6/15/04 – Valley Baseball League
VALLEY LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK North Division The player of the week for the North Division is Jeremy Terni. Terni is an infielder from the Winchester Royals and plays for Southern Connecticut State University. So far this season, Terni is leading in many categories around the league including batting average at .583, RBI with 13, and a 1.167 slugging percentage. He had 14 hits in 24 at bats with three doubles, a triple and three home runs in games played through June 13. The pitcher of the week for the North Division is right-hander Tim Norton with the New Market Rebels organization. Norton stands 6’5" and 238 pounds and had a strong outing his last time on the mound when he faced the Winchester Royals on June 10. He worked eight innings and allowed four runs on eight hits and gave up only one earned run. Norton also recorded five strikeouts on the night to put him at 18 for the season. Norton is 1-1 with a 2.40 ERA and pitches for the Huskies of the University of Connecticut. South Division The player of the week for the South Division is Shane Justis with the Staunton Braves. Justis is swinging a strong bat this year and plays second base for the Braves as well as the Tigers of Towson University. He is leading the league for games played through June 13. Justic has 13 hits in 25 at bats with three doubles, a triple, and five RBI. Along with his productive offensive statistics are four stolen bases on four attempts. The pitcher of the week for the South Division is right-hander Nick Pereria of the Harrisonburg TURKS. He has a 0.00 ERA and is 1-0 in two appearances thus far. His last showing was against the expansion club the Woodstock River Bandits on June 10. Pereria went six innings and gave up only four hits and one run with nine strikeouts. His opponents have batted only .154 against him in seven total innints. Pereria is a junior and also pitches, out of the pen, for the Dons at the University of San Francisco.