Playoff Results, Tuesday August 1

Two games on tap last night, and both ended up being elimination games…


Charlottesville 3, Waynesboro 2 (Tom Sox win series, 2-0; I’ve got them also in a 14-game winning streak! Now the Sox will wait for the winner of Winchester vs Strasburg in he North)
Winchester 9, Purcellville 4 (Royals win series, 2-1, move on to face Strasburg in the semifinals)

Hitter of the Day

LMU baseball 2017 HeadshotsOur hitter of the day, for the last time, is Purcellville’s Trevin Esquerra, from Loyola Marymount! Trevin went 3-5, with a run, 2 RBIs, a double, and a home run. He hit 362/407/632 in 152 at-bats in the regular season, and hit 385/385/923 in 13 at-bats in hte playoffs. Spoiler alert- he will be on the top hitters countdown that will begin after the season.

Others of Note

Kyle Battle, Charlottesville: 3-4, 2 RBIs
Dillon Reed, Winchester: 3-6, 3 runs, RBI, 3 SB
Kenneth Gilmore, Winchester: 2-5, run, 3 RBIs, HR
Lorenzo Hampton, Winchester: 2-3, run, RBI

Pitcher of the Day

In a huge elimination game, Winchester’s Trent Rider came up big; he threw 6 2/3 Trent Rider Charleston 2017innings, allowing 8 hits, 1 earned run, 1 walk, and struck out 6. He earned the win and a game score of 59. The young man from Charleston went 4-2, 4.24 in 46 2/3 innings in he regular season.

Others of Note

Rick Spiers, Charlottesville: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K’s, win (56)
Bobby Hearn, Charlottesville: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K’s, save
Daniel Tolano, Waynesboro: 5 Ip, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K’s, loss (52)
Patrick OShea, Waynesboro: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K’s

Tonight’s Game

Winchester at Strasburg (Game 1 of the semifinals in the North)



Result from Friday, June 16

After torrential downpours in much of the Valley, all but one game was cancelled. So here is our much-abbreviated version of what happened in the Valley… and I’m pretty sure the pitching lines for New Market are not correct- the boxscore looks like it combined two players, like a game from a few weeks ago. This is what we have:


Winchester 3, New Market 2

Hitter of the Day

Connor Corbitt North Georgia 2017Our HOD is Connor Corbitt, from North Georgia and New Market! Connor went 2-3, with a run, RBI, and 2 doubles. He’s now hitting 244/292/356 in 45 at-bats for the Rebs.

Others of Note

Alejandro Rivero, Winchester: 2-5, RBI
Matt Allen, Winchester: 2-3, run
Alejandro Gonzalez, Winchester: 2-4, run, RBI, 2B

Pitcher of the Day

Our POD, assuming the boxscore is correct, is Winchester’s Trent Rider, from Charleston! Trent Rider Charleston 2017Trent threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 3 hits, 1 walk, and striking out 6. He earned a game score of 76. He’s now 0-1, 4.15 in 17 1/3 innings.

Others of Note

Keven Pimentel, New Market: 7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K’s (61)
Hunter Fillingim, Winchester: 2 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, win

Schedule for Saturday

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