Sports: Friday, June 11, 2021

VBL Washouts, Nationals PPD, O’s Return To Action Tonight

In the Valley Baseball League, New Market at Strasburg was postponed due to rain, and will be made up at a later date. One game did take place, as C’Ville beat Staunton 6-2. Among the games tonight, Front Royal plays at Strasburg, while Winchester travels to Woodstock. Both games are 7pm starts.

The Washington Nationals game with San Francisco was postponed last night due to rain in the Nations’ Capital. That game will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on Saturday, with 7-inning games at 2:05 and 7:15. Meanwhile, the Nats will take on the Giants tonight. Air time is 6:35 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Baltimore Orioles return to action tonight to start a weekend series with Tampa Bay. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10.

And, at the French Open tennis tournament, top-seed Novak Djokovich will face off against third-seed Rafael Nadal in one of the Men’s semifinals.

Sports: Thursday, June 10, 2021

VBL Scores, Nats Win In 11, Mets Rout O’s

In the Valley Baseball League last night, Winchester topped Woodstock 9-7, Front Royal outscored New Market 6-2, and Strasburg out-slugged Purcellville 16-7. Among tonight’s VBL action, Strasburg entertains New Market at 7.

Starlin Castro’s RBI double in the 11th inning was the difference in a 9-7 Nationals’ win over Tampa Bay last night. Ryan Zimmerman and Juan Soto homered for the Nats, who improved to 25-33 on the season. The Nationals start a weekend series against the San Francisco Giants tonight at Nats Park. Air time is 6:35 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Baltimore Orioles were routed by the New York Mets 14-1. The Birds are off today.

And, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal won their quarterfinal matches at the French Open tennis tournament. On the women’s side, American Coco Gauff was eliminated.

Sports: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

VBL Scoreboard, O’s and Nats Back In Action Tonight

In the Valley Baseball League last night, New Market scored all of their runs in the sixth inning and downed Winchester 5-3. Purcellville and Charlottesville were also winners. Among the games tonight in the VBL, Winchester hosts Purcellville, Front Royal makes the short trip to Strasburg, while Woodstock heads to New Market.

The Washington Nationals continue their 9-game road trip tonight with a stop in Tampa. The Nats are currently 24-32, seven games back of first place New York in the NL East. Air time is 6:40 on Sports Radio 1450.

Meanwhile, the Baltimore Orioles, who are 4-1 in June, start a short 2-game series with the Mets tonight at Camden Yards. First pitch is 7:05.

And, top-seed Novak Djokovic and number-3 Rafael Nadal advanced to the Men’s quarterfinals of the French Open tennis tournament. on the Women’s side, American Coco Gauff also moved on to the quarters.

Sports: Monday, June 7, 2021

VBL Results, Nats Fall To Phils, O’s Rout Tribe

In the Valley Baseball League yesterday, Staunton took two from Front Royal 8-6 & 11-8, Strasburg swept a twinbill from Waynesboro 11-4 & 5-2, and Woodstock split a doubleheader from Charlottesville, winning the opener 4-3 and dropping the nightcap 4-1. Tonight 3 games are on tap, including Winchester at New Market.

The Washington Nationals opted for a “bullpen game” in the absence of a fifth starter, and lost 12-6 to Philadelphia. The Phils erased a 3-0 Nats lead with 7 runs in the 4th inning on the way to the victory. Juan Soto went 2-for-4 and drove in 2 for Washington, who have the day off today.

The Baltimore Orioles pounded out 21 hits on the way to an 18-5 win over Cleveland yesterday. Four different Orioles had 3 hits apiece, including center fielder Cedric Mullins, who had five hits on Saturday. The Orioles, who are 4-1 in June, start a series with the Mets tomorrow.

Other tidbits from the weekend:

Kyle Larson won his second straight NASCAR Cup Series race, taking the checkered flag at Sonoma Raceway…

Patrick Cantlay defeated Collin Morikawa in a playoff to win the PGA Tour’s Memorial Tournament…

And, Serena Williams lost in the fourth round of the French Open Tennis Tournament, while Roger Federer withdrew after a long third round win on Saturday.

Sports: Friday, June 4, 2021

VBL Season Begins, Nats’ Bats Silenced, O’s Back In Action Tonight

After a year without Valley League Baseball in 2020, the VBL returns to area ballparks this weekend. The NCAA-sanctioned league starts it’s 2021 campaign tomorrow with 5 games on tap, including New Market at Front Royal, Winchester at Purcellville, and Strasburg hosting New Market. All of those games begin at 7.

The Nationals’ bats went silent yesterday in a 5-1 loss to Atlanta. Washington managed just 4 hits against Braves’ pitching, 2 of those by second baseman Jordy Mercer. Nats’ starter Patrick Corbin threw shutout ball until the sixth inning, when he was touched up for 4 runs, as he suffered his fifth loss of the season. The Nationals now head to Philadelphia for a weekend series. Air time tonight is 6:35 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Baltimore Orioles are back in action tonight against Cleveland. First pitch at Camden Yards is 6:35.

And, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer have all advanced at the French Open tennis tournament. On the Women’s side, American Coco Gauff moved on to the third round.

Sports: Thursday, June 3, 2021

Nats Nip Braves, O’s Double Up Twins, Wizards Eliminated

Yan Gomes’ home run in the 8th inning was the difference in the Washington Nationals’ 5-3 win over Atlanta last night. Juan Soto also went deep for the Nats, who won their second straight against the Braves. The two teams play the getaway game of the series today, starting at 11:50 am, on Sports Radio 1450.

In other Nationals’ news, the club has placed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 10 day injured list, due to a strained neck.

The Baltimore Orioles also won their second straight, beating the Twins 6-3 last night at Camden Yards. Ryan Mountcastle led the O’s attack with 2 hits and 3 RBI. The Birds are off today before starting a weekend series with the Indians tomorrow.

The Philadelphia 76ers pulled away from the Washington Wizards in the second half and advanced to the second round of the NBA Playoffs with a 129-112 win last night. The Wizards, who were eliminated 4 games to 1, got a combined 56 points from Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook.

And, Serena Williams was among the winners on Day 4 of the French Open Tennis Tournament.