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…

Results

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

Playoffs Day 3: Saturday July 30

Rain, rain, go away… two contests were washed out last night, while the other series concluded with a sweep. Let’s take a look…

Result

Covington 5, Harrisonburg 3 (Covington wins the series, 2-0. The Jacks scored 3 in the 4th inning, and headed into the 9th with a 5-1 lead. The Turks scored twice with still no one out, but Nick Payesko restored order and recorded the last 3 outs. The Jacks move on to face Waynesboro in the Division finals, and the Turks head home. Since Harrisonburg won the title in 2012, the team has been bounced in the first round for four straight years. The playoffs are hard! (The silver lining there, of course, is that the Turks have MADE the playoffs for 7 straight years.)

Hitter of the Day

Jose Carrera Manhattan 2016Our hitter of the day is Covington’s Jose Carrera, from Manhattan! Jose went 2-3, with an RBI, walk, double, and stolen base. Jose is 4-8 in the playoffs, and hit 256/335/442 in 156 at-bats in the regular season- his third in Covington!

Others of Note

Tripp Shelton, Harrisonburg: 1-2, run, RBI, 2 BB, HR
Brandon Vicens, Covington: 2-4, run, 2B, SB
Bruce Strickland, Covington: 2-4, run, RBI, SB

Pitcher of the Day

Is there a better name for a pitcher than Cannon? Better than Grant Balfour, or Bob Walk… Anyway, our POD is Orlando Cannon pitchingCovington’s Orlando Cannon, from ASA. Orlando went 5.1 innings last night, allowing 3 hits, 1 earned run, 4 walks, and struck out 5. He earned the win and a game score of 59. It was his first appearance in the playoffs. In the regular season, Orlando went 1-1, 7.30 in 28.1 innings.

Tonight’s Games

Strasburg (Benjamin Dum) at Purcellville (Pat Doudican) (Game 2, Strasburg up 1-0)
Winchester (Joey Jones) at Front Royal (Jacob Ramos) (Game 2, Front Royal up 1-0)
Covington (Orsen Josephina) at Waynesboro (Campbell Scholl) (Game 1 already!