Sports: Thursday, May 20, 2021

Caps Fall Again In OT, Nats Nip Cubs, PGA Begins Today

Craig Smith lit the lamp in the second overtime period to give the Boston Bruins a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals last night in Game 3 of their NHL Playoff series. The back-and-forth contest was the third consecutive overtime game between the two teams. Alex Ovechkin scored a goal for the Caps, who are down 2-1 in the series. Game 4 is set for tomorrow, starting at 6:15 on The River 95-3.

Juan Soto and Trea Turner combined for 5 hits, and Max Scherzer gutted out 5 innings of 8-strikeout ball in a 4-3 Washington Nationals’ win over the Chicago Cubs last night. The Cubs made it interesting with a run in the bottom of the ninth against reliever Brad Hand, but the Nats were able to hold on and improve to 17-22. The series finale starts at 1:50 this afternoon on Sports Radio 1450

The Tampa Bay Rays erased an early 5-0 Baltimore lead and beat the Orioles last night 9-7. The two teams play today at 12:35.

And, golf’s second major begins today, as the PGA Championship gets underway on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island. Collin Morikawa is the defending champ, as a star-studded field plays for the famed Wanamaker Trophy.

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.

Sports: Monday, May 17, 2021

SU Baseball Advances, Nats Blank D-Backs, Caps-Bruins Game 2 Tonight

Shenandoah University Baseball advanced to the ODAC Tournament Championship round by sweeping Eastern Mennonite Saturday 12-1 and 7-4. The Hornets reached the 30-win plateau for the fifth consecutive full season, and will now travel to 2-seed Lynchburg for 2 games on Friday. If a third game is neccesary, it will be played on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the SU Men’s Track & Field team posted 4 top-10 finishes yesterday at the Mount Olive Final Qualifier in North Carolina.

Eric Fedde tossed 7 innings of no-run baseball, and the Washington Nationals’ bullpen completed the shutout in a 3-0 Nats’ win yesterday in Arizona. Yadiel Hernandez broke a scoreless tie with a pinch-hit home run in the 8th as the Nationals improved to 16-20. The Nats take on the Cubs tonight starting at 7:10 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Orioles pounded out 11 hits yesterday and out-slugged the New York Yankees 10-6. The O’s take on the Blue Jays tonight at 7:05 in Baltimore.

The Washington Capitals try to take a 2-0 lead in their opening round playoff series against Boston. The Caps won the opening game Saturday in overtime, 3-2. Air time tonight is 7:15 on The River 95-3.

And, Hendrick Motorsports finished 1-2-3-4 yesterday in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover. Alex Bowman took the checkered flag, beating out teammates Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, and William Byron.

Sports: Friday, May 14, 2021

SU Baseball Ready For Semis, Corbin Stops Phillies, Caps-Bruins Tomorow

Shenandoah University Baseball will take on surprising Eastern Mennonite in the ODAC Tournament semifinals tomorrow at Bridgeforth Field in a best 2-of-3 series. The 28-9 Hornets and the 8-seed Royals will play game at 1 and 4. If a third game is neccesary, that game will be played Sunday.

Meanwhile, SU Track & Field will be in action today and tomorrow.

Patrick Corbin pitched 7 innings of 1-run baseball, and Josh Bell and Kyle Schwarber and Josh Bell cracked first-inning homers in a 5-1 Nats’ win over the Phillies yesterday. With the win, the 14-19 Nationals were able to salvage one game of the 3-game set, as they get ready for a weekend series in Arizona. Air time for game-1 with the D-Backs is 9:10 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Orioles begin a weekend series with the Yankees tonight at 7:05.

The Washington Capitals start the “second season” tomorrow when they host the Boston Bruins. The Caps finished the regular season in 2nd place in the NHL’s Eastern Division, 4 points ahead of the Bruins. AIr time is 7pm on The River 95-3.

And, the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, the Preakness, will take place tomorrow at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Controversial Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit will run from the number-3 post position, and has been made a 9-5 favorite.

Sports: Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Caps & Nats Back In Action, Westbrook Sets Triple-Double Mark

The Washington Capitals wrap up the regular season tonight against the Boston Bruins. Not much is on the line for a banged-up Caps squad tonight, as they are locked in to second-place in the NHL’s Eastern Division. the Bruins will be the Capitals’ first-round opponent in the playoffs which begin Saturday. Air time for game one is 7pm on the River 95-3.

The Washington Nationals start a midweek series against the Philadelphia Phillies tonight. The Phils are one game back of the Mets the NL East, while the Nats sit in the basement of the division, 3 and 1/2 games behind. Eric Fedde takes the ball for the Nats, while Chase Anderson climbs the hill for the Phillies. Air time is 6:35 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Orioles stopped the Red Sox last night 4-1. Trey Mancini drove in 2 for the Birds, who take on the Mets tonight at 7:10.

And Russell Westbrook has surpassed Oscar Robertson’s NBA record for triple-doubles. Westbrook scored his 182nd triple double last night in a 125-124 loss to Atlanta, with 21 points, 16 assists, and 10 rebounds. The “Big O’s” record stood for 47 years.