More rain in the Valley, which wiped out 60% of our games. Two went on…
- Woodstock 2, Winchester 1: A tale of two teams going in opposite directions. The Bandits are 19-10 and have won six of seven, while the Royals fell to 11-18 and have dropped seven straight.
- Strasburg 6, Front Royal 5: This was a crazy one. Down 5-2 in the ninth, the Express scored four times with one out to shock the Cardinals. Tommy Tavarez singled in two, and then came around to score the last run on an error. Strasburg is 16-12; Cardinals are now 13-19… but are still on pace to make the playoffs in the fourth spot in the North.
Hitter of the Day
The hitter of the day is Woodstock’s RJ Stinson, from William Carey, who went 4-4 with a triple in the Bandits’ win. Stinson is now hitting .315/.406/.413 in 92 at-bats, with 20 runs, four doubles, 12 RBIs, and 13/18 BB/K ratio. He has seven hits in his last eight at-bats.
Others of Note
- Henry Koehler, Strasburg: 3-4, two runs
- Leighton Banjoff, Winchester: 2-4, walk
- Jo Jo Jackson, Front Royal: 3-4, run, RBI, double. Speaking of red-hot, Jackson is 12-24 in his last six games!
Pitcher of the Day
Two pitchers tied with a game score of 58:
- Ryan Bradarich, Woodstock: Five innings, six hits, one run, no walks, seven K’s, win. From Nova Southeastern, Bradarich is 4-0, 2.00 this summer, with 10 walks and 29 K’s in 36 innings.
- Bryce Fisher, Front Royal: Six innings, six hits, two runs, one earned, one walk, five K’s. From UNC Asheville, Fisher is 1-4, 2.57, with 15 walks and 35 K’s in 35 innings this summer.
Others of Note
- Hunter Smith, Woodstock: Two innings, one hit, no runs, one walk, two K’s, save
- Luke Lyman, Winchester: 2 2/3 innings, two hits, no runs, one walk, three K’s
- Danny Thompson, Winchester: Two innings, one hit, no runs, no walks, four K’s
Today’s Games: Doubleheader Day!
- Winchester (Brodeur, Davies) at Waynesboro (Ward, Batcher), 4 PM
- Charlottesville (Bice, Wagner) at Front Royal (TBD, TBD), 4:30 PM
- Purcellville (Caple, Earwood) at Staunton (Hellums, McCausland), 4:30 PM
- Strasburg (Dean, Garris) at Covington (Lucas, Potter), 5 PM
- Woodstock (Gordon, Wilkinson) at Harrisonburg (TBD, TBD), 5:30 PM