Storms ripped through the Valley yet again last night, wiping out 75% of the scheduled games. The Winchester Royals hung in there, though, and played their game with Strasburg after a 45-minute delay.


  • Purcellville at Covington- Postponed
  • Harrisonburg at Waynesboro- Postponed
  • New Market at Staunton- Postponed
  • Winchester 4, Strasburg 3

Hitter of the Day

In an easy call, the hitter of the day is Winchester’s John Servello, from Toledo, who went 4-4 with three doubles and three runs scored last night. Needless to say, he was rather important to the Royals’ win. Servello has eight hits in his last 14 at-bats, and overall is hitting .378/.415/.459 in 37 at-bats.

Others of Note

  • Nick Proto, Strasburg: 2-3, run, BB, 2B
  • Aaron Palensky, Winchester: 1-2, run, 2 RBIs, 2 BB, HR

Pitcher of the Day

The pitcher of the day is also a Royal- Kevin Ledford, from Roanoke. Ledford threw three shutout innings while allowing two hits, one walk, and striking out one. This summer, he’s now 1-1, 3.46, with 14 strikeouts in 13 innings pitched. This was his first outing in which he went more than two innings.

Other of Note

  • Bryce O’Brien, Strasburg: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Tonight’s Games

  • Woodstock at Front Royal (7 p.m.)
  • Strasburg at Purcellville (7 p.m.)
  • Covington at Charlottesville (7 p.m.)
  • Staunton at Harrisonburg (7:30 p.m.)
  • Winchester at New Market (7:30 p.m.)