Winchester Royals: Game Recaps

Thursday, August 2
Playoff ,Game 2 Royls 3 Rebels 5
The Royals lost to the new Northern Champions, The New Market Rebels by a score of 5-3 on Wednesday night at Bridgeforth Field.The score was close thru out and could have gone either way. The Rebels won out in the end and will represent the North well as the take the Southern Division Champions in the VBL Championship Series. See Box Score for more results.

Tuesday, July 31
Playoffs game 1 Royals 3 Rebels 10
. The Rebels broke out early scoring 7 runs of starter Nick 3 innings. The Royals managed only 3 runs mainly a 2 run homer by Ray Gill. The Rebels Andrew Eyster paced the Rebels with 2 home runs a 2 doubles and 4 rbis. The series will continue Wednesday at Bridgehe Royals lost game 1 of the Northern Division Championship series 10-3 to the New Market Rebels Tuesday night at Rebel Parkforth field.

Tuesday, July 31
Playoff Game 2 Royals 7 Cannons 5
The Royals defeated the Purcellville Cannons 7-5 Monday night at the Bridge to advance to the finals of the Northern Division. They will take on the New Market at Rebel field on Tuesday at 7:30 PM.Game 2 will be at Bridgeforth Field at 7PM on Wednesday. Check box score for more details.

Monday, July 30
Playoffs Game 1 Royals 7 Cannons 4
The Royals opened game one of the of the Northern Division playoffs with a 7-4 win over the Cannons at Firemens field in Purcellville. The game was a pitchers duel as Royals starter Dylan Gentry went 5 innings allowing just 1 run on 3 hits. Parker Dyson of the Cannons allowed 2 runs on 4 hits in 4.2 innings. The Royals held a 2-1 lead when Ray Gil's 3 run homer put the Royals up 6-2. The Royals added 1 more in the 7th. The Cannons made a short rally by scoring 3 runs off Trent Sidwell. Jake Posey got the final out. Zeon Pettigrew had 3 hits to lead the Royals at the plate. Ray Gil's 3 run homer was the game winner for the Royals. Game 2 will be played on Monday at Bridgeforth Field at 7Pm.

Saturday, July 28
Game 42 Royals 6 Express 0
The Royals rode the shut out pitching from Evan Richardson and home runs by Trenton Burgreen and Bryan Nunoz to defeat the Strasburg Express Saturday afternoon at First Bank Field 6-0. Richardson allowed 2 hits 5 ks in his first complete game of the season. The Royals had 10 hits with Pettigrew,Santos and Burgreen getting 2 each. The Royals will await their opponent in the first round of the playoffs on Sunday. The Royals finished 4th in the Northern Division.

Saturday, July 28
Game 41 Royals 8 Bandits 3
The star shone bright in game 2 as Zeon Pettigrew turned his 2 homer, double, 6 rbis into an 8-3 win over the River Bandits. The Royals had 11 hits. Trenton Burgreen adding 3. Kody Gardere got his 1st win of the season,

Saturday, July 28
Game 40 Royals 10 Bandits 2
The Royals won game 1 of a twin bill over a 'nine player squad' River Bandits 10-2 Friday night at the 'Bridge'. The lower part of the order accounted for most offense as Gil had 2 dbls and 3 runs, Santos 3 runs, 2rbis. Prososki 2 hits and 4 rbis. Hank Biggs got his first win going 6 innings giving up 2 runs on 7 hits and 6Ks.

Friday, July 27
Game 39 Royals 8 Rebels 10
The Royals lost a 'donnybrook' in New Market Thursday night as the Rebels scored 5 times in the 8th to gain an 10-8 win. The Rebels opened the scoring in the 1st scoring 3 runs as Justin King hit a 2 run homer.The Royals led 7-5 after seven. Christain Negron started for the Royals a gave up 5 runs on 5 hits in 3 innings. Trent Sidwell pitched 3 innings of scoreless ball.Jake Posey and Bryan Whitacre pitch the the final 2 innings and gave up x5 run on 4 hits. Posey took the loss. The Royals starters all had 1 hit with Pettigrew and Burgreen getting 2.With the loss the Royals dropped back 2.5 games to the Rebels for third place.

Monday, July 23
Game 38 Royals 3 Express 6
The Royals lost an error prone game to the Strasburg Express 6-3 in a rain shortened game that lasted 6 innings. Two of the Royals runs were solo shots by Samyr Santos and Aaron Palensky.The Royals commited 5 errors that allowed the Express 4 unearned runs. Ruben Ramirez took the loss.The Royals are now 19-19.

Sunday, July 22
Game 37 Royals 2 Tom Sox 1
In a thriller at the 'Bridge' the Royals pulled a 2-1 win as Michael Dodsons single to right drove in Aaron Palansky with the winning run in the last of the 9th. Pallansky had reached on a walk and moved to 2nd on a grounder at the plate by Feely. The Tom Sox scored a run early and held it 'til the 6th as the Royals scored an unearned run. Dylen Gentry started and gave up 1 run on 4 hits. Bryan Whitacre closed and pitched 3 innings of score less ball. The Royals managed only 2 hits for the game and the Tom Sox 4. The Royals are now 19-18. They travel to Strasburg Monday in a make up game.

Saturday, July 21
Game 36 Royals 7 River Bandits 2
The Royals won game one of a twin bill at the Sports Complex in Woodstock.It took extra innings to pull out the win. Aaron Palanskys 2 run double and Lucas Oxidines 2 run homer were the big hits in the in 7-2 win. Jon Butler added a home run in the 3rd to keep the game close.Christian Negron pitched scoreless ball the last 3.2 innings to get the win.Aaron Palansky led the Royals with 3 hits and 2 rbis THE 2ND GAME WAS POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN,

Friday, July 20
Game 35 Royals 4 Cannons 8
The Royals lost to the Cannons 8-4 on Saturday night before a crowd of 614 courtesy of game sponsor HP Hood. The Royals scored early in the 2nd as Will Welsh drove in Palansky and Dodson with a single to right.The Cannons scored their eight runs off Royals starter Nick Beardsley who gave up 8 runs on 8 hits thru 5 innings.Emilio Valdez pitched 4 innings of no hit ball while striking out 6. The Royals had 11 hits as Huntley,Feely and Palansky had 2 each. The Royals are now 17-18 with 7 games remaining.

Friday, July 20
Game 34 Royals 9 Turks 11
The Royals broke out to an 8-1 lead after 4 innings only to let it slip away as the Turks scored 10 runs in the next four innings to take a 11-9 win. The Royals opened the first scoring 3 runs on a bases loaded rbi double by Will Welsh.The Royals scored 4 more in the 2nd as Chad Feelys drove in Grant and Holloway. Jon Butlers single drove in Prososky and Feely. The Turks started their rally in the 5th as they scored 4 runs mainly on Zach Littles bases clearing triple. The Turks 3 more in the 6th on 2 hits 3 walks and a hit batter. Ruben Ramirez started for the Royals and gave up 7 runs on 5 hits. Kody Gardere followed and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits. Byran Whitacre closed.Jon Butler led the Royals at the plate with with 4 hits and 3 rbis. The Royals are now 17-17

Wednesday, July 18
Game 33 Royals 4 Rebels 1
In a fast moving game the Royals defeated the New Market Rebels 4-1 Wednesday night before a crowd of 508 thanks to free admission sponsored by Glory Days Grilll.The Royals were clinging to a 2-1 lead thru 7 and broke loose scoring 2 in the 8th. Aaron Pa;lansky opened the 8th with a single moved around on a stolen base and scored an a single by Jon Butler. Butler later scored th 4th run on a single by Pettigrew. Starter Dylen Gentry came within 2 out of a complete game before departing with 2 men on. Trent Sidwell relieved a stuck out the next two batters to end the game. With the win the Royals are now 17-16.

Monday, July 16
Game 32 Royals 3 Tom Sox 5
The Royals lost in Charlottesvile 5-3.The Tom Sox scored their 5 runs in the 3rd. Brett Centracchios run scoring double and Nicholas Oars 2 run homer were the big hits in the inning.The Royals came back scoring 2 in the 6th.Santos had a double and scored as Pettigrew was hit b pitch. Walsh scored on a single by Masen Prososki The Royals scored a single run in the 7th as Joe Sadallah scored from third on a ground out by Jorden Huntley. Evan Richardson pitched 5 innings allowing 5 run on 7 hits. Kody Gardere and Emelio closed out and allowed no more scoring.Joe Sadallah and Masen Prososkii had 2 hits each. The Royals are 16-16.

Sunday, July 15
Game 31 Royals 3 Cannons 4
The Royals lost a close one to the Cannons Sunday night at Firemen's field as C. Garobeuiau single to deep left drove in Kenny Okama with the winning run. The Royals held a 3-2 lead going into the 9th but Trent Sidwell couldn't hold on. Shaggy Jacobs fouled off 13 pitches before drawing a walk to set up the winning hit. Ryan Kennedy pitched 6.2 innings allowing just 2 runs on 6 hits. Huntley, Palansky and Feely led the Royals at the plate with 2 hits each. Coach Mays has made a good pickup in Desmond Grimes. He has appeared in the last the games allowing no earned runs.

Saturday, July 14
Game 30 Royals 10 Cards 8
The Royals opened a 10-2 game a hung on to win 10-8 over the Front Royal Cardinals before a crowd of 770 Saturday night at Bridgeforth field.The Royal scored 10 runs in the first 3 innings mainly on a 2 run home by Samyr Santos and a grand slam by Jordan Huntley. Will Welsh and Aaron Palansky chipped with doubles and each cross the plate. The Cards drew closer by scoring 5 runs in the fifth. The Royals used five picthers out of the pen to close them out. Kody Gardere got the win and Trent Sidwell the save. Credit Coach Mays for making the right moves as needed. The Cards had 17 hits and the Royals 9.

Friday, July 13
Game 29 Royals 7 Express 2
The Royals played long ball and got solid pitching from Ruben Ramirez in defeating the Express 7-2 Friday night at First Bank Field. Samyr Santos hit a shot in the 2d and Ray Gil followed in the 4th. Joe Sadallah had a double and 3 rbi. The Express scored 2 unearned runs in the 9th. Ramariz pitched seven strong innings, allowing no runs on 3 hits.

Wednesday, July 11
Game 28 Royals 1 Generals 3
In a low scoring game the Generals scored 3 unearned runs in the 4th to defeat the Royals 3-1.The Royals scored their lone run in the first as Joe Salladah walked, stole second advanced to to third on a single by Jon Butler and scored on an error by catcher. Starter Dylan Gentry took the loss.

Tuesday, July 10
Game 27 Royals 2 Cards 6
The Royals lost to the Cardinals Tuesday night in Front Royal 6-2.Damon Miranda cast his spell over the Royals batters. He has allowed the Royals Batters on 6 hits in 12.2 innings pitched.The Royals did manage 2 runs in the 7th as Palansky and Feely scored as Masen Prososkys bouncer over second went into right field. Evan Richardson started for the Royals and gave up 4 runs over 6 innings. Grimes and Gardere closed out allowing 2 more runs.

Monday, July 9
Game 26 Royals 3 Cannons 1
The Royals defeated the Cannons Monday night 3-1. Ryan Kennedy pitched a strong 6 innings allowing 1 run on 2 hits and 4 ks. The trio of Valdez, Grant and Posey closed out allowing no runs. Kennedy got the win and Posey the save.The Royals scored early with Jon Butler scoring on Jorden Huntleys double.The eventual winning run came in the fifth inning as Palansky scored on Jon Butlers single.

Sunday, July 8
Game 25 Royals 7 Rebels 3
The Royals had there way in New Market Saturday night winning 7-3. The Royals scored 3 runs in the 2nd mainly on a double by Luke Oxendine and a triple by Matt Holoway and never trailed again. They scored 4 runs again in the 5th mainly on Rebel miscues. Chad Feely had a rbi triple in the inning and scored a run. Nicholas Beadrsley started and pitched six strong innings allowing just 3 runs on 8 hits to get the win.Bryan Whitacre and Trent Sidwwell closed out allowing no runs.The Royals have won 8 of their last 10 games.

Friday, July 6
Game 24 Royals 8 Cards 7
In a thriller at Bridgeforth field on Friday night the Royals upended the Cardinals 8-7. The Royals trailing the Cards 7-3 after 5 innings scored one run in the 6th, 2 in the seventh and 2 more in the 8th. The pen of Grant, Posey, and Sidwell held the Cards at bay.Chadwick Feely scored the tying run as came home on a single by Johnny Butler. Lucas Oxendine scored the winning run on a sac fly by Masen Prososki. The two runs in the seventh were both unearned. Huntley and Gil each hit sac flies to drive in the runs.Jorden Huntley had two hits and 3 rbis. Jake Posey got the win and Trent Sidwell the save

Thursday, July 5
Game 23 Royals 8 Tom Sox 4
The Royals unloaded a barrage of home runs in defeating the Tom Sox 8-4 Thursday night at Bridgeforth field. Ray Gil opened the third with a solo shot. Samyr Santos followed with a 2 run shot.Chadwick Feeley hit a gransd slam in the 5th to close out the scoring. The Sox made a mild come back by scoring 3 in the 7th. Bryan Whitacre came on in the 8th to hold the Sox scoreless to close out the game. Ruben Ramirez pitched 5 innings giving up one run while striking out eight.

Tuesday, July 3
Game 22 Royals 0 Cards 2
The Royals were shut out Tuesday night by the Front Royal Cardinals 2-0.The Cards used four pitchers with starter Romon Miranda pitched 6 innings of three hit ball got the win.Rob Gotwald got the save. Masen Prososki had 2 of the 3 Royals hits. Royals starter Dylan Gentry pitched 5 innings of shut ball. James Grant took the loss giving up 1 run on 2hits.

Monday, July 2
Game 21 Royals 10 Jacks 4
The Royals defeated the Covington Lumberjacks 10-4 Monday night at Bridgeforth field.The Royals forte tonight was timely hitting and heads up play.The Royals,had two hits each from Huntley, Feely and Sadallah. They scored 3 runs in the 4th,5th and 8th. Starter Even Richardson started and was slow finding his rythem. He escaped the first inning leaving the base loaded and no runs scored.He finished his stint in the 5th allowing 4 runs on 3 hits. Biggs and Valdez closed out allowing no more scoring.

Sunday, July 1
Game 20 Royals 1 Braves 4
The Royals lost a close one in Staunton Sunday night as the Braves came away with a 4-1 win.The Royals could only convert 3 hits and one unearned run of Braves starter Justin Showalter and reliever Brandon Kale.Royals starter Ryan Kennedy pitched well for 6 innings allowing 4 runs on on 6 hits while striking out 6. Jake Posey and Kody Gardere closed out allowing no more runs.

Saturday, June 30
Game 19 Royals 7 Cannons 4
The Royals defeated the Purcellville Cannons Saturday night 7-4. The Royals opened an early 7-0. Jordan Huntleys 2 run dbl and Chadwick Feelys 2 run triple were the big hits in the scoring. Nicholas Beardsley pitched 2 hit ball for seven innings to get the win. The Cannons scored 4 runs in the last 2 innings. Bryan Whitacre shut them down in the 9th to earn the save.

Friday, June 29
Game 18 Royals 8 Generals 4
The Royals defeated the Generals Friday night 8-4 to keep there streak alive at 3. The trailed 4-1 thru 6 innings but it quickly changed as Jordan Huntley launched a 3 run homer to deep left to tie the score.The Royals again scored 3 runs mainly on 2 unearned runs as first base misplayed.the ball.The Royals Emilio Valdes pitched shut out ball for 2 innings to get the win. Trent Sidwell closed out the game.

Wednesday, June 27
Game 17 Royals 5 Cards 4
The Royals beat the Front Royal Cardinals Wednesday night 5-4 in ten innings. It was a close ball game though out. The Royals had good outings from their pitchers Ramirez,Brian Whitacre,and Jake Posey to hold the Cards in check. Trent Sidwell recorded the last out.The Royals scored the winning run as Jordan Huntley doubled , moved to third on a single by Prososki and scored on a single by Aaron Palansky, Prososki lead the Royals at the plate with 3 hits. Jake Posey got the win and Trent Sidwell the save.

Tuesday, June 26
Game 16 Royals 8 River Bandits 2
The Royals defeated the River Bandits 8-2 Tuesday night at Bridgeforth field. The teams were locked in a scoreless game thru five innings when the Royals scored 8 runs the the sixth.Will Welsh had a two run single and Caleb Hanson a two run double to pace the Royals. Evan Richardson pitched a strong 7 innings to get the win. Seven of the 9 Royals scored a run.Santos scored two.

Monday, June 25
Game 15 Royals 3 Cannons 9
The Purcellville Cannons defeated the the Royals Monday night a Bridgeforth field 9-3.Tekwaa Wythe lead of with a home run and the Cannons never trailed again.S. Lopez added another homer in the 7th for the Cannons..James Beasley got the win for the Cannons..Hunter Murray took the loss.

Sunday, June 24
Game 14 Royals 1 Braves 9

 The Royals lost to the Staunton Braves on Sunday night 9-1. The teams were in a tie ball game thu 5 innings. The Braves scored 5 runs in the 6th mainly on a 3 run homer by B.Thomas. The Royals had 1 run from Chris Salveys home run.













Thursday, June 21
Game 13 Royals 5 Rebels 12
The Royals lost to the New Market Rebels Thursday night 12-5. The Royals were in a tight ball game leading 5-4 after six. The Rebels took a quick lead by scoring 5 times in the 7th mainly on a grand slam by Oraj Anu. The scored 3 more in the 8th for a 12-5 final.

Tuesday, June 19
Game 12 Royals 8 Caannons 6
The Royals bull pen hung on to salvage Anthony Simonellis great outing as he gave up just one run on 2 hits and striking out eight. The Royals added 10 hits including 2 homers by Santos. check box for more results.

Monday, June 18
Game 11 Royals 9 Express 5
The Royals rapped out 14 hits including 2 home runs in defeating the Express 9-5 Monday at Bridgeforth field. Check box for more results.

Sunday, June 17
Game 10 Royals 4 Jacks 5
The Royals lost the second game to the Jacks  5-4.

Sunday, June 17
Games 9 Royals 7 Jacks 4
The Royals split a twin bill with the Jacks winning the first game 7-4 and losing the second 5-4.

Friday, June 15
Game 8 Royals 5 River Bandits 3
The Royals won on the 40th year celebration night 5-3 over the River Bandits.Ryan Kennedy got the win. Will Welsh homered in the 4th. Check box for more results.

Wednesday, June 13
Game 7 Royals 6 Express 11
The Royals lost to the Express 11-6 in 12 innings.The Express scored 6 runs on 2 hits and 7 walks in the 12th to get the win.Will Guay took the loss for the Royals.

Tuesday, June 12
Game 6 Royals 2 Braves 5
The Royals lost to Braves 5-2 at Moxie Stadium in Staunton. See box score for more results.

Monday, June 11
Game 5 Royals 3 Rebels 6
The Royals lost to the Rebels Monday night a Bridgeforth field 6-3. for more results check box score and Play by Play.

Friday, June 8
Game 4 Royals 5 Cards 3
The Royals got their first win of the season thanks to Chris Salveys 3 run Homer in the 8th. For more results check the Box Score and Play by Play.

Thursday, June 7
Game 3 Royals 5 Turks 16
The Royals lost to the Turks  16-5 Thursday night at Bridgeforth. Check box score and Play and Play for more results.

Tuesday, June 5
Game 2 Royals 7 Generals 9
The Royals lost their 2nd straight to open the young season.See box score and play by Play.

Monday, June 4
Game 1 Royals 2 Turks 4
In a tight one at Memorial Stadium, the Turks out lasted the Royals by scoring 2 runs in the 8th on a 1 out triple by Brett Whalton driving in Irvine and Castillo with eventual winning runs. The Royals took a one run lead in the first as Meekins scored on a ground out by Chris Salvey. They scored another run as Chad Feely drove in Sadllah.The Turks tied the score in the 4th as Nussman and Whelton both came across on a single by Baker to right. Starter Nicholas Beardsley took the loss. Rafe Schindler got the win in relief of Jake Brace. Josh Karklin got the save. The Royals host Waynesboro Tuesday.