By John Leonard

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

Results, Hitter and Pitcher of the Day, Monday July 5

All five games were played last night! Here we go:


-Strasburg 6, Woodstock 1- Express now on top in the North by a half game
-Charlottesville 4, Harrisonburg 0- A combined one-hitter!
-Front Royal 14, Winchester 9
-New Market 12, Purcellville 3
-Staunton 9, Waynesboro 5- Box score was not available due to some technical difficulties. (It’ll get fixed, don’t worry- I just won’t have the info this morning, that’s all.)

Hitter of the Day

The hitter of the day is pretty clearly Front Royal’s Trent Jeffcoat, who went 5-6, with three runs, an RBI, and a double. From Tallahassee CC, Jeffcoat is now hitting .329/.420/.424 in 85 at-bats, with five doubles and a home run. He’s on a tear; in his last last three games, he’s 9-14, with seven runs, three doubles, and four RBIs!

Others of Note

-Brayton Brown, Strasburg: 3-5, two runs, RBI, two doubles
-Chad Fairey, Strasburg: 2-5, two runs, two RBIs, home run
-Eric Toth, Strasburg: 2-4, two RBIs
-Adam Cecere, Charlottesville: 2-4, three RBIs
-Samuel Tackett, Front Royal: 2-3, run, two RBIs, walk, double, stolen base
-Jack Krause, Front Royal: 1-4, two runs, RBI, two walks, triple
-Wade Cuda, Front Royal: 1-4, run, RBI, two walks
-Kasey Caras, Front Royal: 2-2, three runs, RBI, two walks, home run, stolen base
-Nate Furman, Winchester: 1-3, two runs, two walks, triple
-Austin Bulman, Winchester: 2-4, run, RBI, walk
-Will Long, Winchester: 2-5, three runs, four RBIs, double, home run
-Brady Drawbaugh, Purcellville: 2-3, run, walk
-Jason Luke, New Market: 3-4, run, HBP
-Paul Winland, New Market: 3-5, three runs, two RBIs, triple, home run
-Aronne Dutton, New Market: 1-2, three runs, walk, HBP, stolen base

Pitcher of the Day

The pitcher of the day, in a very close call, is New Market’s Emmett Bice, from Charleston, who threw five shutout innings while allowing two hits, two walks, and striking out six (HIs game score is 67.) . After four starts this summer, he’s now 2-1, 6.09, with 23 K’s in 20 2/3 innings pitched. As you will see below, both Landon Harper and Jacob Haney threw four innings of no-hit ball, and James Vaughn threw another four shutout innings, but Bice was obviously pushed over the top with the extra shutout inning.

Others of Note

-Landon Harper, Strasburg: Four innings, no hits, no runs, one walk, five K’s (GS: 66)
-Trevor Sharp, Strasburg: Four innings, four hits, one run, one walk, four K’s, plus the win, Matt!  [🙂]
-Brandon Haggerty, Woodstock: Four innings, four hits, one run, one walk, five K’s, loss (GS: 54)
-Jacob Haney, Charlottesville: Four innings, no hits, no runs, four walks, two K’s (GS: 60)
-James Vaughn, Charlottesville: Four innings, one hit, no runs, one walk, three K’s, win (GS: 62)
-Garrett Simpson, Harrisonburg: Six innings, four hits, two runs, two walks, six K’s, loss (GS: 60)
-Dylan White, Front Royal: Five innings, two hits, one run, two walks, six K’s, win (GS: 63)
-Bryce Brown, New Market: Three innings, one hit, one run, three walks, six K’s

Tonight’s Games

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