Norfolk continued its recent offensive fireworks and hiked its season-long winning streak to six games, rallying with five runs in the ninth inning to win 13-9 at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
The Tides (26-35) were ahead 8-0 before falling behind 9-8, but Norfolk went ahead 10-9 on Julio Borbon’s single in the ninth.
They have amassed 34 runs and 56 hits in their last three games.
Steve Clevenger had three hits and three RBI for the Tides, and Borbon and Francisco Peguero also had three hits. Heath Bell got the win by pitching two scoreless innings.
Zach Almonte had three hits and three RBI for the RailRiders, the New York Yankees' top affiliate.
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Newberry’s DJ Martinez hit a two-run, two-out single in the top of the ninth inning, giving Petersburg a 3-2 victory over the Peninsula Pilots at War Memorial Stadium.
It was the second victory in two nights by the Generals (3-6) over the Pilots (4-4), capping a stretch in which the state foes played each other three times in a four-day span.
An RBI single by East Carolina’s Garrett Brooks in the fifth pulled the Pilots even at 1. They went ahead in the eighth on a sacrifice fly by Purdue’s Kyle Johnson, but the Generals responded off VMI reliever Taylor Edens.
The Richmond Flying Squirrels gained their ninth win in 11 games, beating Trenton 8-5 before 6,643 at The Diamond.
Before the Thunder pitcher recorded an out, the Squirrels stole four bases and scored twice. Devin Harris then capped a four-run first inning with a two-run homer.
Richmond finished with six steals — three apiece by outfielder Tyler Graham and Kelby Tomlinson. They lead the league with 26 and 24, respectively, for the season. Jack Snodgrass (6-0) pitched 5 1/3 innings for the win.
William and Mary men’s tennis player John Banks was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Men’s At-Large Academic All-America second team.
He became the first player in Tribe men’s tennis history to garnered the distinction from CoSIDA and the 58th W&M student-athlete to be named Academic All-American by the organization.
“This is the perfect way for John Banks to cap off his William and Mary career with the highest honor a student-athlete can obtain," W&M coach Peter Daub said.
"The standard he committed to and sacrificed for won the respect of his coaches and fellow teammates. It definitely set the tone for our program during his four years.”
Banks, who graduated from W&M in May with a nearly perfect grade-point average in economics, was the only student-athlete from the Colonial Athletic Association to earn All-America honors in the men’s at-large division. He was also just one of four tennis players named to one of the three teams, and one of only two on the second team (the other two selections were honored as third-team members).
Former Butler guard Devontae Morgan is transferring to James Madison, taking the Dukes' final available scholarship, the Daily News-Record of Harrisonburg.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun