Around The Valley in 60 Days- Day 40 (Wednesday 7/9)

Last week I was down in Waynesboro for the first pitch night that belonged to Tabatha and Beverly when I watched a new arrival from Duke University suit up for the Generals. Gabriel Saade played his first game that night for the home town nine and he proceeded to go 4 for 4 with a couple of steals and runs to boot. I left thinking just what the Generals needed, another stand out player to go with the mix that already laces them up for Skipper Lawrence Nesselrodt.
Tonight at Bulldog Field it happened again but this time it was a new arrival for the Wranglers that caught my eye. A.J Wiensberger (pronounced Wernsburger) arrived in town from the Cape after his college season at Georgia Southern. A.J reached base with 4 straight hits before finally being retired in his fifth trip to the plate on a great play by the short stop in the hole. I talked with A.J after the game and he said
"I am just excited to be back playing after a week and a half off the field."

If he keeps this up I think it is safe to say a number of people will be excited. He played a great game at 3RD base and hit .800, I guess he can stay for a while!
Luray sent 3 base balls over the fence, including 2 Grand Slams, to defeat Covington 16-1. The Wranglers scored 4 runs in the second, 3 runs in the third and 9 runs in the fifth inning. Andrew Rucinski (Ohio State) pitched six innings of 1-hit baseball but his efforts might of been over shadowed by the offensive explosion as Luray scored in double figures for the 4TH straight game. The total # of runs over the four games in 57 (Avg 14.25) while the pitching has allowed just 10 runs (Avg 2.5) as Luray moves out to a VBL best record of 21-8.
A great pitching duel went Woodstock's way as the River Bandits edged Winchester 2-0 and Mike just checked in to report that Waynesboro edged Haymarket 6-5 in 11 innings. Also in VBL action tonight Harrisonburg tripped up Front Royal by a 5-1 final. Fauquier was off for the evening and Staunton led 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth at Rebel Park at last report...

Harrisonburg makes the trip over to Bulldog Field tomorrow night to face the Wranglers in a 7:30 match-up... More to come later....

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