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Every 5TH Day- Following Greg Maddux vs. Atlanta/Notes from Luray vs. Fauquier and Around the Valley

11:15 PM- The Padres are hitting in the bottom of the 4TH and Greg is trailing 1-0. San Diego has managed on hit of support. Greg has allowed 1 earned on two hits so we will have to wait and see if the Friars bats can come alive as Greg continues his search for win #351! The game down at Bulldog Field went to the visitors from Fauquier by a score of 4-2 but I will be quick to say that after 43 straight VBL nights, I just called the best game I have seen this season. The starting pitchers were dominating in two completely different manners. The young man pitching for Fauquier was B.J Martin ( Marist ) and young B.J had it going on. Martin went 7 innings and fanned 10 Wranglers while allowing just 3 hits to the hottest team in the VBL . Martin tallied 101 pitches over 7 innings and left holding a 2-0 lead. Anders Oster (North Georgia) provided the offense with a 2-run HR off Luray starter Alex Koronis (U. of Miami) in the top of the 1ST inning. It had been a long,long time since

Buck and Jacob Smith in Photos

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These two young gentlemen completed the Around the Valley challenge and got to throw out the first pitch at the Bing in Front Royal. Here are some pictures from their pitching experiences... Heading out to the mound with Coach Bob Brotherton. Jacob getting prepped for the big throw. "You gonna throw a strike?" After moving up some, he throws a strike right down the middle. The catcher didn't even have to short hop it! The post-pitch handshakes. Arguably the best part. Dad gets a handshake from Matt McCarthy (9) and Jacob gets a handshake from mister Jesse Henry (7). Proud guys holding their new souvenirs.

Haymarket at Front Royal in Photos

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It was a great game for the time we were there. When we left it was 5-4, the Cards were making a great come-back effort after getting 5 runs behind in the Senators' first 2 rounds at bat but the Senators ended up taking the game with a final score of 9-4. Dennis and Tim Tassa from the NVD Left to right- Greg Brill, Donna Settle and Mr. Neal A father and son moment- Buck & Jacob Smith ! Greg and Mr. Neal The umpires just before the game Wayne Miller (Samford) at the plate for the Senators Congrats and High Fives all around... Visiting with some of the Haymarket faithful ! Skipper Bob in the middle of a Cards celebration A Sens meeting at the mound.. Not something you see everynight The cameras and the men behind them Doc Neiman (Nolan's little brother) heading to second base The puppy watching the action ! The Cards providing cold water to the men in Blue Nice stretch Auburn's Bradley Ray at second base Action at the plate... O