Five games played last night…. and I have the sneaking suspicion that a couple of these teams didn’t try very hard. (Understandable, with the playoffs coming up on Thursday.) Let’s take a look at the outcomes.
Strasburg 11, Purcellville 5 (Preview of semi-finals in North)
Charlottesville 5, Covington 0 (5 innings. 5 innings? Did it rain?)
Waynesboro 8, Staunton 0 (Preview of semi-finals in South)
New Market 17, Front Royal 2 (Rebs go out with a bang!)
Winchester 10, Woodstock 3 (Royals prepare for Front Royal; Bandits end the season 11-31)
Hitter of the Day
Tons of good hitting performances last night; it’s what you might expect with 61 runs scored in 5 games. Our hitter of the day is Waynesboro’s Tanner Poole, from Mississippi State, for the 3rd time in the past 7 days! Tanner went 2-5, with a run, 4 RBIs, a triple, and a home run. Once again, I must say that Tanner has had a super regular season, and will most likely be in the top 7 or so of ATVL’s list of top hitters in the season. He has hit 333/467/558 in 156 at-bats, with 49 runs, 27 RBIs, 7 doubles, 5 triples, 6 home runs, 21 stolen bases, and a 27/40 BB/K ratio.
Others of Note
Carter Pharis, Strasburg: 3-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, BB, 2B
Michael Curry, Georgia: 2-3, run, 3 RBIs, 2B, HR
Tommy Richter, Strasburg: 2-3, run, RBI, BB, 2 2B
Zack Sterry, Waynesboro: 3-5, 2B
Luke Manzo, New Market: 2-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, BB, 2B, HBP
Brady Lloyd, New Market: 2-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 2B, 2 BB
Chase DeMars, New Market: 2-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs, 2B, HR
Jacob Koos, Winchester: 3-6, 2 runs, RBI, SB
Devin Gearhart, Winchester: 3-5, run, 2 RBIs
Derek Gibree, Winchester: 2-4, 2 runs, RBI, BB
Ryan Keegan, Winchester: 2-5, 2 RBIs, 2B
Nick Ward, Woodstock: 2-5, 2B
Danton Hyman, Woodstock: 2-5, run, RBI, 2B
Cole German, Woodstock: 2-3, run, 3B
Pitcher of the Day
For the 2nd time, our pitcher of the day is once again Charlottesville’s Matthew Sullivan, from Lenoir-Rhyne! Matthew threw 5 shutout innings against Covington while allowing 2 hits, 0 walks, and striking out 6. He earned the win and a game score of 69. Matthew’s Valley League season is over, but after 7 games started this summer, he was 3-1, 2.84, with 41 strikeouts in 38 innings pitched. Seems to be a strong candidate for a top 10 starter spot in ATVL’s off season lists!
Others of Note
Logan Weins, New Market: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K’s, win
Justin Camp, New Market: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, ) BB, 3 K’s (I believe he should have a save, too)
None! We have a day off before the playoffs start on Thursday!