Coastal Plain League:
Southern Indiana's Kyle Kempf batted 4-for-5 as the Peninsula Pilots (9-4) extended their winning streak to five, bouncing back from a two-run deficit to defeat the Fayetteville SwampDogs 6-2 Thursday night at War Memorial Stadium.
A five-run sixth, featuring a go-ahead two-run single by Old Dominion's Taylor Ostrich, erased Fayetteville's 2-0 margin. Also in that inning, ODU's PJ Higgins hit an RBI infield single, Iowa Western Community College's Jason McMurray singled in a run, and a wild pitch brought home another.
UNC Greensboro's Blair Betts got the win in relief.
The Norfolk Tides (27-40) saw their losing streak reach three with a 5-3 loss in a series opener at Syracuse (38-28).
The Chiefs took control with a four-run first inning off Mike Wright (1-5), who left after 1 1/3 innings. He yielded eight hits along with the four runs.
Francisco Peguero slugged a solo home run in the first inning for the Tides, and Steve Lombardozzi and Alexi Casilla drove in their other runs. Julio Borbon had two hits.
Taylor Dugas doubled home Peter O'Brien with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning as host Trenton edged Richmond 4-3.
The Flying Squirrels (37-27), aiming to go 12 games over .500 for the first time this season, cooled off despite two hits and a run apiece from Ricky Oropesa and Devin Harris.
Francisco Cervelli, on a rehab assignment from the New York Yankees, added a hit and a run for the Thunder (34-33).
Keith Decker of Martinsville won this week’s VSGA Senior Stroke Play Championship at James River Country Club in Newport News, which was halved to 18 holes because of lightning Wednesday.
Decker shot a 3-under-par 67, beating Stafford’s Al Bello and Centreville’s Mike Howell by two strokes.
Williamsburg’s Jeff Fleishman (70), Suffolk’s Brian Jeltema (71) and Yorktown’s James Gallagher (71) were among the area’s top performers.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun