A Tampa Bay Rays minor league associate had its scheduled doubleheader canceled Tuesday as studies surfaced that Sir Bernard Law Biscuits pitcher Blake Bivens’ spouse and kid had been amongst 3 killed previous in southern Virginia.
Police in Pittsylvania County arrested 18-year-old Matthew Thomas Bernard on Tuesday afternoon after a three-hour manhunt that ended with officials taking the bare suspect into custody close to the automobile parking space of Keeling Baptist Church.
Previous within the day, sheriff’s deputies discovered the frame of a lady within the driveway of a close-by house, and the our bodies of a lady and kid inside of.
The sufferers’ identities weren’t in an instant launched, however the Rays said the tragedy Tuesday night time on Twitter: “Our hearts are damaged for Blake. We’re grieving with him and can make stronger him any means we will.”
The sufferers’ courting to Bivens used to be first reported via ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
Bivens, 24, used to be decided on via the Rays out of George Washington Top College in Danville, Virginia, within the fourth spherical of the 2014 draft.
The fitting-handed pitcher has a 4-Zero file and three.95 ERA in 57 innings at Magnificence AA Sir Bernard Law.