New Market and Covington play well into the Nite!

Wednesday night has become Thursday morning and I am still looking to leave Covington. The day was great and there are great stories to tell about new friends as well as pictures to post. Rebecca headed back right after the final out (11:15 p.m.) with Bruce Alger and his youngest son so she could start the delivery process.

The Rebels and Lumberjacks played 11 innings of exciting Valley baseball but there was still more baseball to watch down here. It has been a few seasons since I missed a Greg Maddux start and the professor had the late game against the Cubs at Petco Park. The Cubs came into the contest with the best record in the majors and winners of 9 straight but Maddux was up to the task.

Maddux pitched 7.0 innings and limited the Cubs to 1 run on just three hits but you guessed it- the offense scored just 1 run for him. The Padres scored a second run right after Greg was pulled for a pitch hitter. He had only thrown 69 pitches when skipper Bud Black made the call to the bench and then Black had the PH bunt????? I think Maddux could of moved the runner over to third him self but what can you do?

Facing the hottest team in baseball and you toss a 3-hitter only to get a 6th no decision in 13 starts.....But as Tom Hanks said- There is no crying in baseball.

The Padres took the lead in the eighth inning and Trevor Hoffman closed out the ninth for the save. VBL alum Kevin Kouzmanoff (Winchester) hit the game winning sac fly for the home team.
We will have to wait another 5 days for a shot at win #351.....

I have looked four places for a Strasburg- Essex final from the rain delayed quarter-final game but no luck. Time to hit the road and begin the journey back towards Luray. If anyone has a Ram final score please let me know!

The story and pictures will be posted later today...


Anonymous said…
I haven't heard anything too about it, it seems like everything just north of Covington was all rainouts no matter where you go. I did hear next Monday there will be three games: Woodstock at Luray,Front Royal at Fauquier, and Harrisonburg at Staunton (which I am attending). 2 more games added for June 16 which are Haymarket at Woodstock and also Luray at Waynesboro (remember the next day same two teams in Luray, reminds me like the championship series). Atleast you was able to see a game and an exciting one the way it seems. Can't wait to see the pictures.

Austin said…
Hi, Jerry
Thanks for the plug from an earlier blog! I am as anxious for the article to appear as anyone. By the way, who won at Covington last night? Haven't been able to find a score anywhere.
Covington scored a run in the bottom of the 11th to win 6-5. New Market had a late 5-4 lead but the Lumberjacks scored late to te it up and then won it in the 11th...

Please don't forget to get back with me after the pub date!

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