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Sports: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

27 March 2019 Sports

SU Baseball Falls, Softball Splits, Caps Win, Nats Head North

Shenandoah University Baseball lost yesterday to Eastern Mennonite 8-4 at Bridgeforth Field. The Royals scored 2 runs in the 6th, 2 more in the 7th, and 4 in the 8th to overcome a 3-0 Hornet lead. The loss ends a 16-game winning streak over Eastern Mennonite and drops the Hornets to 9-5 overall and 5-3 in the ODAC.

Meanwhile, SU Softball split a pair of games at Bridgewater yesterday, winning the opener in 8 innings 10-9, then falling in the nightcap 4-3. Shenandoah is 12-11 overall, and 3-3 in the ODAC.

All is quiet on the SU athletic scene today.

A 3-goal third period propelled the Washington Capitals to a 4-1 home win against Carolina last night. In the win, Alex Ovechkin notched his 49th goal of the season, leaving him one shy of his 8th 50-goal campaign. The Caps will play the Canes again tomorrow in the road portion of the home-and-home matchup. Face off is 7pm.

We’re down to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, as play resumes tomorrow. Among the games, Virginia takes on Oregon tomorrow at 9:57 pm, while Virginia Tech must wait until Friday to battle top-seed Duke at 9:40.

And, tomorrow is Opening Day for the Washington Nationals, who entertain the New York Mets at 1:05. Max Scherzer takes the ball for the Nats, who begin life after Bryce Harper, and try to rebound from a disappointing 82-80 2018 season under first-year manager Davey Martinez. You can catch Nats baseball this season on CBS Sports Radio 1450.

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