Only two games on the schedule for last night- with 34 total runs scored! Take a gander….
Covington 9, Front Royal 8 (10 runs scored in the first inning alone! Nick Purpura saved game #8)
Waynesboro 17, Staunton 0 (Score was 14-0 after the 4th inning)
Hitter of the Day
Our hitter of the day is Covington’s Fabian Pena, from Manhattan! Fabian went 3-4, with 2 runs, 3 RBIs, and 3 doubles. Fabian is now hitting 309/356/527 in 55 at-bats for the Lumberjacks. He had a very successful season in ’16 for Manhattan, too, as he hit 350/415/498 in 214 at-bats. He was tied for the team lead in doubles (22), and led in home runs (9) and RBIs (54).
Others of Note
Tanner Halstead, Front Royal: 4-4, 2 runs, RBI, 2B (A close second to Pena)
Javoni Thomas, Covington: 2-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, HR
Tanner Poole, Waynesboro: 2-3, 5 runs, 3 BB, 2B
Zach Sterry, Waynesboro: 2-2, run, 3 RBIs, BB (A name you should know by now)
Andrew Bullock, Waynesboro: 2-4, run, 3 RBIs, HR, 2B
Brent Sakurai, Waynesboro: 2-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 2B, BB
Pitcher of the Day
Our pitcher of the day is a “returner” to the VBL- Tyler Howe also pitched for Waynesboro in 2015. Tyler, a 6-foot-1 righthander from Alabama State, threw 6 1/3 shutout innings last night, and allowed 2 hits, 2 walks, and struck out 5. He earned the win and a game score of 72. This was his best start in the Valley so far this season; Tyler is now 1-2, 6.32 in 21 1/3 innings pitched. By ERA, Tyler was one of the best pitchers in Division I this spring for the Hornets. In his college season, Tyler went 10-3, 1.69, with 82 strikeouts in 80 innings pitched.
Others of Note
Clay Hunt, Front Royal: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K’s
Mark Hendricks, Covington: 2 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K’s
Purcellville (Pat Doudican) at Winchester (Christopher Hopkins)
Front Royal (Frnak Rubio) at Strasburg (Ryan Johnson)
Harrisonburg (Donte Lindsay) at Waynesboro (Alex Ernestine)
Staunton (Eric Harp) at Charlottesville (Matthew Sullivan)
Woodstock (Brandon Hester) at New Market (Nathan Pawelczyk)