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Sports: Wednesday, May 29, 2019

29 May 2019 Sports

Nats Hang On, Tigers Blank O’s, 2 Earn Regional Honors at SU

2 Shenandoah University baseball players earned All-Region honors yesterday from the American Baseball Coaches Association. Tristan Baker and Keegan Woolford were both named first team All-South by the committee of coaches. Baker led the Hornets with a .376 batting average while Woolford smacked 14 homers and drove in 57 runs this season. Shenandoah finished it’s campaign with a Region Championship, and ODAC title, and a 35-15 record.

The Washington Nationals got 7 innings of 2-run, 11-strikeout pitching from Stephen Strasburg, then held on for a 5-4 win in Atlanta last night. After his strong performance, Strasburg turned things over to the Nats shaky bullpen before Sean Doolittle shut the Braves down in the 9th. Howie Kendrick provided what would be the difference with a home run in the 7th inning, as the Nationals won their 4th game in their last 5 outings. The two teams wrap up the 2-game set tonight at 6:50 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Baltimore Orioles were shut out by the Detroit Tigers last night 3-0. Matthew Boyd tossed 6-plus innings of 6-hit baseball for the Tigers, as the O’s fall to 17-38 on the season. The two teams play the rubber game of the series tonight at Camden Yards. First pitch is set for 7:05.

And another season of Valley League baseball begins on Friday night with a full schedule of games. The New Market Rebels will try to defend their 2018 league championship against 10 other teams from around the Shenandoah Valley, including Strasburg, Winchester, and Front Royal.

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