Sports: Friday, April 30, 2021

SU Schedule, Caps Fall To Pens In OT, WFT Draft Pick

On the Shenandoah University sports schedule today, Track & Field competes at the ODAC Outdoor Championships, and Women’s Lacrosse plays 2-seed Roanoke in the ODAC Semifinals. This weekend, Baseball, Softball, Men’s Lacrosse, and Men’s Tennis will be in action.

The Washington Capitals lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins last night in overtime 5-4. The Caps and Pens are now tied for first place in the NHL’s Eastern Division with 69 points. The two teams face off again tomorrow starting at 6:45 on the River 95-3.

With the number 19 overall pick in last night’s NFL Draft, the Washington Football Team chose Kentucky linebacker Jamin Davis. Davis is thought by some to be the most athletic linebacker in the draft, with ESPN’s Mel Kiper, Jr. listing Davis as the 14th best prospect overall. As expected, Jacksonville chose Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence. The NFL Draft continues through Saturday.

The Washington Nationals are back in action tonight when they start a weekend series against Miami. Despite being 9-12, the Nats are just one game out of first place in a sub .500 NL East. Air time tonight is 6:35 on Sports Radio 1450.

And, the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place tomorrow at Churchill Downs. A limited number of fans will be allowed for the 6:57 pm post time. Essential Quality is the 2-to-1 favorite.

Sports: Thursday, April 29, 2021

SU Scoreboard, Nats, Caps-Pens Play Tonight For First Place

In Shenandoah University action yesterday, Women’s Lacrosse advanced to the semis of the ODAC Tournament with a 17-11 win over Randolph Macon. Baseball nipped Wilson 6-5 on Senior Day. Virginia Wesleyan eliminated the Hornets from the ODAC Volleyball Tournament 3-1. And Roanoke defeated Women’s Tennis 5-4 in the ODAC quarterfinals.

There are no SU sports scheduled for today.

The Washington Nationals’ offense came alive last night in an 8-2 win over the Jays. Trea Turner led the Nats with 4 hits, while Eric Fedde pitched 6 innings of one-run, two-hit baseball. The Nats are off today before starting a weekend series tomorrow with the Marlins on Sports Radio 1450.

The Yankees blanked the Orioles 7-0. The two teams wrap up that series today at 1:05.

First place is up for grabs tonight when the Washington Capitals skate against rival Pittsburgh. The Caps lead the Pens by just a point in the tight NHL Eastern Division. Air time is 6:45 on the River 95-3.

And, the 86th edition of the NFL Draft begins tonight in Cleveland and lasts through Saturday. The overall first pick by Jacksonville is expected to be Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence. The Washington Football Team has the 19th overall pick.