List Christian Worley as another pitcher who had next-to-no experience at the college level, yet dominated in the Valley League.
Coming off a spring season, his freshman year, in which he only pitched 5 1/3 innings at Virginia Tech, Worley showed pretty good stuff for the Charlottesville squad. in 20 innings, Worley went 1-0, 1.80, with a .159 BAA, 0.850 WHIP, 2.7 BB/9, and 11.3 K/9. Of pitchers on this list, he finished second in ERA, third in BAA, third in WHIP, tenth in BB/9, and tied for fourth in K/9 as well. He fired a shutout inning in the All-Star game, and was named second team All-League at the end of the season.
He appeared in six games, all of them pretty good, but two were the best: On June 16, against Waynesboro, he threw four shutout, one-hit innings, with only one walk and three strikeouts. Then in his next outing, at Staunton (a tough place to pitch), he threw another four innings, allowed one hit, three runs, but only one earned, two walks, and struck out two as well. Oddly, Charlottesville lost both of those games, but it wasn’t Worley’s fault.
The 6-foot-1 righthander, hailing from Alton, Virginia, will most likely have a much bigger role for the Hokies his spring!