Valley League

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.

Express beat Staunton in Game 1 of VBL championship

August 4, 2015

STAUNTON – Trevor Rucker delivered a sixth-inning grand slam and the Strasburg Express held off a late rally by Staunton to pick up a 10-8 win in Game 1 of the Valley Baseball League championship series Tuesday night.

Cardinals advance in VBL playoffs

July 30, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — With no outs in the top of the seventh Thursday, Front Royal manager Brad Neffendorf handed the ball to reliever Randy Dobnak with the game in the balance.

River Bandits beat Cards to even playoff series

July 30, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Facing playoff elimination for the second time in three days, the Woodstock River Bandits continued to keep their season alive Wednesday night in the second game of a best-of-three Valley Baseball League playoff series against Front Royal.

Cardinals top River Bandits

July 28, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – On a night when Front Royal manager Brad Neffendorf resorted to trying everything he could help his team scrape across a few runs, the Cardinals leaned heavily on pitching – and the arms delivered.

River Bandits clinch spot in playoffs

July 27, 2015

WINCHESTER ¬ – Woodstock’s late-season push for a spot in the Valley Baseball League playoffs came to a dramatic and fortunate end for the River Bandits in Monday night’s play-in game against Winchester at Bridgeforth Field.

Express clinches spot in VBL playoffs

July 24, 2015

STRASBURG — Strasburg joined Front Royal and Aldie as playoff teams from the North Division of the Valley Baseball League on Friday night by edging the Cardinals, 5-4, at First Bank Park.

Cards clinch playoff spot

July 23, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — Front Royal used a sterling performance by pitcher Mike Elwood on Thursday night in setting down Woodstock 6-1 in a Valley Baseball League Eastern Division matchup at Bing Crosby Stadium.

River Bandits make playoff push

July 22, 2015

STRASBURG — The Woodstock River Bandits are making a mad dash to make the Valley Baseball League North Division playoffs, and Wednesday night they took another step by besting East leader Strasburg 5-3 at First Bank Park.

River Bandits, Royals split doubleheader

July 21, 2015

WOODSTOCK – In the midst of a late-season surge, the Woodstock River Bandits missed out on a chance to vault themselves into fourth place in the Valley Baseball League’s North Division Tuesday night.

Making noise

Front Royal center fielder Edgar Lebron grabs a lead off second base during a game against Charles Town on Monday night at Bing Crosby Stadium. Lebron is mostly deaf.  Rich Cooley/Daily

July 17, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – They are sounds that ring throughout the Shenandoah Valley on most summer nights – the crack of a wooden baseball bat, the pop of ball meeting glove, fans cheering for their hometown Valley Baseball League team.

Cards fall to Royals

July 16, 2015

FRONT ROYAL – The Front Royal Cardinals let one get away Thursday night at Bing Crosby Stadium.