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Sports: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

SU Update, Cards Rout Nationals, Alex Smith Retires

On the Shenandoah University scoreboard, number-15 Baseball earned a big win by beating 3rd-ranked Salisbury 12-1 yesterday at Bridgeforth Field. The Hornets clobbered four home runs, and Calvin Pastel tossed a 3-hitter, as SU improved to 20-6. Baseball is back in action today when they host Bridgewater at 4.

The St. Louis Cardinals pounded out 12 hits on the way to a 12-5 win over the Nationals last night. Nats’ starter Joe Ross gave up 8 runs and 10 hits in four and a third innings of work, as Washington fell to 5-9 on the season. The Nationals host the Cardinals again tonight , starting at 6:35 on Sports Radio 1450.

In other Nationals’ news, pitcher Stephen Strasburg has been placed on the injured reserve list after an MRI revealed inflammation in his shoulder. There is no timetable for his return, although the Nats hope his absence will not be long.

And, former Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith has announced his retirement. His 16-year NFL career includes a stint in DC, in which he came back from a life-threatening compound leg fracture and led the WFT to a playoff berth last year. Smith was the AP Comeback Player of the Year last season and was 5-1 as a starter for Washington.

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