All-star baseball, softball teams advance to state, regional tournaments

Eight Henrico youth baseball and softball all-star teams recently won district titles to advance to state championship tournaments.

Six Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association teams and two Tuckahoe Little League teams will begin play in their state and regional tournaments during the coming week.

Glen Allen 14U all-star team
The Glen Allen 14-and-under Babe Ruth League team recently beat Varina 13-1 to become district champions. Joe Williams took the mound in the championship game and allowed just three hits and one run in a complete game to earn the win.

Glen Allen's offense was powered by 10 hits. Jay Johnson hit a two-run double in the first inning to start the scoring, and Ethan Calveric, Tyler Dillon and Jay Johnson each collected two hits.

The team includes Luke Calveric, Ethan Calveric, Michael Mancuso, Tyler Dillon, Andrew Linton, Joseph William, Lee Smallwood, Alex Heid, Dylan Talbott, Anthony Connor, Jay Tucker, Jack Cinella, Jay Johnson, RJ Bailey, Mark Schweickert and is coached by Ed Dillon and Sal Mancuso and managed by Joe Calveric. It will advance to play in the state tournament in Emporia beginning July 13 against Stafford.

Glen Allen 12U 50/70 all-star team
The Glen Allen 12U 50/70 Cal Ripken League all-star team won both its district and state tournaments. The team won the state tournament in Arlington by going 4-0, with wins against Herndon, Peachtree, Stafford and Peachtree again in the final, 15-4. It outscored its opponents 74-8 en route to the championship. The MVP for the state tournament was Sam Roberson. The team also includes Jameson Spence, Ford Michelow, Michael Shamus, Chris Dopp, Nate Kumper, Andrew Harris, Will Porter, Luke Schwartz, Justin (Juice) Tobin, Taylor Catlett, Terrance Rhodes, Peyton Via, Peyton Hinton and is coached by Josh Conkle and Keith Haydon and managed by Ryan Hinton. It will play in the Southeast Regional starting July 12 in Clemmons, NC.

Glen Allen 10U all-star team
The Glen Allen 10-and-under Cal Ripken League all-star team won its district tournament championship by going 3-0 and winning the title game 11-1 in 4 innings, due to the slaughter rule. Jake Wise pitched 3.1 innings with four strikeouts and allowed one earned run. Ben Parrack and Jesse Wilkinson led the way hitting, with two hits and two RBIs apiece.

The team next will head to Rockville to compete in the state tournament. The team includes Ben Parrack, Ian Baldwin, Davis Gaucher, Camden Dean, Park Noonan, Gus Nevin, Jamie Richmond, Jack Wise, Caleb Wood and is coached by Jeff Wise, Rob Baldwin and Rob Nevin.

Glen Allen Rookies all-star team
The Glen Allen Rookie Cal Ripken League all-star team won its district championship and will play in the state tournament this week in Arlington. The team includes Chase Hannett, Dylan Sampson, Steele Smith (Jacob), Garrett Crabbe, Dylan Taylor, Connor Slaski, Tucker Von Herbulis, Keshav Suresh, Colin Bashin, Caleb Connor, Luke Perini, Jaxon Perrialliat, DJ Henry and is coached by Chris Crabbe and Suresh Soundararajan and managed by Sean Connor.

Glen Allen 16U softball all-star team
The Glen Allen 16U Babe Ruth softball all-star team won the state championship and has advanced to play in the regional tournament in Fredericksburg this week. The team includes Madison Hinton, Haley Elder, Faith Scott, Kala McGehee, Grace Dolan, Kelly Ayer, Anna Matchett, Amiah Green, Maddie Edicola, Laura Gallant, Courtlyn Brown, Ally Herring and Hayley Williams and is coached by Sean Dolan, Donald Brown and Heath Elliott and managed by Chris Phillips.

Glen Allen 10U softball all-star team
The Glen Allen 10U Babe Ruth softball all-star team finished as the runner-up in the state championship and will play in the Southeast Regional tournament this week. The team includes Reese Roberson, Lily Moss, Julia Hinton, Alison Via, Ava Lester, Kylie Lovelace, Ally Von Herbulis, Sadie Grimes, Abbi Casstevens, Katie Burnett, Karsin Beatty, Allison Smith and is coached by Brandi Beatty, Al Lester and Shelia Roberson and managed by John Von Herbulis.

Tuckahoe Little League National 9-11 all-star team
The Tuckahoe Little League National 9-11-year-old all-star team won the District 5 championship, defeating Tuckahoe American 6-5 in the title game. Sam Bennett pitched a complete game for the win. The team will play in the Virginia state championship in Luray, beginning July 13. The team includes Jackson Rogish, Miles Prusek, Charlie Gunn, Matthew Britt ,Connor Smith, Jett Bristow, Sam Bennett, Sam Flippin, John Freeman, Hunter Ross, Cross Kingsbury, Nicholas Chambers, Bobby Kaminski, Nathan McNeel and is coached by Forrest Flippin and Shaun Flippin and managed by Lew Ross.

Tuckahoe Little League Majors softball all-star team
The Tuckahoe Little League Majors softball all-star team won its District 5 championship. In the championship game, Tuckahoe took an early lead but Chesterfield came back strong before succumbing, 8-6. Tuckahoe will play in the Virginia state championship tournament in McLean beginning July 13. The team includes Emma Commons, Abby Darter, Caroline DeWitt, Logan Dillon, Emma Fredenburg, Lily Hartley, Allie Hazlegrove, Maggie Hiatt, Anna Grace Howe, Katelyn Hubley, Halie Sanford, Casey Stapleton, Sydney Tyler, Rosanne Wang and is coached by Dale Edmondson and Keith Wagner and managed by Mark Tyler.
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Rolls-Royce supplier lands in Henrico

A United Kingdom-based supplier for Rolls-Royce has established an office and manufacturing center at the Byrd Industrial Park in Eastern Henrico, the Greater Richmond Partnership announced July 18.

Erodex Ltd., a graphite products maker, recently signed a five-year agreement with Rolls-Royce to supply goods to the automotive company's Crosspointe campus in Prince George, Va. Erodex invested $2 million and hired four to quickly ramp up production for its client. > Read more.

New Walmart opens in Eastern Henrico

JULY 19, 7 A.M. – Eastern Henrico's first Walmart Supercenter opens to the public today at 5001 Nine Mile Road. The store, which occupies about 190,000 square feet and employs about 300 people, is located at the site of the former Fairfield Commons Mall, which is now known as Eastgate Town Center. > Read more.

Unattended oily rags cause fire in commercial building near Richmond Raceway

Unattended oily rags that spontaneously combusted caused an early morning two-alarm fire Tuesday in a commercial building in the 3800 block of Carolina Avenue, across from Richmond Raceway.

Henrico firefighters were called at about 5:10 to respond to reports of smoke coming from the building. Once they arrived five minutes later, they found thick smoke pushing from the rood on two sides of a warehouse whose tenant specializes in woodworking and hardwood floors. > Read more.

Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week: July 17-23, 2017

Crime Stoppers needs your help to solve a Hit & Run in the City of Richmond.

The crime occurred in the Carver neighborhood at the intersection of West Broad and Goshen Streets, around 6:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 7. Officers were told the victim was on his motorcycle and traveling westbound on West Broad Street. > Read more.

Henrico County property transactions, July 3-9

A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:

5304 Coxson Rd. – $126,500, 1,819 SF (built in 1953), from Madeline M. Weaver to Kyle and Aja O. Powers.

2451 Yarnell Rd. – $140,700, 1,196 SF (built in 1972), from Albert C. and Mary E. Nolan to Albert C. Nolan Jr.

909 Bowitch Ct. – $194,500, 1,824 SF (built in 2001), from Agnes H. Jones to Mark A. Dawkins. > Read more.

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