Sports: Monday, July 12, 2021

North Blanks South In VBL All-Star Game, Nats Swept, ChiSox Edge O’s

In the Valley League All-Star Game last night in Harrisonburg, the North blanked the South 5-0. The VBL resumes tonight with New market at Winchester, Front Royal at Strasburg, and Woodstock at Purcellville. At the break, Strasburg leads the North Division, while Charlottesville has a commanding 8 game lead in the South.

The depleted Washington Nationals wrapped up a 2-9 road trip with a 3-1 loss yesterday to the San Francisco Giants. Former Oriole Kevin Gausman stopped the Nats on just 4 hits over 6 innings to get the win. Starlin Castro had 3 hits for the Nationals, who head into the MLB All Star break at 42-47, 6 games behind the NL East-leading Mets.

The Baltimore Orioles dropped a 10-inning 7-5 decision to the Chicago White Sox yesterday at Camden Yards. The O’s tied the game at 4 with 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th, only to see Chicago score 3 in the top of the extra frame. The Orioles head into the All-Star break at 28-61.

Also yesterday:

Novak Djokovic won the Men’s singles title Wimbledon yesterday, giving him a record-tying 20th Grand Slam title. Ash Barty won the Women’s title on Saturday.

And, Kurt Busch beat Kyle Busch yesterday at the NASCAR Cup Series race in Atlanta.

Sports: Tuesday, July 6, 2021

VBL Scoreboard, Nats End 4-Game Losing Streak, Wimbledon Results

In the Valley Baseball League last night, Front Royal out-slugged Winchester 14-9, New Market pounded Purcellville 12-3, and Strasburg stopped Woodstock 6-1.

Tonight in the VBL, games include Purcellville at Front Royal, Winchester at Strasburg, and New Market at Woodstock. The Valley League plays it’s annual All-Star Game Sunday in Harrisonburg.

After being swept in a 4-game weekend series by the Dodgers, the Washington Nationals started a 7-game road trip last night with a 7-5 win at San Diego. Josh Bell led the way for the Nats with 3 hits and 2 RBI. 6 Washington pitchers held the Padres in check, including Brad Hand, who picked up his 19th save of the season. The two teams play again tonight starting at 9:40 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Baltimore Orioles had the day off yesterday. They’ll return to action tonight against Toronto. First pitch is 7:05 at Camden Yards.

And top-seed Novak Djokovic advanced at Wimbledon, as did sixth-seed Roger Federer, and top-seeded woman Ash Barty. At 39, Federer is the oldest to make it to the Wimbledon quarterfinals in the Open era.

Sports: Tuesday, June 29, 2012

VBL Scores, Schwarber Hits 2 More As Nats Win, O’s hang On

On the Valley League Scoreboard last night, New Market beat Winchester in a wild 13-11 contest, Strasburg nipped Front Royal 9-8, and Woodstock routed Purcellville 17-4.

Tonight on the VBL slate, Winchester visits the Bing to take on Front Royal, Woodstock heads up I-81 to play Strasburg, while New Market entertains Purcellville.

The Washington Nationals cracked 5 home runs last night, including 2 more by Kyle Schwarber, in an 8-4 win over the New York Mets. Ryan Zimmerman, Trea Turner, and Gerardo Parra also went deep for the Nats, who are now just 3 games behind the Mets for the NL East lead. The Nationals begin a tough stretch of games tonight, when they host Tampa Bay tonight, starting at 6:35 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Baltimore Orioles posted 5 runs in the 9th inning and then held on for a 9-7 win last night over Houston. The Astros made things interesting with 3 runs in the bottom of the frame, but the O’s hung on for just their 25th win of the season. The 2 teams play again tonight at 8:10.

And, on Day One of Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray won their opening round matches. American Sloane Stephens was an upset winner on the Women’s side.