Results from Sunday June 18

Results

Waynesboro 6, Front Royal 2
Charlottesville 19, Covington 4 (Whoa!)
Woodstock 4, Winchester 3
Staunton 7, Harrisonburg 3
New Market 9, Purcellville 6

Hitter of the Day

Joseph Bellini Kentucky 2017It’s Waynesboro’s Joseph Bellini, from Kentucky, who went 4-4, with a run, an RBI, and 2 doubles. He’s played just 3 games in the Valley so far, and he’s now 5-8.

Others of Note

Zach Evers, Waynesboro: 3-5, 2 runs, RBI, 2B, 3B, SB
Kyle Battle, Charlottesville: 2-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, BB, SF
Michael Wielansky, Charlottesville: 4-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 2 2B, SB (When is Michael NOT on this list?)
Vinnie Pasquantino, Charlottesville: 3-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, BB, 2B, SF
Rick Spiers, Charlottesville: 2-7, 2 runs, 4 RBIs, HR
Cole Magliorini, Charlottesville: 2-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 2 BB
Bryce Windham, Charlottesville: 1-3, 3 runs, RBI, 2 BB
Caleb Walls, Covington: 3-4, run, 2B
Sean Lawlor, Covington: 2-4, BB, 2B
Danton Hyman, Woodstock: 2-3, 2 BB, SB (Danton shows up here pretty often, too)
Payton Robertson, Staunton: 2-4, run, BB, 2 SB
Henry Kreienbaum, Staunton: 1-4, grand slam
Austin Embler, Harrisonburg: 2-4, RBI, BB
Trey McDyre, Purcellville: 3-5, 2 runs
Beaux Guilbeau, Purcellville: 2-4, 3 RBIs, BB, 2 2B
Jake Washer, New Market: 4-5, 3 runs, RBI
Jacob Rhinesmith, New Market: 2-4, 2 runs, RBI, BB, 2 2B
Pablo Cabrera, New Market: 3-4, RBI, 2B, SB

Pitcher of the Day

Kyle Fulton threw the best game last night. Pitching for Winchester and from Central Kyle Fulton C Methodist 2017Methodist, Kyle finished 6 shutout innings while allowing only 3 hits, 1 walk, and struck out 6. His game score is 71. He’s started 3 games this summer, and has a 3.52 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 15 1/3 innings pitched.

Others of Note

Ryan Ruggles, Front Royal: 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K’s, loss (55)
Grant Hoover, Woodstock: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, win
Daniel Rivero, Staunton: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K’s, win (57)
John Gregory, Harrisonburg: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K’s

Monday’s Games

Waynesboro at Purcellville
Woodstock at Strasburg
Front Royal at Covington
Charlottesville at Staunton

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

Results from Wednesday June 14

Three of the five scheduled games were played last night- let’s take a look!

Results

Covington 5, Woodstock 4
Waynesboro 7, Harrisonburg 0
Strasburg 3, Purcellville 2
Charlottesville-Staunton and Front Royal-New Market were postponed

Hitter of the Day

Danton Hyman Newberry 2017Danton Hyman is our hitter of the day, after going 3-5, with a run, 2 RBIs, and a double. Weirdly, this is the second day in a row that he had exactly the same hitting line! Danton was the 10th best hitter in the league in 2016, and is off to a scorching start this year as well. The sophomore from Newberry is hitting 409/462/500 in 44 at-bats.

Others of Note

Nicolas Lares, Covington: pinch hit walk off 2-run HR
Andrew Robinson, Waynesboro: 2-5, run, BB, 2B
Parker Phillips, Waynesboro: 2-4, run, 3 RBIs, 2B

Pitcher of the Day

Three excellent choices (well, five) for today, but the best start was thrown byPayton Kinney Nebraska Omaha 2017 Waynesboro’s Payton Kinney, from Nebraska Omaha! Payton threw 6 shutout innings while allowing only 1 hit, 1 walk, and striking out 6. He earned a game score of 75. After three starts and 15 1/3 innings for the Generals, Payton is 2-0, 2.34, with 14 K’s.

Others of Note

Francisco Fernandez, Covington: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K’s (69)
Brady Jones, Woodstock: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 5 K’s
Tyler Thompson, Waynesboro: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K’s
Dylan Hall, Strasburg: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K’s (68)

Thursday’s Schedule

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

The 2017 Draft List

Here is the list of the 44 former (and current) Valley League players drafted this year…

1   28 Nate Pearson, RHP, Central Florida, Toronto Blue Jays (Staunton 16)
4  120 Michael Gigliotti, CF, Lipscomb, Kansas City Royals (Covington 15)
4  126 Garrett Cave, RHP, Tampa, San Francisco Giants (Staunton 15)
6  190 Wills Montgomerie, RHP, Connecticut, Los Angeles Dodgers (Waynesboro 15)
7 198 Nick Margevicius, LHP, Rider, San Diego Padres (Staunton 15)
7 218 Ben Breazeale, C, Wake Forest, Baltimore Orioles (Harrisonburg 14)
8 243 Billy Cooke, CF, Coastal Carolina, Seattle Mariners (Charlottesville 15)
8 251 Zach Sterry, 1B, Oakland, Boston Red Sox (Waynesboro 2016)
11 321 Ryan Gridley, SS, Mississippi State, Oakland A’s (Waynesboro 2015)
11 338 Trevor Craport, Util, Georgia Tech, Baltimore Orioles (Harrisonburg 16)
11 339 Donnie Sellers, RHP, Wake Forest, Toronto Blue Jays (Harrisonburg 2016)
13 385 Kevin Williams, LF, Samford, Los Angeles Angels (Front Royal 2016)
13 398 Reed Hayes, RHP, Vanderbilt, Baltimore Orioles (Staunton 15)
15 451 Kyle Davis, 2B, West Virginia, Houston Astros (Charlottesville 15)
15 458 Juan Escarra, 1B, Florida International, Baltimore Orioles (Staunton 14)
17 524 Tyler Ratliff, 3B, Marshall, Texas Rangers (Purcellville 16)
18 551 Dominic LoBrutto, LHP, Florida International, Boston (Winchester 16)
19 574 Irving Lopez, 2B, Florida International, St.Louis (Staunton 16)
19 583 Jonathan Pryor, OF, Wake Forest, Washington Nationals (Harrisonburg 16)
20 598 Will Reed, RHP, Harford CC, Pittsburgh Pirates (Purcellville 16)
21 618 Greg Lambert, CF, S.Illinois Carbondale, San Diego (Front Royal 15)
22 655 James Ziemba, LHP, Duke, Arizona (Harrisonburg 14-15)
22 658 Brett Pope, SS, Western Carolina, Pittsburgh (Charlottesville 15)
23 681 Malik Jones, RHP, Missouri Baptist, Oakland (Purcell, Harrison 16)
24 732 Riley Echols, RHP, Freed Hardeman, Cleveland (Charles Town 15)
24 734 Brooks Wilson, RHP, Stetson, Texas (Waynesboro 15)
25 765 Mitch Stophel, RHP, King, Chicago Cubs (Front Royal 16)
26 772 Abraham Almonte, LHP, Philadelphia, Arizona (Strasburg 16)
26 776 Aubrey McCarty, RF, Florida A&M, Colorado (Waynesboro 15)
26 785 Drew Crosby, LHP, Memphis, Detroit (Winchester 15)
26 793 Kameron Esthay, OF, Baylor, Washington (Harrisonburg 15)
27 808 David Lee, RHP, Florida, Pittsburgh (Winchester 15-6)
27 810 Nick Hutchins, C, S.Illinois Carbondale, Kansas City (Front Royal 15)
27 812 Alex Mauricio, RHP, Norfolk State, New York Yankees (Waynesboro 15)
28 835 Bernabe Camargo, SS, Galveston, Arizona Diamondbacks (Front Royal 16)
28 848 Zach Jarrett, OF, UNC CHarlotte, Baltimore (Woodstock 14)
29 876 Frank Rubio, RHP, Florida, San Francisco (Front Royal 16)
30 891 Cody Puckett, LHP, Middle Tennessee, Oakland (Front Royal 15)
31 936 Keenan Bartlett, RHP, Richmond, San Francisco (Winchester 15)
33 996 Peyton Maddox, C, VMI, San Francisco (Charles Town 15, Staunton 16)
34 1019 Karl Craigie, LHP, UT San Antonio, Miami (Charles Town 14)
35 1060 Colby Nealy, RHP, Washington State, LA Dodgers (Strasburg 15)
37 1107 Ted Andrews, RHP, Tulane, Chicago White Sox (Front Royal 17)
39 1185 Cooper Coldiron, INF, Houston, Chicago Cubs (Charles Town 15)

Results From Sunday, June 11

Four of the five games were played last night- did I cause the postponement because I mentioned it? Anyway, let’s look at the four games that were played…

Results

Waynesboro 14, Staunton 2
Strasburg 6, Winchester 2
Charlottesville 9, Covington 3
New Market 5, Woodstock 3
Front Royal-Purcellville postponed

Hitter of the Day

Joseph Estrada Alabama State 2017Our HOD for Sunday is Waynesboro’s Joseph Estrada, from Alabama State! Joseph went 4-5, with 2 runs, 2 RBIs, and a double. He’s hitting a cool 350/480/400 after 20 at-bats this summer.

Others of Note

Garrett Marchand, Staunton: 2-3, run, RBI, BB, 2 2B, SB
Grant Suponchick, Waynesboro: 2-4, 2 runs, BB, SB
Hunter Wilson, Waynesboro: 4-5, 2 runs, RBI
Joe Vranesh, Waynesboro: 2-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 2B, SB
Jake Perry, Strasburg: 2-4, 2 runs, BB, RBI
Dillon Reed, Winchester: 2-4, run, BB, 2B, 2 SB
Allan Berrios, Covington: 2-5, run, 2 2B, SB
Kyle Battle, Charlottesville: 2-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, BB, 2B, SB
Michael Wielansky, Charlottesville: 3-5, run, RBI, 2B, 3B (3 hits again!)
Vinnie Pasquantino, Charlottesville: 2-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 2B

Pitcher of the Day

Our POD is Waynesboro’s Gabe Mosser, from Shippensburg! Gabe earned a game score Gabe Mosser Shippensburg 2017of 58 after completing 6 innings and allowing 6 hits, 2 earned runs, 2 walks, and striking out 8. Gabe has now struck out 10 batters in his first 7 innings in the Valley.

Other of Note

Evan Sperling, Charlottesville: 4 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K’s (56)

Monday’s Games

New Market at Charlottesville
Purcellville at Waynesboro
Covington at Strasburg
Harrisonburg at Woodstock
Winchester at Staunton

Results from Friday, June 9

“Only” four games on tap this evening. Let’s take a look, with the assumption I got at least the final scores correct…

Results

Purcellville 11, Winchester 5
Waynesboro 8, Covington 6
Harrisonburg 4, Charlottesville 3 (14 innings!)
Front Royal 8, Strasburg 7 (10 innings)

Hitter of the Day

Bradley McClain Wofford 2017Our hitter of the day, on a night when there were MANY worthy candidates, is Waynesboro’s McClain Bradley, from Wofford. McClain went 5-5 for the Generals, with 2 runs, 2 RBIs, a double, and a stolen base. He’s now an insane 15-22 on the year so far. What?!?

Others of Note

Cody Wilson, Winchester: 3-5, 2 runs, RBI, 2 2B, 2 SB
Andrew Zban, Purcellville: 3-4, run, 2 RBIs, 2B, 2 SB
Nolan Ritchie, Purcellville: 2-5, run, BB, 3B
Trevin Esquerra, Purcellville: 4-5, run RBI, 2 2B
Hunter Wilson, Waynesboro: 2-3, run, BB, SB
Orley Arellano, Covington: 3-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, BB, HR
Aaron Stamper, Covington: 2-4, 2 RBIs, BB, 2B
Cole Migliorini, Charlottesville: 3-6, RBI
Zach Kuchmaner, Harrisonburg: 3-6, run
Luc Lipcius, Front Royal: 3-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 2B

Pitcher of the Day (All pitchers listed pitched in relief!)

Our POD is Harrisonburg’s Davis Kirkpatrick, from East Carolina, who threw 8 shutout Davis Kirkpatrick ECU 2017innings in relief against Charlottesville. He allowed 6 hits, 0 walks, and struck out 6 to earn the win. Whoa.

Others of Note

Nick Roth, Charlottesville: 7.2 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K’s, loss in relief
Hunter Jones, Strasburg: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K’s
Ted Andrews, Front Royal: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K’s, win

Schedule for Saturday

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

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, 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