Daily Update, Tuesday July 12

Four out of the five games were played last night- with some rain delays sprinkled in.

Results

Winchester 6, Purcellville 5 (Spencer Levine grand slam in the 5th tied this one up)
Front Royal 10, Strasburg 2 (Rare blowout loss for the Express)
Charlottesville 10, Staunton 2 (Tom Sox pull to 2 games behind the Braves for the last playoff spot in South)
New Market 8, Woodstock 7 (Rebs score twice in bottom of the 9th- another walk-off walk)
Harrisonburg-Waynesboro postponed (By the way, with one more Turk win or Tom Sox loss, the Turks clinch a playoff spot already)

Hitter of the Day

Chase DeMars Harford CC 2016Our hitter of the day is New Market’s Chase DeMars, from Harford Community College! Chase, a USC Columbia signee, went 2-5, with 2 runs, 4 RBIs, and 2 home runs. He’s now hitting 308/393/449 in 107 a-bats this summer, along with 6 doubles and 3 home runs. For Harford this spring, Chase hit 358/471/679 in 218 at-bats. He was second on his team in doubles (22) and walks (43). He only struck out 20 times.

Others of Note

Tyler Ratliff, Purcellville: 4-5
Tommy Ziegen, Purcellville: 2-4, run, 2 2B
Spencer Levine, Winchester: 2-5, run, 5 RBIs, 2B, HR (the aforementioned grand slam)
Zac Wiley, Front Royal: 2-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, 2B, HR
Donovan May, Strasburg: 3-4, run, RBI, 2 2B
Jack Morris, Charlottesville: 4-5, SB
Brian Fortier, Charlottesville: 2-4, run, RBI, BB
Mitchell Webb, Charlottesville: 1-3, 2 runs, 2 BB
Nick Ward, Woodstock: 4-5, run, 2 RBIs, 2B
Kevin Bryant, Woodstock: 3-4, 2 runs, RBI, SB
Luke Bolka, New Market: 2-3, run, 2 BB

Pitcher of the Day

Our POD is Charlottesville’s Matthew Sullivan, from Lenoir-Rhyne! Matthew threw 6 innings against Staunton, Matt Sullivan Lenoir Rhyne 2016allowing 5 hits, 1 unearned run, 1 walk, and struck out 8. He earned the win and a game score of 67. After 5 starts this summer, Matthew is 2-1, 3.66, with 25 hits, 7 walks, and 30 strikeouts in 27 innings pitched. He led Lenoir-Rhyne in ERA this spring, finishing 3-4, 4.21, with 49 K’s in 51 1/3 innings.

Others of Note

John Bentley, Winchester: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K’s, win in relief
Frank Rubio, Front Royal: 4 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K’s
Jared Drayton, Front Royal: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K’s, win
Colin Cristello, Strasburg: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K’s
Garrett Richards, Strasburg: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K’s
Matt Clark, Staunton: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K’s
JT Hintzen, Woodstock: 6 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 11 K’s, loss in relief
Mat Oset, New Market: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K’s, win in relief (Got 9 outs- 8 by strikeout)

Tonight’s Schedule

Covington (Mike Hanchar) at Strasburg (Peyton Plumlee)
Charlottesville (Riley Arnone) at Staunton (Thaddeus Ward)
Front Royal (Blake Whitney) at New Market (Terrell McCall)
Purcellville (Matt Copley) at Harrisonburg (Donte Lindsay)
Winchester (Joey Jones) at Woodstock (TBD)

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