Vienna Post 180 edged Williamsburg Post 39 1-0 in the first round of the state tournament at Riverbend High in Fredericksburg.
The loss dropped the Wildflowers (14-4) into an elimination game at 10 a.m. Wednesday against Winchester Post 21, which fell 14-2 in eight innings to Mechanicsville Post 175.
Winner Matt Wojciezchowski and David McGuire combined to pitch a four-hit shutout that ended when a drive by Post 39’s Chris Jones was caught at the fence. Williamsburg’s hits were by Sean Hughes, Brad Vandygriff, Matt Lansford and Kent Klyman, who pitched a three-hitter with six strikeouts in eight innings but took the loss.
Vienna scored an unearned run in the sixth when Garrett Zoukis’ hit drove home Jared Appleson.
Two of the four first-round games were rained out. Organizers hope to get six games played Wednesday, with Williamsburg and Winchester hoping to start at about 2:30 p.m. in the third of those.
VIENNA POST 180 1,
WILLIAMSBURG POST 39 0
Williamsburg 000 000 000 -- 0 4 2
Vienna 000 001 00x -- 1 3 0
WP: Matt Wojciezchowski. LP: Kent Klyman. Save: David McGuire. Standouts: Williamsburg, Klyman (6 strikeouts, 0 earned runs in 8 IP); Vienna, Wojciezchowski (4 strikeouts, 0 walks), Zoukis (RBI single).
Travis Shaw went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI to lead Pawtucket (42-61) to a 6-0 home win against the Norfolk Tides (59-43), who have the IL’s best record. The host Red Sox snapped an eight-game skid.
Knuckleballer Eddie Gamboa took the loss. The winner, left-hander Brian Johnson, pitched 6 1/3 shutout innings.
Humberto Quintero's RBI double in the fourth -- Pawtucket's first hit of the night -- brought in the first run. Shaw's double in the sixth drove in Prince George High alumnus Jackie Bradley Jr. for a 2-0 lead.
With two out in the seventh, Tides reliever Dana Eveland walked both Quintin Berry and Bradley for a 3-0 advantage. Allen Craig then laced a two-run single before Shaw capped the scoring with a single to right. ...
The Tides announced that hitting coach Sean Berry will serve as a hitting coach for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League, which begins Oct. 13. ...
The Tides said they will be wearing one-of-a-kind SpongeBob SquarePants themed jerseys Aug. 7 in a game against Indianapolis.
During the game, the Tides will have a silent auction for the jerseys, with the proceeds going to the United Way of South Hampton Roads. Winning fans will get the jerseys off the players’ backs immediately after the game.
Starting pitcher Steven Brault batted 2-for-2 with two RBI and pitched effectively to lead the Altoona Curve (56-48) to a 3-0 home win against the Richmond Flying Squirrels (53-49), who dropped their fourth game in a row.
The Squirrels fell two games behind Altoona in the race for second place in the Western Division, which carries a playoff berth.
Brault (3-2) limited the Squirrels to two hits over the first six innings. Kelvin Marte (8-3) incurred the loss, giving up eight hits and all three runs in seven innings.
Max Moroff hit an RBI double for the Curve, Pittsburgh's Double-A squad.