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

By John Leonard


-New Market 5, Winchester 0 (Gm 1)
-Strasburg 11, Front Royal 8
-New Market 8, Winchester 2 (Gm 2)
-Harrisonburg 13, Waynesboro 7- So, the boxscore is not available by “press time.” Clay Lockett, Conor Hartigan, and Jordan Sweeney all had three hits, but I don’t know what else… I think the box will be available later today.

Hitter of the Day

Our hitter of the day is New Market’s Aronne Dutton, from Frostburg State! Dutton went 2-2, with a double, two walks, stolen base, and RBI. He’s now hitting .220/.439/.317 in 41 summer at-bats, with 12 walks and seven stolen bases.

Others of Note

-Jordan Crawford, New Market: 2-4, run, stolen base (Gm 1)
-Brayton Brown, Strasburg: 2-5, run, three RBIs, home run
-Chad Fairey, Strasburg: 2-5, four RBIs, two doubles
-Adarius Myers, Front Royal: 2-4, run, two RBIs, walk, double, triple, stolen base
-Kasey Caras, Front Royal: 3-5, run, double
-Nicholas Calero, Front Royal: 2-3, run, RBI, walk, double (Gm 2)
-Aronne Dutton, New Market: 2-2, RBI, two walks, double, stolen base (Gm 2)
-Nate Furman, Winchester; 1-2, run, two walks, two stolen bases (Gm 2)

Pitcher of the Day

The POD is obviously New Market’s Emmett Bice. The 6-foot-6 righthander from Charleston fired a complete game shutout (of the seven inning variety) against the hot-hitting Winchester Royals, while allowing only two hits, no walks, and striking out seven to earn the win. He earned a game sore of 80. Bice has not given up a run over his last two outings, a span covering 12 innings. On the summer, he’s 3-1, 4.55, with 30 K’s in 27 2/3 innings.

Others of Note

-Ben Capehart, Winchester: Three innings, two hits, one run, none earned, one walk, one K (Gm 1)
-Daniel Vos, Winchester: 3 1/3 innings, two hits, no runs, two walks, three K’s (Gm 2)

Tonight’s Games

-Front Royal at Woodstock 7 PM
-Purcellville at Strasburg 7 PM
-Charlottesville at Staunton 7:30 PM