The 2nd best starter in the 2019 Valley League season, Harrisonburg’s Jacob Ferris, left halfway through the season, but impressed enough while he was here to land at this spot.
The sophomore from Eastern Kentucky was in the Valley for five starts:
Of all the starters considered for the starter’s list, Ferris finished third in the league in ERA, fifth in batting average against, first in WHIP, and second in BB/9. He was Pitcher of the Day a silly three times:
- June 2 at Front Royal: Seven shutout innings, five hits, zero walks, eight strikeouts, win, game score of 75- tied for the 9th best of the season
- June 16, home against Front Royal: Seven innings, three hits, one unearned run, one walk, seven strikeouts, win, another game score of 75
- June 22, home against Waynesboro: 7 2/3 innings, one hit, one unearned run, zero walks, nine strikeouts, win, game score of 70
Ferris was chosen for the All-Star game and Prospect Showcase, but left due to innings limits just before the All-Star game was played. He was also first team All-Valley at the end of the year.
His stats at Eastern Kentucky in his freshman year:
The sports management major went from a reliever, to a midweek starter, to weekend starter in the same college season. He was named to the Ohio Valley Conference All-Freshman team after the season.