HARRISONBURG, Va. – VMI outfielder Jordan Tarsovich, who played for the Strasburg Express this summer, was named the Valley League Player of the Year according to information released Tuesday night. Tarsovich was joined among the Valley League honorees by classmate, and Woodstock River Bandit hurler, Campbell Henkel, who earned Second Team honors.
Tarsovich led the Valley League with a .414 average in his 41 games this season, and posted 65 hits to pace the VBL by nine over the second-place finisher. Tarsovich’s 34 runs scored ranked second in the League, while he also tacked on 10 doubles and 13 steals to his Player of the Year season. Tuesday night saw his Strasburg squad beat Charles Town, 4-3, to advance the divisional round of the playoffs.
“I’m proud of this accomplishment for Jordan,” said VMI head coach Marlin Ikenberry. “He’s worked very hard over the last year, including coming back from his injury in 2012, and it has really showed in his performance on the field.”
Tarsovich is the second VMI player in four seasons to be named the Valley League Player of the Year, joining Cory Spangenberg, who earned the award in 2010.
Henkel, meanwhile, went 5-0 with a 2.20 ERA in nine outings (eight starts) for Woodstock.
The Valley League playoffs continue Wednesday with two games, including Strasburg facing Aldie.