Our #14 starting pitcher in the 2016 Valley League season is Purcellville’s Matt Copley!
Matt, a 5-foot-10 righthander from Fairmont State (and originally from Winchester, Virginia and Shepherd), went 2-2, 3.99 in 47 1/3 innings for the Cannons. In 10 games (6 starts), he allowed 49 hits but only 8 walks, while striking out 27. He finished the season with a 1.205 WHIP, tiny 1.5 BB/9, and 5.1 K/9.
His best start was on July 13 at Harrisonburg, when he allowed 3 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, and struck out 4 in 7 innings against the Turks.
Best as ATVL can tell, Matt did not pitch at Shepherd, his stop before Fairmont. Attempts to contact Matt were unsuccessful.
At any rate, congrats on your very good summer!