Strasburg and Woodstock have spent all summer in a race to see which team is the best in the Valley Baseball League’s North Division. One of those two squads will walk away with a division title this week.

Maynard “Mo” Weber, an iconic figure in the Valley Baseball League and the New Market Rebels organization, passed away Friday at the age of 96.

STRASBURG – With players hailing from all levels of college baseball and from all corners of the country, teams in the Valley Baseball League can sometimes need time to develop a winning chemistry. Count Furman University right-hander Mason Kenney among those pleasantly surprised with just h…

WOODSTOCK – As Woodstock River Bandits pitching coach Charlie Shepard got to know Tristen Bayless at the start of the Valley Baseball League season, he was shocked to learn just how limited the left-hander’s role has been at the college level.

WOODSTOCK — New Market appeared to be getting hot at the right time, winning six of seven Valley League Baseball games with the end of the regular season closing in and finally finding some pop at the plate after the league’s all-star game on July 7. However, a return to the VBL playoffs for…

After a 9-0 win over Winchester on July 8, Strasburg boasted the best record in the Valley Baseball League and held a five-game lead over Woodstock for first place in the North Division. The Express are now trying to survive an untimely slide and keep its grip on its division lead.

WOODSTOCK – Just over a week ago, Woodstock sat five games behind first-place Strasburg in the Valley Baseball League North Division standings with the end of the regular season closing in. There’s a week left before the start of the VBL playoffs, and the River Bandits have erased that deficit.

FRONT ROYAL — Trey Fields has always enjoyed the challenge of being a pitcher and a hitter and he’s brought that dual role to the Valley Baseball League.

STRASBURG — Tyler Johnson wasn’t planning on being in the Valley Baseball League’s Home Run Derby on Sunday. Just minutes before it began, one of the players decided not to participate and Johnson was happy to take the open spot.

NEW MARKET – Jonah Seagears hadn’t batted in the leadoff spot in a long time, but this season for the New Market Rebels it’s been the perfect spot for him.

FRONT ROYAL – The Front Royal Cardinals have lost seven straight games but the team still has plenty of optimism for the rest of their season.

STRASBURG – New Market hasn’t gotten off to the start it wanted to this season, but head coach Matt Schaeffer is seeing some good signs from his Valley Baseball League squad.

Bruce Alger, longtime president/general manager of the New Market Rebels and the current Valley Baseball League commissioner/president, is one of seven 2019 inductees to be installed in the VBL Hall of Fame, the league announced this week.

WOODSTOCK – After setting a franchise record for losses, Woodstock River Bandits management wanted to find a head coach who could help turns things around – and they found him. Legendary Valley Baseball League head coach Mike Bocock will take the reins next season for the River Bandits.

NEW MARKET – Throughout New Market’s surge during the season’s second half, manager Zac Cole repeatedly spoke of his team’s determination to win ballgames. That determination ultimately propelled the Rebels to the top of the Valley Baseball League.

New Market outfielder Andrew Eyster, whose arrival two weeks into the season helped turn the Rebels’ offense into one of the best in the Valley Baseball League, has claimed the VBL’s top postseason accolade.

The weather is sure to have an effect on the final week of the regular season in the Valley Baseball League.

Express’s designated hitter Colton Schultz looks for the ball as he rounds third base during the sixth inning of their July 18 game against Charlottesville. Rich Cooley/DailyStrasburg’s designated hitter Colton Schultz runs to home plate to score during their July 18 game against Charlottesv…

The Front Royal Cardinals’ Rob Griswold slides into second base Thursday on a successful steal as Charlottesville Zac Ching prepares for a late tag. Rich Cooley/DailyFront Royal’s Rob Griswold stands up after stealing third base as Charlottesville’s Dom D’Allesandro looks on during Thursday …

Express players watch their teammates at bat during eighth inning action against Charlottesville on Wednesday. Rich Cooley/DailyStrasburg’s Justin Hayes slides and avoids a tag by Charlottesville’s Zac Ching on a second base steal attempt during Wednesday’s game. Rich Cooley/DailyStrasburg E…

The Valley Baseball League’s squad of traveling all-stars arrived at the Southern Collegiate Showcase in North Carolina on Monday looking to grab a pair of victories in the two-day event. The VBL didn’t quite get the two wins they were hunting, but the league left the event without a loss fo…