Corey Childress Led Valley League In Wins

Summer College League Top Prospects

Campbell Scholl (Photo by Mike Janes)

Campbell Scholl (Photo by Mike Janes)

Valley League Top Prospects
Corey Childress, rhp, Harrisonburg (Jr., Troy)
Keegan James, rhp, Strasburg (So., Mississippi State)
Brooks Crawford, rhp, Charlottesville (So., Clemson)
Campbell Scholl, rhp, Waynesboro (Sr., Central Florida)
Tanner Poole, of, Waynesboro (R-Jr., Mississippi State)
Tripp Shelton, ss, Harrisonburg (Jr., UNC Greensboro)
Zach Sterry, 1b/3b, Waynesboro (Sr., Oakland)
Adam Sisk, of, Staunton (Jr., James Madison)
Nick Ward, ss/2b, Woodstock (Jr., West Chester, Pa.)
Jonathan Bowlan, rhp, New Market (So., Memphis)

SEE ALSO: Summer College League Top Prospects

Postseason Recap: The Strasburg Express went 6-1 in the Valley League playoffs, capping off the summer with a two-game sweep of the Waynesboro Generals to captures their second straight VBL title. Brandon Quaranta (Philadelphia) hit a three-run homer and picked up a two-inning save as Strasburg held on to win the first game of the finals, 7-6. Waynesboro opened up a 4-0 lead in the second game, but Strasburg came back with a five-run seventh, taking the lead on Erick Delgado's (North Georgia) two-run double and going to win it 5-4.

1. Corey Childress, rhp, Harrisonburg (Jr., Troy)

A relief pitcher in his college season at Troy, Childress started nine games this summer for Harrisonburg. He led the league in wins (6), innings pitched (56) and was second in strikeouts (52). Childress' main pitch is an 88-93 mph fastball which can touch 94-95. His other pitches include an 80-84 slider with occasional hard break downward and a loopy curve at 72-73 which he locates on the outer half of the plate. He pitches from a standard three-quarters slot, cocking his arm back and holding the ball for a moment pre-delivery before he comes forward.

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