A quick word on the Purcellville at Winchester game that was postponed yesterday. Police found three suspicious packages in the park where the Royals play- not the stadium itself, but the surrounding area (Jim Barnett Park). They cleared the park to take care of the issue. At about 4:15 PM, everything was deemed safe, but by then, given the light issue at the stadium as well, the game could not be played. It’s been that kind of summer, folks!


  • Covington 5, Strasburg 3 (Gm 1)
  • Strasburg 6, Covington 2 (Gm 2): With the split, Strasburg is 17-12, and Jacks are 13-16.
  • Staunton 8, Charlottesville: Staunton wins in a game that saw two Charlottesville ejections. Staunton is hanging in there at 11-20; Charlottesville falls to 17-12.

Hitter of the Day

Our hitter of the day is Strasburg’s Zane Denton, from Alabama on his way to Tennessee, who went 2-3, with two runs, a double, home run, walk, and four RBIs in game two of the doubleheader last night. He’s appeared in nine games this summer, and is now 9-30 with 11 RBIs (which is tied for third on the team already). He hit .263/.337/.483 in 232 at-bats this spring, with 12 doubles and 13 home runs.

Others of Note

  • Gavin Baird, Covington: 2-3, run, RBI (Gm 1)
  • Cam Clonch, Strasburg: 2-4, three runs, RBI, home run (Gm 2)
  • Satchell Norman, Charlottesville: 2-4, run, RBI, walk, double
  • Jordan Peyton, Staunton: 3-3, run, RBI, walk, stolen base

Pitcher of the Day

Our pitcher of the day is Staunton’s Marty Neal, from Limestone. Neal fired three perfect innings against the powerful Charlottesville lineup, allowing no baserunners and striking out four to earn a save. Neal, who hails from Dumfries, Virginia, is now a solid 0-1, 2.57 in 14 relief innings, with three saves and 23 K’s in 14 innings pitched this summer.

Others of Note

  • Will Droll, Strasburg: 2 1/3 innings, one hit, no runs, one walk, one K (Gm 1)
  • Landon Lucas, Covington: Seven innings, three hits, three unearned runs, five walks, three K’s, win (Gm 1)
  • Reed Garris, Strasburg: Three innings, no hits, no runs, two walks, one K (Gm 2)
  • Kyle Demi, Strasburg: Two innings, two hits, no runs, one walk, two K’s (Gm 2)
  • Wyatt Lunsford-Shenkman, Charlottesville: 2 2/3 innings, one hit, no runs, two walks, four K’s
  • Ryan Cook, Staunton: Three innings, two hits, no runs, no walks, two K’s

Tonight’s Games

  • Covington (Wall) at Waynesboro (Batcher), 7 PM
  • Purcellville (TBD) at Strasburg (Ursitti), 7 PM
  • Woodstock (Wengert) at New Market (Jackson), 7:30 PM
  • Harrisonburg (Kleinfelter) at Staunton (Matheney), 7:30 PM