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

By John Leonard

Well, good morning, everyone. This is a monster post on yesterday’s ten games. For the rest of the day, I’ll be fixing boxscores, writing the Hitter and Pitcher of the Week articles, and preparing for the coach’s meeting tomorrow morning. So let’s get going…


-Charlottesville 3, Purcellville 1 (Gm 1)
-Charlottesville 12, Purcellville 1 (Gm 2)
-Winchester 8, Harrisonburg 7 (Gm 1)- Down 7-5 going into the bottom of the 7th inning, the Royals scored three times to walk-off. The big hit was Ramses Cordova’s two-out, two-run single.
-Winchester 7, Harrisonburg 0 (Gm 2)
-Strasburg 3, Staunton 0 (Gm 1)
-Strasburg 3, Staunton 2 (10 innings) (Gm 2)- This one went three extra innings, and ended on a Mac McCroskey bases-loaded walk that followed an intentional walk to load the bases.
-Woodstock 3, Covington 1 (Gm 1)
-Woodstock 3, Covington 0 (Gm 2)
-Waynesboro 14, New Market 6 (Gm 1)
-New Market 5, Waynesboro 4 (8 innings) (Gm 2)- This one ended on a Paul Winland walk-off home run in the wee hours of the morning, and the play included a dive over the fence by right fielder Kyle Murphy to attempt to keep the game rolling.

Hitters of the Day

Since there were twice the games last night, we’ll name two hitters of the day:

-Charlottesville’s Garrett Spikes, from Georgia, went 3-5 in game one, with two runs scored, a home run, stolen base, and three RBIs. He’s now hitting .259/.295/.414 in 58 at-bats, with nine runs, three doubles, two home runs, 11 RBIs, and six stolen bases.
-Secondly, we have Winchester’s Nate Furman, from UNC Charlotte, who went 4-4 in the Royals’ game one victory. He added two runs, a walk, double, and stolen base. He’s now hitting .409/.552/.545 in 44 at-bats, with 12 runs scored, three doubles, one home run, 11 RBIs, a 12/7 BB/K, and 10 stolen bases.

Others of Note

Here we go….

-Gehrig Ebel, Charlottesville: 2-3, walk (Gm 1)
-Wyatt Langford, Charlottesville: 2-3, run, double, HBP (Gm 1)
-Langford again: 0-2, run, three walks (Gm 2)
-Kam Guidry, Charlottesville: 2-3, two runs, walk, stolen base (Gm 2)
-Jordan Sweeney, Harrisonburg: 2-3, two runs, walk, stolen base (Gm 1)
-Ramses Cordova, Winchester: 2-4, run, two RBIs, walk, stolen base (Gm 1)
-Austin Bulman, Winchester: 2-4, run, three RBIs, stolen bases (Gm 1)
-Cordova again: 3-5, run, RBI, stolen base (Gm 2)
-Cameran Brantley, Winchester: 1-2, two runs, two walks, double, stolen base (Gm 2)
-Cristopher De Guzman, Winchester: 1-2, two runs, two RBIs, walk, double, HBP, two stolen bases (Gm 2)
-Tripp McKinlay, Strasburg: 3-3, run, three RBIs, home run (Gm 1)
-Skylar Trevino, Woodstock: 0-1, two runs, three walks (Gm 2)
-Jacob Williams, Woodstock: 0-1, three walks (Gm 2)
-Max Weller, Waynesboro: 3-5, three runs, double (Gm 1)
-Zach Levenson, Waynesboro: 2-4, two runs, three RBIs, walk, home run (Gm 1)
-Alejandro Figueredo, Waynesboro: 3-4, run, RBI, walk (Gm 1)
-Shawn Ross, Waynesboro: 1-2, two runs, two RBIs, two HBP, home run (Gm 1)
-Kyle Jackson, New Market: 1-2, two runs, RBI, two walks, home run, two stolen bases (Gm 1)
-Cameron Dean, New Market: 1-3, three runs, walk, stolen base (Gm 1)
-Nicolas Calero, New Market: 2-3, run, two RBIs, walk, triple, stolen base (Gm 1)
-Aidan Huggins, Waynesboro: 1-3, two runs, RBI, two walks, home run (Gm 2)
-Levenson again: 2-4, run, two RBIs, double, home run (Gm 2)
-Paul Winland, New Market: 2-3, two runs, RBI, triple, home run (Gm 2)

Pitcher(s) of the Day

Again, we’ll post two:

-Our first POD is Strasburg’s Jacob Cravey, from Samford. Cravey threw six shutout innings while allowing three hits, two walks, and striking out nine. He earned the win and a game score of 73. He’s now 2-1, 1.52 in 17 2/3 innings, along with only six walks and 20 K’s.
-The second is Woodstock’s Nicolas Regalado, from Miami, who fired his own six shutout innings, allowing two hits, one walk, and striking out eight. He also earned the win and a slightly higher game score, at 75. He’s 2-0, 2.20, with five walks and 25 K’s in 16 1/3 summer innings.

Others of Note

-Brady Kirtner, Charlottesville: 6 1/3 innings, three hits, one run, two walks, eight K’s, win (GS: 68) (Gm 1)
-Joe Vogatsky, Purcellville: Six innings, eight hits, one run, no walks, eight K’s (GS: 60) (Gm 1)
-Nicholas Borek, Harrisonburg: Two innings one hit, no runs, one walk, two K’s (Gm 1)
-Tanner Bauman, Winchester: 4 1/3 innings, five hits, one run, none earned, one walk, eight K’s (GS: 58) (Gm 1)
-Joseph Chavana, Winchester: 5 2/3 innings, three hits, no runs, one walk, six K’s, win (GS: 68) (Gm 2)
-Ryan McCarty, Staunton: Five innings, four hits, two runs, one walk, one K (Gm 1)
-Jaily Paredes, Staunton: Two innings, no hits, no runs, no walks, two K’s (Gm 2)
-Jack Masloff, Staunton: Three innings, one hit, no runs, one walk, four K’s (Gm 2)
-Daniel Frake, Staunton: Two hits, no hits, no runs, no walks, four K’s (Gm 2)
-Donovan Burke, Strasburg: Six innings, two hits, two runs, one earned, one walk, 10 K’s (GS: 71) (Gm 2)
-Mitchell Ford, Strasburg: Two innings, on hit, no runs, no walks, two K’s (Gm 2)
-Ryan Ammons, Strasburg: Two innings, no hits, no runs, one walk, four K’s, win (Gm 2)
-Jake Combs, Woodstock: Seven innings, five hits one run, none earned, one walk, eight K’s, win (GS: 72) (Gm 1)
-Matthew Marchal, Covington: Four innings, four hits, two runs, one earned, one walk, four K’s (Gm 1)
-Cade Hodges, Covington: 2 1/3 innings, no hits, one run, none earned, one walk, two K’s (Gm 2)

Tonight’s Game

Only one game on tap:

Waynesboro at Charlottesville 5 PM- And I believe there are fireworks after this one, too.

Also keep in mind that All-Star selections will be made tomorrow mid-day, so watch for an announcement either later Monday or early Tuesday! (All-Star game is in Harrisonburg in one week on July 11)

** Addition** Charlottesville’s Dillon Janac also threw five shutout innings last night in game 2 against Purcellville.