Area Sports Briefs: Edwards, Richards wrap up play in Cardinal
Published 1:50 am Monday, July 25, 2016
From staff and wire reports
In the Cardinal Amateur Golf Tournament at Sedgefield, Eric Edwards (Salisbury, George Mason) turned in another steady round on Sunday.
Edwards finished 71-70-70 — 211 and was 1-over for the tournament. He tied for 14th in the elite field.
Edwards had a double bogey on the first hole, but he made up for it with four birdies and only two bogeys.
Davis Richards (South Rowan, NC State) bounced back with a 74 on Sunday.
He shot 69-80-74 — 223 for the tournament. He was 13-over for the tournament and tied for 53rd.
Richards made six bogeys and two birdies on Sunday.
SALISBURY, Md. — Cedric Mullins had three hits and two RBIs, and Ofelky Peralta allowed just three hits over five innings as the Delmarva Shorebirds defeated the Kannapolis Intimidators 6-3 on Sunday.
Peralta (6-4) picked up the win after he struck out one and walked two while allowing two runs.
INDIANAPOLIS — Wilfredo Boscan allowed just two hits over 6 1/3 innings, leading the Indianapolis Indians over the Charlotte Knights in a 2-1 win on Sunday. With the victory, the Indians swept the four-game series.
Dovydas Neverauskas got Vinny Rottino to ground out with a runner on second to end the game for his fourth save of the season.
Boscan (6-7) allowed one run while striking out two and walking four to pick up the win.
WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Bryan Mejia hit a two-run double in the seventh inning, leading the Potomac Nationals to a 7-6 win over the Winston-Salem Dash on Sunday. With the victory, the Nationals swept the five-game series.
Gilberto Mendez got Cleuluis Rondon to fly out with runners on first and second to end the game for his fifth save of the season.
Potomac improved to 12-6 against Winston-Salem this season.
Hall of Fame
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Two players who began their careers at opposite ends of the spectrum nearly three decades ago ended up in the same place on Sunday — with their names etched on plaques at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
For Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza, the culmination of their long journeys was tinged with tears all around.
“I stand up here humbled and overwhelmed,” Griffey said, staring out at his family and tens of thousands of fans. “I can’t describe how it feels.”
The two became a piece of history on their special day. Griffey, the first pick of the 1987 amateur draft, became the highest pick ever inducted. Piazza, a 62nd-round pick the next year —No. 1,390 — is the lowest pick to enter the Hall of Fame.
A 13-time All-Star and 10-time Gold Glove Award winner in center field, Griffey hit 630 home runs, sixth all-time, and drove in 1,836 runs.
He also was the American League MVP in 1997, drove in at least 100 runs in eight seasons, and won seven Silver Slugger Awards.
Griffey, who fell just three votes shy of being the first unanimous selection, hit 417 of his 630 homers and won all 10 of his Gold Gloves with the Seattle Mariners.