Valley League

James pitches Express past Cardinals

June 24, 2016

STRASBURG –Strasburg Express starting pitcher Keegan James didn’t feel like he had his best stuff Friday night, but it was enough to help his team to another victory.

Cardinals fall to Lumberjacks in extra innings

June 22, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Front Royal committed a costly error in the top of the eleventh inning of Wednesday night’s Valley Baseball League contest against visiting Covington, then couldn’t capitalize with a runner in scoring position in the bottom half as the Cardinals fell, 5-4, at Bing Crosby Stadium.

Valdes pitches Cardinals past Express

Front Royal Cardinal's second baseman Michael Centeno waits on a throw as Strasburg's Jeffrey Scott steals second base during second inning action Wednesday night at Bing Crosby Stadium in Front Royal. Rich Cooley/Daily

June 15, 2016

FRONT ROYAL — Front Royal’s Erne Valdes struggled a little early in Wednesday night’s game, but he found his groove as the game went to lead the Cardinals to a victory.

Kerwin blasts Rebels past Cardinals

June 8, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Dan Kerwin didn’t have the kind of game he wanted to on his birthday Tuesday. However, he made up for it on Wednesday.

Cardinals roll to win over Cannons

Front Royal Cardinals Kevin Williams Jr. slides head first safely into second base as Purcellville's second baseman Tommy Ziegen leaps for the ball to make a play during the third inning of Thursday night's game at Bing Crosby Stadium. The Cardinals scored six runs in the third inning.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 2, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Front Royal scored their first six runs without recording a hit, and starting pitcher Blake Whitney made a solid debut for his Valley League team as the Cardinals rolled to a 12-4 win over visiting Purcellville Thursday evening at Bing Crosby Stadium.

Former big leaguer Hayes named new Express manager

Former Major League Baseball player Charlie Hayes will be the coach the  Strasburg Express baseball team this summer.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 4, 2015

The Strasburg Express faced the challenge of finding a replacement for 2015 Valley Baseball League Manager of the Year recipient Stephanos Stroop, but in the end finding a new coach wasn’t so tough for team president Jay Neal.

Ward is new manager of River Bandits

October 6, 2015

Kyle Ward has seen two sides of the Valley Baseball League, one as a player with New Market in 2012 and another as an assistant coach with Aldie this past summer. Now Ward will get the chance to see the league from a third perspective.

VBL names Stroop manager of year

August 12, 2015

Nearly a week after guiding the Strasburg Express to its first Valley Baseball League championship, Stephanos Stroop has been named the league’s top manager.

2015 All-Valley Baseball League Team

August 7, 2015

2015 All-Valley Baseball League Team
Most Valuable Player: Shane Billings, Harrisonburg (Wingate University)
Pitcher of the Year: Hayden McCutcheon, Charlottesville

Staying Alive

Strasburg Express shortstop David McTaggart looks for a double play after forcing out Staunton's Kurtis Brown during game two of the Valley Baseball League Championship series against Staunton Wednesday night in Strasburg. McTaggart didn't have a play at first during second inning action.Rich Cooley/Daily

August 5, 2015

STRASBURG – The rally fell just a little short for the Strasburg Express Wednesday night.