The way Tuesday began, it looked like no baseball would be played. Anywhere. Ever again. But the rain cleared out, a couple fields dried up, and two games were played out of five scheduled.


  • Charlottesville at Covington PPD
  • Woodstock at Purcellville PPD
  • Strasburg at Winchester PPD
  • Staunton 3, Waynesboro 0- Weirdly, the Generals had three hits- that were all doubles??- but failed to score.
  • New Market 13, Front Royal 1- New Market continues to score runs in bunches- the lineup has scored seven or more runs in five of the last eight games. I saw a bunch of good at-bats last night.

Hitter of the Day

I’m starting to feel like a broken record (or at least one that skips a lot), but our Hitter of the Day is another repeat- this time New Market’s Jackson Lancaster, who went 4-5, with a run, RBI, two doubles, and a stolen base. It was his third game in which he had four hits, and he’s now hitting a ridiculous .450/.511/.875 in 40 at-bats, with 12 runs scored, two doubles, three triples, three home runs, 12 RBIs, 5/2 BB/K, and four stolen bases. He leads the league in both batting average and slugging percentage. (He was Hitter of the Week in week two, and HOD on June 19.) I spoke to a New Market superfan (What’s up, Anna?) who conspiratorially said, “I”m starting to get Andrew Eysterish vibes…”

Others of Note

  • Ryan McCarty, Staunton: 3-3, two runs, walk, double, stolen base
  • Kyle Murphy, Waynesboro: 2-3, walk, two doubles
  • Ian Diaz, Staunton: 2-4, run, stolen base
  • Joseph Holiga, Staunton: 2-3, RBI
  • Jacob Starling, New Market: 1-3, two runs, three walks, stolen base
  • Tyler Robertson, New Market: 1-3, run, four RBIs, walk, triple
  • Cameron Dean, New Market: 2-5, run, double
  • Jordan Crawford, New Market: 3-5, three runs, three RBIs, double, home run
  • James Valdivia, New Market: 2-4, run, RBI, stolen base

Pitcher of the Day

In a New Market sweep, the POD is Triston Todorowski, from Snead State, who threw 6 2/3 excellent innings against Front Royal. He allowed two hits, one unearned run, one walk, and struck out nine to earn the victory and a game score of 76. He’s now 1-0, 2.00 this summer, with two walks and 13 K’s in nine innings.

Others of Note

  • Logan Clayton, Waynesboro: Five innings, six hits, one run, one walk, six K’s, loss (GS: 56)
  • Jonathan Sawyers, Staunton: Three innings, no hits, no run, four walks, three K’s
  • Brayden Siren, Staunton: Three innings, one hit, no runs, two walks, two K’s, win
  • Jack Masloff, Staunton: Three innings, two hits, no runs, no walks, five K’s, save
  • Theo Farynick, New Market: 2 1/3 innings, one hit, no runs, one walk, four K’s

Tonight’s Games

  • Winchester at Front Royal 7 PM
  • New Market at Woodstock 7 PM
  • Strasburg at Purcellville 7 PM
  • Covington at Waynesboro 7 PM
  • Harrisonburg at Staunton 7:30 PM