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Valley League Week Eight Players/Pitchers of the Week

VBL Week Eight Players of the Week

Tyler Townsend - FIU
Tyler Townsend - FIU

Tyler Townsend, Winchester, 1B, So., Lewes, Del. (Florida International)

Townsend had an impressive last week with a batting average of .565, 10 runs scored, 13 hits, six doubles, one triple, one home run, nine RBIs and 24 total bases in 23 at bats. His slugging percentage was 1.043 with a .643 on-base percentage. The Golden Panther also used his speed to successfully steal five bases. Among the league last week, Townsend ranked second in batting average, first in slugging percentage, first in on-base percentage, first in runs scored, tied for first for hits, tied for second in RBIs, first in doubles, first in total bases and tied for second in stolen bases. For the season, Townsend is leading his team in the following; batting average with .405, runs scored with 36, hits with 53, doubles with 12, home runs with 11, total bases with 100, slugging percentage with .763, on-base percentage with .512 and tied for RBIs with 34. He leads the league in batting, slugging and on-base percentage.
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Valley Baseball League Week Seven Awards (7/22/08)


VBL Week Seven Players of the Week

Max Most, Staunton, OF, Jr., Port Washington, N.Y. (Old Dominion)
Most was an on-base machine for the Braves, reaching safely in 20 of 29 plate appearances for a .690 on-base percentage. The ODU Monarch led the league with a .571 batting average, going 12-for-21 with two doubles. He scored seven runs, drove in four, and led the league with eight walks. Adding to his arsenal, Most also shared the league lead with six steals. For the season, he is batting .364 with 25 runs, 10 doubles, 15 RBIs, 21 walks, 19 steals, and a .447 on-base percentage. Continue reading

Valley Baseball League Week Six Pitchers and Players of the Week

VBL Week Six Pitchers of the Week

Josh Squatrito
Josh Squatrito

Josh Squatrito, Staunton, RHP, Jr., Willow Street, Pa. (Towson)

Squatrito, from Towson, pitched three scoreless innings last week, holding opponents to one hit while striking out seven of 10 batters faced. The Tiger recorded three saves to share the league lead for the week and had an opponent batting average of .100.  For the season, Squatrito is 1-2 with a 0.92 ERA, seven saves, 17 hits allowed,  and an opponent batting average of .235 in 19 2/3 innings pitched.  Of his 59 outs recorded, 49 have been by strikeout.
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Valley Baseball League Week Five Pitchers and Players of the Week

VBL Week Five Pitchers of the Week

Chris Greiner, Haymarket Senators, RHP, So., West Hartford, Conn. (Hartford)

The sophomore from Hartford pitched a complete game in a 5-1 win over Harrisonburg last week. He had an ERA of 1.00 while allowing six hits with 11 strikeouts and an opponent batting average of .182. He ranked first in the league this week for strikeouts. Greiner now has an ERA of 2.45 and is 2-1 for the season. In 36 2/3 innings pitched he has 41 strikeouts and 29 hits against him and one save.

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VBL Week Four Pitchers and Players of the Week

Drew Rucinski, Luray Wranglers, RHP, Fr. Broken Arrow, Okla. (Ohio State)

Rucinski, a right-handed freshman from Ohio State, had a notable week with eight strikeouts and three hits, all singles, against him while pitching seven innings with a .136 opponent batting average. Rucinski did not allow a run to share the league lead with a 0.00 ERA for the week. For the season, Rucinski has an era of 1.77 and 21 strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings pitched. Continue reading

Valley Baseball League Players of Week 3

VBL Week Three Pitchers of the Week

Adam Liberatore, Waynesboro Generals, LHP, Jr., Monaca, Pa. (Tennessee Tech)

Liberatore, a left-handed junior from Tennessee Tech, ended his week with an impressive 18 strikeouts and only six hits against him while pitching 13 1/3 innings. He was credited with two victories, both combined shutouts, in the two games that he started. He was the only VBL pitcher to earn two wins last week. The Golden Eagle soared high this week while his opponents had a combined batting average of .125 in 48 at bats. Liberatore is now 3-0 with a 0.62 era and 32 strikeouts in 29 innings pitched. Continue reading

VBL Week Two Pitchers of the Week


Tucker Pryor, Front Royal Cardinals, RHP, So., Orlando. Fla. (North Florida)

The sophomore from North Florida pitched a complete game against the Woodstock River Bandits, allowing just five hits while striking out 12. Pryor also pitched against the Staunton Braves with an impressive 14 strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings. By the end of the week Pryor ended up with 26 strikeouts, no walks, a 1.52 ERA, and a .153 opponent average.  For the year, Pryor is 1-1 with a 2.39 ERA and 33 strikeouts.

Donald Howell, Staunton Braves, RHP, So., King George, Va. (Bluefield)

Howell pitched 7 2/3 innings over three outings with 27 at bats and only five hits. He ended the week with 12 strikeouts. Howell’s opponents batting average was just .185 with the only extra-base hit being a double. The Bluefield College righthander is now 1-0 on the season with one unearned run in 11 total innings and 18 strikeouts.

VBL Week Two Players of the Week

Brad Roberts, Woodstock River Bandits, 2B, Jr., Tampa, Fla. (Florida Golf Coast)

As a junior from Florida Golf Coast University, Roberts made a quick impact on the River Bandits team. In the three games he has played, he’s posted a .538 batting average, going 7-for-13 with a double and a home run. He’s scored four runs to go along with his two RBIs and one stolen base.

Brandon Sizemore, Waynesboro Generals, 2B, Jr., Bryceville, Fla. (Charleston)

In his first week with Waynesboro as a returning player from last year’s championship team, Sizemore had a batting average of .455 with five hits, three runs scored, two doubles, two home runs and five RBI’s. His slugging average was the best in the VBL for the week at 1.182. He was tied for first with the most home runs this week and came in third for the best on-base percentage.

Valley League Players, Pitchers of the Week (6/10/08)

Lance Baxter, Staunton Braves, LHP, So., Silverhill, Ala. (South Alabama)
Baxter fired a no-hitter in Staunton’s 2-0 victory over Waynesboro on Thursday, July 5. The University of South Alabama lefty faced just one batter over the minimum in his complete-game effort, allowing runners to reach on a walk and an error with one of them picked off. Baxter struck out seven while firing the league’s first no-hitter since Paul Burnside of Winchester threw a perfect game in his first Valley League appearance in June of 2006. Continue reading