Showing posts from June 22, 2008

Wranglers run winning streak to 9 by edging Woodstock in 10 innings

Luray made it 9 straight VBL wins with a thrilling 3-2 victory over the visiting Woodstock River Bandits Saturday night at Bulldog Field. The Wranglers needed 10 innings and clutch hitting from Adam McClain (Memphis) to improve their mark to 17-6 for the season. McClain hit a 2-run home run to plate Clay Kelly (Dallas Baptist) and give the home team a 2-0 lead that held up until the top of the ninth inning. Woodstock (9-13) tied the game with two runs after there were 2 outs in their final at bat. McClain came to the plate with a runner on second base (C.J Lauriello ) and proceeded to stroke a single to right center field to send the home fans happy...... The two pitching staffs combined for 30 strike outs- Yes 30 Strike Outs..... More details to come later!

Breaking News!

This just in! Kenny and Ellen Grant from Stuarts Draft make numbers 6 and 7 to finish the 11-park tour. More information on them later tonight.

A Rare Look Inside Around The Valley in 60 Days..

Today is the half way point of the VBL season so I thought it might be time to share a thought or two about ATV-60. I have quite a few ties to the VBL and will try and explain them to the kind people that follow our sight- Lets use a typical Top 10 List to help us through 10. Retired Sports Writer - I was able to cover the VBL for the 2006 & 2007 Seasons thanks to Mike Petre & Chuck McGill of the Northern Virginia Daily. It is through this experience that I fell in love with the league. 9. Minority Owner of the Luray Wranglers- Key word here is minority as in small piece of the team. This came about for two reasons (1) We work and live here in the community and wanted to help support the team and the town. (2) I couldn't think of a better way to further understand the amount of effort that goes into the VBL . 8. For the third year in a row I am part of the New Market Rebels web cast team. My number of games will be reduced this season due to my schedule criss -crossi

A Few Updates of Note

I'm trying to make sure that the site is really user-friendly and easily accessible! Here are a few things I've done to try and accomplish this: Subscribe! You can subscribe, now. There's an option to do so above the Around the Valley in 60 Days logo. You can add it to your Google page, your Yahoo page or any one of 4 of other options. Click on the "atom" option to really be wowed. I think that is the best of the options because it's a page just for us! Selfish? Perhaps... Check it out! New archive. I changed our archive to one that stores by the week rather than the month. We add so often that keeping it at a monthly archive made the site really long, even when our posts weren't. You're welcome! Tags! I'm adding tags to all of our backed entries. This is taking me a while. I still have about 120 or so to do but I think it'll be worth it. You'll be able to select a team or a person and filter the posts to see only those regarding that per

A different type of Double Header on tap for Saturday (Day 29)

My wife Linda has collected 10 of the 12 stamps she needs to finish out her Passport and she plans on taking the ATV-60/ Bruce Alger Bus down to the All-Star game in Covington so that leaves her in search of a trip over to Warrenton for a Fauquier Gators game. The twin bill that will take place tomorrow between the Staunton Braves and the Gators will give us the opportunity to sneak across the mountain and still make it back for the 7:30 PM game between Luray and Woodstock. I have to be back and behind the microphone for the Wrangler game by 7:15 PM so the 4:00 PM start for game 1 will be great. We will be getting to take care of a few things at the same time. Linda will be able to collect the 11TH stamp, Rebecca will be able to give Kay and Boyd a disc with some Braves pics on it and I will be able to get a second look at the beautiful field over at Fauquier High School. Don't know if G-S-G Mike will be able to catch the first game of the twin bill on his way from Waynesbo

We'll Take It!

No matter what you send us, we'll share it with everyone if you'd like! Whether it be baby pictures of the players or updates about the family, send it our way. This one was sent to us by Pat Kelly in Texas!

Waynesboro at Woodstock - Written by GeneralsSignGuyMike

Woodstock Edges Generals 4-2 in VBL Showdown Written by: GeneralsSignGuyMike (Mike Kerr) Here is the recap from the Waynesboro vs Woodstock tilt from Central High School. Woodstock defeated Waynesboro 4-2 ending the Generals 5 game winning streak and now the River Bandits have won 6 out of their past 7 games. Kirby St John was your winning pitcher and Jeff Sinkiewicz was the losing pitcher who pitched 2 2/3 inns, 4 runs, 6 hits, and 2 walks. Woodstock scored all 4 of their runs in the first 3 innings. Waynesboro did have chances in both the 2nd and 7th inning leaving the bases loaded both times. Chris Enourato had a RBI single in the 6th and Derek Hamblen and a RBI double in the 7th. Here is now where the game gets sort of strange. Derek Hamblen leads off the 9th with a single and Brandon Sizemore then strikes out. After this Evan Webb walks and then play is called for a 3 minutes due to the 2nd base umpire having a restroom break. Ryan Adams is then called looking at strike thre

Fauquier at Luray in Photos

ENJOY! Discussing events of the day Andrew Armstrong (OSU) Armstrong had it going for 7 innings Our Puppy - Diamond Mindi's Mexican Resteraunt- Game Sponsor Diane Buckley/ good crowd on a Friday Night More crowd shots... A different angle on the action TV-3's Zach Choate (Damon's partner) Guessing at the # of Match Books ? New Arrival C.J Laurielo playing 3RD Adam McClain playing behind Chad Pierce More shots of the Fans @ Bulldog Field C.J Laurielo in the on deck circle/ Steve Stropp at bat Steve Stropp takes a swing ODU's Josh Wright taking his cuts Cool view More fans on the home side Chris Rey on deck / Adam McClain at the dish The Gators dugout Frank Florio and Libbeeerrrttttyyy's Jeff Jefferson ! Austin Markel and Jeff Jefferson Austin about to go deep for a 3-Run HR The cool thing about hitting a 3-Run dinger is the party at the plate! Everyone is show happy to welcome you home! Cory Johnson helping out Steve Stropp Night time is a