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

By John Leonard


-Woodstock at Purcellville PPD
-Staunton at Harrisonburg PPD
-Winchester at Strasburg PPD
-Front Royal 10, New Market 1

Hitter of the Day

Our HOD is none other than Front Royal’s Big Ben Brantley, from Louisiana Tech, who went 2-3 with three runs, two walks, a home run, and three RBIs. Brantley, who competed in the home run derby on All-Star game weekend, is now hitting .242/.377/.525 in 99 at-bats, with seven doubles, seven home runs, 31 RBIs, and a 19/25 BB/K ratio.

Others of Note

-Kasey Caras, Front Royal: 0-2, three runs, three walks
-Samuel Tackett, Front Royal: 0-1, run, RBI, three walks
-Jack Krause, Front Royal: 0-2, three walks

Pitcher of the Day

Our POD is also from Front Royal- it’s the University of Chicago’s Dylan White. White fired three shutout relief innings while allowing one hit, one walk, and striking out six. He’s now 1-2, 3.06, with a huge 39 strikeouts in 32 1/3 innings pitched.

Others of Note

-Drake Quinn, Front Royal: Four innings, four hits, one run, three walks, five K’s
-Teddie Nelson, Front Royal: Two innings, one hit, no runs, one walk, one K, win

Tonight’s Games

-Woodstock at Winchester 3 and 5:30 PM (DH)
-Strasburg at Purcellville 7 PM
-Front Royal at New Market 7:30 PM
-Waynesboro at Harrisonburg 7:30 PM