Hitter and Pitcher of the Day, Sunday June 30

A whopping seven games were played last night, thanks to doubleheaders in Harrisonburg and Covington. Let’s take a look:

Results

  • Covington 8, New Market 0 (Game 1, 7 innings)
  • Strasburg 5, Harrisonburg 2 (Game 1, 7 innings)
  • Winchester 3, Staunton 1
  • New Market 7, Covington 0 (Game 2, 7 innings)
  • Woodstock 8, Waynesboro 3
  • Charlottesville 2, Front Royal 1
  • Harrisonburg 3, Strasburg 0 (Game 2, 7 innings)

Hitter of the Day

Our hitter of the day is Woodstock’s Caleb Ward, from Norfolk State, who went 3-4, with 2 runs, a home run, and 3 RBIs. Caleb is having a monster summer so far, hitting 429/571/730 in 63 at-bats, with 15 runs, 4 doubles, 5 home runs, 18 RBIs, and an even 19/19 BB/K ratio. He’ll be in the home run derby this Sunday at the All-Star game.

Others of Note

  • Logan Amiss, Covington: 1-3, 3 runs (Gm 1)
  • Zachary Scott, Strasburg: 1-3, run, 3 RBIs, HR (Gm 1)
  • Bryson Horne, Strasburg: 3-3, run, 2B (Gm 1)
  • Kaden Warren, Winchester: 2-2, run, BB
  • Hunter Hart, New Market: 3-4, 3 RBIs, 2B (Gm 2)
  • Ramon Machado, New Market: 2-3, 2 runs, 2B (Gm 2)
  • Wes Clarke, Waynesboro: 3-4, BB
  • Aidan Nagle, Woodstock: 3-5, 3 runs, 2B, SB
  • Lael Lockhart, Woodstock: 2-3, 2 runs, RBI, BB, 2B
  • Thomas Francisco, Charlottesville: 1-3, run, 2 BB
  • Easton Waterman, Front Royal: 2-3, BB, 2B
  • Harry Brown, Harrisonburg: 1-1, RBI, 2 BB, 2B

Pitcher of the Day

Our POD is Covington’s Grant Vurpillat, from NJIT, who threw 6 shutout innings yesterday in game one of the Jacks’ doubleheader. He allowed 5 hits, 2 walks, and struck out 4 to earn the win and a game score of 64. For the summer, he’s 4-1, 4.05, with 28 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings pitched.

Others of Note

  • Mason Kenney, Strasburg: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K’s, win (57 game score)
  • Mark Timmins, Winchester: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K’s, win (61)
  • Cody Boone, Winchester: 2 1/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
  • Wilhelm Allen, New Market: 5 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K’s, win (60) (Gm 2)
  • Austin Elliott, New Market: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K’s (Gm 2)
  • Cody Woodring, Covington: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K’s, loss (53) (Gm 2)
  • Ryan Mitschele, Woodstock: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K’s, win (62)
  • Michael Zubovich, Charlottesville: 4 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K’s (59)
  • Alaska Abney, Charlottesville: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K’s, save
  • Trey Fields, Front Royal: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 5 K’s (65)
  • Trey Fields, Strasburg: 4.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K’s
  • Brandon Stephens, Harrisonburg: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K’s, win (63)
  • Rafe Schindler, Harrisonburg: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, save

Tonight’s Games

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

 

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