Celata Named Signs USA Pitcher of the Week

By John Leonard

Staunton’s Reid Celata has been named the Signs USA Pitcher of the Week.

Powered by a complete-game shutout against Purcellville on June 13, Celata lowered his season ERA to 2.45, and has seven strikeouts in 11 total innings pitched. The junior righthander from Virginia Beach is a returner in 2021; he also played for Staunton in 2019, and was named the team’s most valuable pitcher.

Celata led UMBC’s pitching staff in ERA this spring when he went 4-7, 5.79, with 18 walks and 30 strikeouts in 56 innings pitched.

Honorable Mention

  • Salvatore Ferro, Front Royal: Six shutout innings, three hits, one walk, 10 K’s
  • Andres Rodriguez, Harrisonburg: 1-0, five shutout innings, two hits, no walks, five K’s
  • Jacob Shafer, Winchester: 1-0, five shutout innings, three hits, one walk, three K’s
  • Ezekiel Gongola, Front Royal: 1-0, five shutout innings, two hits, no walks, five K’s
  • Gregory Martinez, New Market: 1-0, 1.29, seven innings, six hits, no walks, six K’s

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