Update on Craport, Ingram, and Wiley

Three more former Valley Leaguers are performing rather well for their college teams in the 2017 NCAA season-

  • Trevor Craport (Harrisonburg 2016) is hitting 342/438/589 through 18 games and 73 at-bats for Georgia Tech. He has 7 doubles, 1 triple, 3 home runs, 17 runs scored, 15 RBIs, and an excellent 12/9 BB/K ratio.
  •  Dylan Ingram (Strasburg 2016), at Auburn, is hitting 292/415/431 in 19 games and 65 at-bats. He has 6 doubles, 1 home run, and a sterling 15/8 BB/K ratio.
  • Zac Wiley (Front Royal 2016) has missed a couple games for Bellarmine, but over 42 at-bats, he’s hitting 452/538/786, with 6 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, and an 8/7 BB/K ratio.

Keep it up, guys!

Craport

Ingram

Wiley

#14 Hitter: Trevor Craport, Harrisonburg

Trevor Craport Ga TEch 2016This doesn’t happen very often, but the #14 hitter is the second Harrisonburg Turk in a row- Trevor Craport, from Georgia Tech!

Trevor, coming off an excellent college season with Tech, hit an excellent 319/388/445 in 32 games and 119 at-bats for the Turks, along with 20 runs, 28 RBIs, 7 doubles, 4 triples, and an excellent 12/10 BB/K ratio. Just for kicks, he threw in 8 stolen bases in 9 attempts. He was an all-star, and even pitched one perfect inning for the team. His best game was on June 26, when he went 4-5, with 2 runs, 4 RBIs, and 2 doubles.

For the Ramblin Wreck this spring as a sophomore, Trevor hit 352/414/543 in 199 at-bats, with 40 runs, 31 RBIs, 15 doubles, 1 triple, 7 home runs, 4 stolen bases, and a 17/17 BB/K ratio. He was 2nd on the team in both batting average and slugging percentage, 3rd in on-base percentage, and was the toughest to strike out.

Trevor pitched in 7 games as a freshman, but did not bat.

Congrats on a great summer, Trevor!

Trevor sliding into second base (Austin Bachand / DN-R)

Trevor sliding into second base (Austin Bachand / DN-R)

Daily Update, Sunday June 26

All five games were played last night, and some order was restored by the pitching, although 19 runs were scored in Harrisonburg.

Results

Waynesboro 6, Purcellville 3
Winchester 5, Charlottesville 4 (11 innings)
Front Royal 2, Covington 1 (12 innings)
Staunton 6, New Market 3
Harrisonburg 12, Strasburg 7

Hitter of the Day

Trevor Craport Ga TEch 2016Our hitter of the day is Harrisonburg’s Trevor Craport, from Georgia Tech! Trevor was one of four players with 4 hits in the Strasburg-Harrisonburg game. He went 4-5, with 2 runs, 4 RBIs, and 2 doubles. He’s now hitting a robust 405/447/524 in 42 at-bats for the Turks. Interestingly, Trevor was a pitcher at Georgia Tech in his freshman year in 2015. In 2016, he moved to third base, and hit 352/414/543 in 199 at-bats. Sounds like the sophomore made the right choice.

Others of Note

Ryan Hall, Staunton: 2-4, run, BB
Keegan Maronport, Staunton: 1-1, run, 2 RBIs, HBP, 3 BB
Tyler Halas, Strasburg: 4-5, run, RBI, BB
Carter Pharis, Strasburg: 2-4, 2 RBIs, BB, HBP (Hottest hitter in the Valley right now???)
Dylan Ingram, Strasburg: 2-5, BB
Erick Delgado, Strasburg: 4-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, SB
Jonathan Pryor, Harrisonburg: 4-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs, 2B, SB
Mason George, Harrisonburg: 2-4, 4 RBIs, run, BB, 2B, HR
Tanner Dofflemyer, Harrisonburg: 3-4, 2 runs, 2B

Pitcher of the Day

Our pitcher of the day is Donovan Futrell, from Covington! Donovan threw 5 shutout innings in relief, allowing only 2 hits, 1 walk, and striking out 9. Donovan came in the game in the 5th inning, and pitched until there were 2 outs in the 10th. Donovan is a redshirt freshman at Broward. So far this summer, he hasn’t given up an earned run in 14 2/3 innings. He’s allowed 12 hits, 2 walks, and has struck out 19. If he continues with this dominance, it looks like Donovan will be on ATVL’s top relievers list at the end of the season!

Others of Note

Adam Tarver, Waynesboro: 6 2/3 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 8 K’s, win (Game score of 62)
Christopher Hopkins, Winchester: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K’s (59)
Mackenzie Krupp, Winchester: 2 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K’s
Jose Ferreira, Covington: 4 2/3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K’s (56)
Kristopher Van Camp, Front Royal: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 K (54)
Jacob Ramus, Front Royal: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K’s
Mitch Strophel, Front Royal: 3 IP, 0 H,  0 R, 1 BB, 3 K’s
Damon Frazier, Staunton: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K’s, win (59)

Tonight’s Games

Waynesboro (Vince Braman) at Front Royal (Andrew Honiotes)
Winchester (Dillon Brown) at Strasburg (Jared Silva)
Charlottesville (Matt Olson) at Purcellville (Brandon Caples)
Woodstock (Zachary Perkins) at Staunton (Thaddeus Ward)
Covington (Thane Clark) at New Market (Terrell McCall)

Three Named Finalists for John Olerud Award

Three former Valley Leaguers have been named finalists for the “John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award,” which unsurprisingly, is given to the top college player who both pitches and plays the field. To be considered, players must have 20 innings pitched or played in the field for at least 75% of their team’s games. (The website says “or” in that last sentence, but I’m assuming that it really should be an “and.” “Or” would mean the player wouldn’t have to be a two-way player to win. Right?)

At any rate, three young men have a shot at the award. The winner will be announced on July 2nd! (Following stats are through May 16th)

  • Brandon Gold (Harrisonburg 2014), Georgia Tech; 244/436/439 in 41 at-bats, 6-3, 2.66 in 84 2/3 innings pitched
  • Daniel Brumbaugh (Winchester 2015), Richmond; 292/373/390 in 154 at-bats, 1-2, 3.18 with 5 saves in 28 1/3 innings pitched
  • Alex Mauricio (Waynesboro 2015), Norfolk State; 295/378/456 in 149 at-bats, 2-1, 3.08, with 5 saves in 26 2/3 innings
Brandon Gold GA Tech headshot 2015

Gold

Daniel Brumbaugh Richmond 2016

Brumbaugh

Mauricio

Mauricio

Murray Has Career Night

AJ Murray Cedar Rapids 2016Anytime a former Valley Leaguer makes headlines, we’re there!

Two nights ago, A.J. Murray (Harrisonburg 2012) unloaded for Low-A Cedar Rapids against Wisconsin, going 5-5 with 2 home runs, 5 runs scored, 5 RBIs, and a walk. Not coincidentally, Cedar Rapids won the game, 13-2.

A.J. was drafted in the 14th round in 2015 by the Minnesota Twins, and had a solid pro debut in the Appalachian League, hitting 264/366/409 in 51 games. He’s been crushing the ball lately- he’s gone 15-28 with 11 RBIs over his last 6 games. Overall, he’s now hitting 304/398/545 in 30 games, with 10 doubles, 1 triple, 5 home runs, and a 15/28 BB/K ratio.

Congrats on the career night, A.J.!

#1 Reliever: Patrick Wiseman, Harrisonburg

As usual, let’s take a quick look at the history of #1 relievers:

2014: Reece Karalus, Aldie and Santa Clara
2013: Adam Zipko, New Market and Millersville
2012: Shay Maltese, Haymarket and Cal State Northridge
2011: Patrick Christensen, Harrisonburg and LaSalle
2010: Zach Blatt, Luray and Auburn
2009: Brian Burgess, New Market and West Alabama
2008: Dan Gentzler, New Market and Maryland
2007: Jimmy Stanley, Waynesboro and Belmont

Patrick WisemanThe name that shall be added to this list is Harrisonburg’s Patrick Wiseman, from Georgia Tech! Patrick pitched in 14 games for the Turks last summer, covering 22 2/3 innings. He went 3-0, 1.58, with 2 saves, a 0.705 WHIP, 2.0 BB/9, and 8.3 K/9. In those 22 2/3 innings, Patrick allowing only 11 hits and 5 walks- a dominating performance! His WHIP was the lowest of all pitchers surveyed.

As a freshman at Tech in 2015, the 6-foot-5 righthander threw only 7 2/3 innings, allowing 12 hits, 5 walks, and recorded 5 strikeouts. In 2016 so far, Patrick has thrown only 1 1/3 innings for Tech.

Congratulations on your excellent summer, Patrick!

Patrick Wiseman GT 2016

 

Gold Throws an Even Better Game!

Brandon Gold GA Tech 2015

Here Gold is playing 3rd base while his 2014 Turk teammate, Daniel Nichols, slides in

Here Gold is playing 3rd base while his 2014 Turk teammate, Daniel Nichols, slides in

Following up the post on Zach Mawson’s (Staunton 2013) excellent start, we now have former Harrisonburg Turk Brandon Gold (2014), who threw 7 shutout innings yesterday for Georgia Tech against Indiana State!

Brandon, making his first start of the year (but third total appearance), gave up only 1 hit, 1 walk, and struck out 4 to earn the win. On the year so far, he’s now 1-0, 1.26, with 11 strikeouts in 14 1/3 innings pitched.

He’s started 7 games in the field as well, and is hitting 348/423/652 in 23 at-bats!