Wood Named No. 3 Hitter In VBL

Staunton Braves OF Max Wood (UCF) was named the No. 3 hitter in the Valley League for the 2017 season by All Things Valley League.

Following is what All Things Valley League wrote about Max.

He started his season going 2-4 on June 10th, went 0-for his next seven, but then proceeded to get a hit in 27 of his last 29 games. This included ending his season on a 23-game hitting streak (including his two playoff games). While not the longest in history, he surely came close (at least two players had streaks of 25 games), and had the longest hitting streak in the 2017 season. He also had 18 multi-hit games to boot.

It should come as no surprise that Max was named first team All-Valley in the outfield with numbers like these. Overall, he finished 3rd in the league in batting average, 2nd in OPS, 3rd in OBP, 3rd in slugging percentage, 4th in total bases, tied for 3rd in home runs, 3rd in doubles, 10th in hits, and 7th in runs. He finished in the top 5 in 7 different categories!

His best game was probably on June 30th at Covington, when he was on base 6 times. He went 3-3, with a triple, home run, 3 walks, 3 runs, and 2 RBIs. The Braves won the game, 9-4.
Max’s performance caught the eyes of Perfect Game, too, as they named him the #7 prospect in the league.