Tides have rained among many transactions
The Norfolk Tides game scheduled for Wednesday in Charlotte was rainy, prompting a double schedule scheduled for 5:35 p.m. Thursday in North Carolina.
If played, it will be the Tides’ first two games in the new “Triple-A Final Stretch”, which will recognize which of the Triple-A East teams has the best record in the last 10 games of the season.
The Tides were involved in staff moves Wednesday with parent company Baltimore Orioles.
Second baseman Jahmai Jones and right-hander Konner Wade, who played for Norfolk, were called up to the majors.
Jones was a nip hitter in Wednesday’s ninth inning in Philadelphia, hitting a walk with two strikeouts in a 4-3 loss.
Joey Krehbiel was selected for Norfolk after being claimed Tuesday by the Orioles on waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays. Krehbiel, 28, started most of the season for the Durham Bulls, leading Triple-A East, posting a 4.19 ERA and striking out 29.5% of the hitters he faced.
The Orioles also announced that right-hander Dusten Knight, who was nominated for an assignment over the weekend, cleared waivers on Tuesday and was assigned directly to Norfolk.
His right-handed colleague Cesar Valdez has been designated to be assigned by Baltimore.
Valdez took the loss in relief to the Phillies in the 10th inning on Tuesday night when JT Realmuto netted a two-run brace and two strikeouts.
Valdez has pitched 39 games for Baltimore and nine for Norfolk this season, posting 5.87 ERAs for the Orioles and 1.42 for the Tides. He can stay in the Orioles organization if he accepts the waivers.
Tides announces charity for Final Stretch
The Tides announced that they have chosen the Booker T. Washington High School Friends and Alumni Association as a charity to benefit during the Triple-A Final Stretch.
For every home run hit by the Tides in the 10 games, Minor League Baseball will donate $ 50 per home run to the BTW High School Friends and Alumni Association. The Triple-A team hitting the most homers in the 10-game period will generate an additional donation of $ 5,000 for their charity.
Admirals recruit defenseman who played for them nine years ago
ECHL’s Norfolk Admirals have signed defenseman Nick Schaus, 35, for this season. He played 18 games for Norfolk in 2012-13 and played 144 games in the senior American Hockey League.
Schaus, a 5-foot-11, 190-pounder from Buffalo, New York, missed the 2020-21 season. The UMass-Lowell graduate played in three leagues in 2019-20, including with the ECHL Florida Everblades.
One of his teammates in 2011-12 with the AHL Syracuse Crunch was current Admirals general manager and assistant coach Ryan McGinnis.
Ex-U.Va. linebacker signs with the Broncos
Former Virginia Cavaliers linebacker Micah Kiser signed with the Denver Broncos and is part of their 53-man roster.
After being drafted in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, Kiser played 16 games for the Los Angeles Rams that year, missed the 2019 season with injury and started nine games last season. . He was on the Rams’ practice squad this year.
In 26 games, he made 81 tackles, defended three assists and forced a fumble.
CCA announces nightly kickoff of championship game
The Atlantic Coast Conference has announced that its Championship game will begin at 8 p.m. on ABC (WVEC in Hampton Roads) on December 4 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Champions from the Coastal and Atlantic divisions will meet in a prime-time game for the 12th time in the past 13 years.
Hampton appoints Georgetown assistant as head coach
Monique White has been appointed head coach of Hampton University. She comes to HU after being an assistant at Georgetown for three years and an assistant at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University from 2014 to 2018.
White played for Daytona State College from 2004-06 and Florida International from 2006-08. She won all-conference honors for both teams and was the Sun Belt Newcomer of the Year in 2007, and she set the CRF single-season home run record with 17 in 2008.
White also played professionally for a year in the Netherlands and coached a Swedish program, as well as being an assistant coach for the Swedish national team.
White replaces Angie Nicholson, who left HU in July to become Georgia State’s head coach.
Marlins, Bishops play to draw
Noah McBride’s first goal of the season saw Virginia Wesleyan (5-1-1) draw 1-1 at home against North Carolina Wesleyan.
The Bishops (1-4-2) took the lead in the 39th minute on Juan Simoniello’s unassisted goal at Foster Field. But in the 64th minute, McBride wiped out the Marlins’ deficit.
VWU goaltender Griffin Potter made nine saves in the 110-minute game, adding 20 minutes of overtime.
The Marlins ruled out Salisbury
Breacain McClenahan took both goals into account on Thursday as Virginia Wesleyan claimed a 2-0 non-conference victory at Salisbury.
She assisted on Carleigh Van Reenen’s goal in the 17th minute, then scored her first goal of the season in the 68th for the Marlins (2-2-1).
VWU outscored the Sea Gulls 10-6, and Rachel Quigley only needed a save for a shutout. Her Salisbury counterpart (3-4-1) Emma Hill made two saves.
Norfolk State juniors win MEAC awards
Two juniors from Norfolk State, both from Kenya, were named the Middle East Athletic Conference Runner of the Week.
Evans Cheruiyot won the men’s award, posting the fastest MEAC 8 kilometer time this season placing 25th in 25 minutes 42.8 seconds at the Virginia Invitational in Earlysville.
Fridah Koech won the honor in the women’s competition, setting the MEAC’s best 5K time of the weekend placing 36th at the Virginia Invitational in 18: 58.7.
Number 11 Salisbury excludes Virginia Wesleyan
Salisbury (4-3), ranked 11th in Division III, beat Virginia Wesleyan 8-0 in Maryland, scoring seven goals in the top 20:08.
Jordan Brooks and Elle Wood each scored two goals for the Sea Gulls, who outscored the Marlins 21-1.
The Marlins (0-4), who got five saves from Emma Wehr, have been outscored 27-1 this season.
COLLEGE WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL
Regent takes his second victory
Regent won a 3-0 road victory over Trinity in Washington, improving the Royals’ record to 2-5.
ACC tournament returns to Charlotte
The Atlantic Coast Conference has announced that the ACC 2022 Championship Tournament will return to Charlotte’s Truist Field from May 24-29.
Nearly 59,000 fans attended the 2021 tournament in Charlotte, the fifth-highest attendance in tournament history and the highest since 2015.
Two matches postponed due to protocols
Norcom’s game against Granby at Powhatan Field in Norfolk, scheduled for Friday, has been postponed until later in the season due to COVID-19 protocols.
Kecoughtan’s match in the Peninsula District against Menchville has also been postponed due to protocols.