Sports: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Valley League Scoreboard, Nats Win Third Straight, O’s Lose To Indians

In the Valley Baseball League last night, Strasburg rolled over New Market 14-2, while Purcellville shaded Woodstock 6-4. Waynesboro and Charlottesville also notched victories.

Among the games tonight in the VBL, Front Royal travels to Woodstock, Winchester hosts Strasburg, and New Market heads to Purcellville.

Yan Gomes’ first-inning grand slam, and the pitching of Patrick Corbin led the Washington Nationals to an 8-1 win over Pittsburgh last night. Gomes’ blast keyed a 5-run opening frame, while Corbin tossed 8 and 1/3 innings of one-run baseball, as the Nats won their third straight game. The two teams play the series finale today starting at 3:35 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Baltimore Orioles committed four errors on the way to a 7-2 loss to Cleveland. Freddy Galvis had 2 hits to lead the Birds, who dropped to 22-44 on the season. Game 3 of the 4-game set is tonight at 7:10.

And…MLB is cracking down on pitchers using illegal substances to doctor baseballs, saying they will be ejected and suspended for 10 games if caught. The crackdown, which goes into effect Monday, comes during a season of record strikeouts, and a league batting average at a more than half-century low.