HARRISONBURG — The Valley League will get some extra exposure Sunday night when its all-star game at James Madison University will be televised live by ESPNU.

The pregame show will air at 7 p.m., followed by the game at 7:30.

The Valley League is a wooden-bat amateur league composed of college players. The teams in the league are Covington, Charlottesville, Front Royal, Harrisonburg, New Market, Purcellville, Staunton, Strasburg, Waynesboro, Winchester and Woodstock.

Former Alleghany High School shortstop Kent Rooklin, who plays at West Virginia Tech, is on the South roster.

Virginia Tech outfielder Jonah Seagears and Radford University first baseman Jimmy Goldsmith of Winchester are on the North roster.


At Veterans Memorial Park, Harrisonburg

North Roster

C-Nick Toney, Strasburg (Florida Atlantic); C-Isaac Quinones, Woodstock (Miami); 1B-Jimmy Goldsmith, Winchester (Radford); 1B-Sonny Dicharia, Strasburg (Samford); 2B-Dylan Menhennett, Front Royal (West Florida); 2B-Masen Prososki, Winchester (Louisiana Monroe); SS-Jose Aquino, Purcellville (San Jacinto North); SS-William Escala, Woodstock (Barry); 3B-Carson Bell, Front Royal (JMU); 3B-Tre Dabney, Front Royal (JMU); 3B-Griffin Cheney, Strasburg (Georgia State); OF-Aidan Nagle, Woodstock (Lewis-Clark State); OF-Jonah Seagears, New Market (Virginia Tech); OF-Josh Cox, New Market (Louisiana Lafayette); OF-Caleb Ward, Woodstock (Norfolk State); OF-Tyler Johnson, Strasburg (Eastern Oklahoma State); RHP-Michael Anderson, Winchester (Oklahoma Wesleyan); RHP-Bryce O’Brien, Strasburg (Young Harris); RHP-Shane Scott, Front Royal (Arkansas Tech); LHP-Tristen Bayless, Woodstock (Houston); RHP-Sam Prince, New Market (Pasco Hernando); LHP-Travis Keys, Purcellville (Aquinas); RHP-Mason Kenney, Strasburg (Furman); RHP-Edwin Serrano, New Market (VCU); RHP-Seth Comer, Woodstock (Shenandoah);

South Roster

C-Wes Clarke, Waynesboro (South Carolina/Liberty Christian H.S.); C-Logan Amiss, Covington (VCU); 1B-Andrew Czech, Staunton (Walsh); 1B-Josh Madole, Harrisonburg (UNC-Greensboro); 2B-McCann Mellett, Harrisonburg (Wingate); 2B-Trey McDyre, Charlottesville (Liberty); SS-Kobe Lopez, Waynesboro (Florida International); SS-Kent Rooklin, Staunton (West Virginia Tech/Alleghany H.S.); 3B-Thomas Francisco, Charlottesville (East Carolina/Abingdon H.S.); 3B-Christian Torres, Covington (Maryland-Baltimore); OF-Jed Bryant, Harrisonburg (Wingate); OF-Logan Worley, Staunton (Young Harris); OF-Matthew Cocciadiferro, Covington (New Jersey Institute); OF-Jackson Tate, Waynesboro (Alabama Tuscaloosa); OF-Kirby McMullen, Charlottesville (Florida); OF-Domenic Boselli, Covington (George Washington); RHP-Calyb King, Covington (West Virginia Tech); RHP-Jacob Ferris, Harrisonburg (Eastern Kentucky); RHP-Lliam Grubbs, Staunton (JMU); RHP-McClain Harris, Waynesboro (Young Harris); RHP-Joe Sprake, Charlottesville (Elon); RHP-Alex Hoppe, Harrisonburg (UNC-Greensboro); RHP-Ron Brown, Staunton (Houston); LHP-Matt Mercer, Waynesboro (East Tennessee State); LHP-Antonio Balducci, Charlottesville (Richmond);


ODAC, Apprentice join up for bowl game

The ODAC announced Friday that one of its teams will play Newport News Apprentice in the inaugural Virginia Beach Neptune Bowl on Nov. 23 at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex.

ODAC coaches have yet to vote on the procedure for choosing a team, but the highest squad in the ODAC standings that is left out of the NCAA Division III playoffs is expected to wind up in the new game.

The ODAC champ earns an automatic bid to the NCAA playoffs, but no ODAC team has received an at-large bid since 2000. The ODAC will expand to nine teams this year with the addition of football-only member Southern Virginia.

Apprentice is neither an NCAA nor NAIA member.


Radford hires ex-Hokie

Radford coach Mike McGuire announced the hiring of former Virginia Tech standout Chrystal Starling as an assistant coach.

Starling, who played for the Hokies from 1998-2003, was an assistant high school coach in New York the past four seasons. She succeeds Camille Collier, who left to join the staff at Hofstra.

Radford also announced the promotion of Pulaski County High and Radford graduate Carlie Clary to director of women’s basketball operations. She had been the assistant director.

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