Coastal Plain League:
Petersburg starter Ryan Gray of Trinity pitched seven innings of one-hit ball as the host Generals (2-6) held off the Peninsula Pilots 2-1 Wednesday in the second of three games in four days between the teams.
A rematch is at 7:05 p.m. Thursday at War Memorial Stadium.
The Pilots (4-3) scored early but never again. East Carolina's Garrett Brooks led off the game with a double to left field, stole third base and scored on a groundout by Delaware's Zach Lopes, but Peninsula managed just two more hits.
The Generals scored twice in the bottom of the first off Mount Olive's Derek Justice. They strung four hits together, including RBI singles by Anderson's Steven Cooper and Winston-Salem State's Connor Andrus.
Neither team scored again. Southern Virginia's Connor Bigelow earned a save for Petersburg.
The Norfolk Tides (25-35) extended their winning streak to a season-high five games, routing the host Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 14-7.
The Tides collected 22 hits, one short of the franchise record. Brett Wallace had four hits, while Chris Marrero and Francisco Peguero each had three hits and three RBI.
Bruton High alumnus Mark Montgomery was among the RailRiders' five pitchers. He struck out two and yielded two hits in 1 2/3 scoreless innings.
Edgmer Escalona (1-0) earned the win with three innings of relief. Starter Kevin Gausman was removed after pitching just one inning -- allowing three runs on two hits while throwing 26 pitches.
The Richmond Flying Squirrels earned their seventh victory in eight games, handling Trenton 6-4 before 4,293 at The Diamond.
The Thunder had won six of the clubs’ previous eight meetings, including Tuesday’s, but the Squirrels broke a 3-3 tie with a three-run sixth. Tyler Graham was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in that sixth inning for Richmond, Matt Duffy was 3-for-4 with a run, and Tyler LaTorre was 2-for-4 with a run.
Tyler Webb, a graduate of Northampton High on the Eastern Shore, took the loss for Trenton, the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate. He gave up two runs, two hits and a walk in one inning.
Former James Madison wing player Charles Cooke announced that he is transferring to Dayton, published reports said.
The 6-foot-6 Cooke's two seasons with JMU included the 2013 Colonial Athletic Association tournament championship. The Dukes followed that game with a win over Long Island in the NCAA tournament -- in Dayton's arena.
He had drawn interest from Michigan State, Penn State and several programs in the Atlantic 10, according to NBCSports.com.
Last season, on a far more inexperienced JMU team, he recorded 14.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game. He will sit out the 2014-15 season and have two years of eligibility left.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun