Strasburg Express

The Strasburg Express are a collegiate summer baseball team playing in the Northern Division of the Valley Baseball League. The team is based in Strasburg, Virginia and plays its home games at First Bank Park, on the grounds of Sandy Hook Elementary School.[1] Strasburg joined the league in 2011, replacing the defunct Fauquier Gators.[2] The Express have won three Valley League championships, in 2015,[3] 2016, and 2021. Following the 2016 championship, the team was ranked 8th in the nation among collegiate summer teams.[4] The team's current coach is George Laase, who joined the team for the 2020 season, but after COVID-19 wiped out the season, returned in 2021. A previous manager includes former New York Yankees third baseman Charlie Hayes, who managed the team in 2016 after serving as the director of scouting the year before.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Strasburg Express: Park Directions". www.strasburgexpress.com. Retrieved 2021-06-07.
  2. ^ "Strasburg Express: Team History". www.strasburgexpress.com. Retrieved 2021-06-07.
  3. ^ Fauber, Brad. "Express top Braves to win VBL championship". The Northern Virginia Daily. Retrieved 2021-06-07.
  4. ^ Jr, Tommy Keeler. "Strasburg Express ranked No. 8 in nation". The Northern Virginia Daily. Retrieved 2021-06-07.
  5. ^ Fauber, Brad. "Former big leaguer Hayes named new Express manager". The Northern Virginia Daily. Retrieved 2021-06-07.
  6. ^ Jr, Tommy Keeler. "Hayes enjoys time working with Express". The Northern Virginia Daily. Retrieved 2021-06-07.