#11 Hitter: Josh Madole, Harrisonburg

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:

VBL G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS Avg OBP SLG
2018 4 9 2 2 1 0 0 1 5 1 0 0 0.222 0.500 0.333
2019 40 140 22 50 9 0 1 24 27 14 1 1 0.357 0.453 0.443

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:

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS Avg OBP SLG
2018 54 183 35 48 10 1 0 21 28 33 2 2 0.262 0.372 0.328
2019 54 201 28 58 7 1 0 27 29 28 6 2 0.289 0.391 0.333

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)

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