Another accident, but today we have a match between two very large human beings- 6-foot-5 Ian Dickson and 6-foot-8 Max Povse.

  • In 2010, Ian Dickson arrived in Rockbridge after his sophomore season at Lafayette. In ten games (six starts) and 49 1/3 innings, Dickson went 3-1, 2.37, with a 1.034 WHIP, 3.5 BB/9, 10.0 K/9, and .182 batting average against. ATVL named him he 3rd best starter in the league (behind Cody Weiss (Luray) and Greg Nappo (Haymarket)). After his junior year at Lafayette, in which he didn’t pitch for some reason, Dickson was drafted in the 35th round of the draft by the Chicago Cubs. He ended up pitching in the minor leagues for four seasons, going 18-20, 4.74, with a 1.40 WHIP, 3.9 BB/9, and 7.8 K/9 in 334 1/3 innings pitched.
  • Max Povse came to Staunton after his sophomore season at UNC Greensboro, in which he struck out 81 batters in 77 innings. In nine starts that summer for Staunton, Povse went 2-2, 3.33, with a 1.167 WHIP, 2.0 BB/9, and 10.0 K/9 in 54 innings pitched. H went back to Greensboro for his junior season in 2014, and showed enough promise to have the Atlanta Braves draft him in the 3rd round (102nd overall). Povse spent five years in pro ball, and made three appearances in the major leagues for the Seattle Mariners in 2017. In 451 1/3 minor league innings, Povse went 27-28, 4.25, with a 1.28 WHIP, 2.7 BB/9, and 8.0 K/9. After not pitching due to injuries in 2019, Povse was released in December of that year.

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