Purcellville Cannons relief pitcher Thomas Sutera has been named Valley League Baseball Pitcher of the Year.
Sutera, who attends Siena College, was 6-0 with three saves at a 1.57 ERA in 15 appearances as a reliever. He was also named winning pitcher in the Valley League travelling team’s victory over the Southern Collegiate Baseball League at the Southern Collegiate Showcase in July.
In that game, Sutera struck out three, allowing three hits and no runs in three innings.
In the regular season, Sutera struck out 39 batters in 34.1 innings, scattering 26 hits and walking 10. He then beat that in the postseason, striking out 11 of the 12 batters he faced in four perfect innings.
The Valley League all-league first team also included standout Cannons first baseman Trevin Esquerra, who also represented the Valley League in the Southern Collegiate Showcase.