Thursday's local roundup: Tides fall in series opener at Durham before 11,000-plus

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BASEBALL:International League:

Norfolk lost 6-2 Thursday night in a series opener at South Division-leading Durham before the largest crowd in Durham Bulls Athletic Park history, 11,754.

Before a fireworks display, Durham won despite home runs by the Tides’ Yamaico Navarro and Luis Exposito.

The Bulls’ Brandon Guyer, a former U.Va. player, was 2-for-5 with a run and two steals. Jair Jurrjens took the loss.

The box score is here:

Eastern League:

Richmond lost 11-8 to Akron in a series opener before a sellout, fireworks-watching crowd of 9,560 at The Diamond on Thursday.

Former All-American catcher Jake Lowery, who went to Cosby High in the Richmond area and starred for James Madison, was 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and five RBI for the Aeros, Cleveland's Double-A affiliate. Matt Lawson was 3-for-3 and scored twice.

Flying Squirrels leadoff batter Javier Herrera was 4-for-4, including a solo home run, with four RBI.

The box score is here:

Coastal Plain League:

Old Dominion’s Jordan Negrini will represent the Peninsula Pilots in Sunday’s CPL Hitting Challenge at War Memorial Stadium.

A full story on the participants and format is here:


Ryan Carroll of Portsmouth was the top men’s finisher and Renee High of Virginia Beach broke the women’s course record at the Yorktown Independence Day 8K.

High finished in 30 minutes, 40 seconds, breaking the previous mark of 31:44 held by Lauren Bergstram since 2009.

Carroll finished in 26:21. Blaine O’Reilly of Williamsburg was second in 26:53 and Aristides Cruz Jr. of Yorktown was third in 27:09.

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