Hitter and Pitcher of the Day, Wednesday July 17

Four games were on tap for Wednesday, and all were played:


  • Covington 2, Winchester 1
  • Charlottesville 7, Woodstock 4
  • Strasburg 8, Harrisonburg 3
  • Front Royal 9, New Market 6

Hitter of the Day

The hitter of the day, for the second time four days, is Strasburg’s Tyler Johnson, from Eastern Oklahoma State JC. Johnson went 4-5, with two runs, a double, home run, and three RBIs in the Express’s win. He’s now hitting .320/.405/.639 in 97 at-bats, with 23 runs scored, 21 RBIs, four doubles, and a league-leading nine home runs.

Others of Note

  • Thomas Francisco, Charlottesville: 2-4, run, BB
  • Brock Edge, Charlottesville: 2-3, run, RBI, BB, 2B
  • Josh Madole, Harrisonburg: 2-4, BB
  • Jack Roberts, Harrisonburg: 2-3, BB, 2B
  • Brandon Henson, Strasburg: 3-5, 2 runs, RBI, 2B
  • Brett Hawkins, Strasburg: 2-4, run, BB
  • Jonah Seagears, New Market: 2-5, 2 runs, BB, 2B
  • Nicolas Nolan, New Market: 3-5, run, 2B, 3 SB
  • Dylan Menhennett, Front Royal, on an extra-base-hit tear- 9 in his last 5 games!: 4-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, 2B, 3B, SB

Pitcher of the Day

The pitcher of the day is West Virginia Tech’s Calyb King, who threw a complete game for Covington against Winchester. Throwing just 99 pitches, King allowed five hits, one earned run, one walk, and struck out five go earn the win and a game score of 77. He set up the Jacks well, as everyone will be rested heading into a doubleheader against Waynesboro today. King is now 3-1, 3.03, with 28 strikeouts in 32 2/3 innings pitched this summer. This is also his second POTD award; he was the best pitcher the night of June 12th, when he threw six no-hit, shutout innings.

Others of Note

  • Dane Kapande, Winchester: 6 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K’s (Game score of 64)
  • Peyton Glavine, Charlottesville: 4 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K’s, win
  • Hunter Hoopes, Woodstock: 3 Ip, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K’s
  • Trey Fields, Strasburg: 2 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K’s

Tonight’s Games

  • New Market at Staunton (4:30 p.m.)
  • Woodstock at Staunton (8 p.m.)
  • Waynesboro at Covington (Doubleheader- 5 p.m., 7 p.m.)
  • Purcellville at Harrisonburg (7:30 p.m.)

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