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Tuesday's local baseball roundup: Front Royal ends York's run in state Little League junior tournament

Little League:

York County's run in the state Junior tournament ended with a 6-1 loss Tuesday morning to Front Royal.

David Brewster batted 2-for-3 and Rayvon Patrick 1-for-2 with a double for York.

American Legion:

In the district tournament play-in game Tuesday night, Poquoson Post 273 beat Hampton Post 31 at Trimble Field, ending Hampton's season.

Post 31 finished 3-10 against district opposition, while Poquoson improved to 2-11.

The tourney's double-elimination phase begins Wednesday.

That day, the games are both at 5:30 p.m. Poquoson will face No. 1 Williamsburg Post 39 at Warhill High, while No. 3 Gloucester Post 75 (7-5) will meet No. 4 Denbigh Post 368 (8-4) at Woodside High.

There are two games per day scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. If two teams still remain, a winner-take-all championship game is planned for Saturday.

The tournament winner will advance to the state playoffs, joining Post 39, which already has qualified by virtue of being the host team. If Williamsburg takes the title, the district tournament runner-up also will advance.

The state tournament will run from July 29 to Aug. 3 on an outdoor field at the Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex.

International League:

With a big night from Alex Liddi, the Norfolk Tides swept the Pawtucket Red Sox in a doubleheader at Harbor Park, winning 9-7 and then 5-1.

In Game 1, the Tides won despite yielding two runs to the Red Sox in each of the first three innings, after which Norfolk led 8-6.

Liddi drove in three runs for the Tides, and he and Yamaico Navarro each batted 3-for-4. Navarro doubled twice and scored twice. Dan Butler belted two homers and drove in three runs for Pawtucket.

In Game 2, Liddi doubled and tripled. He drove in a run, as did Eric Thames. Jason Pridie socked a home run.

Three veterans combined to pitch the Tides to the triumph. Starter Freddy Garcia (6-2) held Pawtucket to three hits and a run in five innings, and Mark Hendrickson and Manny Delcarmen each pitched a scoreless inning.

The Game 1 box score is here:

http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2013_07_23_pawaaa_noraaa_1&t=g_box&sid=milb

The Game 2 box score is here:

http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2013_07_23_pawaaa_noraaa_2&t=g_box&sid=milb

Eastern League:

Host Erie beat Richmond 5-1 for the second consecutive day, getting three first-inning runs to support Warwick Saupold’s five innings of shutout pitching.

U.Va. product Jarrett Parker batted 2-for-4 and scored for the Flying Squirrels. The Seawolves’ Tyler Collins and Wade Gaynor each had two hits and two RBI.

The box score is here:

http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2013_07_23_ricaax_eswaax_1&t=g_box&sid=milb

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