Well. There is a number of things to get to today- including the schedule for tonight, which will be crucial for the playoff scenario. Let’s get started!
Waynesboro 8, Staunton 4
Charles Town 6, Strasburg 1
Waynesboro 2, New Market 1 (6 innings)
Front Royal 5, Woodstock 2 (6 innings)
Aldie and Winchester, tied 10-10, suspended
Harrisonburg at Covington- cancelled
Again, more on the playoff implications in the next post!
Hitter of the Day
Several short games, so it was tougher for hitters to compile stats (just keep that in mind). So our hitter of the day is Waynesboro’s Cole Gruber, from Nebraska-Omaha. Cole went 2-3 in the Generals’ first game last night, with a run, 2 RBIs, walk, and double. Cole is having a fantastic year for the Gens, hitting 385/516/443 in 40 games and 122 at-bats, with a 28/27 BB/K ratio and 23 stolen bases.
Others of Note
Mike Marcinko, Waynesboro: 1-3, 2 runs, RBI, BB, HBP
Kyle Pitts, Waynesboro: 2-4, 2 runs, BB, SB
Gunnar McNeill, Staunton: 2-4, 2 runs, 2B
Kevin Baron, Strasburg: 1-2, 2 BB, 2B
Joe Camp, Strasburg: 2-3, 2 RBIs, BB
Matthew Gandy, Charles Town: 1-3, 2 runs, 2 BB, 2B
Ryan Akins, Charles Town: 2-3, RBI, BB
Travis Naraine, Waynesboro: 1-1, run, 2 BB, HBP
Pitcher of the Day
Our pitcher of the day is Stephen Solomon, from Charles Town and Belhaven, making his third start of the summer. Stephen threw 6 shutout innings, allowing 7 hits, 1 walk, and striking out 4 to earn the win. His game score ended up at 61. Over his 3 starts, Stephen is 2-0, 2.87, with 15 hits, 6 walks, and 8 strikeouts in 15 2/3 innings pitched. (Stephen is listed as attending Belhaven- is he from Alfred State?)
Others of Note
Kevin Doherty, Waynesboro: 5 IP, 4 hits, 2 runs, 1 BB, 7 K’s, win
Marcus Shippey, Waynesboro: 4 IP, 3 hits, 1 run (unearned), 0 BB, 3 K’s
Schedule for Monday, the last day of the (regular) season!
Aldie at Winchester (completion of suspended game: tied 10-10 in teh 8th inning- START AT 2:00)
Charles Town at Front Royal
Covington at Winchester
Waynesboro at Woodstock