Three games on tap last night:
- New Market 12, Purcellville 2 (8 innings): The first six batters in the New Market lineup went a combined 13-27, with 12 runs, eight RBIs, two doubles, and a home run. With production like that…. New Market is 4-2, the Cannons are 2-4.
- Charlottesville 5, Covington 2: Four Charlottesville relievers combined for 5 1/3 shutout innings while allowing only three baserunners, and the lineup worked eight walks against Lumberjack pitching. Charlottesville is 2-3; Covington falls to 3-1.
- Staunton 7, Waynesboro 6: This one came down to bases loaded, two outs in the bottom of the ninth, but Staunton’s Marty Neal struck out Tyler Borges to save it for Staunton. Staunton’s bullpen carried the day as well, with four pitchers throwing 6 2/3 shutout innings. Staunton is 2-3; the Generals fall to 2-2.
Hitter of the Day
The hitter of the day, with no surprise, comes from New Market’s lineup; it’s Garett Wallace, from East Tennessee State. Wallace, the league’s home run and RBI leader, went 2-4, with three runs scored, a home run, walk, and three RBIs. He’s hitting a robust .348/.444/.957 in 23 at-bats so far, with seven runs, two doubles, four home runs, and 11 RBIs in six games. (The photo with this post is Wallace, taken by Michael Terndrup at photographyninja.com)
Others of Note
- Khi Holiday, New Market: 3-4, three runs, stolen base
- Bryce Fowler, New Market: 2-4, three runs, RBI
- Eli Burwash, New Market: 2-4, two RBIs, walk, double
- Tristan Bissetta, Charlottesville: 1-1, run, three walks, double
- Jalen Vasquez, Waynesboro: 1-2, run, RBI, two walks, HBP, stolen base
- Joseph Sullivan, Waynesboro: 2-4, two runs, walk, stolen base
- Matt Ruiz, Waynesboro: 2-3, run, RBI, walk, HBP, stolen base
Pitcher of the Day
It’s a New Market sweep; the second award goes to Kentucky’s Mason Moore, who threw six solid innings, allowing six hits, two runs, no walks, and struck out eight. He earned the win and a game score of 60. He’s appeared in two games so far this summer; he threw 1 1/3 shutout innings with three K’s out of the bullpen in his first outing.
Others of Note
- Evan Byers, New Market: Two shutout innings, three hits, one walk, one K
- Michael Eggert, Charlottesville: 2 1/3 shutout innings, no hits, one walk, two K’s, win
- Landon Lucas, Covington: Three shutout innings, two hits, no walks, three K’s
- Kyle Music, Covington: Two shutout innings, no hits, two walks
- Waynesboro (Chittum) at Charlottesville (Olsen), 7 PM
- Harrisonburg (Williams) at Covington (Lowder), 7 PM
- Winchester (Maresco) at Strasburg (Fix), 7 PM
- Purcellville (Byers) at Woodstock (Hoopes), 7 PM
- Front Royal (Warunek) at New Market (Johnson), 7:30 PM