Coastal Plain League:
The Peninsula Pilots incurred their first loss of the young season, dropping an 8-3 decision to the Wilson Tobs in North Carolina.
The Tobs' first three batters -- LSU-Shreveport's Ridge Gonsoulin, Presbyterian's Billy Motroni and Wofford's Seth Neely -- did most of the damage. They combined for five runs, seven hits and four RBI.
Gloucester High graduate Joey Burney had two RBI and a run for the Tobs (3-0), though he batted 0-for-4.
Burney's ODU teammate Jordan Negrini and Mount Olive's Braden Reitano each batted 2-for-4 for the Pilots (2-1). Clarke University's Zane Ridings yielded seven runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings for the defeat.
TOBS 8, PILOTS 3
Peninsula 100 020 000 -- 3 7 4
Wilson 012 130 01x -- 8 8 1
WP: Valek (1-0). LP: Ridings (0-1). Standouts: Peninsula, Negrini 2-4 (2 doubles, 1 run, 1 RBI), Reitano 2-4 (1 RBI); Wilson, Gonsoulin 3-5 (triple, 2 runs, 1 RBI), Motroni 2-3 (double, 2 runs, 1 RBI, 1 steal), Neely 2-4 (1 run, 2 RBI), Burney 0-4 (1 run, 2 RBI). Records: Peninsula 2-1, Wilson 3-0.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre snapped Norfolk’s two-game win streak by beating the Tides 5-1 before 3,823 at Harbor Park.
Coupled with a victory by Durham (34-20), the loss meant the Tides (33-21) are out of at least a share of first place in the South Division for the first time since May 2.
Ronnier Mustelier hit a three-run homer in the eighth for the RailRiders, the New York Yankees' top affiliate, and Caleb Cotham (1-3) pitched seven innings of six-hit ball for the win. Portsmouth native Clay Rapada, who has seen big-league time as a left-handed reliever, recorded two outs in relief.
Tides starter Zach Britton (2-2) didn't allow a hit until veteran Dan Johnson's home run to right field with two out in the fourth.
Jason Pridie had two hits for the Tides.
Richmond’s five-game winning streak ended with a 2-1 matinee loss Thursday to New Britain, giving the Flying Squirrels (28-24) a 5-2 trip.
Richmond's Mark Minicozzi extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a first-inning single and scored on Ehire Adrianza’s sacrifice fly, but the Rock Cats delighted most the crowd of 6,457 by scoring in the first and fourth on RBI singles by Danny Ortiz.
Former William and Mary star Megan Moulton-Levy’s first-round women’s doubles match was suspended because of darkness at the French Open in Paris.
In an all-American match, she and former Kingsmill USTA pro tournament champion Lauren Davis were leading 2-1 in the third set against Melanie Oudin and Madison Keys.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun