One more walkoff last night- with two “normal” games….
Covington 3, Woodstock 2 (Clinging to a 2-1 lead, Woodstock walked in a run in the 8th, and the Jacks winning run scored on an error in the 9th. Jacks are pretty solidly in 3rd place with 8 games to play- 3.5 games behind the Turks for 2nd place, and 6.5 ahead of Staunton, in 4th place. The Bandits are now 4.5 games out of the last playoff spot with 7 to play.)
Waynesboro 10, Harrisonburg 3 (Generals pound 18 hits and score 10 runs to take a 1.5 game lead in the South Division over the Turks.)
Strasburg 4, New Market 1 (Express have now clinched a top 2 finish in the North, and have a 5.5 game lead on Winchester for the division title. Benjamin Dum threw a very effective 6 innings in this one. New Market now leads Purcellville by only a half game for the last playoff spot in the North.)
Hitter of the Day
Mason George is our hitter of the day! Mason, from Harrisonburg and Texas-San Antonio, went 2-4, with a run, 2 RBIs, a double, and a home run. Overall this summer, Mason is hitting 303/386/450 in 109 at-bats. He also has a stellar 13/12 BB/K ratio.
Others of Note
Kevin Bryant, Woodstock: 2-4, run, 2B, 3B, SB
Trevor Craport, Harrisonburg: 2-4, run, 2B, 3B
Tanner Poole, Waynesboro: 2-5, 2 runs, BB
Trey Stine, Waynesboro: 3-5, RBI, SB
TJ Condon, Waynesboro: 2-3, run, RBI, 2 2B, HBP
Drew Avans, Strasburg: 3-4, 2 RBIs, 2B
Pitcher of the Day
For the third time this summer, it’s Benjamin Dum, from Strasburg and VCU! Benjamin threw 6 innings, allowing 4 hits, 1 unearned run, 0 walks, and struck out 8. He got the win, and earned a game score of 70. Overall this season, he’s 3-0, 1.63, with 27 strikeouts in 34 innings.
Others of Note
Danton Hyman, Woodstock: 7.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 1 K (56)
Daniel Schiller, Covington: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K’s (60)
Vince Braman, Waynesboro: 8 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 8 K’s, win (66)
Purcellville (Matt Copley) at Winchester (Joey Jones)
Woodstock (Drew Mancuso) at Front Royal (Blake Whitney)
Covington (Mike Hanchar) at Strasburg (TBD)
Harrisonburg (Chris Farish) at Staunton (TBD)