James Madison built a three-goal lead in the first half but Virginia outscored the Dukes 7-3 over the final 30 minutes to rally for a 10-9 women’s lacrosse victory on Wednesday night at Klöckner Stadium. Continue reading
The EMU baseball men had a disappointing trip through their mid-week games, dropping their second straight game to ODAC rival Washington and Lee. A couple of errors in the sixth inning allowed the Generals to break open a close game, sending the Royals to an 8-2 loss Wednesday in Harrisonburg. Continue reading
Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement today after an Augusta County jury convicted Charles Almond of first-degree murder for the 1983 killing of Richard “Petey” Miller, Almond’s son-in-law to be. Herring’s office brought charges against Almond and prosecuted the cold case. Continue reading
Dear EarthTalk: What should I know about artificial sweeteners before I opt for them for myself or my kids in place of regular ol’ sugar? — Gretchen Abdow, Philadelphia, PA Continue reading
Have you ever removed a tray of meat from the freezer only to find discoloration and ice crystals? If you’ve forgotten about a carton of ice cream in the freezer for any length of time, you may have opened it to find its surface covered in ice. Freezer burn, we tend to call it. Continue reading
Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed House Bill 9, which would require Virginia general registrars to deny voter registration applications submitted by eligible Virginians. In a statement explaining his veto, the Governor said he opposes stripping registrars of their discretion when it comes to omissions from applications that are not material to determining whether the applicant is qualified to vote in the Commonwealth. Continue reading
Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, applauded House passage of H.R. 2745, the Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules (SMARTER) Act. The bill passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 235-171. Continue reading
EMU’s baseball men couldn’t cash in on their chances Tuesday afternoon, dropping a 1-0 ODAC decision at Washington and Lee in Lexington, Va. The Royals will try to redeem themselves tomorrow when they host the Generals in another single game, set for a 4:00pm start in Harrisonburg.
On a windy day, both pitching staffs did their job by keeping the ball on the ground. As a result, neither team got a runner past second base until the bottom of the fourth, when W&L had their frame ended when a runner tried to steal home with two outs.
The Generals got the lone score in the fifth, opening the frame with a walk and back-to-back singles to bring in the run. Aaron Hooven (Carroll, Va./Carroll County) relieved starter Kyle Armstrong (Greenville, Va./Riverheads) and walked his first batter before leaving the bases loaded.
In the sixth, EMU had runners on first and second with just one away, but a double play ended the threat. A picked off runner cut down what could have been a big inning in the seventh.
Kyle Salladay (Chesapeake, Va./Grassfield) and Patrick Love (Bedford, Va./Staunton River) walked to open the ninth, with both moving into scoring position after a sacrifice bunt. But back-to-back strikeouts snuffed out the late rally attempt.
The Royals had five hits and five walks, but also hit into two double plays and left 10 men on base. Griffin Stanley (Roanoke, Va./Cave Spring) and Ryan Hedrick (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) each had a pair of singles, and Love walked twice.
Armstrong fell to 2-2, giving up the game’s only run in 4.2 innings. Hooven allowed just three baserunners in 3.1 innings of relief.
W&L starter Kyle Tipping scattered five hits and three walks in 6.2, while Danny Devereux notched his fifth save with 2.1 innings of work. The Generals’ pitching staff earned just three strikeouts, but got them when they needed them to close the day.
The Royals will be trying to copy the 2015 results between the two in Wednesday’s rematch. EMU and Washington and Lee split their meetings last year, with each winning at home.
James Madison took an early 2-0 lead against defending national champion No. 9 Virginia on Tuesday evening, but the Cavaliers pulled away with 14 runs across a four-inning stretch to hand the Dukes a 15-6 loss in a non-conference bout at Davenport Field. Continue reading
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Deschutes Brewery will invest $85 million to establish its Eastern U.S. brewery in the City of Roanoke. The Governor met with company officials at their headquarters in Oregon during his September 2015 West Coast Marketing Mission. Virginia successfully competed against North Carolina and South Carolina on the project, which will create 108 new jobs paying above the average prevailing wage in the region. Continue reading