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Weather forced the Peninsula Pilots to be delayed about two hours in their home game Thursday against Petersburg, but it was well worth it for the hosts and the fans who stayed until nearly midnight at War Memorial Stadium.
Mired in a three-game skid, the Pilots (5-7) broke it with a 2-1 victory against Petersburg.
Matt Dickason hit an RBI single in the eighth to break the tie against the Generals (2-11).
Longwood's Scott Burkett, a Jamestown High graduate, drew a two-out walk to start the winning rally and was removed for pinch runner Bret Blevins of Concord. Blevins stole second base and scored on Dickason's hit against VMI's Miles McQuaig.
The Pilots' starter, Danny Grauer of Liberty, pitched five shutout innings. Petersburg starter Thomas Gill, a Warhill High graduate who played for the since-shut-down program of Rappahannock Community College, yielded just one run and four hits in six innings.
Gill walked in a run with the bases loaded, but Wagner's Nick Dini belted a home run to tie the score at 1. Longwood's Aaron Myers, despite yielding that homer, struck out five in three innings.
Grayson Bailey pitched a scoreless ninth for his first save of the year.
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Norfolk’s game against Louisville at Harbor Park was postponed because of weather. The teams rescheduled it as part of a doubleheader, starting at 6:05 p.m. Friday.
Richmond’s losing streak reached four with a 9-0 loss at Harrisburg, giving the Senators a three-game sweep. Taylor Jordan pitched a five-hitter for the win.
Unlike the first three defeats of the Flying Squirrels’ streak, all one-run affairs, Thursday’s game began to turn lopsided on two-run triples by Justin Bloxom and Brian Goodwin for the Washington Nationals’ Double-A affiliate.
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Christopher Newport’s Carolyn Raveia was named the Virginia Sports Information Directors Coach of the Year, and six Captains earned All-State honors.
Becca Geist, Ashton Marshall and Hanna Slough were first-team selections, and Stephanie Green, Emily Johnson and Elena Obregon were named to the second team.
CNU finished 18-3, made the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament and finished 16th in the nation in the final poll.
CNU’s Andy McGregor and Brenden Dwyer were named to the VaSID second team after helping the Captains reach the NCAA D-III tournament for the first time.
Thursday’s Colonial Downs races in New Kent were canceled due to a New Kent County-wide power outage. Races are scheduled to resume at 6 p.m. Saturday.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun