** This first appeared on All Things Valley League **

By John Leonard

Five games were played last night- a doubleheader sweep, two Mercy Rule blowouts, and a… normal game?


-Charlottesville 7, Front Royal 2 (Gm 1)
-Charlottesville 7, Front Royal 1 (Gm 2)
-Winchester 11, Strasburg 1 (7 innings, Mercy Rule)
-Woodstock 12, Purcellville 2 (7 Innings, Mercy Rule)
-Harrisonburg 7, Waynesboro 4

Hitter of the Day

The HOD is Harrisonburg’s Jordan Sweeney, from Rutgers, who went 2-4, with a run, walk, home run, and four RBIs in the Turks’ win. Sweeney has been a mainstay in the Harrisonburg lineup, and is hitting .276/.353/.474 in 116 at-bats, with nine doubles, a triple, four home runs, 21 RBIs, and 13 walks against 45 strikeouts.

Others of Note

-Timothy Mira, Front Royal: 2-3, run, stolen base (Gm 1)
-Logan Amiss, Charlottesville: 2-3, two runs, RBI, walk, double, stolen base (Gm 1)
-Victor Castillo, Charlottesville: 1-3, run, three RBIs, double, walk (Gm 1)
-Pierce Bennett, Charlottesville: 3-4, run, RBI, double (Gm 2)
-Adam Cecere, Charlottesville: 1-2, two runs, RBI, home run, HBP (Gm 2)
-Nate Furman, Winchester: 2-4, two runs, three RBIs, stolen base
-Cristopher De Guzman, Winchester: 1-2, run, two walks, two stolen bases
-Ihosvany Castaneda, Winchester: 2-4, run, two RBIs, double, triple, stolen base
-Skyler Trevino, Woodstock: 1-3, three runs, two walks, three stolen bases
-Jaylon Lee, Woodstock: 2-3, run, three RBIs, walk
-Conor Hartigan, Harrisonburg: 3-5, two runs, RBI
-Alejandro Figueredo, Waynesboro: 2-4, run, walk
-Zach Levenson, Waynesboro: 2-5, run, home run, three RBIs

Pitcher of the Day

Our POD is Winchester’s Kobe Head, who shut down the hard-hitting Strasburg Express last night. In six innings, he allowed three hits, one unearned run, three walks, and struck out two to earn the win and a game score of 63. The Texas Southern righthander is now 1-1, 1.58, with seven K’s in 17 innings pitched this summer.

Others of Note

-Justin Humenay, Charlottesville: Two innings, one hit, no runs, one walk, three K’s, win (Gm 1)
-Dillon Janac, Charlottesville: Two innings, one hit, no runs, three walks, two K’s (Gm 2)
-James Vaughn, Charlottesville: Two innings, on hit, no runs, one walk, one K (Gm 2)
-Ethan Campos, Woodstock: Four innings, five hits, no runs, no walks, seven K’s (GS: 59)
-Liam McDonnell, Harrisonburg: Six innings, six hits, one run, two walks, six K’s, win (GS: 60)
-Daulton Montagna, Waynesboro: 2 1/3 innings, one hit, no runs, one walk, no K’s

Tonight’s Games

-Woodstock at Front Royal, 7 PM
-Harrisonburg at Charlottesville 7 PM
-Strasburg at Winchester 7 PM
-New Market at Purcellville 7 PM