VBL History

What follows is the list of top teams, MVPs, Pitchers of the Year, Managers of the Year, batting champions, and ERA champs for each Valley League season from 1994 to 2019. This information is as complete as possible; some years the league did not name a Pitcher of the Year, and other seasons no Manager or Coach of the Year was named. I also named the batting and ERA champ only if the league officially recognized them.

2019

  • Playoff Champion- Charlottesville
  • Regular Season Title- Waynesboro (31-11)
  • MVP- Aidan Nagle, Woodstock
  • Pitcher of the Year- Tristen Bayless, Woodstock
  • Manager of the Year- Zac Cole, Waynesboro

2018

  • Playoff Champion- New Market
  • Regular Season Title- Covington (26-16)
  • MVP- Andrew Eyster, New Market
  • Pitcher of the Year- Jared Wetherbee, Charlottesville
  • Manager of the Year- Alex Kotheimer, Covington

2017

  • Playoff Champion- Charlottesville
  • Regular Season Title- Charlottesville (32-10)
  • MVP- Michael Wielansky, Charlottesville
  • Pitcher of the Year- Thomas Sutera, Purcellville
  • Manager of the Year- Corey Hunt, Charlottesville

2016

  • Playoff Champion- Strasburg
  • Regular Season Title- Strasburg and Waynesboro (30-12)
  • MVP- Zach Sterry, Waynesboro
  • Pitcher of the Year- Erne Valdes, Front Royal

2015

  • Playoff Champion- Strasburg
  • Regular Season Title- Staunton and Harrisonburg (29-13) (Staunton won one game playoff for overall top seed)
  • MVP- Shane Billings, Harrisonburg
  • Pitcher of the Year- Hayden McCutcheon, Charlottesville

2014

  • Playoff Champion- Waynesboro
  • Regular Season Title- Harrisonburg (29-13)
  • MVP- Gunnar McNeill, Staunton
  • Pitcher of the Year- Jake Harper, Front Royal

2013

  • Playoff Champion- Waynesboro
  • Regular Season Title- Harrisonburg (32-12)
  • MVP- Jordan Tarsovich, Strasburg
  • Pitcher of the Year- Justin Camp, Harrisonburg
  • Manager of the Year- Phil Betterly, Woodstock

2012

  • Playoff Champion- Harrisonburg
  • Regular Season Title- Winchester and Waynesboro (31-13)
  • MVP- Julian Ridings, Waynesboro

2011

  • Playoff Champion- Covington
  • Regular Season Title- Harrisonburg (32-12)
  • MVP- Brad Zebedis. Strasburg

2010

  • Playoff Champion- Luray
  • Regular Season Title- Haymarket (30-14)
  • MVP- Cory Spangenberg, Winchester

2009

  • Playoff Champion- Haymarket
  • Regular Season Title- Front Royal (29-15)
  • MVP- Greg Hopkins, Haymarket

2008

  • Playoff Champion- Luray
  • Regular Season Title- Luray and Waynesboro (30-14)
  • MVP- Tyler Townsend, Winchester
  • Coach of the Year- Lawrence Nesselrodt, Waynesboro

2007

  • Playoff Champion- Waynesboro
  • Regular Season Title- Waynesboro (30-14-1)
  • MVP- Luke Greinke, Winchester

2006

  • Playoff Champion- Luray
  • Regular Season Title- New Market (32-10)
  • MVP- Tyler Kuhn, Luray

2005

  • Playoff Champion- Covington
  • Regular Season Title- Luray (30-14)
  • MVP- Daniel Murphy, Luray

2004

  • Playoff Champion- Winchester
  • Regular Season Title- Harrisonburg (30-14)
  • MVP- Jon Love, Front Royal, and Jeremy Terni, Winchester
  • Batting Champion- Joe Kemp, Harrisonburg
  • ERA Champion- Mike Wagner, Winchester

2003

  • Playoff Champion- Winchester
  • Regular Season Title- Winchester (38-12)
  • MVP- Jeff Van Houten, Harrisonburg
  • Batting Champion- Jeff Van Houten, Harrisonburg
  • ERA Champion- Phil Bartleski, New Market
  • Manager of the Year- Jason Johnson, Winchester

2002

  • Playoff Champion- New Market
  • Regular Season Title- Covington (26-14)
  • MVP- Jon Honce, Covington
  • Batting Champion- Justin Morgan, Luray
  • ERA Champion- Taylor Cobb, Staunton
  • Coach of the Year- Bob Wease, Harrisonburg

2001

  • Playoff Champion- Winchester
  • Regular Season Title- Winchester (28-12)
  • MVP- Wes Timmons, Winchester
  • Hitting Award- Wes Timmons, Winchester
  • Pitching Award- Chris Kees, Winchester
  • Coach of the Year- Joe McNamee, Covington

2000

  • Playoff Champion- Harrisonburg
  • Regular Season Title- Staunton (28-12)
  • MVP- Joe Hastings, Staunton
  • Hitting Award- Chris Durbin, Harrisonburg
  • Pitching Award- BJ Benik, Front Royal

1999

  • Playoff Champion- Staunton
  • Regular Season Title- Staunton (27-13)
  • MVP- Ernie Durazo, Harrisonburg
  • Hitting Award- Kevin Olkowski, Waynesboro
  • Pitching Award- Carl Rowland, Winchester

1998

  • Playoff Champion- Waynesboro
  • Regular Season Title- Staunton (24-16)
  • MVP- Jon Rauch, Harrisonburg
  • Hitting Award- Nate Rewers, Front Royal
  • Pitching Award- Jon Rauch, Harrisonburg

1997

  • Playoff Champion- Winchester
  • Regular Season Title- Staunton (26-14)
  • MVP- Nate Rewers, Front Royal

1996

  • Playoff Champion- Staunton
  • Regular Season Title- Waynesboro (28-12)
  • MVP- Bill Eaton, Waynesboro

1995

  • Playoff Champion- Staunton
  • Regular Season Title- Staunton (29-11)
  • MVP- Jason Michaels, Staunton

1994

  • Playoff Champion- New Market
  • Regular Season Title- Staunton (26-14)
  • MVP- Darren Hayes, New Market

Thanks to Jim Phillips and Bruce Alger for much of the information; Chaz Weaver’s The Valley Baseball League was also consulted.