The doubleheader between Winchester and Woodstock was postponed, but five other games were played:
- Charlottesville 4, Strasburg 3 (7 innings) (Game 1): Charlottesville stunned the Express with a four-run seventh to win this one.
- Charlottesville 3, Strasburg 1 (7 innings) (Game 2): Cville stays hot and sweeps the Express. Charlottesville is now 21-14 and just a game and a half behind Waynesboro for second in the South; Express fall to 20-17, a full two games behind Woodstock for the top spot in the North.
- Covington 3, Staunton 2: Carlos Castillo singled in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh to put a little more distance between the teams for the final playoff spot in the South. Jacks are 16-20; Staunton falls to 15-23.
- Harrisonburg 5, Waynesboro 1: The Turks take over first place in the South with the win and 23-12 record. The Generals are 24-14 and a half game back.
- Purcellville 5, New Market 1: Cannons pull into the lead for the last playoff spot in the North with this win. Record: 14-21; New Market falls to 19-19.
Hitter of the Day
The HOD is Purcellville’s Ryne Guida, who went 3-4, with an RBI, walk, and double. Guida, a junior at Florida International, is hitting .359/.402/.423 in 78 at-bats this summer, with two doubles and one home run.
Others of Note
- Christian Martin, Charlottesville: 2-4, run, two RBIs, double, home run
- Cole Wagner, Charlottesville: 2-3, walk, two doubles
- Travis Reifsnider, Strasburg: 0-1, run, three walks, stolen base
- David Pereira, Staunton: 3-4, two RBIs
- Carlos Castillo, Covington: 3-4, run, RBI
- Seaver King, Harrisonburg: 2-4, run, RBI, walk, home run, stolen base
- Christian Ficca, Harrisonburg: 3-4, run, two RBIs
- Matt Ruiz, Waynesboro: 1-2, run, two walks
- Justin Acal, Purcellville: 1-3, two runs, two walks
Pitcher of the Day
Two pitchers had game scores of 69:
- Trey Yesavage, Charlottesville: Five shutout innings, two hits, two walks, eight K’s (Game 1). A sophomore at East Carolina, Yesavage is now 1-1, 2.50 in 18 summer innings, along with 25 K’s. He grew up in Boyertown, Pennsylvania, just down the road from my own home town.
- Rocco Reid, Purcellville: Seven innings, five hits, one unearned run, three walks, seven K’s, win. Also a sophomore but from Clemson, Reid is 2-2, 4.85 this summer, with 33 K’s in 29 2/3 innings pitched.
Others of Note
- Robert Kelley, Strasburg: Five shutout innings, four hits, two walks, four K’s (GS: 61)
- Trevor Wall, Covington: Seven innings, five hits, two runs, one walk, five K’s, win (GS: 63)
- Carson Lowder, Covington: Two innings, one hit, no runs, no walks, two K’s, save
- Mitch Farris, Harrisonburg: Five innings, four hits, one run, three walks, three K’s, win (GS: 55)
- Jake DeLisi, Harrisonburg: Three shutout innings, two hits, one walk, one K
- Josh Fortenberry, Waynesboro: 2 2/3 innings, four hits, no runs, no walks, three K’s
- Isaias Miramontes, Purcellville: Two innings, three hits, no runs, no walks, two K’s
- Wyatt Lunsford-Shenkman, Charlottesville: Four innings, three hits, one run, two walks, five K’s, win
- Christian Howe, Charlottesville: Three innings, two hits, no runs, no walks, six K’s, save
- Trevor Sharp, Strasburg: 4 1/3 innings, one hit, no runs, two walks, six K’s
- Covington (Long) vs Woodstock (Gillis), 2 PM (This game will be held in New Market)
- Winchester (TBD, TBD) at Purcellville (Vogatsky, TBD), doubleheader, 5 PM
- Front Royal (TBD) at Strasburg (TBD), 7 PM
- Covington (Standen) at Harrisonburg (L. McClure), 7:30 PM
- Charlottesville (TBD) at Staunton (Cook), 7:30 PM
- Woodstock: 21-14, seven games remaining, will clinch a playoff spot with one win or one loss by Purcellville
- Strasburg: 20-17, five games remaining, 1.5 games ahead of New Market, two games behind Woodstock. Very close to clinching a playoff spot.
- New Market: 19-19, four games remaining, 1.5 games behind Strasburg for spot #2, 3.5 ahead of Purcellville. Also pretty close to clinching a playoff spot.
- Purcellville: 14-21, with seven games remaining. Half a game ahead of Winchester, 3.5 behind New Market.
- Winchester: 13-21, eight games remaining, half a game out of the playoffs, and game and a half ahead of Front Royal.
- Front Royal: 13-24, five games left, two games out of a playoff spot. Can’t get to a top three spot, but can still grab playoff spot #4.
- Harrisonburg: 23-12, seven games left, half a game in first, have clinched a top three spot
- Waynesboro: 24-14, four games left. Half game out of first, Generals have clinched a top three spot
- Charlottesville: 21-14, seven games left, two games behind the Turks, 5.5 ahead of Covington. Has clinched a playoff spot.
- Covington: 16-20, six games left, 5.5 behind Cville, two ahead of Staunton. Jacks and Staunton still play twice! Can reach as high as third.
- Staunton: 15-23, four games left. Two behind Covington. Obviously still in play for a playoff spot, but can not reach top three.