Povse Makes Major League Debut

Max Povse Seattle 2017It is my pleasure to announce that Max Povse (Staunton 2013) has made his major league debut for the Seattle Mariners!

Max was called up a few days ago, but finally appeared in a game last night, against the Detroit Tigers. Max gave up 3 earned runs in his 2/3 of an inning, including a home run to perhaps the best righthanded batter in the game, Miguel Cabrera. Despite this shaky start, Max has a very bright future!

Max becomes the second former Valley Leaguer to make his debut in 2017, joining fellow Mariner and former Turk Emilio Pagan (2010). By my count, Max becomes the 204th former VBLer to play in the majors.

Results from Thursday, June 22

Scores

Purcellville 6, Front Royal 5
Purcellville 8, Front Royal 5
Waynesboro 5, Winchester 3
Harrisonburg 5, Covington 3
Staunton 5, Strasburg 4
New Market 8, Charlottesville 4

Hitter of the Day

Bruce Strickland Felician 2017A double and home run carry the day- our HOD is Covington’s Bruce Strickland, from Felician! Bruce went 2-4, with 2 runs, an RBI, and the aforementioned double and home run. He’s now 7-16 in his young season, with a slash line of 438/450/938. Out of his 7 hits so far, 5 of them have gone for extra bases.

Others of Note

Blake Thomas, Front Royal: 3-5, run, SB
Sheldon Reed, Purcellville: 2-4, 3 RBIs
Andrew Zban, Purcellville: 3-4, 2 RBIs
Raul Cabrera, Purcellville: 2-3, 2 runs, RBI, 2B, BB
Tony Beam, Harrisonburg: 3-5, RBI, 2B
Joe Lytle, Harrisonburg: 2-2, run, 2 RBIs, 2B
Hunter Stokes, Strasburg: 2-4, run, 2B, BB
Jay Charleston, Staunton: 3-5, run, RBI, 2 SB
Vinnie Pasquantino, Charlottesville: 3-4, run, SB
Eric Jones, Charlottesville: 3-5, RBI, 2B
Ari Sechopoulos, Charlottesville: 2-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 2B
Jacob Rhinesmith, New Market: 2-3, 2 runs, RBI, 3B, 2 SB
Jack Hartman, New Market: 2-4, 2 runs, RBI

Pitcher of the Day

Our POD is Carter Bach, from Harrisonburg and Wake Forest! Carter earned a game Carter Bach Wake Forest 2017score of 64 with 5 innings, 1 hit, 1 unearned run, 3 walks, and 4 strikeouts. This was Carter’s second game- he’s now 0-0, 3.00 in 9 innings pitched.

Others of Note

Nickolas Ortega, Front Royal: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K’s
Christopher Farish, Harrisonburg: 3 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 9 K’s (I don’t usually include this many earned runs over 3 IP, but 9 K’s?!? Wow.)
PJ Piesko, Covington: 5.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K (57)
Brendan Smith, Strasburg: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K’s
Derek Duffy, Staunton: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K’s (6 out of 7 outs recorded by K)
Corley Woods, Staunton: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K’s, win

Friday’s Games

Woodstock at Front Royal
Strasburg at Purcellville
Covington at Waynesboro
Winchester at New Market
Staunton at Harrisonburg

Results from Wednesday June 21

Scores

Staunton 7, Waynesboro 0
Charlottesville 7, Strasburg 5
Purcellville 6, Winchester 0
Front Royal 10, Covington 6
Harrisonburg 9, Woodstock 1 (A game both ugly and brilliant)

Hitter of the Day

Vinnie Pasquantino ODU 2017Our hitter of the day is one of the murderer’s row from the Tom Sox- this time it’s Vinnie Pasquantino, from Old Dominion, who went 4-5, with 3 runs scored, 2 RBIs, a walk, double, and home run. Vinnie is now 19-49, with a slash line of 388/446/653. He also has 7 doubles in 11 games!

Others of Note

Antwaun Tucker, Staunton: 3-5, 2 runs, 2B, SB
Max Wood, Staunton: 2-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, 2B
Michael Wielansky, Charlottesville: 2-5, 2 runs, RBI, BB, 2B (Yet again!)
Rick Spiers, Charlottesville: 2-5, RBI, BB, SB
Ari Sechopoulos, Charlottesville: 3-5, 2 RBIs, 2B
Trevin Esquerra, Purcellville: 2-4, 2 runs, 2B, 3B
Ray Hernandez, Purcellville: 3-4, run, 3 RBIs, HR
Trey McDyre, Purcellville: 3-4, run
Dylan Hardy, Front Royal: 1-3, 2 runs, 3 BB, 2 SB
Luc Lipcius, Front Royal: 3-4, 2 runs, RBI, 2 BB, 2B, SB
Dominic Canzone, Front Royal: 3-5, 2 runs, RBI, BB, 3 SB
Thomas Johns, Front Royal: 2-4, RBI, BB
Sebastian Dunn, Covington: 4-5, 2 runs
Austin Adams, Woodstock: 2-3, BB
Tevin Mitchell, Harrisonburg: 1-2, 3 runs, RBI, 2 BB, HR, SB (And at least 2 fantastic plays as shortstop)

Pitcher of the Day

An interesting night- many, many good hitting choices, and several good pitching ones, Andy Crum Shippensburg 2017too. The top pitcher is Andy Crum, from Purcellville and Shippensburg, who threw 7 shutout innings while allowing 2 hits, 3 walks, and striking out 1. He earned the win and a game score of 71. After 3 starts, Andy is now 1-1, 1.55 in 17 1/3 innings.

Others of Note

Deacon Medders, Staunton: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K’s, win (70)- a very close 2nd
Justin Sorokowski, Charlottesville: 5 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K’s, win (53)
Dylan Verdonk, Winchester: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K’s (59) (How do Dylan’s friends keep from saying “Ver-donk-a-donk” all the time? Sorry, Dylan.)
Ryan Leckich, Front Royal: 4 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Zak Devermann, Harrisonburg: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 2 K’s (59)
Jarred Taylor, Harrisonburg: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K’s

Thursday’s Games

Purcellville at Front Royal- 1st game at 630, the second at 700
Waynesboro at Winchester
Harrisonburg at Covington
Strasburg at Staunton
Charlottesville at New Market

Results from Tuesday June 20

Results

Waynesboro 10, Strasburg 4
Front Royal 9, Woodstock 8 (12 innings)
Covington 7, Staunton 6
Harrisonburg 3, New Market 2 (10 innings)

Hitter of the Day

Antwaun Tucker Longwood 2017Our HOD is Antwaun Tucker, from Staunton and Longwood! Antwaun went 3-4, with a run, 2 RBIs, and a triple. Antwaun in 16-47 so far this summer, good for a slash line of 340/415/468. He’s also 7 for his last 10.

Others of Note

Simon Landry, Stasburg: 3-5, run, RBI
Jake Perry, Strasburg: 3-4
McClain Bradley, Waynesboro: 2-5, run, 3 RBIs
Connor Pohl, Front Royal: 3-6, run, 3 RBIs, 2B, SB
Jordan Greene, Front Royal: 2-4, run, 3 RBIs, BB, HR
Richard Miller, Staunton: 2-4, 2 runs, BB
Bruce Strickland, Covington: 1-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 2 BB, 2B
Tevin Mitchell, Harrisonburg: 2-5, 2 runs

Pitcher of the Day

Two starts, two PODs- once again, it’s Zachary Peek, from Strasburg and Winthrop! ZachZach Peek Winthrop 2017 threw 6 innings, allowing 3 hits, 2 earned runs, 2 walks, and struck out 10 (game score of 66). He’s thrown in 3 games so far in 2017, and is 2-0, 1.28, with 6 hits, 3 walks, and 19 strikeouts in 14 innings pitched.

Others of Note

Keegan McGinnis, Front Royal: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K’s (54)
Nate Schweers, Covington: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K’s
Davis Kirkpatrick, Harrisonburg: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K’s

Wednesday’s Games

Staunton at Waynesboro
Charlottesville at Strasburg
Front Royal at Covington
Winchester at Purcellville
Woodstock at Harrisonburg

All Games Postponed

All four games were cancelled tonight, so no update will be forthcoming in the morning. (Which works for me, since I’ll be traveling tomorrow.)

Schedule for Tuesday

Strasburg at Waynesboro
Staunton at Covington
Woodstock at Front Royal
Harrisonburg at New Market

Results from Sunday June 18

Results

Waynesboro 6, Front Royal 2
Charlottesville 19, Covington 4 (Whoa!)
Woodstock 4, Winchester 3
Staunton 7, Harrisonburg 3
New Market 9, Purcellville 6

Hitter of the Day

Joseph Bellini Kentucky 2017It’s Waynesboro’s Joseph Bellini, from Kentucky, who went 4-4, with a run, an RBI, and 2 doubles. He’s played just 3 games in the Valley so far, and he’s now 5-8.

Others of Note

Zach Evers, Waynesboro: 3-5, 2 runs, RBI, 2B, 3B, SB
Kyle Battle, Charlottesville: 2-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, BB, SF
Michael Wielansky, Charlottesville: 4-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 2 2B, SB (When is Michael NOT on this list?)
Vinnie Pasquantino, Charlottesville: 3-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, BB, 2B, SF
Rick Spiers, Charlottesville: 2-7, 2 runs, 4 RBIs, HR
Cole Magliorini, Charlottesville: 2-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 2 BB
Bryce Windham, Charlottesville: 1-3, 3 runs, RBI, 2 BB
Caleb Walls, Covington: 3-4, run, 2B
Sean Lawlor, Covington: 2-4, BB, 2B
Danton Hyman, Woodstock: 2-3, 2 BB, SB (Danton shows up here pretty often, too)
Payton Robertson, Staunton: 2-4, run, BB, 2 SB
Henry Kreienbaum, Staunton: 1-4, grand slam
Austin Embler, Harrisonburg: 2-4, RBI, BB
Trey McDyre, Purcellville: 3-5, 2 runs
Beaux Guilbeau, Purcellville: 2-4, 3 RBIs, BB, 2 2B
Jake Washer, New Market: 4-5, 3 runs, RBI
Jacob Rhinesmith, New Market: 2-4, 2 runs, RBI, BB, 2 2B
Pablo Cabrera, New Market: 3-4, RBI, 2B, SB

Pitcher of the Day

Kyle Fulton threw the best game last night. Pitching for Winchester and from Central Kyle Fulton C Methodist 2017Methodist, Kyle finished 6 shutout innings while allowing only 3 hits, 1 walk, and struck out 6. His game score is 71. He’s started 3 games this summer, and has a 3.52 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 15 1/3 innings pitched.

Others of Note

Ryan Ruggles, Front Royal: 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K’s, loss (55)
Grant Hoover, Woodstock: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, win
Daniel Rivero, Staunton: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K’s, win (57)
John Gregory, Harrisonburg: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K’s

Monday’s Games

Waynesboro at Purcellville
Woodstock at Strasburg
Front Royal at Covington
Charlottesville at Staunton

Results From Saturday June 17

Let’s take a look at the games from last night!

Results

Strasburg 4, Front Royal 2
New Market 10, Woodstock 8
Purcellville 7, Winchester 4
Covington 8, Waynesboro 3
Harrisonburg 5, Charlottesville 3

Hitter of the Day

Hunter Lipscomb Winthrop 2017Hunter Lipscomb, from New Market and Winthrop, in our hitter of the day! Hunter went 4-4, with a run, 2 RBIs, sacrifice fly, and stolen base. He’s hitting quite well this summer; he’s at 432/488/514, with at least one hit in 8 of his 9 games played.

Others of Note

Pablo Cabrera, New Market: 2-4, 3 runs, BB, 2B
Danton Hyman, Woodstock: 2-4, run, RBI, BB, SB
Trevin Esquerra, Winchester: 2-5, run, 3 RBIs, HR
Alejandro Aponte, Covington: 2-3, run, 2 RBIs, BB
Zach Evers, Waynesboro: 3-4, run, 2 SB
Tony Beam, Harrisonburg: 3-4, 2 2B
Tanner Dofflemyer, Harrisonburg:3-4, run, RBI

Pitcher of the Day

Our POD is Thomas Sutera, from Purcellville and Siena! Thomas threw 3 2/3 no-hit, Thomas Sutera Siena 2017shutout innings in relief, with no walks, either, and 4 strikeouts. He earned the win as well. Thomas is an early candidate for my top relievers list at the end of the year, as he’s 3-0, 0.00 in 12 innings, while allowing 5 hits, 4 walks, and striking out 17.

Others of Note

Walker Jones, Covington: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K’s
Christopher Farish, Harrisonburg: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K’s, save

Sunday’s Games

Winchester at Woodstock
Front Royal at Waynesboro
Charlottesville at Covington
Purcellville at New Market
Staunton at Harrisonburg