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“That’s good for him, I love that,” Broadway head coach Justin Getz said. “We’re absolutely ecstatic for him.”
“That’s what we’re about here, building these guys up to go play a higher level of baseball. If they want to go play in the Valley League, by all means, it’d be wrong for us to try and stop them.”
Kandrick is a native of Front Royal and is currently a rising sophomore at Roanoke College, where he hit .300 with one home run and 15 RBIs this past season.
Kandrick has been a key part of the Bruins turnaround over the past two seasons, being named to the All-RCBL Rookie Team in 2017. He batted .302 for Broadway last season and scored 11 runs.
The second-year catcher currently leads the RCBL in RBIs with 14 on the season. He is second in batting average at .419 and tied for second in home runs with two on the season.
Kandrick’s two home runs came in a game against Stuarts Draft on June 17 when he hit grand slams in back-to-back at bats.
“The Valley League is getting a good ball player,” Getz said. “Maybe in a few years he’ll come back and play for us and he’ll be an even better player.”
Kandrick joins Strasburg, who hosts the Harrisonburg Turks tonight at First Bank Park. The Express are currently 5-13 on the season and in fifth place in the North Division.