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

By John Leonard

Four games out of the five scheduled were played last night, even though thunderstorms roared through the Valley…


-Winchester at Purcellville PPD
-Covington 7, Waynesboro 6 (11 innings)- Jacks scored in the 9th to tie it, and in the 11th to win it- Christian Hall hit a walk-off single.
-Strasburg 6, Front Royal 2
-Harrisonburg 9, Staunton 1
-Woodstock 8, New Market 0

Hitter of the Day

The hitter of the day is no stranger to VBL fans- it’s 2019 League MVP Aidan Nagle! Returning to Woodstock for a second season, last night Nagle went 2-4, with a run, double, home run, and three RBIs. He’s rocking again, slashing .341/.436/.588 in 85 at-bats, with three doubles, six home runs, and 30 RBIs.

Others of Note

-Aidan Huggins, Waynesboro: 2-4, run, four RBIs, home run
-Christian Hall, Covington: 3-6, double, three RBIs
-Kyle Merkle, Covington: 2-3, two walks
-Chad Fairey, Strasburg: 2-4, two runs, two RBIs, walk, home run, two stolen bases
-Graham Crawford, Strasburg: 2-5, two doubles
-Wade Cuda, Front Royal: 1-2, run, two walks, double
-Samuel Tackett, Front Royal: 1-3, two walks, stolen base
-Peyton Crispin, Harrisonburg:2-5, two runs, two RBIs, double
-Michael Rosario, Harrisonburg: 2-4, three RBIs
-Travis Reifsnider, Harrisonburg: 2-3, run, walk

Pitcher of the Day

Our POD also comes from Woodstock; it’s Miami’s Jamar Fairweather, who fired five one-hit, shutout innings against the hard-hitting New Market squad. He allowed three walks and struck out six to earn the win and a game score of 68. In 14 innings this summer, Fairweather is 1-0, 1.92, with 16 K’s.

Others of Note

-Zach Kirby, Waynesboro: Five innings, three hits, two runs, one walk, eight K’s
-Cameron Barrier, Covington: Two innings, two hits, no runs, three walks, one K
-Matthew Marchal, Covington: Two innings, three hits, no runs, no walks, five K’s
-Cade Hodges, Covington: Two innings, two hits, no runs, no walks, four K’s, win
-Rhett Lowder, Strasburg: Five innings, three hits, one run, no walks, five K’s (GS: 62)
-Evan Condon, Front Royal: Five innings, five hits, one run, two walks, five K’s
-Andres Rodriguez, Harrisonburg: Six innings, three hits, one run, two walks, six K’s, win (GS: 66)
-Jackson Dennies, Harrisonburg: Three innings, two hits, no runs, no walks, seven K’s, save
-Brennan Abbott, Woodstock: Two innings, no hits, no runs, one walk, two K’s
-Jake Rons, Woodstock: Two innings one hit, no runs, one walk, four K’s

Tonight’s Games

-Winchester at Front Royal 7 PM
-New Market at Purcellville 7 PM
-Strasburg at Woodstock 7 PM
-Charlottesville at Staunton 7:30 PM
-Covington at Harrisonburg 7:30 PM