It was a rainy day at Casey Field yesterday however the weather cleared up just in time for the game.
The Covington Lumberjacks faced off against the Woodstock River Bandits
The game was great battle, Jacks led the field for most of the game scoring two runs in the 2nd #13 Lee Clark and #3 Ryan Alvarez, then one run in the 5th #24 Joseph Strange.
The Jacks gave up four runs total to the River Bandits, one in the top of the 7th, two in the 8th, and one in the 9th putting the Jacks down by 1.
In a critical set of plays in the bottom of the 9th inning #5 Caleb Walls gets a hit advancing to first base then sub hitter Nicholas Lares with his first pitch devastates the ball with a deep left center home run to win the game
Pitcher #20 Frankie Fernandez pitched the first seven innings, he had a really great night on the mound with a total of five strike outs, five hits, one ball, and only gave up one run to the opposition.
Check out the pictures and play by play below.
Tonight the Covington Lumberjacks will face off against the Front Royal Cardinals in Front Royal, VA @ 7:00 PM
Last Nights Starters & Stats
Tonight at the ball-field the Covington Lumberjacks faced off against the Purcellville Cannons.
They dominated the field tonight and played with a great passion check out some of the highlights from the game tonight !
Head Coach Stock Ramirez and assistant coach Cord Cockrell had very high expectations of their team tonight and they definitely stepped up to the plate!
Tomorrow at Home we face off against the Winchester Royals 7 PM at Casey Field!
#GoJacks #GetJackedUp #CovingtonLumberjacks
It was a great turnout the other night with at the meet the Jacks night the Covington Lumberjacks Scrimmaged the Legion District #4 team!
Check out the pictures from that night!
It will be a new era for the Covington Lumberjacks as they move on without three-time All-VBL second baseman Jose Carrera, along with several others who spent multiple seasons as Jacks teammates including Brian Gonzalez and Lee Lipinski.
2016 Record: 22-20 (3rd in South Division)
2016 Playoffs: Defeated Harrisonburg in two games in quarterfinals; lost to Waynesboro in two games in semifinals
VBL Championships: 2 (2005, 2011)
Pennants: 3 (2001 (South), 2002 (South), 2005 (South))
Last Season: Covington was locked into the South’s third seed pretty early on, finishing five games back of Harrisonburg but eight games ahead of fourth place Staunton. The Lumberjacks swept Harrisonburg with a pair of two-run victories in the playoffs, before falling to Waynesboro in the South finals.
Returning Players: The Jacks do return several key players from last season, including outfielder Brandon Vicens (.289, 4 HRs, 22 RBIs), pitcher Orlando Cannon (1-1, 21 K’s) and Orley Arellano, who hit .252 in the outfield while also throwing two shutout innings of relief. They will be joined by 2015 outfielder Ryan Alvarez.
Key Players/Outlook: Francisco Fernandez (Hillsborough CC) and Dustin Allen (Blue Mountain College) join Cannon to lead the 2017 pitching staff. Oakland’s Nate Schweers is 3-2 with a 4.47 ERA and 37 K’s this spring.
Jackson Strange, the son of former Major Leaguer Doug Strange, comes to the Lumberjacks after homering three times and knocking in 23 runs for Anderson University. Ty Painter is batting .275 and has also homered three times, for Shippensburg he will be joined in the infield by college teammate Tommy Baggett.
Head Coach: Stock Ramirez returns for a second season in charge at Covington after leading them to a 22-20 mark and a spot in the South finals. He has also previously served as an assistant coach in the Valley.
Coach’s Comments: “We expect to be better this year, we have stronger pitching and more depth. I’m looking forward to the season.”
It’s that time of year, almost time for the Annual Lumberjacks Youth Baseball Camp!!
Download the form PDF by clicking the link below.
The Lumberjacks Baseball Camp is designed to teach students skills, fundamentals and knowledge of the game of baseball. Individual and team drills will be incorporated in daily activities as well as game competition. We will emphasize a positive learning environment in which each camper can improve his or her skills. The camp is sponsored by the Covington Lumberjacks Baseball, Inc.
Wednesday, June 28th – Saturday, July 1st
Casey Field, Covington, Va.
Boys and Girls, Ages 6-16
$45.00 a child (if paid before the 19th)
*After the 19th we will add a $5 late fee charge but will still take applications until the day of camp
This camp will be facilitated by the 2017 Covington Lumberjacks, the cost of camp will include a T-Shirt and on Friday, June 30th, the children that attend the Home Game at 7:00pm, will run out on the field with the Jacks and will be recognized for all their hard work! The picnic will be on Saturday, July 1st.
*** All proceeds from this camp will go to the Lumberjacks baseball team and provide travel and meal money for the Jacks.
Location: All camp days will be held at Casey Field in Covington, Va. – in the event of bad weather or something changes; please check the Facebook page for updates.
Separate Age Groups: Participants will generally play in their own age group or grade level. However, we reserve the right to move a camper up in the age groups depending on their skills and abilities.
Items to Bring: Glove or mitt, baseball shoes, favorite bat, batting gloves, hat, practice pants and t-shirt. NOTE: Please write camper’s name on all items. The Lumberjacks are not responsible for loss or damage of any camper’s belongings.
Parent Participation: Parents are encouraged to attend the camps to watch if they would like! But we do ask that all parents sit in the stands and NOT go on the field during the camp.
Children should be dropped off between 8:30am-9:00am and picked up between 12:00pm and 12:30 pm.
**All updates about camp will be posted on the Facebook Event & out Website (Lumberjacks Baseball Camp 2017)
Parents, on behalf of their children, accept the risk of injury while attending this camp.
The 2017 summer baseball schedule has been officially released so mark your calendars and come on out to support your Jacks, its been a long winter but Baseball season is finally here!!!
We look forward to seeing all of our loved fans in the stands! #GoJacks #CovingtonLumberjacks
Thanks to all of you that Hosted in 2016 because without Host Families like you we wouldn’t be where we are!
We are sending out this email to check and see if you would like to be a Host Family for the upcoming season of 2017 or if you know anyone that would like to become a Host Family for the 2017 season please have them contact us!
Hosting one or more of our Lumberjack players helps to ensure our players are well taken care of during the upcoming season with lodging, food, etc…
Please contact us anytime regarding becoming a Host Family or if you would like to become a Team Sponsor!
We had such a wonderful year and are so thankful to all our supporters!
Everyone from the Covington Lumberjack’s Baseball Family & Staff
would like to wish our Fans a Merry Christmas
& Happy New Year!