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

By John Leonard


-Woodstock 8, Winchester 1 (Gm 1, 7 innings)
-Strasburg 12, Purcellville 2- this game was a continuation of a suspended game from July 1. The third Mercy Rule game of the season.
-Winchester 3, Woodstock 1 (Gm 2, 7 innings)
-New Market 3, Front Royal 2- New Market walked off on a Nicolas Calero single.
-Waynesboro 3, Harrisonburg 2

Hitter of the Day

In he two games combined, Woodstock’s Jacoby Long went 4-7, with a double, run, RBI, and two stolen bases. He’s now hitting .351/.417/.432 in 74 at-bats, with 20 runs, three doubles a home run, 15 RBIs, and eight stolen bases. The Miami product has also hit in 12 games in a row!

Others of Note

-Willy Escala, Woodstock: 2-3, run, stolen base (Gm 1)
-Charles Loust, Woodstock: 2-3, two runs, HBP, stolen base (Gm 1)
-Will Long, Winchester: 2-3, walk (Gm 2)
-Soterio Ramirez, Winchester: 2-3, run, two RBIs, home run (Gm 2)
-Michael Robinson, Waynesboro: 3-4, run, double
-Peyton Crispin, Harrisonburg: 1-2, run, RBI, three walks, home run

Pitcher of the Day

New Market’s Seth Keener put in the most impressive pitching performance yesterday, firing four no-hit, shutout innings, with two walks and six strikeouts in relief. He earned the win and a game score of 66. From Wake Forest, Keener is now 1-1, 6.07, with 20 K’s (and 11 walks) in 13 1/3 innings pitched.

Others of Note

-Jose Varela, Woodstock: Seven innings, seven hits, one run, two walks, four K’s, win (Game score: 61) (Gm 1)
-Matthew WIlliams, Winchester: 5 2/3 innings, four hits, one run, no walks, eight K’s, win (GS: 65) (Gm 2)
-Ezekiel Gongola, Front Royal: 7 2/3 innings, four hits, two runs, one walk, three K’s (GS: 65)
-Micah Krieghauser, New Market: Five innings, seven hits, two runs, one walk, six K’s (GS: 50)
-Landon Ginn, Waynesboro: 3 1/3 innings, four hits, one run, no walks, five K’s
-Cole Beverlin, Waynesboro: Three innings, one hit, one run, none earned, two walks, six K’s, win
-Ronaldo Fernandez, Waynesboro: 2 2/3 innings, two hits, no runs, two walks, three K’s, save, nifty grab with two outs in the 8th, runners on first and second, and he fielded a comebacker between his legs, with his back to home plate.

Tonight’s Games

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