Will Any Hitting Records Be Broken This Summer?

We are juuuust about three quarters of the way through the Valley League regular season, so it’s time to take a look at the Valley League record book (since 2004, and stats include playoff statistics) and see who might be on target to enter any of the top ten-to-twenty lists in our hitting categories. (I’m expanding the lists to top twenty as players are added each year.)

Batting Average (2.7 Plate Appearances per team game)

Current record: Michael Wielansky, 2017, Charlottesville: .428
15th Place: Mike Garza, 2010, Woodstock: .388

2019 Players who are on pace (or close):

Logan Amiss, Covington: .444
Aidan Nagle, Woodstock: .427
Caleb Ward, Woodstock: .402
Cayman Richardson, Charlottesville: .385

On-Base Percentage (2.7 PA per team game)

Current Record: Nick Sinay, 2014, Front Royal: .534
10th Place: Jason Kipnis, 2007, Covington: .498

2019 Players who are on pace (or close):

Caleb Ward: .541
Wes Clarke, Waynesboro: .516
Aidan Nagle: .507
Logan Amiss: .505

Slugging Percentage (2.7 PA per team game)

Current Record: Andrew Eyster, 2018, New Market: .762
12th Place: Bradley Picha, 2012, Winchester, and Julian Ridings, 2012, Waynesboro: .657

2019 Players who are on pace (or close):

Jose Aquino, Purcellville: .685 (Aquino has left the league- he will fall off the list after a few more games)
Aidan Nagle: .684
Logan Amiss: .667
Caleb Ward: .659
Andrew Czech, Staunton: .658

Runs Scored

Current Record: Leo Rojas, 2012, Winchester: 59
9th Place- 6 tied with 45

2019 Players who are on pace (or close):

Aidan Nagle: 31

Hits

Current Record: Tyler Kuhn, 2006, Luray, and Cory Spangenberg, 2010, Winchester: 81
11th Place: Stephen Kerr, 2014, Charles Town: 70

2019 Players who are on pace (or close):

Aidan Nagle: 50

Doubles

Current Record: Jimmy Yezzo, 2012, Winchester: 21
11th Place: Four tied with 16

2019 Players who are on pace (or close):

Andrew Czech: 13
Wes Clarke: 12 (I know, Wes, you told me you don’t want to know… but I can’t leave you off!)
Christian Torres, Covington: 10
Jackson Tate, Waynesboro: 10

Triples

Current Record: Cody Wilson, 2017, Winchester- 7
10th Place: 21 Guys (!!) tied with 4

2019 Players who are on pace (or close):

Seth Cannady, Waynesboro: 3
Joshua Cox, New Market: 3

Home Runs

Current Record: Joseph Odom, 2012, Winchester: 17
12th Place: Three tied with 12

2019 Players who are on pace (or close):

Jose Aquino has 8, but he’s done
Andrew Czech: 8
Aidan Nagle: 7
Tyler Johnson, Strasburg: 7

RBIs

Current Record: Jimmy Yezzo, 2012, Winchester: 62
13th Place: Michael McClellan, 2014, Waynesboro: 45

2019 Players who are on pace (or close):

Andrew Czech: 39

Walks

Current Record: Jason Kipnis, 2007, Covington: 49
8th Place: 3 tied with 41

2019 Players who are on pace (or close):

Wes Clarke and Caleb Ward- 23

Stolen Bases

Current Record: Jay Charleston, 2017, Staunton: 39
8th Place: 4 tied with 31

2019 Players who are on pace (or close):

Jonah Seagears and Joshua Cox, both from New Market: 18

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