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Saturday's local roundup: Former Langley Speedway driver Gdovic wins NASCAR Pro East race

Former Langley Speedway driver Brandon Gdovic won the NASCAR K&N Pro East race Saturday night at the Greenville Pickens Speedway in South Carolina.

Gdovic, hoping to break through in motorsports, hopes his victory will turn the heads of sponsors and team owners in high-level series.

Running:

Todd Kessler of Newport News was the top male finisher and Mercedes Castillo-D’Amico was the top female in the Queens Lake 5K at Williamsburg’s New Quarter Park.

Kessler finished in 17:17, 15 seconds ahead of Williamsburg’s John Piggott.

D’Amico broke the race’s 55-59 age-group record, finishing in 20:29. The previous mark of 22:22 was set by Joan Coven in 1999.

Hockey:

Frederik Andersen made 33 saves as the Norfolk Admirals made their regular-season home finale memorable, beating the Binghamton Senators 3-0 to complete a two-game AHL sweep.

The Admirals, who play their final six games on the road, tied the Hershey Bears for the eighth and final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. Hershey has seven games remaining.

Minor-league baseball:

The Durham Bulls outlasted the Norfolk Tides 2-0 in a chilly 11-inning game at Harbor Park, dropping the Tides to 0-2 in the International League.

Jason Bourgeouis' two-run single with two out in the 11th boosted Durham. Veteran left-hander Mark Hendrickson took the loss.

The teams intended to play a doubleheader, but because the game didn't end until almost 10 p.m., they elected not to play another contest. Therefore, the teams will try to get in a doubleheader Sunday to complete their four-game series, starting at 1:05 p.m.

The loss spoiled a brilliant stint by Tides starter Jair Jurrjens. The former Atlanta All-Star yielded just one hit in six innings. ...

Adam Duvall belted a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh, giving the Richmond Flying Squirrels (2-1) a 7-5 Eastern League win over New Britain at The Diamond.

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