6/12/2007 – Valley Baseball League News
Complete Week One League Notes Players of the Week B.J. Wheeler (Abilene, Texas) out of Clarendon College was named a Player of the Week for the opening week of the season. The sophomore second baseman for Harrisonburg leads the league in most offensive categories including batting average (.591), slugging (1.091), hits (13), RBIs (9), total bases (24), and shares the lead in runs (8) and home runs (3). His .654 on base percentage is second in the league and has helped the Turks jump out to a 4-1 start just a game back of Waynesboro for the league lead. Wheeler has also added a stolen base and five walks, which leads the Turks this season. Pat Irvine (Westwood, Mass.), a junior outfielder from Elon University, was named Player of the Week in the Valley League. Irvine leads the league with a .667 on base percentage as he’s collected seven hits and seven walks in five games this season. Irvine contributions have helped the Generals to a 6-1 start to lead the Valley League. In addition to his high on base percentage, Irvine is also hitting .500 with a triple, three RBIs, four runs scored, and nine total bases. Pitchers of the Week Josh Eidell (Norristown, Pa.), a sophomore out of Villanova University, was named Valley League Baseball Pitcher of the Week. The right-hander led Woodstock to its only victory last week by throwing a complete-game shutout against Haymarket. It is the only complete game thrown so far this season in the VBL. Eidell allowed only three hits and struck out 11 and walked no one, in the River Bandits 1-0 win over Haymarket. Ross Fetterly (Norfolk, Va.) out of Old Dominion University was named Valley League Baseball Co-Pitcher of the Week. The right-handed sophomore for New Market went 2-0 in two starts with an ERA of 0.82 over 11 innings for the Rebels. Fetterly has allowed just four hits, one earned run, and struck out 12 while holding batters to just a .108 batting average against this season. He picked up two of the New Markets three wins in the opening week of games as the Rebels sit at 3-4 on the season.