7/26/05 – Valley Baseball League News
VBL Weekly Honors – July 26, 2005 Luray’s Adam Amar (Memphis) claims Northern Division Player of the Week accolades for the second consecutive week as the Wranglers went 4-1 and held onto the best record in the Valley League. Amar, a sophomore infielder, went 9-for-21 at the plate with a double and three home runs. He scored six runs and drove in 10. He led the league in home runs, RBIs, slugging percentage (.905), and tied for first in total bases (17). For the season Amar is now batting .285 and leads the Wranglers with five home runs. He leads the VBL with 37 runs scored and 30 RBIs. Northern Division Pitcher of the Week went to Winchester pitcher Enrique Garcia (Potomac State J.C.). The freshman right-hander pitched a complete game in a 10-1 victory at home over Covington on Friday. Garcia allowed just one unearned run and six hits while striking out five in his nine innings of work. He went 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA for the week and a .194 batting average. For the season, he is now 3-3 with a 4.43 ERA. Southern Division Covington teammates Bo Davis (Southern Mississippi) and Tom Hagan (Virginia) share recognition as Southern Division Player of the Week. The pair led the Lumberjacks to a 4-1 week as the team built on the best record in the Southern Division. Davis, a freshman outfielder, went 9-for-16 at the plate with eight walks and two stolen bases. He also scored three runs and drove in five. His .562 batting average led the Valley League, as did his .680 on-base percentage. Davis was also fourth in slugging percentage (.750) and tied for second in walks. Hagan, a junior outfielder, finished second in the league with a .550 batting average, going 11-for-20 at the plate. He scored three runs, drove in four, and stole three bases. His 11 base hits led the VBL and his .609 on-base percentage was second only to Davis. For the season, Hagan currently leads the league with a .368 batting average and a .485 on-base percentage. Harrisonburg pitcher Sean Jarrett (Arizona) put together a memorable week to claim the award for Southern Division Pitcher of the Week. The junior right-hander went 2-0 with a 1.08 ERA and made three total appearances last week. The last of his appearances came on Sunday when he pitched a no-hitter in a 3-0 victory over Waynesboro. He struck out 11 in the game and only three batters reached base, all via errors. Jarrett started the week on Monday by pitching seven innings in a 4-2 win over Front Royal where he struck out four and allowed two runs on eight hits. He also pitched two outs of relief on Thursday in a 6-4 loss against Staunton. For the week, Jarrett led the VBL in strikeouts (17), opposing batting average (.153), innings pitched (16.2), and tied for first in victories (two).