07/17/2008 – Valley Baseball League Newsroom
VALLEY LEAGUE PLAYERS, PITCHERS OF THE WEEK VBL Week Six – Pitchers of the Week 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. Brandon Beachy, Woodstock, RHP, Jr., Kokomo, Ind. (Indiana Wesleyan) The Wildcat from Indiana Wesleyan pitched for three scoreless, no-hit innings for the River Bandits last week. Beachy had six strikeouts and was involved with a combined shutout. He shared the league lead in saves this past week with three. For the season, Beachy has a record of 2-1 with a 2.20 ERA. In 27 total innings pitched, he has recorded seven saves, 21 strikeouts and an opponent batting average of .238. Chris Chapman, Harrisonburg, LHP, Jr., Chesapeake, Va. (Bethune-Cookman) The left-handed Wildcat pitcher from Bethune-Cookman pitched a complete game and recorded a victory over New Market. Chapman had an ERA of 2.00 with allowing five hits, two earned runs, nine strikeouts and an opponent batting average of .156 with 32 at bats. For the season, Chapman has a record of 2-1 and an ERA of 3.32, seven earned runs, 18 strikeouts and an opponent batting average of .260. VBL Week Six – Players of the Week Joe Agreste, Winchester, 1B, Jr., Chesapeake, Va. (West Virginia) In 17 at bats last week, Agreste had an impressive batting average of .529, six runs scored, nine hits, three doubles, two home runs, five RBIs and 18 total bases. The Mountaineer had a slugging percentage of 1.059, an on-base percentage of .529 and one stolen base. Last week, Agreste ranked first in batting average, second in slugging percentage, fourth in on-base percentage, tied for first in runs scored, first in hits, tied for second for doubles and first for total bases in the Valley League. With 70 at bats for the season, Agreste has a .300 batting average, 14 runs scored, 21 hits, six doubles, four home runs, 10 RBIs, 39 total bases and two stolen bases with a slugging percentage of .557 and an on-base percentage of .372. Blake McDade, Staunton, OF, So., Ooltewah, Tenn. (Middle Tenn. State) The Blue Raider from Middle Tennessee State started and played in five games this past week and had 17 at bats. In those 17 at bats, McDade had a .471 batting average with four runs scored, eight hits, three doubles, two home runs, nine RBIs and 17 total bases. McDade recorded a slugging percentage of 1.000 and an on-base percentage of .591. In the league he ranked third in batting average, tied for third in slugging percentage, first in on-base percentage, first in RBIs, tied for second in doubles and second in total bases. This season with 124 at bats, McDade has a batting average of .274, 19 scored runs, 34 hits, eight doubles, two triples, four home runs and is first on his team in RBIs with 29. He also has the most total bases on his team with 58, a .468 of slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .361. Anders Oster, Fauquier, SS, Sr., Lawrenceville, Ga. (North Georgia) The senior from North Georgia had a .500 batting average, four runs scored, nine hits, one double, one home run, five RBIs and 13 total bases in 18 at bats. The Saint had a slugging percentage of .722 and an on-base percentage of .526. Oster was tied for second in batting average, tied for first in hits, tied for fifth in total bases and fifth in on-base percentage. He also had his usual display of defensive prowess at short, where he ranks among the best defenders in the league. For the season, Oster has a .224 batting average, 14 runs scored, 26 hits, six doubles, one home run, 14 RBIs, 35 total bases on 114 at bats. Oster is fielding .958 for the season at short stop.