The 2019 Valley League’s 11th best hitter, rising UNC-Greensboro junior Josh Madole, will give a good at-bat every time up.
Controlling the strike zone as well as almost anyone this summer, Madole hit the following in in a four-game cameo in 2018 and 40 games in 2019:
Madole finished sixth in the league in batting average, tied for seventh in on-base percentage, tied for third in walks, tied for tenth in doubles, and tied for third in hits. He was an All-Star and attended the Prospect Showcase. He had his best game on June 18, against Winchester, when he went 3-5, with a run, double, and three RBIs. He had a total of 18 games with at least 2 hits.
He has seen consistent playing time in his first two years for the Spartans, and walked almost as many times as he struck out:
He was also named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll in 2018-19.
Watch for a uptick in those numbers in the spring of 2020! (And perhaps a return to the Valley League next summer, too)