Chelsie Schweers is taking her considerable basketball talent Down Under,
Schweers, a former Christopher Newport guard from Chesapeake who is one of the best Division III women’s players in history, will report to practice this week for the Toowoomba Mountaineers in Australia’s Queensland Basketball League.
Schweers say she believes her team's first game will be May 11.
Veteran Freddy Garcia, once an American League All-Star, pitched 7 2/3 innings for the win as Norfolk (8-6) beat the host Gwinnett Braves 3-2.
Niuman Romero and Russ Canzler each had two hits and an RBI for the Tides.
The Richmond Flying Squirrels dropped two games Wednesday, completing a 1-6 trip.
First, they lost 2-1 in 11 innings in the completion of Tuesday’s suspended game to the Altoona Curve in Pennsylvania. Then the Squirrels fell 4-3 in the regularly scheduled contest.
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