UPDATE:  VBL All-League Team Announced

Front Royal led all teams with seven players (six to the first team and one to the second team). Strasburg, Harrisonburg, and Staunton each put four players on the teams, with Waynesboro, Winchester and Charles Town adding three each. Covington had two selections, and New Market and Aldie one each.

 In 10 appearances, including nine starts, Harper went 5-0 with a 2.22 ERA in 52.2 innings pitched. The left-hander from St. Joseph’s College struck out 46 and walked just 11 while limiting opponents to 42 hits and 14 earned runs. He led the league in strikeouts (47) and wins (5), and was ranked among the top regular starters in the league in ERA. He helped the Cardinals to a record of 26-17 and a third seed leading into the playoffs (Front Royal lost their quarterfinals series 2-1 to Strasburg).

2014 Valley League Most Valuable Player: Gunnar McNeill, Staunton

2014 Valley League Pitcher of the Year: Jake Harper, Front Royal

2014 All-Valley League First Team

C – Anthony Payne, Strasburg (West Virginia State)

1B –Gunnar McNeill, Staunton (Florida International University)

2B –Josè Carrera, Covington (Manhattan College)

3B –Hunter Newman, Front Royal (Trevecca Nazarene University)

SS – Blake Edwards, Covington (Columbus State)

OF – Joey Rodriguez, Staunton (Wake Forest)

OF –Cole Gruber, Waynesboro (University of Nebraska, Omaha)

OF –Nick Sinay, Front Royal (University of Buffalo)

DH – Andrew Yacyk, Charles Town (Liberty)

UT – Shell McCain, Front Royal (Tennessee Wesleyan)

SP – Jeff Schank, Waynesboro (Butler)

SP –Mike Vinson, Strasburg (Florida)

SP – Keegan Long, Front Royal (St. Joseph’s College)

SP – Jake Harper, Front Royal (St. Joseph’s College)

RP – Kevin Becker-Menditto, Front Royal (Alvernia)

RP – Logan Onda, Harrisonburg (University of Texas San Antonio)

2014 All-Valley League Second Team

C – Spencer Wolfe, Front Royal (Shepherd College)

1B – Jerry Downs, Winchester (St. Thomas)

2B – Thomas Smith, Harrisonburg (Georgia Tech)

3B – Matt Rose, Harrisonburg (Georgia State)

SS – Mike Marcinko, Waynesboro (Shippensburg)

OF – Eric Kalbfleisch, Harrisonburg (UNC Greensboro)

OF –Justin Harris, Charles Town (Emporia State)

OF – Hunter Thomas, Staunton (Georgia Southern)

DH – Joe Chittester, New Market (University of Pittsburgh Bradford)

UT – Alex Mata, Winchester (St. Leo)

SP – Blake Ream, Staunton (Christopher Newport)

SP – Brock Hunter, Strasburg (Coastal Carolina)

SP –Austin Stephens, Charles Town (South Alabama)

SP – Humberto Delatorre, Aldie (University of South Carolina Beaufort)

RP – Lucas Mould, Winchester (University of Alabama Huntsville)

RP – Sean Stephenson, Strasburg (Millersville)

All Things Valley League Power Rankings:




2014 Summer Baseball Camps – Still time to register, stop by Bing Crosby Stadium this weekend to drop off registrations

June 16-19 9:30-12:30 – Fundamentals Camp

June 23-25 9:30-12:30 Pitcher Catcher Camp


June 3, 2014 – Cardinals 4th win tonight against Woodstock. Shell McCain was the player of the game went 3 for 4 with walk and 2 RBIs. McCain’s post game interview is below:

Front Royal Cardinals WIN 2014 Season Opener 4-2 with Aldie Senators

Post-Game Interview 5-30: Hunter Newman, Player of the Game.

For more information, please visit the Front Royal Cardinals website at http://www.frontroyalcardinals.org.


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