Let’s take a look at former Valley Leaguers who had excellent performances in Division-I last weekend, as listed by D1baseball.com for Friday and Saturday, and what I could find for Sunday (since D1 inexplicably didn’t compile an article for Sunday. Thus, I may have missed guys- as usual, drop me a line if someone deserves to be covered!)


  • Cole McConnell, Louisiana Tech (Front Royal 2021): 4-6, run, five RBIs, home run
  • Matthew Golda, UAB (Staunton 2018): 3-4, two runs, RBI, home run, walk


  • Brandon Pimentel, UT Rio Grande Valley (Waynesboro 2021): 5-5, four runs, four RBIs, two doubles, and two home runs
  • Josh Madole, Charlotte (Harrisonburg 2018-19): 4-5, four runs, seven RBIs, walk, two doubles (A top hitter in 2019)
  • Nate Furman, Charlotte (Winchester 2021): 4-5, five runs, two RBIs, walk, two doubles (All-Valley League selection and ATVL’s #1 hitter last summer)
  • Trace Bright, Auburn (Charlottesville 2021): Six shutout innings, one hit, no walks, eight K’s, win (Game score: 78)
  • Chase Centala, UCF (Charlottesville 2021): Five shutout innings, one hit, three walks, six K’s, win (GS: 68)


  • Grant Vurpillat, NJIT (Covington 2019): 6 2/3 shutout innings, four hits, no walks, nine K’s, win (GS: 75) (America East Pitcher of the Week!)
  • Jack Hurley, Virginia Tech (Charlottesville 2021): 3-4, two runs, two RBIs, home run
  • Wyatt Langford, Florida (Charlottesville 2021): 3-3, two RBIs, three walks, double (One of the top hitters in 2021)
  • RJ Schreck, Duke (Harrisonburg 2019): 3-5, run, four RBIs, double, home run
  • Erik Stock, Connecticut (Charlottesville 2018): 3-4, run, RBI, double
  • Alejandro Figueredo, FGCU (Waynesboro 2021): 2-3, run, four RBIs, two walks, home run
  • Nate Furman again: 3-4, two runs, walk
  • Cole McConnell again: 3-3, run, RBI, walk, double
  • Jason Hinchman, Tennessee Tech (New Market 2018): 4-5, three runs, four RBIs, two doubles, home run
  • Matthew Marchal, Wofford (Covington 2021): Five innings, four hits, two unearned runs, no earned, no walks, 11 K’s (In relief- and he was one of the top relievers in the summer, too) (Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week!)
  • Trevon Dabney, JMU (Front Royal 2019): 1-4, three runs, five RBIs, walk, home run (another grand slam)
  • Liam McDonnell, JMU (Harrisonburg 2019, 2021): Five shutout innings, five hits, two walks, five K’s, win (GS: 60) (And a top starter in 2021)
  • John Dyer, Tennessee Tech (Winchester 2019): 2-5, two home runs, two RBIs