Five games played last night. Nine days left in the regular season, including the last makeup day of the 28th!
- Staunton 6, Charles Town 2 (7 innings)
- Staunton 8, Charles Town 4 (7 innings): With Staunton’s sweep of the doubleheader, the two teams are now tied for 4th place, at 20-15.
- Strasburg 3, Aldie 1: Covington didn’t play, so with Aldie’s loss, Strasburg is now alone in 6th place at 17-19. Aldie is 16-20, a full 2.0 games in front of the group aiming for the last playoff spot.
- Waynesboro 5, Winchester 4: The Generals are now in 3rd place, 1.5 games behind Front Royal. The Royals are still 2.0 games behind Aldie and 8th place.
- New Market 10, Front Royal 9 (10 innings): The Cardinals slip into 2nd place, .5 games behind the Turks. The Rebels are still 2.5 games behind the 8th seed.
Hitter of the Day
Our HOD did a little bit of everything for the Rebels in their extra-inning win over Front Royal. It’s Thomas Vitaletti, from Christopher Newport, who went 3-6, with 3 runs, 2 RBIs, a home run, and a stolen base. Vitaletti, who played for two years at George Mason before transferring to Newport, is now hitting 225/274/326 is 89 at-bats, with a 4/11 BB/K ratio.
Others of Note
Hunter Thomas, Staunton: 3-3, 2 runs, RBI, BB, SB
Chris Townsend, Charles Town: 2-2, run, BB, 2B, 3B
Josh Mason, New Market: 3-6, run, RBI, 2 2B
Jake Kimble, New Market: 3-6, run, RBI
Omar Cotto, Front Royal: 2-5, run, RBI, BB, 2B, SB
Hunter Newman, Front Royal: 3-6, run, 2 2B
Shell McCain, Front Royal: 1-4, run, 2 RBIs, 2 BB, 2 SB
Zarley Zalewski, Front Royal: 1-3, RBI, 2 BB
Weber Pike, Aldie: 2-3, run, BB
Jerry Downs, Winchester: 2-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, HR, SB
Eugene Vazquez, Waynesboro: 2-4, RBI, BB, 2B
Garrett Russini, Waynesboro: 2-3, RBI, BB
Ryan Johnston, Staunton: 2-4, 3 RBIs, 2 2B
Pitcher of the Day
Our POD is Waynesboro’s Will Lowman, from Kennesaw State! Will did it in relief, throwing 4 shutout, no-hit innings against Winchester, while allowing 2 walks and striking out 6. Oddly enough, Will was the pitcher of the day exactly one month ago- June 19! Anyway, Will is now 1-3, 4.76 this season so far, with 12 hits, 13 walks, and 20 strikeouts in 19 innings pitched.
Others of Note
Brandon Ritchie, Staunton: 7 IP, 6 hits, 2 runs, 1 BB, 4 K’s
Nick Gollin, Strasburg: 6 IP, 6 hits, 1 run, 0 BB, 2 K’s
Chase Wissman, Strasburg: 2 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, 3 K’s
Reid Van Woert, Aldie: 6 IP, 6 hits, 3 runs (1 earned), 3 BB, 5 K’s