Sting Baseball: Welcome

2009 BIV Champs
Best in the Valley 2009 Wood Bat Champs
Sunday, July 27

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2009 Richmond Baseball Academy Champs

 

Our goal is to expose our athletes to as many college and professional scouts as possible. We take a personal interest in our players and help to find the right fit when it comes to colleges. Our schedule,web page, and player profiles will be sent to Colleges and Universities in Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, & Maryland.

If you have the desire, talent, and grades, we will do our best to find a school where you can play college baseball. Our record of Sting alumni who have made it to the next level and are playing College Baseball speaks for it's self.

Testimonials
Comment from a parent on our commitment: "Matt got his official appointment to the Naval Academy yesterday. We want to thank you so much for your willingness and help thru this process. We have been blessed by having Matt play for you and for all your help. Thank you so much. Jane Burch" Leesburg, VA 

Comment from another parent on the Sting program:  "Both of my sons played for the Sting, both benefited greatly from the higher level of competition faced, and both have made it to college ball. I've lost track of how many "Sting alumni" are playing college ball, but it's well over 20 and growing. A very good operation, run by very good people. Jay Neal" Strasburg, VA

From another Parent: "This is a well run program, highly recommended. Bill Craun" Harrisonburg, VA


Coaching Staff/Contact information:

            Jeff Crane (540)825-5294, cell (540)729-8925 

Kyle Scott (540)825-8171, Cell (540)219-3766

    


email the coaching staff at:

fstballhitter@msn.com

 

cab1235@comcast.net


 
Keep your grades up and take the SAT and/or ACT test, also register with the NCAA clearinghouse.

https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/common/



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Go get em guys !

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KYLE SCOTT - Coach

Wednesday, September 30
VMI / W&L Showcase Tourney October 10 & 11

This event has been rescheduled for October 10-11, 2009.
Game schedule will be posted by Monday, Oct. 5.

                       VMI/W&L Showcase                       
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Date: Oct. 10-11, 2009

Host Hotel:
Days Inn
2809 North Lee Highway
Lexington, VA 24450
540-463-9131

Reference "Richmond Braves" to receive discounted rate

Cost per Sting Player to attend is $35.00 plus your hotel room

Age: 18U and 16U teams

Capacity: 20 teams

Fields: VMI, Washington and Lee University, Rockbridge HS and Parry McClure HS

Format: Each team plays three - 9 inning games
 
Time Limit: 2 ½ hr time limit

Baseballs: Each team supplies 4 new NFHS stamped baseballs per game.

Cost: $600.00 per team

This is an "Invite Only" event



Monday, October 12
BEST IN THE VALLEY WOOD BAT CHAMPIONSHIP

"BEST IN  THE VALLEY" 2009 FALL WOOD BAT CHAMPIONSHIP

UPDATED Saturday 10/24 at  9 AM
I now have the schedule for Sunday's wood bat championship in Harrisonburg. 7 teams, games are 6 innings or two hours, An all tournament team will be selected after the completion of the tournament and posted on the Shenandoah Valley Baseball Academy website. 

SUNDAY OCT 25

Game one is at 11 AM vs Warren County at Eastern Mennonite University (1200 Park Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22802) Be at EMU by 10 AM Sunday morning

Game two, if we win game one, will be at EMU at 3 PM vs either West VA Titans or Broadway

Game three, Championship Game at Turner Ashby High School 5 PM (have to win game one and game two to get to the championship game) 
 
 
 
I would suggest you contact any college coaches that were coming to see you play in Richmond, and let them know about this tournament and schedule. I do know several coaches from colleges in West Virginia and the college coaches from in and around Harrisonburg will be there.
 
7 Teams:
 
Moorefield WV
 
Millbrook
 
Shenandoah Baseball Academy
 
WV Titans
 
Broadway
 
Central Virginia Sting
 

Warren County 



Tuesday, October 27
Richmond Baseball Academy Tournament 1 day best record takes trophy

**** UPDATED  11/6/09 ****                  

RICHMOND BASEBALL ACADEMY   

Sunday November 8th in Lakeside, Richmond, VA - Belmont Park 

*** CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT *** 

 



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JEFF CRANE - General Manager
THE STING STORY.................

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Sting Mascot "Deuce"

This team, The STING, was formed in 1999 to get outstanding high school age baseball players from around Central Virginia recognized and noticed in an effort to send them on to College Baseball and beyond. We've had some players compete in the USA Junior Olympics, be selected to prestigious invitation only showcases like Perfect Game,  Blue - Grey, The Commonweath Games & East Cobb.  So far we have had over 50 Sting baseball players join the ranks of College baseball !
 



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Legion Field - Culpeper, Virginia

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Four Sting Members chosen for USA Junior Olympics Team

Cameron Scott, Danny Crane. Chris Feagan, and Dillon Sheads have been chosen to be part of the "Most Valuable Player" out of Crofton MD. The Team will travel to Jupiter Florida in June to compete in the 2003 USA Junior Olympics. On the way back home the foursom will stop off at Myrtle Beach and participate in the MVP showcase at Coastal Carolina. Congratulations to all four players!

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Cameron, Chris, Danny, & Dillon
Tuesday, June 24
Culpeper Boys in Jupiter, Florida - Marlins & Cardinals Spring Training Complex

Cameron Scott, Chris Feagan, Danny Crane, & Dillon Sheads in front of Roger Dean Stadium, Jupiter Florida - USA Junior Olympics Summer 2003 .

Sting Players invited to Blue-Grey Events

The Blue-Grey Classic is a prestigous invitation only showcase which has over forty colleges represented as well as most Major League Baseball Teams.


Matt Neal Blue-Grey @ William & Mary 2002 Parker Neal Blue-Grey @ William & Mary 2004 Danny Crane Blue-Grey @ William & Mary 2003 & Wake Forest 2004 Steve Craun Blue-Grey @ Coastal Carolina 2003 Cameron Scott Blue-Grey @ Wake Forest 2003 & 2004 Mike Lang Blue-Grey @ Coastal Carolina 2004 Davis Newton Blue-Grey @ Coastal Carolina 2004 Matt Vinagro Blue-Grey @ Battle of the States II 2004 - William & Mary 2005 Patrick Hallett Blue-Grey @ William & Mary 2005
Jeremy Brown Blue-Grey @ Wake Forest 2007 Hunter Kenney Blue Grey @ Wake Forest 2007 Ross Karnes Blue Grey @Wake Forest 2007 Brandon Scott Blue Grey @ North Atlantic Classic 2008 Brandon Mack Blue Grey @ North Atlantic Classic 2008 Trevor Funk Blue Grey @ National Battle of States 2008 Josh Gardiner Blue Grey @ North Carolina Classic 2009 Bryant Hines Blue Grey @ North Carolina Classic 2009 Ryan Walker Blue Grey @ North Carolina Classic 2009 Brandon Scott Blue Grey @ North Carolina Classic 2009 Matt Ward @ Blue Grey North Carolina Classic 2009 



Sting Players Participate in Perfect Game Events

Several Sting players have participated in various Perfect Game showcase events in past years.

The players are Danny Crane MIF/P Culpeper HS Class of '05, Steve Craun OF/P Harrisonburg HS Class of '05, Justin Miller 3B/P Culpeper HS Class of '04, Matt Neal 1B/P Strasburg HS Class of 03- Presbyterian College , Dillon Sheads, 1B, P Culpeper HS Class of 05, Cameron Scott MIF Notre Dame Academy Class of 2005, Parker Neal SS/P Strasburg HS Class of 2006, Corey Overholtzer OF/P Arundel HS Class of 2006, Matt Burch MIF Notre Dame Academy Class of 2007, Hunter Kenney 1B Culpeper HS Class of 2008.

 Congratulations to these players for being selected!   



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Steve Craun OF/P Harrisonburg HS Class of 2005

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Danny Crane MIF/P Culpeper HS Class of 2005

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Matt Neal 1B/P Strasburg HS '03-Presbyterian College

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Dillon Sheads 1B/P Culpeper HS Class of 2005

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Justin Miller 3B/P Culpeper HS Class of 2004

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Parker Neal SS/P Strasburg HS Class 2006

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Corey Overholtzer OF/P - Arundel HS Class 2006

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Matt Burch MIF - Notre Dame Academy Class 2007

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Hunter Kenney 1B - Culpeper HS Class of 2008

3 Sting Players attend 2004 USSSA 18-U Major World Series

Sting players Dillon Sheads, Danny Crane, & Chris Feagan spent the week of July 25 - August 1 2004 at the USSSA 18-U Major World Series held in Nashville, TN playing for the Maryland Patriots. The Patriots finished in third place in the World Series playing teams from all over the USA during a week of intense play.

Congratulations to the three for representing Virginia at the World Series.



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MD Patriots - 2004 Nashville, TN

Sunday, July 1

Sting players who went on to play college baseball 


Bryan Coffey - Louisburg & Christopher Newport University (DRAFTED BY EXPOS IN '02)


Luther Snow - St. Marys


Nick Richards - UVA / Wise


Jamison Jarvis - Shepherd/ Eastern Mennonite


Andrew Pittman - Shippensburg/ Eastern Mennonite


Stephen George -  University of Mary Washington


Darrell Lewis - University of Delaware


Clay Horn - Belmont Abbey / Longwood University/ EMU


Matt Neal - Presbyterian / Christopher Newport University


Justin Miller - Shenandoah


Danny Crane - Concord University/Christopher Newport University


Cameron Scott - Old Dominion University


Mike Lang - UVA / Wise


Chad Rhodes - Bridgewater


Craig Martin - Shepherd


Steve Craun - Randolph Macon


Dillon Sheads - Randolph Macon

Mike Lenox - Virginia Wesleyan College/Bridgewater

Corey Overholtzer - UNC-Greensboro

Parker Neal - Christopher Newport University

Jason Jenkins - Christopher Newport University

Matt Burch - Navy

Will Miller - Highpoint University

Ethan Russell - Eastern Mennonite University

Tucker Gernhard - Davenport University

Jeremy Brown - VMI

Hunter Kenney - Patrick Henry Comm. College

These nine former Sting Players are all headed off to College Baseball for the first time in the fall of 2009 -  

Garrett Cole - Bridgewater

Allen Beall - Delaware Tech

Trevor Funk - Alderson Broaddus

Nolan Jenkins - Frederick

Brandon Mack - Chowan

Joey Powell - Rappahannock

Sillas Shaw - Delaware Tech

Lazaro Torres - Patrick Henry

Cody Whitlock - Patrick Henry

For the Fall of 2010, We've got nine more heading off to college to play ball !

Matt Lenox - Bridgewater

Brandon Scott - Mount Saint Marys

Derek Justice - Virginia

Ryan Walker - UVA - Wise

Eric Mehiel - UVA - Wise

Bryant Hines - Davis & Elkins

Jeb Early - Davis and Elkins

Cameron Ayers - Potomac State

Matt Ward - Charleston WV 

Congratulations to all of these players for making it & taking it to the next level !



Beat the odds, did you know that only 5.6% of all high school baseball players make it to the NCAA to play college baseball ?  Do you know how to introduce yourself to a college coach ?  Do you know the formula on how to qualify for NCAA baseball ?
http://www.hsbaseballweb.com/players_parents.htm

Recruiting Timeline: click on the link here to find out what to do to improve your odds,   http://www.hsbaseballweb.com/recruit_timeline.htm



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Clay Horn
Tuesday, May 11
Culpeper's Clay Horn Transfers To Eastern Mennonite University

Update, Clay Horn has transfered from Longwood University to Eastern Mennonite University, Clay joins former teammates Jameson, & Andrew.

Clay Horn, a Senior at Culpeper County High School and LH pitcher for the Blue Devils & "Sting", has signed to NCAA Div. II Belmont Abbey College near Charlotte, NC. He offically signed a National Letter of Intent during the November signing period. Clay, a 6'6" lefty just got back from the World Wood Bat Championship sponsored by Perfect Game in Jupiter, Florida on October 22-26, 2002. Clay made a great appearance and was seen by many scouts. Clay is the second "Sting" player to receive a baseball scholarship this fall, Matt Neal will be attending Presbyterian College located about an hour away from Clay at Belmont Abbey. Congratulations to Clay and his family!!! ( I can see we will be traveling to NC again in the spring of 2004)CLICK ON THE CAPTION UNDER CLAY'S PICTURE TO GO TO BELMONT ABBEY"S BASEBALL WEBPAGE.
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Clay Horn, LHP, Culpeper High, 2003 graduate
(Extracts from a Professional Scouting Report)


· Baseball America's second ranked Left Hand Pitcher in the state and the 211th ranked player in the nation for 2003 graduates.
· Excellent MLB body (6'6" 215 pounds).
· Major league arm, very loose with excellent strength.
· Has the makings of a Future Major League Frontline starter. Hard, sustained thrower who cruises at major league average speeds now and can touch 90 mph.
· Good control of the inside portion of the plate when facing left hand hitters.
· Movement on all pitches.
· Projects as a starting pitcher at one of the Top 15 Division I programs. A possible early middle round pick (15th to 25th) in the June 2003 MLB Amateur Draft


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Matt Neal
MATT NEAL Transfers to Christopher Newport University

Update: Matt has transfered to Christopher Newport University and will be playing ball there. Good Luck to Matt for continued success. Both Clay & Matt are playing in the Valley League this summer (2005).

Former "Sting" Pitcher/First Baseman and Strasburg High School standout Matt Neal has signed with Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC. Matt has received a baseball scholarship to Presbyterian College. He signed a National Letter of Intent during the November signing period. Presbyterian College is a Division II College located about 1 hour south of Charlotte NC. and has been ranked in the D-II top 20 3 times in the last 5 years. His younger brother, Parker, played with the "Sting" this past Summer. We all wish Matt much success in his college baseball career. CLICK ON THE CAPTION UNDER MATT'S PICTURE TO GO TO PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE'S BASEBALL WEBPAGE.
Matt Neal, 1B/P, Strasburg High, 2003 graduate
(Extracts from a Professional Scouting Report)


· Good makeup.
· Mentally and physically tough. Good size at 6'4" 210.
· Good hitter and projects well with power potential.
· Solid defensively at first base. Good infield actions, quick reflexes, and he stretches well making good picks at first base.
· Must increase his velocity in order to establish a fast ball as a plus pitch. He has to throw consistently in the middle 80's to get the opportunity to pitch at the college level.
· Expect that one of the regional universities such as Virginia Tech, William and Mary, or ODU are looking very closely at Matt to fill their needs at first base.



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Parker Neal
PARKER NEAL COMMITS TO CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY

Parker Neal SS/P 2006 Strasburg HS has committed to play baseball at CNU (Christopher Newport University) in Newport News, VA. Parker played for Strasburg HS, American Legion baseball, & the Sting and has attended several prestigous showcases. Parker's older brother Matt also plays for CNU's baseball team. Congratulations to Parker and his family & we wish him much success!   

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Andrew Pittman
Andrew Pittman transfers to Eastern Mennonite

UPDATE: Andrew has transfered as a Freshman to Eastern Mennonite for 2006. Andrew Pittman, '03 starting Blue Devil catcher and long time "Sting" player will play baseball at the next level at Shippensburg University in PA. Congratualtions to Andrew and his family! Andrew now makes the ninth "Sting" player to continue their baseball career in college. Andrew will red-shirt in 2004.

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Stephen George
Liberty's Stephen George Signs With Mary Washington

Former "Sting" Catcher Stephen George has signed with Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg. Stephen is Liberty High School's (Fauquier Co.) starting catcher. Good Luck Stephen ! You will be playing against Luther at St. Marys.

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Matt Burch
Wednesday, April 11
MATT BURCH RECEIVES NAVAL ACADEMY APPOINTMENT

Matt Burch, Senior Class of 2007 MIF Notre Dame Academy has received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis Maryland. Matt has played on the Sting the past two years and also played with Team MVP at the Junior Olympics in Jupiter Florida in June of 2005. Matt, a team leader and outstanding student (VP National Honor Society) has been on two Div II Virginia Independent School League State Championship teams while at Notre Dame. We are very proud to have the Sting represented in the United States Navy and wish Matt much success as a Midshipman and Navy baseball player !

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Darrell Lewis
Darrell Lewis Signs With the University of Delaware

Former "Sting" pitcher Darrell Lewis has signed a NLI to play at Division I University of Delaware. Darrell is in the starting rotation at Fauquier's Liberty High School. Good Luck Darrell!

It would be a full time job to go around and watch all of our former "Sting" players perform in College Baseball.

Great Job Guys!


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Jameson Jarvis
Jameson Jarvis transfers to Eastern Mennonite

UPDATE: Jamison has transfered as a Sophomore to Eastern Mennonite for 2006. Former Sting infielder and Culpeper Blue Devil standout Jamison Jarvis has been invited as a walk on at Shepherd College in West Virginia. Jarvis knows what hustle means and swings a mean bat. Congratulations Jamison for making the team as a Freshman walk on.

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Danny Crane
DANNY CRANE TRANSFERS TO CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY

UPDATE, Danny Crane has transfered to Christopher Newport University, and joins former Sting teammates Matt & Parker Neal and Jason Jenkins as a Captains baseball player. Best of luck to Danny !

Danny Crane MIF/P Culpeper CO High School, Danny Has played for the Sting for 4 years, also Culpeper American Legion Post 330, Most Valuable Player, the Maryland Patriots and the Culpeper Red Devils in the Apple Valley League in the Summer of 2005 & 2006.

He has made trips to the USA Junior Olympics in Jupiter FL with team MVP in 2003 as well as the USSSA 18-U World Series in the summer of 2004 with the MD Patriots, in the Series, the Patriots finished in the top three teams in the Country.
Danny was named team captain and was recognized as the Blue Devils defensive player of the year at the shortstop position in 2005. Offensively, he led the team in RBI's in 2004, and in 2005 he once again led the team in RBI's as well as homeruns.   

Congratulations and much success to Danny !


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Cameron Scott
CAMERON SCOTT COMMITTS TO D-I ODU

Cameron earned 2nd Team all District SS in 2003 while at CCHS and received Most Valuable Offensive Player for the Blue Devils that year before transferring to Notre Dame Academy.

While at Notre Dame Academy, he helped lead Notre Dame to back to back VISBA (VA Independent Schools)Division II State Championships and received 1st Team All State SS honors in 2004 & 2005 and runner up VISBA Player of the Year in 2005. Cameron played in the Virginia Commonwealth Games.He received an invitation to play in Perfect Game at North Carolina Chapel Hill where he played for the White Sox.

He received an invitation from the Montréal Expos to compete in the Area Code Games at the University of Virginia, where he played for the East Team. He played for All Star Baseball out of Pennsylvania at the Perfect Game Wooden Bat Tournament in Florida held in October. Cameron also received letters of interest from the Seattle Mariners, Saint Louis Cardinals and Baltimore Orioles.



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Mike Lang
MIKE LANG COMMITTS TO NAIA UVA-WISE

Mike Lang OF/MIF has committed to UVA-Wise. Mike, a Senior at Stafford HS, has played for the Sting, Stafford American Legion, and Stafford High School Varsity Baseball. UVA-Wise is located in Wise, VA and is a NAIA College. UVA-Wise has recently built a new baseball field. Congratulations and much success to Mike !

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Steve Craun
Steve Craun Signs with Randolph Macon College

Steve Craun, OF/P, Harrisonburg High School and longtime member of the Sting and Harrisonburg Deacons organizations has signed with Randolph Macon College in Ashland, VA. Steve (Scuba) as known by his teamates is also an outstanding student. Congrats to Steve and the rest of the Craun Family and we wish him much success.

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Corey Overholtzer
COREY OVERHOLTZER COMMITS TO D-I UNC-GREENSBORO

Corey Overholtzer OF/P Arundel HS/Riverdale Baptist HS has committed to play baseball at UNC-Greensboro. Corey,Dillon, Chris, & Danny were teammates on the MVP Junior Olympic Team in 2003 and with the Maryland Patriots & Sting in 2004. In High School Corey Led the 2006 Wildcats to a 23-3 record and their 10th state title in school history and first since 2001...finished the year ranked No. 25 nationally by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper...selected as an honorable mention on the 2006 Louisville Slugger High School All American team...was named first team All-Arundel County, all-state and all-league...also selected first team All-Metro by the Baltimore Sun and honorable mention All-Met by the Washington Post in 2006...hit .480 with a county-record six triples, four doubles, five homers, 36 runs, 23 RBIs and 16 walks as the Wildcats' leadoff hitter...finished his career at Arundel with the highest career average (.542) and the most triples (10) in school history...had the honor of playing in the Brooks Robinson High School All-Star game at Camden Yards. We wish Corey much continued success !



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Dillon Sheads
DILLON SHEADS COMMITS TO RANDOLPH MACON COLLEGE

Dillon Sheads,Culpeper Co HS 1B/LHP, and longtime Sting player has committed to play baseball at Randolph Macon College near Richmond, VA. Dillon traveled to Jupiter, FL in 2003 and played in the USA JR Olympics with Team MVP and in the summer of 2004 played for the Maryland Patriots.The Patriots traveled to Nashville to the USSSA World Series and finished in third place.

Dillon has played summer ball in 2005 & 2006 for the Culpeper Red Devils in the Apple Valley League. Congratulations to Dillon and we wish him much success.


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Tucker Gernhard
Monday, June 30
TUCKER GERNHARD SIGNS WITH DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY

Tucker Gernhard, OF/P, Stafford High School has signed with Davenport University.

2009 Highlights: Started 10 games on the mound as a true freshman and posted a perfect 6-0 record...Named to All-WHAC 1st Team after leading team in ERA (2.25)...Finished the season with 68 strikeouts in 62.1 innings...Held opponents to .267 batting average

High School Highlights: Named member to the All-Conference team. 

Tucker played for the Sting for three years. His speed and instincts were a great asset in many Sting wins. We wish Tucker all the best ! 



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Mike Lenox
MIKE LENOX TRANSFERS TO BRIDGEWATER COLLEGE

UPDATE, Mike Lenox has transfered to Bridgewater College for 2007. Best of luck to Mike !

Courtland High School standout and former Sting player Mike Lenox, RHP/C has joined the Virginia Wesleyan College baseball team. Mike, while at Courtland, was named in the same year an all Battlefield District first team pitcher and catcher. Mike pitched and played third base for the Sting in 2004 and earlier in the year during one of the last high school games broke his right hand in a collision at home plate as the catcher. Mike rehabed the summer of 2004 and came back strong during the fall of 2004 with the Sting. He also recorded one of the highest batting averages for the Sting. We wish Mike much success !


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Jason Jenkins
Monday, April 17
JASON JENKINS COMMITS TO CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY

Jason Jenkins LHP/1B Rappahannock County High School has committed to Christopher Newport University. Jason is a member of the Rappahannock HS Varsity Baseball Team he has also played for the American Legion, Blue Ridge Baseball and with the Sting. Jason, last year, during the HS season led his district as a Pitcher with batters struckout.   
We wish Jason much success and good luck !  



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Ethan Russell
Monday, October 29
ETHAN RUSSELL COMMITTS TO EASTERN MENNONITE UNIVERSITY

Ethan Russell LHP/OF Rappahannock County High School has committed to play baseball for Eastern Mennonite University near Harrisonburg, VA. Ethan was a strong force in the Sting's bullpen last season and helped lead the Sting to the 2006 Valley Fall Championship.We wish Ethan much success ! 



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Will Miller
Monday, September 10
WILL MILLER TO PLAY AT D-I HIGHPOINT UNIVERSITY

Will Miller, 3B/C Rappahannock Co HS, has signed on to play at Highpoint University in North Carolina. Highpoint is in the "Big South" Conference.  Will played for Rappahannock HS and the Sting. Will worked hard last fall and helped lead the Sting to the Fall Valley 2006 Championship. We wish Will much success at the next level !



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Chad Rhodes
Chad Rhodes Signs With Bridgewater College

Turner Ashby HS standout Infielder/Pitcher Chad Rhodes has signed on with Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, VA. Chad a former Harrisonburg Deacon and member of Sting. Congratulations and much success to Chad !

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Justin Miller
JUSTIN MILLER COMMITTS TO SHENANDOAH

Justin Miller 3B/P Culpeper CO High School has committed to NCAA D-III Shenandoah University in Winchester VA. Justin played for the Sting for 4 years, Culpeper American Legion Post 330, & The Fauquier Blast.

Congratulations and much success to Justin !


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Craig Martin
Craig Martin signs on with Shepherd

Former Turner Ashby stand out Catcher Craig Martin has signed with Shepherd University in Shepherdstown WV. Craig is a former member of the Sting and the Harrisonburg Deacons. Best wishes to Craig for a sucessful college career.

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Bryan Coffey
Tuesday, February 1
COFFEY TRANSFERS TO CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY

Culpeper's RHP Bryan Coffey was drafted by the Montreal Expos (6/'02) and played for the Clark Griffith Fauquier "Gators", this summer (2004) Bryan is playing for the Culpeper "Red Devils" in the Apple Valley League. He accepted an offer from Louisburg College. Louisburg is a juco located about 30 miles from Raleigh North Carolina.

Louisburg Baseball is recognized as one of the top juco teams in the Nation. The Hurricanes have won 24 conference or regional championships and been to the NJCAA College World Series 10 times since 1971.

Bryan is another success story from the "Sting" in it's continuing tradition of sending players onto College Baseball and beyond. Good Luck Bryan.

Update: 2-01-05, Bryan has completed two years at Louisburg and has transfered to Christopher Newport University as a pitcher.


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Luther Snow
SNOW Graduates from St. Marys, RICHARDS graduates from UVA Wise .

Former Culpeper County High School standout Luther Snow graduated from St. Marys with a degree in economics. Luther played for the St Marys Seahawks under Coach Lew Jenkins. Luther is currently a police officer for the Town of Culpeper.

Nick Richards transfered from Shepherd WVA to UVA-Wise and graduated with a degree in Business Administration.

Congratulations to both of these former "Stingers" on the continuation of their baseball and professional careers.



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Nick Richards

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