We’re ready for our midweek matchup between two “old-timers:”
- Jake Boyd came to Luray in 2011 after his junior season at Stetson- one in which he went 9-1, 2.93, with six saves and 62 strikeouts in 61 1/3 relief innings. So he reprised the role for the Wranglers, going 2-0, 2.05, with seven saves, a 1.045 WHIP, 4.1 BB/9, and 13.5 K/9 in 22 innings pitched. He was ATVL’s second best reliever that summer. He returned to Stetson, and after an uneven senior year was drafted in the 38th round by the Anaheim Angels. He embarked on a three-year minor league career, reaching Triple-A Salt Lake for two games in 2014. Overall, he went 7-11, 5.08 in his pro career, with seven saves, a 1.55 WHIP, 3.6 BB/9, and 5.7 K/9 in 186 2/3 total innings.
- Mitchell Wade was a sophomore at Mercer when he showed up in Staunton the summer of 2013. He was pretty tough to hit for the Staunton baseball club, going 5-1, 0.41 in 17 games and 21 2/3 innings, along with a 0.829 WHIP, 3.7 BB/9, and 7.5 K/9. He was ATVL’s third best reliever. Wade was a reliever for all four years at Mercer- he went a total of 6-1, 4.50, with a 1.40 WHIP, 1.9 BB/9, and 7.7 K/9 in 62 innings. He did not go on to play pro ball after his college eligibility.
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