Sports: Tuesday, July 13, 2021

VBL Resumes, Alonso Wins HR Derby, Johnson Withdraws From Open

The Valley Baseball League got back to action last night after Sunday’s All-Star Game, as Front Royal edged Strasburg 14-13. Purcellville nipped Woodstock 2-1, while New Market at Winchester was postponed.

Tonight in the VBL, games include Winchester at Purcellville and Strasburg at New Market.

MLB is on it’s All-Star Break, and the New York Mets’ Pete Alonso was the winner of last nigh’t Home Run Derby for the second year in a row. Alonso hit a total of 74 homers at Denver’s Coors Field, the longest of them 514 feet, as he defeated the Orioles’ Trey Mancini 23-22 in the final round. The Nationals’ Juan Soto competed, and was able to advance to the third round. Tonight’s Mid-Summer Classic is set for 7:30.

And, Zach Johnson has withdrawn from this week’s British Open after testing positive for the coronavirus. The withdrawal ends a streak of 69 consecutive majors for Johnson, who won the Claret Jug in 2015. The British Open is returning after not being played last year because of the pandemic.