Saturday, July 19, 2008

Keep an eye on Harrisonburg, Haymarket & Woodstock

The victory that the Turks picked up last night at Woodstock not only moved them 1 game ahead of the River Bandits but when Haymarket fell to Staunton it allowed Harrisonburg to go from 9TH to 7TH place. The three teams competing for the final two spots in the post season are now separated by just 1 game.

Harrisonburg -7
Haymarket -8
Woodstock -9

That makes tonight's game at Battlefield High School between the home standing Senators and the visiting Turks all that more important. Harrisonburg has won four of its last six games and with a win tonight Bob Wease and company would have some breathing room in the standings.

Front Royal (-12) and New Market (-13) remain alive but are running out of games to make up enough ground. The Rebels are off tonight and the Cardinals have a tough task as they host the VBL's top team in the Luray Wranglers. The Cards are hoping to duplicate their late season charge from one year ago when they came from near the bottom of the standings up to the #6 seed. Bob Brotherton's troops have won 2 straight heading into the game at the Bing.
Both Haymarket (3 straight) and Woodstock (4 straight) will try and end current losing streaks tonight. The Sens are at home and the River Bandits travel down to Gypsy Hill Park to play the Staunton Braves.
Another intriguing contest will take place at FHS when the Waynesboro Generals travel up to Warrenton to face the Gators. The Gators are currently sitting in the third spot in the league after winning 4 straight and 6 of 8. Waynesboro is just 1/2 game behind Luray for the race to capture the best regular season record.
Winchester and Covington will enter their game down at Casey Field in Covington with identical 20-16 records for the season.
Hope to see you at the park!

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