Welcome to the Wednesday matchup!

  • Jared Wetherbee was the Valley League Pitcher of the Year in 2018 after allowing a ridiculous SEVEN hits in 25 1/3 innings pitched for Charlottesville. The leftie from Elon, a rising sophomore at the time, finished 3-1, 1.06, with a 0.830 WHIP, 5.0 BB/9, and 15.7 K/9… and a .085 batting average against. He started a game in the playoffs, too, and struck out seven in four innings. Wetherbee was a junior in 2020 (still at Elon), where he started four games before the shutdown. He went 1-1, 3.54, with a 1.43 WHIP, 5.8 BB/9, and 12.0 K/9 in 20 1/3 innings.
  • Max Povse defeated In Dickson in the first round… five votes to two. His writeup: “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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