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2017 Valley League playoff preview

Matchups have been set for the 2017 Valley Baseball League playoffs.

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Valley Baseball League to play in Southern Collegiate Showcase on July 15-16

The Valley Baseball League will join four other collegiate summer leagues in the Southern Collegiate Showcase.

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Valley Baseball League announces 2017 Hall of Fame class

Seven former players, coaches, and administrators have been elected as the second class of the Valley Baseball League Hall of Fame.

Strasburg’s Stephanos Stroop named Valley League Manager of the Year

Stephanos Stroop, who led the Strasburg Express to the 2015 VBL championship and the Lineweaver Cup, was voted the Maynard “Mo” Weber Manager of the Year in a vote of league directors.

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Valley League announces All-Star rosters

The 2015 Valley League All-Star game on Sunday, July 12, showcases the league’s rising collegiate stars in an annual event attended by baseball fans and Major League Baseball scouts alike at James Madison University’s Eagle Field at Veterans Memorial Park in Harrisonburg.

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Three Waynesboro Generals suspended by Valley League after ejections

Waynesboro Generals coach D.J. King and players Joseph Estrada and Kevin Phillips were handed suspensions by the Valley League on Wednesday following ejections from Tuesday’s game with the Charlottesville Tom Sox.


Waynesboro Public Library December event schedule

December events at the Waynesboro Public Library.

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Harrisonburg Turks clinch Valley League regular season title

The Harrisonburg Turks clinched the 2014 Valley Baseball League pennant with a 2-0 win over the Covington Lumberjacks in a rain-shortened game on Saturday night.

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Charles Town scores seven in 10th to defeat Harrisonburg, 10-3

The Charles Town Cannons scored seven runs in the top of the tenth inning to beat the Harrisonburg Turks 10-3 on Tuesday night.

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Justin Harris from Charles Town named Valley League Player of the Week

Charles Town Cannons outfielder Justin Harris was named the Valley Baseball League’s D-BAT Player of the Week for July 14-21.

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Staunton’s Gunnar McNeill named Valley League Player of the Week

Staunton Braves infielder Gunnar McNeill was named the Valley Baseball League’s D-BAT Player of the Week for July 7-13.

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Jose Carerra named Valley League Player of the Week

Covington second baseman José Carerra was named the Valley Baseball League’s D-BAT Player of the Week for June 30-July 5.

Waynesboro’s Jordan Harmon named Valley League Player of the Week

Waynesboro right-handed pitcher Jordan Harmon was named the Valley Baseball League’s D-Bat Player of the Week for June 23-29.

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Front Royal’s Hunter Newman named VBL Player of the Week

Front Royal infielder Hunter Newman (Trevecca Nazarene College) was named the Valley Baseball League D-BAT Player of the Week on Monday, June 9.

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Harrisonburg Turks top Winchester, 4-2

Third baseman Brandon Gold got his first Valley Baseball League career hit on a 2 RBI single that helped lead the Harrisonburg Turks past the Winchester Royals 4-2.

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Valley League Standings, Schedule: June 6

Updated Valley Baseball League standings and upcoming schedule.

Advertise on Play Ball! baseball radio program for $75

Augusta Free Press is handling advertising placements for the Play Ball! radio program. Placements start at $75 for inclusion in the program. Your ad will be featured in both broadcasts – the original run on WSVA and the repeat on ESPN radio. More details are below.

Defending VBL champ Waynesboro opens 2014 with win

The Waynesboro Generals (1-0) picked up right where they left off in 2013 with a 4-1 win over the New Market Rebels on their opening night of the 2014 Valley Baseball League season.

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Harrisonburg Turks walk off, defeat New Market Rebels, 5-4

On opening night of the Valley Baseball League season, left fielder Eric Kalbfleisch led the Harrisonburg Turks to a 5-4 walk-off win over the New Market Rebels.

Chris Graham: Take me out of the ballgame

More than a few Waynesboro Generals baseball fans were mildly upset that the opening ballgame of their team’s second-round 2013 Valley Baseball League playoff series was called by rain only after the team had made an hour-plus bus trip to the field to find out that the home team had somehow neglected to put its tarp down on the field before what turned out to be a brief storm had hit.

Mike Bocock, Chris Graham cover Shenandoah Valley baseball scene on Play Ball!

Legendary baseball coach Mike Bocock returns to the airwaves this month on WSVA-550AM in Harrisonburg with “Play Ball!” Bocock, whose teams have won eight Valley Baseball League championships in his 25 years in coaching, will be joined on “Play Ball!” by co-host Chris Graham, the editor of The Augusta Free Press and the long-time voice of the Waynesboro Generals.

No offense: It’s not just #1 UVa. baseball’s problem

Brian O’Connor first broached the topic after his UVa. baseball team had squeaked past Clemson, 3-2, in the teams’ series opener. Then after the ‘Hoos nipped the Tigers 1-0 on Sunday, it was time to go in depth on the topic of, no offense, but, well, yeah, no offense.

Chris Graham: Stepping away from the Waynesboro Generals

After five summers helping lead the team from the front office and board of directors, I am stepping away from the Waynesboro Generals.

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Rockbridge Rapids cease operations, drop out of Valley League

The Valley League will have one less member in 2014 with the news Tuesday that the Rockbridge Rapids are ceasing operations.

Chris Graham: My All-Valley League vote wasn’t counted

The litmus test for voters for the All-Valley League teams selected by a panel of team representatives and members of the news media covering the VBL to have their ballots counted this year was simple: the number of Harrisonburg Turks included on your ballot. In my case, it was zero. And because of that, my ballot wasn’t counted.

Disrespect? Generals land just one on All-Valley League team

Shortstop Tyler Bocock (sophomore, Stetson) was named to the All-Valley League second team Tuesday, making Bocock the only member of the Waynesboro Generals to be selected to either the All-VBL first or second team.

Chris Graham: Power outage in the Valley League?

If you’ve noticed a lot of medium-distance flyball outs from Valley League hitters this year, and not nearly as many home runs as in previous years, well, you’re onto something. Hitting numbers are down across the league and across the spectrum, from the banner year for hitters that was 2012, which seems upon analysis to have been very much an outlier, but also even from more statistically consistent years in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Chris Graham, Kris Neal to broadcast Waynesboro Generals baseball

The broadcast team of Chris Graham and Kris Neal will bring the play-by-play action of Waynesboro Generals baseball to fans this summer.

New Generals coach Mike Bocock ‘happy to be in Waynesboro’

The 2013 season will be the 25th Valley League summer for Waynesboro Generals head coach Mike Bocock. But it’s year number one for Bocock in Waynesboro, and the change in scenery seems to be giving Bocock a new lease on coaching life.

Shenandoah Junction: The Valley Baseball League is heading to the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia

Shenandoah Junction: The Valley Baseball League is heading to the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia

The Charles Town Cannons will join the 12-team, NCAA-sanctioned Valley League after the Fuller Family of Berryville, Va., chose to relocate its team from Luray, Va.

Luray loses VBL’s Wranglers

The Luray Wranglers are moving out of town. The Valley Baseball League voted this week to approve the proposal of team president Brett Fuller to move the team to Charles Town, W.Va., where the team will be known as the Charles Town Cannons.

Bocock joins Waynesboro Generals coaching staff

The Waynesboro Generals announce that legendary Valley League coach Mike Bocock has been added to the coaching staff. Bocock will serve as associate head coach under Coach Derek McDaniel for the remainder of the 2012 season, and will assume duties as head coach following the season

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Generals place six players, Coach McDaniel, on VBL All-Star team

Six members of the 2012 Waynesboro Generals were selected for the Valley League All-Star Game, and Coach Derek McDaniel was named the head coach of the South All-Star team

AFP sponsors Waynesboro Generals

AFP Vice President Crystal Graham is the team’s marketing director, responsible for recruiting sponsors to help fund operations for the summer team. AFP President Chris Graham is the play-by-play man on the team’s webcasts of home games available through the WaynesboroGenerals.net website

AFP launches new website for Harrisonburg Turks

The Harrisonburg Turks have a new web presence with the assistance of Augusta Free Press LLC

A new day for the Waynesboro Generals

Critzer, Gauldin step forward to save Valley League team Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The uncertain future of the Waynesboro Generals was a hot topic of conversation for a lot of baseball fans in and around Waynesboro the past several weeks. Among those talking around the proverbial hot stove were a pair of Waynesboro-based businessmen […]

Wanna buy a baseball team?

No takers as of yet, so let’s deal! Column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net No, you’re not going to get rich. And no, it’s not anything close to what it feels like being George Steinbrenner. As much as I can guess what it’s like to be The Boss, anyway. You know, being able to build a […]