Daily Press (Sunday)



— Cindy Lullo aced the 129-yard ninth hole at Greenbrier Country Club in Chesapeake with a “Heavenwood” (7-wood fairway metal).

— Scott Sherman of Virginia Beach aced the 105-yard sixth hole at Ocean View Golf Course in Norfolk. He used a 9-iron.

— Bobby Gwynn of Norfolk, using a pitching wedge, aced the 107-yard fourth hole at Ocean View.

— Ric Torlone of Norfolk, using a 3-iron, aced the 178-yard 17th hole at Ocean View. — Wes Marks of Virginia Beach, using a pitching wedge, aced the 80-yard 17th hole at Cypress Point Country Club in Virginia Beach.

— Jim Wolk of Portsmouth aced the 104-yard 17th hole at Virginia Beach National. He used a pitching wedge.

The Norfolk Tides fell at Buffalo for the second consecutiv­e night, losing 9-2 Friday before 10,244 at Sahlen Field as the Bisons leveled their regular-season-closing series at two victories apiece.

Soon after the game, the Tides — who long ago qualified for the Internatio­nal League Championsh­ip Series by winning the regular season’s first-half title — learned they will face the two-time defending champion Durham Bulls for this year’s title, with their best-of-three series at Harbor Park starting at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday.

The Bulls beat Gwinnett 3-0 Friday to take an insurmount­able four-game lead in the season’s second half over Lehigh Valley, which lost 3-2 to Worcester.

Buffalo’s Rafael Lantigua, Damiano Palmegiani and Addison Barger provided plenty of offense for the Bisons, the top affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. Lantigua was 3 for 4, including his 40th double of the year, stole his 28th base of the year and scored three runs. Palmegiani was 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBIs and Barger was 2 for 5 with three RBIs.

Matt Wisler (7-2) gained the victory with 2 ⅓ scoreless innings of middle relief. Norfolk starter Cole Irvin (6-3) incurred the loss.

The Tides (89-58, 41-32 in the second half ) mustered just six hits, including two singles by Josh

Lester. He and Connor Norby scored for the Tides, but a Kyle Stowers double was their only extra-base hit.

Buffalo (75-71, 41-30) scored three runs in the third and three more in the fourth to go ahead 6-0. Irvin yielded five runs (four earned), seven hits and three walks in 3 ⅔ innings, striking out three.

The Bisons also roughed up reliever Austin Voth for three earned runs, four hits and three walks in three innings.

The teams were set to play late Saturday afternoon and conclude the series at noon today.

The Tides then will return home for the championsh­ip series.

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