We now have our Final Four, and today we have our first semi-final match!

  • Brock Hunter has walloped Eli Ellington, Steven Ridings, and Erne Valdes, while he slipped past Tristen Bayless (52% to 48% over 98 votes). His writeup: “Brock Hunter came to Strasburg after his junior season at Coastal Carolina, where he had gone 4-0, 2.27 in 27 games… interestingly all in relief. He pitched in eight games that summer- seven of them starts. He went 2-1, 2.18, with only 11 walks and 47 strikeouts in 41 1/3 innings pitched. He was ATVL’s 3rd best starter. Unfortunately, he underwent surgery in September of ’15, and did not pitch that spring at Carolina. He transferred to George Mason for 2017, where he went 1-4, 5.63 in 46 1/3 innings pitched, along with a 1.73 WHIP, 3.3 BB/9, and 6.8 K/9. He did not continue on to pro ball after his college career.”
  • Graham Tebbit blasted Jeff Schank, Aaron Luchterhand, and Jared Wetherbee… and then became the first non-Express player to defeat a member of Strasburg since I started doing these silly things. (He defeated Kevin Herget 54.9% to 45.1% with 113 votes cast.) His writeup: “Playing for the now-defunct Aldie Senators in 2013, Graham Tebbit walked just six batters in 49 2/3 innings, finishing his summer at 1-3, 1.81, with a 0.885 WHIP, 1.1 BB/9, and 8.0 K/9. Based on those numbers, he was named the 5th best starter in the league by ATVL. On his way to Hofstra, Tebbit pitched there in both 2013 and 2014, going 1-4, 4.48 in 25 games and 54 2/3 college innings. In 2015, he pitched one game for the independent Quebec Capitales in the Can-Am League, but has not pitched in pro ball besides that one game (that I can find).”

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