No. 1 Hopkins blanks Juniata in Div. III baseball tournament

Catholic grad Tiesi picked Div. II softball's top player



Senior right-hander Jeremy Brown (McDonogh) scattered five hits while striking out 10 in a complete-game shutout as the top-ranked Johns Hopkins baseball team defeated Juniata, 6-0, in the first game of the NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional yesterday at Bear Stadium in Boyertown, Pa.

Rob Morrison and Mike Spiciarich each hit two-run home runs for the Blue Jays (38-2), who will play St. Joseph's today at 3 p.m.

Brown (9-0) retired the final seven Juniata batters in his fifth complete game of the season. The shutout was the second by the Blue Jays in their NCAA tournament history. The first came in the 1986 against Upsala, 4-0.

Craig Cetta finished 3-for-3 with two runs scored for the Blue Jays, while Morrison was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

Juniata, which loaded the bases against Brown in the seventh but couldn't push across a run, fell to 24-16.

SOFTBALL: Shippensburg sophomore Kelley Tiesi (Catholic High) was named the Division II Player of the Year after finishing the season 30-3 with a 0.35 ERA.

The Lady Raiders (48-6) won the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and were third at the Division II national championships.

GOLF: Navy's Billy Hurley birdied four of his last nine holes to pull into a tie for sixth after the first round at the NCAA East Regional in New Haven, Conn.

He finished with an even-par 70, three strokes behind co-leaders Kenneth Fahey of Rhode Island and Wake Forest's Bill Haas.

Dan MacDonald of Maryland shot a 2-over-par 72 to lead five Terrapins finishers. Maryland was tied for 21st after the first of three rounds at the 54-hole tournament.

MacDonald was in a tie for 19th place individually after the first round.

Towson finished the first round tied for 23rd, four strokes behind Maryland.

Ten teams and two individuals will advance to the NCAA championships, which will be held June 1-4 in Hot Springs, Va.

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