Can you believe it’s July already? And that the VBL season is already about half over?

Anyway, five games were played last night!


  • Winchester 5, Strasburg 4 (11 innings): Express is 14-10; Royals are 11-11
  • Staunton 5, Charlottesville 3: Staunton’s 8-16; Charlottesville falls to 10-10
  • Front Royal 3, Purcellville 0: Cards are 9-15; Cannons fall to 8-15
  • Woodstock 12, New Market 3: Bandits are now 14-9, New Market falls to 14-11 (Pretty fun race shaping up in the North!)
  • Harrisonburg 7, Waynesboro 1: Turks up to 12-10; Generals fall to 16-8

Hitter of the Day

For the third time this summer, the Hitter of the Day is Woodstock’s Jose Hernandez. The freshman infielder from Miami Dade went 4-4, with a double, run scored, and RBI. HOD on both June 8 and June 11, Hernandez is now hitting .386/.429/.500 in 70 summer at-bats, with five doubles, one home run, and 6/22 BB/K. He’s second in the league in batting average at the moment. He hit .252/.369/.483 in 147 at-bats this spring, with five doubles and nine home runs.

Others of Note

  • Leighton Banjoff, Winchester: 3-4, two runs, walk, triple, stolen base
  • Nicolas Rodriguez, Staunton: 2-4, run, two RBIs, walk, two doubles
  • Satchell Norman, Charlottesville: 2-3, RBI, walk, double, HBP
  • Nicolas Ericsson, Charlottesville: 2-3, two runs, walk
  • Christian Campbell, Front Royal: 3-4, stolen base
  • Mikey Brinton, Purcellville: 0-1, three walks
  • RJ Stinson, Woodstock: 4-5, two runs, RBI, double- a close second to Hernandez for HOD!
  • Renzo Gonzalez, Woodstock: 2-3, run, walk, double, stolen base
  • Bryce Fowler, New Market: 3-4, two RBIs, double
  • Hunter Sute, New Market: 1-2, two walks
  • TJ Clarkson, Waynesboro: 3-4, double
  • Michael Rosario, Harrisonburg: 2-4, run, two RBIs, walk, home run
  • Jaylon Lee, Harrrisonburg: 3-4, two runs, RBI, two doubles, stolen base

Pitcher of the Day

Our Pitcher of the Day is no stranger to VBL fans- it’s Joe Vogatsky, a returner to the Purcellville Cannons after a stellar 2021 summer. A strong righthander from JMU, Vogatsky fired 6 1/3 shutout innings last night while allowing only three hits. He didn’t walk anyone, and he struck out three to earn a game score of 70. He’s having another fantastic summer; he’s 2-0, 0.64 so far in 28 innings, while allowing only 29 baserunners (including only six walks) and striking out 21. He struck out 26 in 23 1/3 innings this spring for the Dukes.

Others of Note

  • Robert Kelley, Strasburg: Six innings, four innings, two runs, one earned, two walks, six K’s (GS: 62)
  • Jake Cohen, Winchester: Seven innings, five hits, two runs, one walk, five K’s (GS: 63)
  • Danny Thompson, Winchester: Three innings, three hits, two runs, one earned, one walk, two K’s
  • Nathan Knowles, Staunton: Three shutout innings, two hits, two walks, three K’s, win
  • Cade Dressler, Staunton: Two innings, one hit, no runs, two walks, one K, save
  • John Armstrong, Charlottesville: Two shutout innings, two hits, one walk, four K’s
  • Daniel Johnson, Front Royal: 5 2/3 innings, four hits, no runs, five walks, four K’s
  • Sean Means, Front Royal: Three shutout innings, no hits, two walks, four K’s, win
  • Ryan Bradarich, Woodstock: Six innings, seven hits, two runs, no walks, six K’s, win (GS: 56)
  • Eduardo Mendoza, New Market: 5 2/3 innings, seven hits, one run, three walks, two K’s
  • Andrew Williams, Harrisonburg: Six shutout innings, five hits, three walks, four K’s, win (GS: 63)
  • Sean Culkin, Harrisonburg: Two innings, one hit, no runs, two walks, one K

Tonight’s Games

Stay tuned of course; storms are expected to run through the Valley today. If there are cancellations or delays, check the league Facebook page and Twitter account… and the league website under “Live Scoreboard.”

  • Winchester (Ostrowsky) at Front Royal (Schultz), 7 PM
  • Covington (Long) at Charlottesville (Jameson), 7 PM
  • Harrisonburg (Kleinfelter) at Waynesboro (Blackwell), 7 PM
  • New Market (Boyle) at Strasburg (Finnvold), 7 PM