Gloucester Post 75 was rained out in the first round of the American Legion Junior state tournament at RF&P Park in Glen Allen.
Post 75, the District Three champion for the third consecutive year, will face Martinsville Post 42 at 12:30 p.m. Friday in the first round of the double-elimination tournament. No games were completed at the park Thursday, though one reached the fifth inning.
Friday's new schedule includes five games, plus the completion of the one that began: Colonial Heights Post 284 vs. Fredericksburg Post 55.
Legion Senior state:
In the Senior state tournament at Warhill Sports Complex, the losers’ bracket was canceled because of persistent rain. That eliminated Vienna Post 180 and Mechanicsville Post 175.
Coastal Plain League:
The Peninsula Pilots’ 2-2 game against Edenton was suspended in the bottom of the fifth inning because of weather at War Memorial Stadium in Hampton. The Pilots’ Alex Close was batting with one out and a runner on second.
Both playoff-bound teams, who are competing for the East Division’s second-half title, will resume that game Friday night in Edenton, then play their regularly scheduled contest. They will play head-to-head three times in five days.
Chris Snyder drove in four runs, two on a single, and Jonathan Schoop belted a home run to boost the Norfolk Tides (57-55) to a 6-2 win at Pawtucket.Alex Liddi was 2-for-2 with two runs and walked twice in support of winner Josh Stinson, who yielded just three hits and a run in 5 2/3 innings. The victory brought the Tides within two games of Pawtucket, which holds the IL's wild-card playoff spot.
The box score is here:
Chris Dickerson was sent down from Baltimore to join the Norfolk Tides before they played at Pawtucket. Infielder Buck Britton was sent from the Triple-A Tides to Double-A Bowie.
At about 12:49 a.m., Richmond completed a three-game sweep of Portland with a rain-delayed 6-5 victory as Javier Herrera popped a single into center field to drive home Ryan Lollis with one out in the 10th inning.
The game, which began with an attendance of 6,094, started 2 hours and 10 minutes late because of weather. It will be remembered as “Salute to Scandal Night” — poking fun at New York politician Anthony Weiner and other celebrities — went on as scheduled. Fans tweeted pictures of themselves enjoying $1 hot dogs.
The Flying Squirrels led 4-1 before yielding four runs in the seventh inning. They tied the score on Mark Minicozzi's RBI single in the eighth.
The box score is here: