Sports: Thursday, July 8, 2021

VBL Results, Nats Rout Padres, Jays Pound O’s

In the Valley Baseball League last night, Front Royal silenced Purcellville 11-4, Winchester routed Woodstock 14-6, while Charolttesville and Staunton were also winners.

Tonight’s VBL slate has Front Royal hosting Strasburg, Winchester heading to Purcellville, and New Market entertaining Woodstock.

The Washington Nationals got out to a 10-0 lead against San Diego, and cruised to a 15-5 road win last night. The Nats pounded out 17 hits against Padres’ pitching, including 3 by Josh Bell, while Juan Soto, Josh Harrison, and Starlin Castro all drove in 3 runs. Patrick Corbin pitched 6 innings of stress-free, 2-run baseball to get the win for the Nationals, who take on San Diego tonight starting at 8:40 on Sports radio 1450.

The Toronto Blue Jays collected 15 hits on the way to as 10-2 win over Baltimore last night. The O’s and Jays meet again tonight at 7:05 at Camden Yards.

At Wimbledon, top-seed Novak Djokovic won his quarterfinal match, while 6-seed Roger Federer was upset.

And, tampa Bay won the NHL Stanley Cup last night with a 1-0 shutout win over Montreal. The Lightning won the series 4 games to 1.

Sports: Friday, May 7, 2021

ODAC Tourney Starts Today For SU Baseball, Braves Sweep Nats, Caps-Flyers Tonight

15th-ranked Shenandoah University begins play this afternoon in the ODAC Tournament, when they take on Hampden-Sydney at Bridgeforth Field. The 26-8 Hornets are the 4th seed, while the 17-12 Tigers are the 5th-seed. The first two games of the best-of-three series will be played today, at 2 and 5pm. A third game, if neccesary, would be played tomorrow.

The Atlanta Braves completed a 3-game sweep of the Washington Nationals with a 3-2 win in the getaway game yesterday. Drew Smyly stopped the Nats, giving up only one unearned in 6 innings of work. The Nats, who out-hit the Braves 8-4, got a 2-for-5 performance from Josh Harrison, take on the Yankees tonight starting at 6:35 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Baltimore Orioles were off yesterday. They’ll start a weekend series with the Red Sox tonight at 7:05.

And the Washington Capitals take on the Philadelphia Flyers tonight in the first of 2 consecutive games. The Caps find themselves 2 points behind the Penguins for first place in the NHL’s Eastern Division. Air time tonight is 6:45 on the River 95-3.