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Wednesday's local baseball roundup: Four Pilots chosen to play on CPL select squad vs. Team USA

Compiled by Daily Press

Coastal Plain League:

Four Peninsula Pilots were named to a CPL select team that will face the USA Collegiate National Team at 5 p.m. Sunday in Cary, N.C.: Longwood pitcher Brandon Vick of Newport News, Old Dominion teammates Taylor Ostrich and P.J. Higgins, and Liberty catcher Alex Close.

International League:

Aaron Laffey and three relievers combined for a six-hitter as Syracuse (42-30) shut out Norfolk 3-0 before 3,538 at Harbor Park.

Starter Chris Jones (3-5) yielded just two hits and a run in six innings but took the loss for the Tides (29-44). Brandon Laird belted a two-run homer for the Chiefs off Brad Brach in the seventh inning.

Francisco Peguero and Alexi Casilla each had two of the Tides' six hits.

Eastern League:

Greg Peavey limited Richmond to five hits in eight innings as the host Binghamton Mets (40-31) won 6-1.

The Flying Squirrels’ Jack Snodgrass (7-1), normally one of the EL’s top pitchers, gave up five earned runs and five hits in 1 1/3 innings.

Eliezer Zambrano had two of the five hits for the Squirrels (39-30), who were missing key hitters Angel Villalona and Mario Lisson because of injuries.


Devon Fisher, the catcher on Western Branch High’s Group 6A state championship team, flew to Florida on Wednesday and planned to sign a pro contract with the Boston Red Sox, who drafted him in the 20th round earlier this month.

He picked the Red Sox instead of playing for U.Va.

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