Hitter #15A: Alec Aleywine, New Market

Alec Aleywine Gulf Coast CCOur #15A hitter (the numbering gets easier as we go) is the 6-foot-2, 260 pound first baseman and left handed pitcher Alec Aleywine, from Gulf Coast State!

The New Market Rebel played a very important role in the team’s first winning record in four seasons, pulling double duty both at the plate and on the mound.

And he hit very well, too. Here are his seasonal hitting stats:

2017 37 140 34 44 6 0 3 33 31 29 8 2 0.314 0.436 0.421
Play 3 12 1 5 2 1 0 1 2 2 1 0 0.417 0.500 0.750

Alex finished 10th in the league in on-base percentage, 1st in walks, tied for 5th in RBIs, 6th in runs, and was named 2nd team All-Valley at “utility” (for players who both hit and pitched). He also went 4-0, 3.82, with a 1.37 WHIP in 37 2/3 innings on the mound.

For Gulf Coast, as a freshman, Alec did this:

2017 43 152 33 48 8 0 4 27 21 34 5 0 0.316 0.401 0.447

Rather comparable to what he did in New Market! He also went 2-1, 6.26, with a 1.73 WHIP in 23 innings pitched.

Congratulations, Alec!

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Alec playing first base at Rebel Park




Results from Saturday July 8

For the first time in almost a week, five games were played last night!


Purcellville 5, Winchester 3
Covington 8, Harrisonburg 3
Staunton 5, Woodstock 2
New Market 4, Front Royal 1
Charlottesville 8, Waynesboro 2

Hitter of the Day

Michael Wielansky Wooster 2017It’s hard to believe that this young man has not won a HOD up to this point, but that has now been remedied. Our HOD is Charlottesville’s Michael Wielansky, from Wooster! Michael went 2-4, with 2 RBIs, a walk, and 2 doubles. He’s hitting 391/452/555 overall, with 12 doubles, 3 triples, 9 stolen bases, and a 13/12 BB/K ratio. Michael will be in the all-star game this afternoon, obviously.

Others of Note

Trevin Esquerra, Purcellville: 2-4, run, RBI, HR
Kyle Oullette, Purcellville: 2-4, run, 2 RBIs, HR
Elliott Cary, Harrisonburg: 2-3, BB, HBP, SB
Nicolas Lares, Covington: 2-2, run, 2 RBIs, BB
Joseph Strange, Covington: 2-3, run, RBI, BB, 2B
Danton Hyman, Woodstock: 4-5, SB
Troy Merriman, Woodstock: 2-3, BB
Richard Miller, Staunton: 2-3, 2 runs, BB, 2 SB
James Cosentino, Waynesboro: 3-5, run, 3B, SB
Bryce Windham, Charlottesville: 2-4, run, 3 RBIs, BB, 3B
Michael DeRenzi, Charlottesville: 2-4, 2 runs, RBI, 2B

Pitcher of the Day

For the second time, the POD is New Market’s Alec Aleywine, from Gulf Coast CommunityAlec Aleywine Gulf Coast CC College! Alec earned a game score of 71 over 7 solid innings, while allowing 3 hits, 1 unearned run, 1 walk, and striking out 3. He also earned the win. Alec is now 4-0, 2.32, with 20 strikeouts in 31 innings pitched. (He’s also hitting 330/420/477 in 103 at-bats!) Alec will also be in the all-star game today.

Others of Note

Sean Gabel, Purcellville: 7 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K’s, win (57)
AJ Stead, Staunton: 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K’s, win (68)

Today’s Game

The All-Star game, held in Harrisonburg. 60-yard dash at 4:50, home run derby at 5:20, first pitch at 7:30. Be there! (I will be- I’ll most probably be wearing a bright red Phillies shirt. Stop by and say hello!)

Results from Thursday, June 15

Despite the rain, all the games were able to be played last night (partially in thanks to the turf in Harrisonburg, is my guess). Let’s take a look…


Waynesboro 14, Woodstock 6
Covington 7, Front Royal 2
New Market 10, Purcellville 2
Winchester 7, Staunton 5
Strasburg 11, Harrisonburg 10

Hitter of the Day

Malik Stephens Tennessee Wesleyan 2017Waynesboro’s Malik Stephens, from Tennessee Wesleyan, is our hitter of the day! Malik went 3-4, with 2 runs, 4 RBIs, 2 walks, and a stolen base. He’s hitting 350/480/350 after 20 at-bats this summer.

Others of Note

Andrew Robinson, Waynesboro: 2-4, 2 runs, RBI, 2 BB, SB
Joseph Estrada, Waynesboro: 2-4, 2 runs, RBI, 2 BB, 2B, SB
Caleb Walls, Covington: 1-2, run, RBI, 4 BB
Travin Esquerra, Purcellville: 3-4, RBI, 2B
Hunter Lipscomb, New Market: 2-3, 3 runs, 2 BB, 2 2B
Alec Aleywine, New Market: 3-5, 3 runs, SB
Nick Barber, New Market: 2-3, RBI, BB, 3 SB
Antwaun Tucker, Staunton: 2-3, 3 runs, BB, 2 SB
Dillon Reed, Winchester: 3-5
Alejandro Rivero, Winchester: 3-5, 2 runs, RBI, 2B
Damian Rodriguez, Winchester: bases-loaded triple in his only at-bat
Jose Bonilla Traverso, Strasburg: 2-5, 2 runs, BB
Simon Landry, Strasburg: 3-5, run, 3 RBIs, 2B
Tyler Martin, Strasburg: 3-6, 3 runs, RBI, 2B
Jake Perry, Strasburg: 2-4, 4 RBIs, 2B
Ty Andrus, Harrisonburg: 2-4, run, RBI, BB, 3B
Tanner Dofflemyer, Harrisonburg: 2-4, RBI, BB, 3B
Kyle McCann, Harrisonburg: 1-1, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, 2 BB, HR

Pitcher(s) of the Day

Alec Aleywine Gulf Coast CCFor the first time in 2017, we have co-pitchers of the day! (It’s nice that I can make my own rules.) So, POD #1 is Alec Aleywine, from New Market and Gulf Coast Community College. Alec threw 6 innings against Purcellville while allowing 4 hits, 2 run (1 earned), 0 walks, and striking out 6. He got the win and a game score of 64. Alec is 1-0, 1.50 after 12 innings in his first two starts.

Our second POD is Orlando Cannon, from Covington and Winston-Salem State, who Orlando Cannon 2017threw 4 shutout innings in relief against Front Royal. He allowed 1 hit, 1 walk, and struck out 5. After 4 appearances this summer, Orlando is 0-3, 6.96 in 10 1/3 innings pitched.

Other of Note

PJ Piesko, Covington: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K’s, win (56)

Friday’s Schedule

Waynesboro at Charlottesville
New Market at Winchester
Woodstock at Strasburg
Purcellville at Staunton
Covington at Harrisonburg