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: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

VBL Results, Another Schwarber Blast Propels Nats, O’s Rout ‘Stros

Last night’s Valley Baseball League action saw Front Royal out-slug Winchester 16-14. Strasburg railroaded Woodstock 22-6, while Purcellville beat New Market 7-2. Waynesboro and Charlottesville also picked up wins.

Tonight’s limited VBL slate includes Purcellville at Woodstock.

Washington’s Kyle Schwarber set a modern day mark with his 12th home run in 10 games as the Nationals nipped Tampa Bay 4-3. Juan Soto and Victor Robles also added homers, while Joe Ross pitched 6 and 1/3 innings of 2-run baseball , as the Nats went over the .500 mark at 39-38. The two teams play again this afternoon, with air time set for 3:35 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Baltimore Orioles broke open a tight contest by scoring 10 of their runs in the final 3 innings in a 13-3 rout of Houston last night. The Birds, who collected 16 hits on the night, were led by Cedric Mullins, who went 4-for-5, while driving in 2. The two clubs play tonight at 8:10.

And, at Wimbledon, Roger Federer advanced, while Serena Williams was forced to bow out after suffering an ankle injury in her first-round match.