Sports: Thursday, July 29, 2021

Royals-Express Suspended, Nats-Phils PPD Due To COVID, Olympic Update

In the Valley League Baseball Playoffs last night, Gme 1 of the North Division Finals between the Winchester Royals and Strasburg Express was suspended in the top of the 8th inning with the Express leading 8-6. Game 1 will resume this afternoon at 3pm in Strasburg, then the teams will head to Winchester for Game 2 at 7:30.

In the South Division Finals, Staunton evened it’s series against Waynesboro with a 7-6 win. The deciding Game 3 will be tonight in Staunton.

The Washington Nationals contest with Philadelphia last night was postponed due to a COVID-19 ourbreak on the Nats’ squad. 12 people have tested positive, including 4 players and 8 staffers. test results this morning will determine whether the 2 teams can play a 12:05 doubleheader. Should that twinbill take place, you can hear the action on Sports Radio 1450.

The Baltimore Orioles nipped the Miami Marlins last night 8-7. The Birds will be in Detroit tonight to take on the Tigers at 7:10.

And, at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, US swimmer Caleb Dressel took the gold in the men’s 100 meter freestyle, setting an Olympic record. Meanwhile, swimmer Bobby Finke captured the gold in the 800 meter freestyle, while the USA won the gold in women’s 3-on-3 basketball. The US leads the overall medal count with 37.