Valley League Summary, Thursday July 2

Take a gander at the results from last night’s games…


Staunton 3, Covington 2 (Game 1- 7 innings)
Staunton 3, Covington 2 (Game 2- 9 innings)
Harrisonburg 5, Charlottesville 0
Winchester 7, Charles Town 4
Waynesboro 6, New Market 3
Aldie 11, Strasburg 10 (11 innings)
Front Royal at Woodstock postponed

Hitter of the Day

Chris Akmon
Chris Akmon

We’ve reached the point in the season when many of our top hitters and pitchers have been honored more than once, and today is one of those days. Our hitter of the day is Strasburg’s Chris Akmon, from Missouri Columbia. Akmon went 3-3 last night, with a run, 3 RBIs, a walk, and a home run. He’s hitting 279/354/605 for the season. That slugging percentage is that high due to 4 home runs so far.

Others of Note

Jonathan Corbitt, Covington: 2-2, run, 2 RBIs, BB, HR
Kurtis Brown, Staunton: 2-3, run, RBI, BB
Peyton Maddox, Charles Town: 3-4
Clayton Taylor, Waynesboro: 3-5, 2 runs, 2B, SB
Kevin Phillips, Waynesboro: 2-4, run, RBI, BB
Nate Blanchard, New Market: 2-3, 2 RBIs, BB, 2B, 3B
Will Black, Aldie: 2-6, 3 runs
Jake Brodt, Aldie: 2-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs, HR, SF
Donovan May, Strasburg: 1-3, 3 runs, 3 BB, 2B, HBP
Daniel Midyett, Strasburg: 2-6, 3 RBIs, BB, 2B
Josh Cushing, Strasburg: 3-4, 2 RBIs, BB, 2B, SB
Bradley Dixon, Strasburg: 2-5, 2 runs, BB
Josh Smith, Staunton: 2-4, 2 runs, BB, SB

Pitcher of the Day

Another repeat, our POD is Waynesboro’s Tyler Howe, who threw very well against New Market. He allowed 4 hits, 1

Tyler Howe
Tyler Howe

run, 2 walks, and struck out 9 in 6 innings last night. Overall, Tyler is 2-0, 1.68 in 3 starts, with 9 hits, 3 walks, and 19 strikeouts in 16 innings pitched.

Others of Note

James Ziemba, Harrisonburg: 5 IP, 3 hits, 0 runs, 3 BB, 1 K, win (59)
Harrison Richards, Charlottesville: 3 Ip, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 BB, 2 K’s
Weston Clarke, New Market: 3 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 2 BB, 2 K’s
Alex Lewandowski, Aldie: 3 IP, 2 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB, 5 K’s, win
Aaron Hooven, Staunton: 3.1 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 2 BB, 1 K
Josh Hudson, Covington: 6 IP, 4 hits, 2 earned runs, 5 BB, 8 K’s (59)

Friday’s Schedule

Waynesboro (TBD) at Harrisonburg (TBD) (I will be attending this one- look for a Phillies shirt and come and say hello!)
Aldie (Burk FitzPatrick) at Winchester (Darrell Thompson)
Strasburg (Tyler Bauman) at Front Royal (TBD)
Woodstock (TBD) at Charles Town (Austin Stephens)
Charlottesville (TBD) at Covington (TBD)
New Market (TBD) at Staunton (TBD)


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