Valley League

Express names Stroop as new manager

October 28th, 2014

Strasburg Express President and General Manager Jay Neal didn’t have to look far when searching for a new manager for the Valley Baseball League team this season.

Harper named top arm in VBL

August 4th, 2014

Front Royal first-year manager Brad Neffendorf chose left-hander Jake Harper as his starting pitcher for the Cardinals’ season opener against Aldie back on May 30 because he felt Harper was the guy who could set the tone for Cardinals in the 2014 Valley Baseball League season.

2014 All-Valley Baseball League Team

August 4th, 2014

2014 Valley League Most Valuable Player: Gunnar McNeill, Staunton
2014 Valley League Pitcher of the Year: Jake Harper, Front Royal

Cannons top Express in first game of series

August 2nd, 2014

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. — Just as the chips were down for the Charles Town Cannons against the Strasburg Express in game one of the Valley Baseball League semifinal series at Sager Field Friday night, Cannons manager Brett Fuller had to go all in on a position player to take the mound.

Harvell’s homer wins series for Express

July 31st, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — Brandon Harvell might be late to the party, but he sure made sure the Strasburg Express celebrated on Thursday night at Bing Crosby Stadium.

Express takes advantage of Cards’ mistakes

July 29th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — Strasburg Express manager Ben Moore has continually stressed the importance of winning the battle of what he refers to as the “free 90,” a term used to describe errors, walks, stolen bases, passed balls, wild pitches — anything that awards an opponent an extra base.

Cards, Express set to clash in VBL first round

July 28th, 2014

Strasburg Express first-year manager Ben Moore held a team meeting several weeks ago to discuss how he and his coaching staff could improve the team’s experience over the final stretch of the Valley Baseball League season. During that meeting, Moore, who thinks many college baseball players today have become too robotic while coaches control nearly every aspect of the game, decided he was going to take a more relaxed approach and simply allow the Express to have fun.

Puerta sparks River Bandits

July 25th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL –Woodstock’s Esteban Puerta knows sometimes the key to success is to keep it simple.

Flying fast: Cards use steals to up pressure

July 25th, 2014

Brad Neffendorf went into his first recruiting year as the new manager of the Front Royal Cardinals with one primary objective — find some pests, and lots of them.

Express rallies for extra-inning win over Royals

July 24th, 2014

WINCHESTER — The Strasburg Express never feels like it’s out of a game, no matter how large the deficit. But being no-hit through five innings while trailing by six runs? That’s pushing it.

Nations: Sprint to finish in VBL

July 22nd, 2014

The Valley Baseball League playoffs are just less than a week away, and all indications are that it will be a mad dash to the end of the regular season.

Rebels split doubleheader with Senators

July 18th, 2014

NEW MARKET –New Market had an opportunity to make up some ground in a push to make the postseason on Friday when it hosted Aldie in a doubleheader. The Rebels weren’t able to get a sweep, but they did rally in the second game to pull out a split at Rebel Park.

Harper sharp in Cardinals win

July 17th, 2014

FRONT ROYAL — Jake Harper felt a little off before he stepped on the mound for the Front Royal Cardinals in Thursday’s Valley League game against visiting Staunton at Bing Crosby Stadium.