Eliopoulos pitches Hopkins past Kean, into Div. III World Series

May 24, 2010|By Baltimore Sun staff

Alex Eliopoulos had a career-high 12 strikeouts and allowed only three hits in eight innings as the Johns Hopkins baseball team won the NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional championship with an 8-3 win over No. 13 Kean on Sunday afternoon. The Blue Jays will now compete at the College World Series in Grand Chute, Wis. The win was the 43rd of the season for Hopkins, compared with just five losses, breaking the school record for wins set by the 2008 NCAA runner-up squad. The Blue Jays set an NCAA tournament school record with nine stolen bases in the game. Eliopoulos (10-0) was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament after earning two wins in four days. Pitcher Greg Harbeck, outfielder Dave Kahn and infielder James Teta were named to the All-Tournament Team. Hopkins will face No. 6 Heidelberg at 5:30 p.m. Friday in its first game of the World Series. Heidelberg won the Mid-East Regional tournament. Coach Bob Babb and the Blue Jays will be making their third College World Series appearance, following a third-place finish in 1989 and a second-place finish in 2008. The Blue Jays are now 11-2 over the past three years in NCAA games in which they could be eliminated.

Salisbury edges Hamilton, 7-6, to earn first national title

Junior midfielder Aileen McCausland (Hereford) scored the go-ahead goal with 5:56 left and the No. 2-ranked Salisbury women's lacrosse team defeated No. 1 Hamilton, 7-6, in front of an announced 1,118 at Gettysburg for the Sea Gulls' first NCAA Division III national title. The Sea Gulls (21-1) never led in the contest until their final goal. Senior midfielder Beth Rhodey (Notre Dame Prep) sent a perfect pass to McCausland, who caught the pass midstride in the offensive zone and fired the ball into the top right corner of the net. The Continentals (21-1) attempted a final shot that went into the goal, but the officials waved it off, ruling that time had expired. McCausland was named the All-Tournament Most Outstanding Player. Joining her on the All-Tournament Team were Rhodey, junior goalkeeper Julie Ann Caulfield, senior attack Kim Cudmore (Bel Air) and sophomore midfielder Allie Wheatley.

Division II: Adelphi (19-1) broke an early 2-all tie with an eight-goal run spanning the first and second halves to beat West Chester (19-2), 17-7, at Gettysburg and become the first Division II team to repeat as national champion.

Honors: McDaniel senior attacker Brittany Baer (Westminster), senior goalie Leanne Hollinger (Winters Mill) and sophomore defender Steph Nichols were named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-Metro Region first team. Others on the first team included Franklin & Marshall senior attacker Blake Hargest and senior goalie Lidia Sanza, both from St. Paul's School for Girls, and Gettysburg senior attacker Nina Emala (Bryn Mawr). Salisbury attacker Kim Cudmore (Bel Air), midfielder Beth Rhodey (Notre Dame Prep) and defender Sarah McKinley (Dulaney) were named to the IWLCA All-Chesapeake Region first team, and attacker Logan Bilderback (Broadneck), midfielder Jessica Chmielewski (South Carroll) and defender Jess Glazer (Mount Hebron) made the second team. Stevenson placed sophomore attacker-defender Lauren Taguding (Towson) on the first team and junior attacker Megan Weiss and senior midfielder Lauren Zegowitz to the second team.

Salisbury softball duo named to All-America team

Salisbury freshman Michelle Gravdahl (Long Reach) was selected to the Division III Louisville Slugger All-American second team, and junior Kelly Leary (Glen Burnie) was named to the third team, as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

Wrestling: North Carroll's Mason Goretsas, a Maryland Class 2A-1A state champion, committed to Maryland.

Men's soccer: Loyola received commitments from forward Stephen Dooley of Portstewart, Northern Ireland, and center back Jamie Libby of Romford, England.

Patterson's goal in stoppage time boosts Crystal Palace

A goal by forward Randi Patterson in second-half stoppage time led Crystal Palace Baltimore (3-4-1) to a 2-1 win over the Portland Timbers (3-3-2) on Saturday night at UMBC Stadium, its first home victory of the USSF D-2 Pro League season. The Timbers took a 1-0 lead in the 60th minute on Ryan Pore's penalty kick. Andrew Marshall tied it in the 73rd minute off a cross from Dan Lader.

Major League Soccer: Danny Cruz scored his first career goal and Dominic Oduro added another to help the host Houston Dynamo (5-4-1) to a 2-0 victory over D.C. United (1-8-0) on Saturday night.

-- From Sun staff and news services

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