As we continue to steam towards the end of the regular season, five games were played last night. Some good pitching, some good hitting, another Mercy Rule application… lots to get to!
- Staunton 5, Waynesboro 2- Boxscore is fixed- no, the game was not a double-complete game!
- Front Royal 5, Strasburg 0- The Cardinals continue to make a case for a playoff spot.
- Winchester 11, Purcellville 10- The Royals play the most interesting games. The squad was down 9-1 after four last night, and came roaring back to win.
- Charlottesville 11, Harrisonburg 1- Bet you never heard this before- Charlottesville ended the game on a walk-off Mercy Rule hit-by-pitch. So far: Charlottesville Mercy Rule wins- 2; the rest of the league- 0.
- New Market 5, Woodstock 4- New Market tightens the North playoff race!
Hitter of the Day
The HOD is Winchester’s Nate Furman, from UNC Charlotte, who went 2-3, with three runs scored, two walks, a double, two stolen bases, and an RBI. Furman’s been tearing it up all summer; he’s hitting .436/.585/.628 in 78 at-bats, with 32 runs scored, seven doubles, a triple, two home runs, 25 walks and only 12 strikeouts, and 22 stolen bases. He’s first in the league in batting average, on-base percentage, and stolen bases; second in runs scored and walks, and fifth in slugging.
Others of Note
- Ian Diaz, Staunton: 1-2, two walks
- Graham Brown, Strasburg: 0-1, three walks, two stolen bases
- Jack Hicks, Purcellville: 1-4, run, RBI, two walks
- Christian Collier, Purcellville: 2-3, two runs, walk
- Matt Stinebiser, Purcellville: 3-5, two runs, four RBIs, two doubles
- Austin Bulman, Winchester: 1-3, two runs, two RBIs, two walks
- Ihosvany Castaneda, Winchester: 2-3, three runs, walk, two stolen bases
- Eddie Eisert, Charlottesville: 2-4, run, two RBIs, stolen base
- Rafael Ochoa, Charlottesville: 1-2, two runs, two RBIs, two walks
- Brayland Skinner, Charlottesville: 2-4, two runs, triple, two stolen bases
- Jacob Starling, New Market: 3-5, run, RBI, double, stolen base
Pitcher of the Day
Our pitcher of the day is Waynesboro’s Deven Judy, who fired five one-hit, shutout innings in middle relief last night against Staunton. He allowed one walk and struck out seven. From Gannon, Judy is now 0-0, 3.37, with 19 K’s in 16 innings pitched this summer. He’s no stranger to the VBL; he was the league’s 12th best starter in 2019.
Others of Note
- Ty Barker, Staunton: Four innings, four hits, one run, two walks, two K’s
- Jack Masloff, Staunton: Three innings, one hit, no runs, one walk, four K’s, save
- Daniel Ouderkirk, Strasburg: Four innings, one hit, one run, four walks, five K’s, loss
- Joseph Marino, Front Royal: Five innings, one hit, no runs, two walks, seven K’s, win (GS: 70)
- Chad Cwik, Staunton: Two innings, one hit, no runs, one walk, no K’s
- Danny Kirwin, Front Royal: Two innings, one hit, no runs, one walk, one K, save
- Garrett Payne, Charlottesville: Three innings, no hits, no runs, one walk, two K’s
- Chase Centala, Charlottesville: Two innings, two hits, no runs, two walks, one K, win
- Parker Stinnett, Charlottesville: Two innings, one hit, no runs, no walks, four K’s
- Reed Mascolo, New Market: Six innings, six hits, three runs, one walk, five K’s
- Brandon Haggerty, Woodstock: Six innings, six hits, two runs, none earned, no walks, four K’s (GS: 60)
- New Market at Front Royal 7 PM
- Woodstock at Purcellville 7 PM- Assuming no rain, I’ll finally be attending a game at Fireman’s Field!
- Winchester vs Strasburg 7 PM
- Staunton vs Harrisonburg 7:30 PM