By Madison Hricik
Anyone else wondering how this season went so fast? It’s been quite a blast for playoffs beginning this weekend, it’s time to do one final breakdown of where your favorite team sits for Week 7.
1: Charlottesville TomSox (28-9): This team is going strong, claiming the title of regular season champions two nights ago. Going 8-2 in the last 10 games with a four-game win streak, the TomSox have become dangerous in every aspect of their game.
2: Strasburg Express (25-13): Now second in the North division, Strasburg is peaking right as playoffs begin. Pitcher of the Week Rhett Lowder held a 0.00 ERA throughout two games — striking out 12 batters as well.
3: Woodstock River Bandits (24-15): Staying right where they were last week, the River Bandits are holding steady into the final week. Jacoby Long held strong with a .400 batting average with three runs and three RBIs.
4: New Market Rebels (20-19): The Rebels make their first appearance in the “Top Dogs” this season, thanks to a big 3-2 win over Front Royal. Now that the team sits at 5-5 over the last 10 games, remaining consistent is key for this team to earn a high playoff seed.
The Middle Pack
5: Harrisonburg Turks (18-18): The Turks sit in second in the South Division, nearly securing their playoff spot. First baseman Jordan Sweeney had seven hits and two runs during Week 6, giving him some confidence heading into the final week.
6: Winchester Royals (18-18): The Royals have just joined the playoffs, and they remain in the win column. This team’s power — featuring Hitter of the Week Nate Furman — has been a major key to their offense.
7: Waynesboro Generals (18-20): Michael Robinson and Alejandro Figuerdo both made the top three hitters this week, with a .444 and .429 batting average respectively. The team could reach second place in the South, as long as they take a few wins this week.
8: Staunton Braves (17-19): The Braves are in an identical situation as the Generals this week, as long as they remain consistent they will make the playoff seeding race tight.
Teams with work to do
9: Front Royal Cardinals (16-23): Trent Jeffcoat held a .310 batting average this week nine runs and one home run throughout the week to lead the team!
10: Purcellville Cannons (9-27): The Cannons will wrap up their season this week before starting to prep for the 2022 season.
*Unfortunately due to Covington’s season ending, the team was removed from Power Rankings.*