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Potomac Nationals

Late lead slips away from P-Nats in 7-4 loss

After a 22 minute rain delay to start tonight’s game, the Potomac Nationals (23-18) dropped Tuesday night’s matchup with the Wilmington Blue Rocks (18-26) in heartbreaking fashion, blowing a 4-3 lead in the ninth in the eventual 7-4 defeat.


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Game Notes: VMI to face Mercer in SoCon baseball tourney opener

VMI baseball will open the 2018 SoCon Championship Wednesday morning, taking on the #5 Mercer Bears in the opening game of the main draw. First pitch at Fluor Field in Greenville, S.C. is scheduled for 9 a.m.


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Liberty drops Big South tourney opener

The No. 6 Seed Radford Highlanders defeated the No. 3 seed Liberty Flames, 4-1, Tuesday afternoon in Game 2 of the 2018 Big South Baseball Championship at Liberty Baseball Stadium.


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UVA baseball loses in extras in ACC Baseball Championship opener: NCAA streak will end

No. 9 Florida State (40-17) defeated UVA, 3-2, in 11 innings, with a walk-off single by Reese Albert at the 2018 ACC Championship. Virginia (28-25) will conclude pool play on Thursday with a matchup against third-seeded NC State at 3 p.m.


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Chris Graham, Rod Mullins talk NASCAR, short tracks, Twitter rants, more

Chris Graham and Rod Mullins review the NASCAR All-Star Race from this past weekend, look ahead to this weekend’s Coca-Cola 600, plus Kyle Busch’s Twitter tirade, and the Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol.


Potomac Nationals

Wiseman goes deep twice in Potomac Nationals win

Down 1-0 midway through the series opener at Northwest Federal Field at Pfitzner Stadium, the Potomac Nationals (23-17) scored the final three runs of the night in a 3-1 victory over the Wilmington Blue Rocks (17-26).


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Pelicans rally, big time, to stun Hillcats

The Lynchburg Hillcats jumped out to an early 5-0 lead, but the Myrtle Beach Pelicans stormed back to win, 8-5, on Monday night. The Hillcats (22-19) surrendered five runs in the eighth inning in the loss to the Pelicans (18-26).


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Six Keydets earn All-SoCon Baseball honors

Six VMI Keydets were among the players recognized with All-Southern Conference postseason honors, according to information released Monday by the league. It is the most all-conference honors ever received by VMI baseball.


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Chris Graham talks WWE, Twitter, Dickie V, rainy days

Rainy days can lead to decent fodder for podcasts. Today, Chris Graham discusses the news that WWE Smackdown is heading to Fox, his three most famous Twitter followers, his bromance with Dickie V, and nosebleeds.


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Smackdown moving to Fox in 2019: Five things it means for WWE fans

WWE Smackdown is moving to Fox in October 2019, part of a $1 billion, five-year deal that moves the blue brand to Big 4 network television for the first time.


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Game Notes: UVA opens ACC Baseball Championship on Tuesday

No. 10 seed UVA (28-24) will begin its play in the 2018 ACC Baseball Championship on Tuesday (May 22) with a matchup in Pool C against Florida State (39-17) at 3 p.m. The Cavaliers are back in action on Thursday (May 24) when they square off against third-seeded NC State (40-14).


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The three most famous people who follow me on Twitter

Waiting out a rain shower over the weekend, I ransacked my Twitter account, not sure what I was looking for, until I found it: the three most famous people who follow me on Twitter.


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Mary Baldwin University names new athletics director

Mary Baldwin University announced this week that Jonas Worth — with more than 13 years of experience in higher education, collegiate administration, and work in professional sports — will become MBU’s next director of athletics.


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Lee Pulliam takes checkered flag at Response Energy 100 CARS Tour event at Bristol

Veteran Late Model Stock car racer Lee Pulliam pulled off a big victory on Saturday night in the Response Energy 100 CARS Tour event, one of the feature races in the Rusty Wallace Automotive Group Short Track U.S. Nationals at historic Bristol Motor Speedway.


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Raphael Lessard takes Super Late Model feature at Bristol

Raphael Lessard scored the biggest win of his career Sunday by taking the checkered flag in the 100-lap Super Late Model feature race at the Rusty Wallace Automotive Group Short Track U.S. Nationals at historic Bristol Motor Speedway.


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Bassett native Josh Reeves takes checkered at JEGS CRA All-Stars Tour race at Bristol

Bassett native Josh Reeves raced to checkered flag and claimed victory on Friday night in the 100-lap JEGS CRA All-Stars Tour race at Bristol Motor Speedway.


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Rusty Wallace dishes on the state of NASCAR

Former NASCAR driver Rusty Wallace is a nine-time winner at The World’s Fastest Half Mile. So, it’s safe to say he knows a little bit about the high banks of Bristol. In fact, it led him to throw his support behind this year’s Short Track U.S. Nationals race at Bristol Motor Speedway.


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Lynchburg Hillcats complete sweep of P-Nats

Trailing 5-3 in the eighth inning, the Lynchburg Hillcats batted around and scored six runs to sweep the Potomac Nationals, 9-5, in a rain shortened two-game series.


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Flying Squirrels drop series finale to Senators

The Flying Squirrels (21-19) lost to the Harrisburg Senators (18-23), 8-2, in the final game of the abbreviated three-game series on Sunday afternoon at The Diamond.


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VMI slugger Matt Pita named SoCon Player of the Week

VMI outfielder Matt Pita has been named the SoCon Player of the Week, according to information released by the league Sunday. It is the final player of the week honor that will be given this season. 


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UVA to face Florida State, N.C. State in ACC Baseball Championship

Needing to run the table to preserve its streak of 14 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, #10 seed UVA (28-24, 12-18 ACC) will begin play in the 2018 ACC Baseball Championship on Tuesday (May 22) at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C. 


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Lynchburg Hillcats beat up on P-Nats

Fighting the rain, the Lynchburg Hillcats cruised to beat the Potomac Nationals, 12-0, on Saturday night at City Stadium. The Hillcats (21-18) picked up their fourth shutout win of the season in their defeat of the P-Nats (22-16).


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Richmond Flying Squirrels split two with Harrisburg

The Richmond Flying Squirrels (21-17) exploded for six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning on their way to an 8-6 win over the Harrisburg Senators (16-23) in game one of the doubleheader.


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Wake Forest brutalizes UVA pitching in 18-12 win

Wake Forest (25-30, 13-17) scored runs in all but one turn at the plate in a 18-12 victory over UVA (28-24, 12-18) on the final day of the regular season.


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Matt Pita, Nathan Eaton key VMI win at Samford

Matt Pita hit his 14th homer of the year in the first inning, and Brandon Barbery and four relievers combined on a five-hitter as the VMI Keydets downed the Samford Bulldogs, 8-2, in the regular season finale for both teams Saturday in Birmingham, Ala.