Norfolk’s Fleet Park improved to 2-0 in the Senior League (ages 13-16) World Series, with a 10-3 win over Burbank American Illinois on Sunday in Easley, South Carolina.
John Stilwell went 2 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBIs to lead the Virginia and Southeast champions. Dylan Wood had two hits and two RBIs and Derek Baker scored twice. Baker, Daniel Smith, Jack Bonney, Brandon Newsome and Landon Carraway went on a run. After Bonney struck out three and allowed two unearned runs in three innings, Smith pitched 3 1/3 shutout innings, striking out four.
Fleet Park, which defeated its first two opponents 22-5 in the double-elimination tournament, leaves the field today and returns at 4 p.m. Tuesday to face the winner of today’s tournament host Easley and Southwest Region champion West University. Houston Little League.
Central Region champion Burbank American from the Chicago area will play East Vineland, New Jersey tonight at 1 p.m.
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Virginia’s rowers made a big impact at the World Rowing Under-19 Championships in Varese, Italy on Sunday.
U VA’s Sarah Bradford took the gold medal with a time of 6:12.16, beating Great Britain (6:14.57). Germany claimed the bronze with a time of 6:15:05.
“Amazing race for USA U19 eight gold medalist Sarah Bradford,” said Cavaliers head coach Kevin Sauer, who is helping lead Team USA.
In the women’s four, Elsa Hartmann and her American teammates from Italy (6:32.76), Romania (6:33.63) and France (6:35.64) finished fourth in 6:42.23.
In the women’s quad, Cillian Mullen and her American teammates clocked 6:35.79 for fourth. Romania won the race in 6:29:50, followed by Germany (6:32.53) and Great Britain (6:33:54).
Riley Richardson added 10th place for Canada in the women’s four.