Two former Valley Leaguers stood out with their performances on Saturday afternoon- former Staunton Brave Justin Showalter (2018-19) and former Waynesboro General Wes Clarke (2019).
- Showalter, a junior at JMU, dominated Quinnipiac on Saturday, firing a complete game, one-hit shutout as JMU rolled, 7-0. He retired 27 of the 29 batters he faced, as he allowed only one hit and one walk. He also struck out 6. One of the best starters in the summer of ’18, Showalter is now 2-0, 0.69, with a 0.46 WHIP and 11 K’s in 13 innings. He’s obviously off to a great start!
- Clarke, a sophomore at South Carolina, had three hits and seven RBIs in the Gamecock’s 12-3 thrashing of Northwestern. Two of his three hits were home runs, and he also scored three runs. Interestingly playing first base for South Carolina (he was the primary catcher for the Generals last summer), Clarke is now hitting .333/.458/1.000 in 18 at-bats, with eight runs scored, four home runs, and 13 RBIs. He’s starting to build quite a resume; he was also the 2nd best hitter in the 2019 Valley League season.
Congrats to both!