Sports: Thursday, May 6, 2021

SU Women’s LAX Honors, Caps Skate Past Rangers, Nats Fall To Braves

The Shenandoah University Women’s Lacrosse team had five players named to the All-ODAC team in selections made this week by the league. Three were named to the first team: Alyson Bittinger, Madison Re, and Emma Stiffler. Bittinger led the ODAC this season with 64 goals.

After a fight-filled first period, the Washington Capitals settled down and skated past the New York Rangers 4-2. It was an emotional night for TJ Oshie, who returned to the ice after the death of his father and scored a hat trick for the Caps, who are now tied for first in the NHL’s Eastern Division. the Capitals are back on the ice tomorrow when they host the Philadelphia Flyers starting at 6:45 on the River 95-3.

The Washington Nationals lost to the Atlanta Braves for the second stright night, this time a 5-3 defeat. Marcell Ozuna cracked a grand slam to put the Braves ahead 4-0 and send the Nats to 12-14 on the season. Eric Fedde suffered the loss for the Nationals, who try to salvage the series finale this afternoon at 3:35 on Sports Radio 1450.

And, John Means threw a complete-game no-hitter as the Baltimore Orioles blanked the Seattle Mariners 6-0 yesterday. Means’ gem included 12 strikeouts, as the Birds improved to 15-16. Trey Mancini drove in 3 runs for Baltimore, who is off today.

Sports: Monday, April 19, 2021

Nats Settle For Split, Caps Fall To Bruins, Bowman Steals Win At Richmond

On the Shenandoah University scoreboard from yesterday, Softball split a twinbill with Ferrum. Men’s Golf finished 9th in the 13-team Hampden-Sydney Invitational. Number-2 Salisbury out-slugged 15th-ranked Baseball 19-10. Virginia Wesleyan defeated Women’s Tennis. And W&L downed Men’s Lacrosse. Today, Baseball hosts Salisbury again at Bridgeforth Field.

Arizona scored single runs in the 7th, 8th, and 9th innings to beat the Washington Nationals yesterday 5-2. Trea Turner provide the only offense for the Nats with a pair of home runs, as Washington fell to 5-8 on the season. The Nationals host the St. Louis Cardinals tonight starting at 6:35 on Sports Radio 1450.

The Boston Bruins doubled up the Washington Capitals 6-3 yesterday. TJ Oshie had a pair of goals for the 29-13-4 Caps, who remain in first place in the NHL’s Eastern Division. The Capitals skate again on Thursday against the New York Islanders. Air time is 6:45 on the River 95-3.

Alex Bowman overcame a penalty and took advantage of a late caution to win the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond yesterday. Bowman, driving a Chevy Camaro for Hendrick Motorsports, outdistanced Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano to take the checkered flag.

And, 47 year-old Stewart Cink won the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage Classic yesterday at Harbour Town Golf Links. Cink shot a one-under par round to finish at 19-under, to finish 4 shots ahead of the field.