Playoffs, Day One: Thursday, July 28

Well, so much for four games- three games were washed out by rain last night. But one game WAS played, and featured a tremendous start by a Waynesboro pitcher.

Result

Waynesboro 6, Staunton 0: Tyler Howe threw a complete game, 2-hit shutout, giving the Generals a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three semifinals against the Braves.

Hitter of the Day

TJ Condon Faulkner 2016The hitter of the day is TJ Condon, from Faulkner! The General’s catcher went 3-3, with 2 runs, a double, a walk, and a stolen base. During the regular season, TJ hit 307/374/534 in 88 at-bats.

Others of Note

Sam Palensky, Waynesboro: 2-5
Zack Sterry, Waynesboro: 2-3, RBI, BB
Eli Putnam, Waynesboro: 2-4, run RBI
Brent Sakurai, Waynesboro: 1-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 2 BB, 3B
Romy Gonzalez, Staunton: 2-4. 2B (Had both Brave hits)

Pitcher of the Day

Not only was Tyler Howe the best pitcher last night, but the Alabama State Hornet earned the highest game score of the entire season withTyler Howe Alabama State 2016 his 9 shutout, 2-hit innings. He only walked 3, and struck out 9 for a score of 89. Tyler went 2-2, 5.59 in 5 games started in the regular season.

Other of Note

Parker Johnson, Staunton: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K’s

Tonight’s Games

Front Royal (Stephen Xirinachs) at Winchester (Christopher Hopkins) (Game 1)
Purcellville (Alex London) at Strasburg (Garrett Richards) (Game 1)
Waynesboro (David Ehmen) at Staunton (Samuel Crocker) (Game 2)
Covington (TBD- still?!?) at Harrisonburg (Corey Childress) (Game 1)

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