Valley League Summary, Wednesday June 24

While I was cavorting in Washington watching the pitching duel between Jordan Zimmermann and Shelby Miller, a crazy six games were going on in the Valley.


Charlottesville 19, Strasburg 6 (That is not a mistake- the Tom Sox scored a whopping 19 runs against the Express!)
New Market 2, Charles Town 1
Waynesboro 9, Winchester 8 (11 innings- and the teams combined to score 7 runs in the 11th!)
Front Royal 9, Covington 4
Harrisonburg 5, Aldie 2
Woodstock 2, Staunton 1 (13 innings)

Hitter(s) of the Day

CharlottesvilleThis was a very, very tough call. Two-home run games usually get the nod in these pages, but last night, three players hit 2 home runs. Four hits will often win the award, but two players achieved that feat. I decided that Charlottesville’s dismantling of the Express pitching staff needed to be recognized, so our hitters of the day are Brad McKay (JMU), Kevin Conway (Wake Forest), Caleb Robinson (Western Carolina), Billy Cooke (Coastal Carolina), and Cris Perez (Duke)- the hitters who did the most damage for the Tom Sox. Just take a look at this: McKay went 3-7 with a double, run, and 2 RBIs. Conway went 4-7, with 3 runs, an RBI, and a double. Robinson went 3-6 with 2 runs, 3 RBIs, a double, triple, and hit-by-pitch. Cooke went 2-5 with 2 runs, 4 RBIs, a walk, and 2 home runs. Perez went 2-4 with 3 runs, 3 RBIs, and 2 home runs. Wow. All together, these five guys (great food, Five Guys) went 14-29, with 11 runs, 13 RBIs, 3 doubles, a triple, 4 home runs, and a hit-by-pitch. Again, wow!

Others of Note

Danny Rafferty, Strasburg: 2-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs, 2 HR (and he came into the game in the 5th inning!)
Alex Mata, Winchester: 4-5, run, 2 RBIs
Ryan Gridley, Waynesboro: 3-6, run, BB
Michael Brosseau, Waynesboro: 3-6, run, 2 RBIs
Edgar Lebron, Front Royal: 3-4, 4 runs, BB, 2B, 3B
Chase Lunceford, Front Royal: 3-5, run
Wardy Polanco Torrres, Front Royal: 3-5, run, 5 RBIs, SB
Tripp Shelton, Harrisonburg: 3-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 2 2B
Will Thompson, Woodstock: 3-5, run

Pitcher of the Day

Also a close call. The best pitcher, according to game score, is Charles Town’s Stephen Solomon, from Belhaven!

Stephen Solomon
Stephen Solomon

Stephen gave up his first earned runs of the season last night, but still had a game score of 68. He threw 7 innings and allowed 4 hits, those 2 earned runs, 1 walks, and struck out 8. His first three starts this season have been excellent!

Others of Note

Robert White, Charlottesville: 6 IP, 5 hits, 2 earned runs, 3 BB, 6 K’s, win (57)
JD Waite, New Market: 6 IP, 4 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB, 3 K’s, win (66)
Jordan Meyer, Harrisonburg: 7 IP, 5 hits, 1 earned run, 1 BB, 5 K’s (67)
Sam Vincenzo, Staunton: 5 IP, 3 hits, 1 earned run, 1 BB, 2 K’s (58)
Ryan Bennett, Woodstock: 6 IP, 4 hits,1 earned run, 5 BB, 2 K’s (57)
Brady Jones, Woodstock: 4 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 BB, 2 K’s, win
Blake Ream, Staunton: 3 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 BB, 1 K

Tonight’s Schedule

Charles Town (Riley Echols) at Charlottesville (Michael Scott)
Woodstock (Kegan Frederick) at Waynesboro (William Montgomerie)
Covington (Reid Clements) at Winchester (Drew Crosby)
Harrisonburg (Matt Young) at Front Royal (Corey Sessions)
Aldie (Ryne Combs) at New Market (Joshua Burchell)
Strasburg (Jorge Jimenez) at Staunton (Nick Margevicius)

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