Tides hold off Yanks

Ryan Adams delivered the game-winning double Wednesday night at Harbor Park to push the Norfolk Tides past the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees 2-1 in front of 6,385 fans.

Adams who was just 4-for-31 since rejoining the Tides on June 21 had three hits on the night, but he saved his biggest one for last. With the game tied at 1-1, Adams crushed a ball into the right-centerfield gap that scored Josh Bell from first base. Bell had led off the inning with a single to right field off Josh Schmidt.

In what was a running theme all night, Adams nearly scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning off a single by Matt Angle but was gunned down at home by left fielder Jordan Parraz. It was one of four outfield assists on the night between the two clubs, two from each side. It was also the second time on the night that a Tides base runner was thrown out at home plate.

Trailing 1-0 in the third inning, the Tides nearly tied the game with a sacrifice fly. John Hester and Angle delivered consecutive one-out singles to give the home team runners at the corners. Tyler Henson followed with a fly out to Greg Golson in right field who came up throwing and nailed Hester at the plate to end the frame. Golson, whose interesting night on the base paths included being picked-off for the second-straight night, had been doubled-off first base on a fly ball to Rhyne Hughes in right field to end the previous half inning.

Jeremy Accardo (1-0, 0.00) pitched 3.0 innings to pick up the win after entering the game to start the seventh inning. The righthander was greeted by a sharp single to left field by Luis Nunez, who then over-slid second base in an attempt to stretch his hit into a double. Accardo cruised from there, allowing just one walk the rest of the way.

Steve Johnson put together his second-straight strong outing for the Tides. The righthander allowed just one run on eight hits through 6.0 innings. His lone blemish came in the second inning when Parraz hit a one-out solo home run that gave the visitors a 1-0 lead.

The Tides tied the game in the fifth inning with a one-out RBI single by Matt Angle.

Schmidt (3-2, 2.65) took the loss after allowing one run on four hits during his 2.1 innings on the mound.

Lance Pendleton started the game for Scranton and lasted just 4.0 innings. He gave up a run on six hits.

The same two teams will meet again Thursday at 12:15. RH Mitch Atkins (1-3, 3.12) will try to win the series outright for the Tides opposite RH Adam Warren (6-2, 2.87).

augusta free press
augusta free press news

UVA Basketball Fans!

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Buy here.

AFP Business

As professional consultants, Augusta Free Press LLC provides clients in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia and beyond with marketing and PR solutions including website design, SEO, TV/radio, video work, branding and logos, social media and overall marketing campaign design and implementation. Augusta Free Press LLC was founded in 2002.

Web Design

Augusta Free Press has designed more than 800 websites for clients in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia. We take care of all facets of web design – visual design, layout design, content development and SEO. Short on staff? We’ll work with you to update your AFP-designed website in a timely manner or train your staff to make changes.

Marketing/Social Media Management

Augusta Free Press manages advertising campaigns for small- and medium-sized businesses across Virginia. You don’t need to hire a full-time marketing coordinator. Bring the experience of the Augusta Free Press team to work for you – for a fraction of the cost.

Graphic Design

Augusta Free Press will help you take your vision to the next level. From branding and logos to print materials, our team will work with you to develop products to showcase your business. From brochures and rack cards to full-color magazines or print/digital ads, we’ve got you covered.

Event Planning/Fundraising

Augusta Free Press will help you plan the best event for your organization. From an open house or anniversary to a 5K or Pay Per View, we can handle it all. Looking for training for your sales staff? We can help energize your employees or board. Need ideas to raise more money? Let us help you plan a successful event. Want to hold a news conference or need help with a press release? We can do that too.

Click here for more.