For the second Saturday in a row, inclement weather intruded on NASCAR Whelen All-American Series activities at Langley Speedway.
The Military Appreciation Night program, presented by the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and the Daily Press, was pushed back to Saturday, June 29.
Complimentary tickets for service members and their families, which were issued for the scheduled May 18 races, will be honored on June 29.
The next races are scheduled for Saturday, May 25.
The Norfolk Tides lost their second game in a row, falling 3-2 Saturday to the host Durham Bulls in a game that was shortened to 6 1/2 innings because of rain.
Veteran Jason Bourgeois belted a two-run homer for the Bulls, and Jesus Colome earned the victory.
The Tides' surging Travis Ishikawa hit a home run over Durham's "Blue Monster" wall in the fourth, and Trayvon Robinson belted a disputed shot in the fifth.
Robinson's blast was to deep left-center, and Durham outfielder Rich Thompson signaled to the umpire that the ball went through a gap in the fence for a ground-rule double. The umpires initially put Robinson on second base, but after conferring, they changed the ruling to a home run that cut the Bulls' lead to 3-2.
Colome escaped a bases-loaded jam in the sixth, and Steve Geltz set down the Tides (29-14) in the seventh for his first save of the season. The rain arrived in the bottom of the seventh, and the umpires called the game after a brief delay.
The box score is here:
The Richmond Flying Squirrels (20-20) reached .500 by beating Altoona 5-3 before 7,178 at The Diamond. Mark Minicozzi’s two-run double broke a seventh-inning tie on a night that featured entertainment from David "The Bullet" Smith Jr., the Human Cannonball.
The Squirrels scored two runs off major-league veteran Jeff Karstens in the early innings. The box score is here:
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The Virginia Beach Piranhas (0-2) yielded two first-half goals and fell 2-1 to the South Carolina United Bantams at Lander University.
Joseph Lontrato and David Kenga gave the Bantams a 2-0 lead in the first 32 minutes. Shaun Russell netted a goal for the Piranhas in the 90th minute, but it proved too late.
The Washington Spirit Reserves beat the Virginia Beach Piranhas' women 2-0 in Boyds, Md.
The Piranhas fell to 1-1; they opened their season last week with a 2-1 victory against the Fredericksburg Impact.
The Richmond Raiders (5-3) ropped a 68-66 decision to the host Louisiana Swashbucklers (4-4), who scored a tying touchdown and winning 2-point conversion in double overtime in Lake Charles.
Quarterback Warren Smith, a former Maine standout, guided the Raiders up and down the field in the Professional Indoor Football League contest. Joseph Jean-Pierre (Virginia Union), Hakeem Moore (Towson), Herb Jones (Virginia Union) and Brandon Grier (Virginia State) were among the other key offensive players for the Raiders.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun