thanks to the first no-hitter of the season!

Results

  • Woodstock 4, Winchester 3- Game 1, 7 innings- walk-off balk
  • Strasburg 3, Front Royal 0- Four pitchers combined for a no-hitter
  • Charlottesville 2, Waynesboro 1- 10 innings
  • Harrisonburg 12, Covington 8
  • Woodstock 2, Winchester 1- Game 2, 7 innings- Lael Lockhart walk-off single
  • New Market 8, Purcellville 7

Hitter of the Day

In a close call, the hitter of the day is Covington’s Matthew Cocciadiferro, from NYIT, who also wins the longest name award. Matthew went 3-5 yesterday, with a run, 2 RBIs, and a home run. He’s doing quite well this summer so far, slashing 333/368/460 in 63 at-bats.

Others of Note

  • Masen Prososki, Winchester: 2-2, 2 runs, RBI, BB, HBP, SB- Game 1
  • Will Long, Winchester: 2-2, BB- Game 1
  • Aidan Nagle, Woodstock: 3-4, 2 runs, 2B- Aidan had a hit in both games, running his hitting streak to 17 games… which is also the number of games he’s played in this summer
  • Caleb Ward, Woodstock: 2-3, 2 RBIs, BB
  • Nicolas Toney, Strasburg: 2-4, 2 runs, RBI, BB, HR
  • Thomas Francisco, Charlottesville: 3-5, RBI, 2B
  • McCann Mellett, Harrisonburg: 3-5, 2 runs, RBI, 2B, HBP
  • Zack Budzik, Harrisonburg: 2-4, run, BB, HBP
  • Josh Madole, Harrisonburg: 2-5, run, BB
  • Aaron Levy, Harrisonburg: 3-4, 3 runs, HBP
  • Caston Peter, Harrisonburg: 1-3, 2 runs, RBI, 2 BB
  • Logan Amiss, Covington: 2-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs, HR
  • Jose Gutierrez, Purcellville: 3-5, 2 runs
  • Samuel Frontino, New Market: 2-3, RBI, BB, SB
  • William Escala, Woodstock: 3-4, 2 runs, 2B, SB

Pitcher of the Day

This one is a no-brainer: the pitcher of the day is Strasburg’s Gene Hurst, from Samford, who threw 5 perfect innings, with 7 strikeouts, against Front Royal last night! Gene is now 1-1, 0.60, with 15 strikeouts in 15 innings pitched this summer. His relievers, Brian Coffey, Evan Rathburn, and Eric Sottile, deserve mention as well, as they finished off the no-hitter for the Express. Coffey struck out 2 in 1 inning; Rathburn struck out 6 in 2 innings; Sottile struck out the side in the 9th to end it. If you’re scoring at home, that’s 18 strikeouts in a 9-inning game!

Others of Note

  • Tristen Bayless, Woodstock: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 8 K’s (Game 1)
  • Andrew Cieslinski, Winchester: 6 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K’s (Game 1)
  • Kyle Turner, Front Royal: 5 1/3 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K’s, loss
  • Devin Hemenway, Charlottesville: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • Deven Judy, Waynesboro: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K’s
  • Joseph Acosta, Waynesboro: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K’s
  • Rafe Schindler, Harrisonburg: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K’s
  • Seth Konkel, Woodstock: 5 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K’s (Game 2)
  • Stephen Halstead, Winchester: 5 IP, 7 H, 1 Er, 0 BB, 5 K’s (Game 2)

Tonight’s Games

  • Front Royal at Purcellville (7 PM)
  • New Market at Winchester (7 PM)
  • Strasburg at Woodstock (7 PM)
  • Waynesboro at Harrisonburg (730 PM)
  • Charlottesville at Staunton (730 PM)

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