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 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

Results From Tuesday June 13

All five games were played last night, although one of them almost wasn’t. By the way, we’re nearing our first “Power Rankings,” so be warned…

Results

Woodstock 9, Winchester 6
Front Royal 5, Charlottesville 2
Purcellville 7, Harrisonburg 0
New Market 6, Covington 3
Staunton 4, Strasburg 2

Hitter of the Day

Derrick Herd Findlay 2017Our HOD is none other than Derrick Herd, from Woodstock and Findlay, who went 4-4, with a run, RBI, walk, and 2 doubles. Derrick is hitting 450/476/550 after 20 at-bats this summer.

Others of Note

Danton Hyman, Woodstock: 3-5, run, 2 RBIs, 2B
Cash Gladfelter, Woodstock: 4-5, run, 2B
Nick Goode, Winchester: 2-3, BB
Ray Hernandez, Purcellville: 3-4, 2 runs, RBI, 2 2B
Caleb Walls, Covington: 3-5, 2 runs, SB
Richard Miller, Staunton: 3-5, 2 RBIs, 2B
Jose Bonilla Traverso, Strasburg: 2-4, BB, 2B

Pitcher of the Day

Our pitcher of the day is Sean Gabel, from Purcellville and Santa Fe Community College! Sean Gabel Sante Fe 2017Sean earned a game score of 68, for throwing 6 shutout innings and allowing 4 hits, 0 walks, and striking out 4. He’s now 1-0, 2.53 in 10 2/3 innings this summer.

Others of Note

Ryan Watson, Front Royal: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K’s (54)
Kyle Luigs, New Market: 6 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K’s (57)
Jordan Cox, Staunton: 4.2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 8 K’s (56)

Wednesday’s Schedule

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

Results from Wednesday, June 7

Running a bit behind today, but here are the results from Wednesday night…

Results

Purcellville 9, Front Royal 7
Waynesboro 6, Harrisonburg 4
Winchester 11, Covington 5
Woodstock 8, Strasburg 4
New Market 11, Charlottesville 7

Hitter of the Day

Andrew Zban Marshall 2017This is an interesting choice, I think, but the HOD is Purcellville’s Andrew Zban, from Marshall! Andrew only had two at-bats last night, but he had two mighty swings- he went 2-2, with 2 runs, 3 RBIs, a triple, and a home run. He’s now 4-10 this summer.

Others of Note

Ty Andrus, Harrisonburg: 3-4, 3 runs, BB
Dillon Reed, Winchester: 3-5, 2 runs, 2 2B, SB
Nick Goode, Winchester: 2-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 2 BB
Hunter Lipscomb, New Market: 2-4, 3 runs, 2 BB
Jake Washer, New Market: 1-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 3 BB
Alec Aleywine, New Market: 3-6, run, 3 RBIs, SB
Jack Hartman, New Market: 2-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, BB, 2B
Chase Sudduth, New Market: 2-5, 2 RBIs, BB
Kyle Battle, Charlottesville: 2-5, 2 runs, HBP, SB
Michael Wielansky, Charlottesville: 3-6, 2 runs, SB
Vinnie Pasquantino, Charlottesville: 2-4, run, 3 RBIs, BB, 2B, HBP
Ari Sechopoulos, Charlottesville: 2-4, run, 2 BB

Pitcher of the Day

The pitcher with the highest game score last night is Waynesboro’s Grant Suponchick, Grant Suponchick Nebraska Omaha 2017from Nebraska Omaha! Grant threw 5 shutout innings, while allowing 3 hits, 1 walk, and striking out 3. He earned the win and a game score of 63. This was his second game as a General so far; he has not allowed a run in 6 2/3 innings.

Others of Note

Will Heflin, Front Royal: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K (51)
Tyler Swiggart, Winchester: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K’s, save
Parker Boyle Walker Jones,Ā Covington: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Levi Gesell, New Market: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 1 K
Nathan Pawelczyk, New Market: 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K’s, win

Tonight’s Schedule

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

Results from Saturday, June 3

All five games were played last night! Here we go, day 2:

Results

Charlottesville 3, Waynesboro 2
Front Royal 3, Woodstock 1
Purcellville 17, Winchester 8 (Whoa)
Strasburg 8, New Market 0
Staunton 8, Covington 3

Hitter of the Day

LMU baseball 2017 HeadshotsOur 2nd hitter of the day in this young season is Purcellville’s Trevin Esquerra, from Loyola Marymount, who went 4-5, with a run, 3 RBIs, and a double. Trevin singled in his one at-bat in the Cannons’ first game, so he’s 5-6 so far in 2017.

Others of Note

McClain Bradley, Waynesboro: 3-4
Dillon Reed, Winchester: 3-6, run RBI
Alex Reynolds, Winchester: 2-3, 2 runs, 2 BB
Alejandro Gonzalez, Winchester: 3-5, run, RBI, SB
Nolan Ritchie, Purcellville: 3-5, 2 runs, RBI, BB
Sheldon Reed, Purcellville: 3-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs
Payton Marshall, Purcellville: 2-4, 2 runs, BB
Andrew Zban, Purcellville: 2-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs, 2B, HR, BB (A close 2nd to Esquerra)
Turner Buis, Strasburg: 0-2, BB, 4 BB
Brandon Quaranta, Strasburg: 2-4, 3 RBIs, BB, 2B (Picking up right where he left off in 2016)
Orley Arrellano, Covington: 3-5, 2 runs, 2B
Richard Miller, Staunton: 3-3, 2 runs, 2 BB, 3B, 3 SB
Henry Kreienbaum, Staunton: 2-3, run, RBI, 2 BB

Pitcher of the Day

Our POD is Connor Radcliff, from Strasburg and Samford. Radcliff’s 5 shutout innings Connor Radcliff Samfordobviously helps the Express get off to a good start as the seek to win yet another VBL crown. Connor allowed 1 hit, 6 walks, and struck out 5 to earn a game score of 64.

Others of Note

Robbie Price, Front Royal: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K’s, win (game score of 56)
Will Heflin, Front Royal: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K’s
Brady Wilkinson, Woodstock: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K’s
Thomas Nicoll, Strasburg: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K’s
Zach Perkins, New Market: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K’s (Recorded 8 total outs; 7 by strikeout)
Kyle Craft, Covington: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K’s
Ryan Williams, Staunton: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K’s, win (60)

Sunday’s Schedule

Strasburg at Front Royal
Winchester at New Market
Charlottesville at Staunton
Waynesboro at Harrisonburg (ATVL will probably be at this game)

Two Named All-SWAC

Two former Valley Leaguers have been named to the All-SWAC postseason teams, released Monday. Both from Alabama State, our honorees are…

First of all, Tyler Howe (Waynesboro 2015-16) was named the Pitcher of the Year. The press release included this information:Tyler Howe Alabama State 2017

Howe, who was selected SWAC Pitcher of the Week on March 28 and was a SWAC Preseason First-Team selection, led the team in wins with a 7-4 record in 12 starts. He tossed three complete-games, and pitched in 78.0 innings with 83 strikeouts, which ranked second in the conference. This season, Howe became Alabama State’s All-Time strikeout leader (228). He posted a 3.35 ERA with one shutout. The Lakeland, Fla. native ranked 13th nationally in complete games and second in the conference. Also, he ranked third in the conference in victories.

Secondly, Diandre Amion (Purcellville 2016) was named to the second team in the outfield. The press release said the following:Diandre Amion Alabama State 2017

Amion, who was second on the team in batting with a .318 average in 151 at-bats, registered 48 hits, including six doubles, one triple and one home run. He scored 24 times and drove in 25 runs.

Congratulations to both players!