Track and field:
In the women's 400-meter final at the NCAA championships in Eugene, Ore., VCU junior Kiara Porter placed eighth in 52.80 seconds — last in a stacked field.
Still, though, the Tabb High graduate already had become a first-team All-American by qualifying for the final race.
Virginia Legacy 76 and the ASA Charge of Arundel, Md., played a scoreless half before bad weather hit Christopher Newport University's stadium, prompting their National Premier Soccer League game to be declared a draw.
On a day they lost a member of their starting rotation to a drug suspensions, the Norfolk Tides (27-41) saw their losing streak reach four with a 10-1 loss at Syracuse (39-28).
Zach Walters doubled, homered and drove in five runs for the Chiefs, Washington’s top affiliate. Leadoff batter Emmanuel Burriss was 4-for-4 with four runs, and Steven Souza Jr. had a home run and four RBI.
Ivan De Jesus had three hits for the Tides, while Steve Clevenger had two hits and an RBI. Chris Jones took the loss, yielding five runs and seven hits in four innings.
Aaron Laffey pitched seven innings of five-hit ball for the victory.
Before the game, the Tides learned that knuckleballer Eddie Gamboa was suspended for 50 games after testing positive for “exogenous testosterone.” He is 4-5 with a 4.06 earned-run average.
Jon Berti was 4-for-5 with three runs and Mike McDade was 3-for-5 with three RBI as New Hampshire won 6-3 over Richmond in a weather-delayed series opener at The Diamond.
A 1-hour, 56-minute delayed thinned the announced crowd of 7,098.
The Fisher Cats (28-38), the Toronto Blue Jays' Double-A affiliate, went ahead to stay with two runs in the fifth inning and added two runs in the ninth.
Angel Villalona paced the Flying Squirrels (37-28), batting 3-for-4 with two RBI. But starter Kyle Crick (4-2) yielded nine hits and four runs in five innings for the loss, Richmond's second in a row after a two-week hot stretch.
Coastal Plain League:
The Peninsula Pilots’ game Friday at Petersburg was rained out, keeping them from trying to extend a five-game winning streak that has lifted them to 9-4, just a half-game behind first-place Edenton.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun