For Southwestern's Sanford, no-hitters are no problem

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April 23, 2005|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

Joe Sanford of Southwestern tied the state record for no-hitters in a season when he threw his third on Wednesday - a five-inning gem against Southside in which all 15 outs were recorded by strikeout. Two batters reached on errors.

Sanford tied the mark set by Towson's Andre Gardner in 2000.

Sanford threw his first no-hitter on April 6 in a 9-3 win over Northwestern. He struck out 17 in seven innings, while the Sabers committed three errors. He pitched his second no-hitter on April 11 against Lewis High, winning, 20-0, in five innings and striking out 12.

Daniel denied

Mike Daniel, who resigned last week as Towson Catholic boys basketball coach after 20 seasons, said yesterday that he will not be allowed to coach in the United States Basketball Sports Summit in Seattle in June.

"I called them and told them about my situation, and they got back to me to tell me since I was not representing TC or any other school at the moment, that I won't be allowed to coach," Daniel said.

"It's very disappointing because it was a chance to represent my country and is as close to the Olympics as you can get. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

"I'm not bitter toward Towson Catholic and wish them well, but after what happened, I was looking forward to going out there in June. Timing is everything in life."

MIAA to use shot clock

Rick Diggs, executive director of the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association, announced that a shot clock, "somewhere in the 30- to 45-second range," will be used for boys basketball in the 2006-07 season.

Diggs said the delay will give schools a chance to budget toward the purchase of a shot clock and related hardware to operate it.

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