This day went pretty well- I got to watch my daughter play soccer in Leesburg, and then caught a VBL game in Winchester! What could be better?


  • Harrisonburg 2, Covington 0
  • Waynesboro 10, Staunton 3
  • Strasburg 4, New Market 1
  • Woodstock 18, Purcellville 1
  • Front Royal 4, Winchester 3- With two outs in the 9th, down two, one man on base, Winchester’s Nate Furman blasted a shot down the right field line…… just foul. Cardinals hang on!

Hitter of the Day

Our hitter of the day is Woodstock’s Willy Escala, from Barry, making his second appearance in this spot. So while he didn’t hit for the natural cycle this time, Escala reached base five times, going 3-4, with three runs scored, two walks, an RBI, and two stolen bases. He’s now hitting .297/.379/.473 in 74 at bats, with three doubles, two triples, two home runs, and 13 RBIs.

Others of Note

  • Clay Lockett, Harrisonburg: 1-3, run, two walks, double, two stolen bases
  • Jordan Sweeney, Harrisonburg: 1-3, two walks
  • Alejandro Figueredo, Waynesboro: 2-2, two runs, RBI, walk
  • Kyle Murphy, Waynesboro: 1-2, three runs, two RBIs, home run, two HBP
  • Will Prater, Waynesboro: 2-3, two RBIs
  • Connor Cino, Waynesboro: 3-4, run, RBI, two stolen bases
  • Aiden Nagle, Woodstock: 1-2, run, three RBIs, two walks
  • Carson Ford, Woodstock: 0-1, run, three walks
  • Jacoby Long, Woodstock: 3-4, three runs, three RBIs, double, HBP
  • Chris Sparber, Woodstock: 1-2, run, four RBIs, home run
  • Wade Cuda, Front Royal: 3-4
  • Nate Furman, Winchester: 2-4, two runs, walk, double
  • Will Long, Winchester: 2-4, run, RBI, walk

Pitcher of the Day

The POD is Harrisonburg’s Logan McClure, from West Virginia Tech! McClure fired six shutout innings while allowing three hits, no walks, and striking out six to earn the win and a game score of 72 against Covington. He’s now 1-0, 1.12 in the VBL summer, with 15 strikeouts in 16 innings pitched.

Others of Note

  • Derek Crum, Harrisonburg: Three no-hit, shutout innings, one walk, seven K’s, save
  • Cooper Nelson, Covington: Two innings, three hits, no runs, no walks, three K’s
  • Hayden Snelsire, Waynesboro: Four innings, four hits, one run, one walk, two K’s (GS: 51)
  • Jacob Cravey, Strasburg: Six innings, four hits, one runs, two walks, five K’s, win (GS: 63)
  • Trevor Sharp, Strasburg: Two innings, one hit, no runs, no walks, no K’s
  • Gregory Martinez, New Market: Six innings, two hits, one run, two walks, eight K’s (GS: 70)- a close second for POD
  • Nicholas Regalado, Woodstock: Five innings, three hits, one run, no earned runs, three walks, eight K’s, win (GS: 64)
  • Dylan White, Front Royal: Two innings two hits, no runs, no walks, three K’s

Tonight’s Games

  • Waynesboro at Front Royal, 4 and 6:30 PM
  • New Market at Staunton, 5 and 7:30 PM
  • Covington at Winchester, 5 and 7:30 PM
  • Strasburg at Charlottesville, 5 and 7:30 PM
  • Purcellville at Harrisonburg, 5:30 and 8 PM