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Sports: Friday, May 17, 2019

17 May 2019 Sports

SU Baseball Hopes To Tame Cougars, Nats Beat Mets, Koepka Leads PGA

The NCAA Tournament begins today for Shendandoah University baseball, as they travel to New Jersey to take on Kean in a first round game. The 31-12 Hornets will compete in a 4-team regional tournament this weekend in hopes of making it to a “Super Regional” next week. The host Cougars are 29-14, while SU has won 12 of it’s last 13. First pitch is set for 4:30.

The Washington Nationals won back-to-back games for the first time in a month by beating the Mets yesterday 7-6. Newly-acquired Gerardo Parra broke a 4-4 tie with a 2-run homer and Sean Doolittle closed out an adventurous ninth inning as the Nationals took 2 of 3 from New York. The Chicago Cubs visit Nationals Park tonight to start a 3-game weekend set. Air time id 6:35 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Baltimore Orioles fell to Cleveland last night 14-7. The Indians pounded out 14 hits and scored in every inning but 2, as the Birds blew an early 5-1 lead. The two teams meet again tonight in Cleveland at 7:10.

Brooks Koepka tamed the tough Bethpage Black course yesterday to grab the first-round lead at the PGA Championship in New York. Koepka shot a bogey-free 63 to post a 7-under par, one shot better than Danny Lee. Tiger Woods is a distant 9 shots back after shooting a 2-over 72. Phil Mickleson, Jordan Spieth, and Rickie Fowler are all one under par heading into today’s second round.

And tomorrow marks the 144th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimloco near Baltimore, Md. 13 horses will run in the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown. Kentucky Derby winner Country House will not compete.

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