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.

Sports: Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Nats Club Braves, O’s End Losing Streak, Wizards Head Back To Philly

The Washington Nationals pounded out 14 hits on the way to an 11-6 win against the Atlanta Braves last night. Juan Soto and Trey Turner lad the onslaught with 3 hits apiece as the Nats ended a 5-game losing streak. Washington starter Stephen Strasburg left in the second inning with an apparent injury and will be evaluated by the club. The Nats and Braves play tonight, starting at 6:50 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Baltimore Orioles’ 14-game losing streak is over, following a 7-4 win over Minnesota last night. The Birds built a 6-1 lead and never looked back in improving to 18-37 on the season. Trey Mancini went 2-for-3 and drove in 2 runs for the O’s, who host the Twins tonight at 7:05.

And, the Washington Wizards try to keep their season alive tonight when they head back to Philadelphia for Game 5 of their opening round NBA Playoff series. The Wizards trail 3 games to 1. Tip off is set for 7 pm.

Sports: Friday, May 21,2021

Hornets Play For ODAC Title, Nats Come Up Short, Wizards Advance

Shenandoah University Baseball will be in Lynchburg today to play for the ODAC Championship in a best 2-of-3 series. Games one and two are today, and if necessary, game three would be played tomorrow. Up for grabs is an automatic berth in the NCAA D-3 Tournament.

Ian Happ homered twice, powering the Chicago Cubs to a 5-2 win over the Washington Nationals yesterday afternoon. Back-to-back home runs by Josh Bell and Kyle Schwarber staked the Nats to a 2-0 lead in the first, which Joe Ross could not hold. The 17-23 Nats return home to face Baltimore tonight starting at 6:35 on Sports Radio 1450. Stephen Strasburg returns from the injured list to start for the Nationals.

Tampa Bay routed the O’s yesterday 10-1.

The Washington Wizards advanced to the NBA Playoffs by routing the Indiana Pacers last night 142-115 in the play-in tournament. Bradley Beal led Washington with 25 points, while Russell Westbrook handed out 15 assists. The Wizards will now face top-seed Philadelphia Sunday at 1.

The Washington Capitals will try to even their best-of-seven NHL Playoff series with Boston tonight. All three games so far have gone to overtime, with the Caps trailing two games to one. Air time tonight is 6:15 on The River 95-3.

And, Canadian Corey Connors fired a 5-under 65 yesterday on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, and leads after one round of the PGA Championship. Brooks Koepka and Keegan Bradley lead a pack of golfers who are 2 strokes back. Round 2 takes place today.

Sports: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

SU Women’s LAX Honors, Cubs Double Up Nats, Caps-Bruins Game 3 Tonight

On the Shenandoah University scene, 2 Women’s Lacrosse players have been named to the All-Region team in selections made by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association. Junior Alyson Bittinger and sophomore Emma Stiffler were named to the first and second team All-Chesapeake region, respectively. The two were previously named to the All-ODAC first team.

The Washington Nationals fell to the Chicago Cubs for the second straight night, in a 6-3 loss at Wrigley Field. Ryan Zimmerman and Juan Soto had 2 hits each for the Nats, who dropped to 16-22 on the season. Game 3 of the 4-game midweek series is tonight on Sports Radio 1450, starting at 7:10.

The Tampa Bay Rays pounded out 15 hits on the way to a 13-6 win over the Baltimore Orioles. The 2 teams play again tonight at 7:05.

The Washington Capitals head to Boston tonight for Game 3 of their opening round playoff series with the Bruins. The series is tied at a game apiece, with both contests having gone to overtime. Air time tonight is 6:15 on The River 95-3.

And, the Boston Celtics pulled away from the Washington Wizards last night 118-100 in the NBA play-in tournament. The Wizards now face a must-win game against Indiana tomorrow if they are to enter the NBA Playoffs as the number-8 seed.