Sports: Monday, July 26, 2021

VBL Playoff Scoreboard, O’s Sweep Nats, Olympic Update

In the Valley Baseball League Playoffs yesterday, Strasburg doubled up New Market 10-5. The Express take a 1-0 lead in their opening round North Division series. Meanwhile, Winchester routed Woodstock 12-0 to gain a 1-0 advantage in their North Division series. In the South, Waynesboro eliminated Charlottesville, while Staunton swept Harrisonburg.

Tonight in VBL Playoff action, Winchester hosts Woodstock, while Strasburg travels to New Market. Waynesboro and Staunton begin their second-round South Division series.

The Baltimore Orioles walked off the Washington Nationals yesterday 5-4 to complete a 3-game weekend sweep of the Nats. The Birds scores 2 in the bottom of the 9th to send the Nationals to 45-53 on the season, 8 games behind the NL East-leading Mets. The Nats take on the Phillies tonight. Air time is 6:35 on Sports Radio 1450.

At the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, The USA upped it’s medal count to 14 by virtue of a strong showing in the swimming events. The Men won a gold in the 4×100 freestyle relay, while Katie Ledecky won a silver medal. Meanwhile, USA Basketball stumbled out of the gate with an upset loss to France. China leads the overall medal count with 15.

On the PGA Tour, Cameron Champ won the 3M Open by 2 shots over 3 players, including Louis Oosthuizen.