Hopkins loses its opener in CWS, 3-2, to Heidelberg

May 29, 2010|By Sports Digest

College baseball

Hopkins loses its opener in CWS, 3-2, to Heidelberg

Top-ranked Johns Hopkins (43-6) fell, 3-2, to No. 6 Heidelberg (41-6) on Friday in both teams' opening game of the Division III College World Series in Grand Chute, Wis. The Student Princes' Jason Lash singled home Steve Decker in the top of the ninth to break a 2-2 tie. The Blue Jays tied the game in the eighth on a rally that started when Sam Wernick reached on an infield single. He scored a double down the right-field line by Chris Huisman (Archbishop Spalding). Brian Youchak then doubled over the right fielder's head to score Huisman. Hopkins will play an elimination game at 2:15 p.m. today against the loser of the Shenandoah-Illinois Wesleyan game.

Honors: Graduate student Youchak became the first Hopkins player to be named National Player of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association. Youchak was joined on the All-America first team by senior outfielder Dave Kahn and sophomore pitcher Sam Eagleson. … Towson senior right fielder Kevin Collins, junior shortstop Nick Natoli (Mount St. Joseph) and junior designated hitter Steve Rice (Century) were named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association second team. Sophomore center fielder Ben Winter (Centennial) made the third team. … Mount St. Mary's senior utility player Mike Matta, senior starting pitcher Kent Worthington and junior designated hitter Andrew Caron were named to the All-Northeast Conference second team. … Salisbury senior first baseman Mike Celenza was named to the ABCA Division III All-South Region team.

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Salisbury's Fugett wins national shot put title again

Senior Brandon Fugett (Cardinal Gibbons) successfully defended his outdoor national title in the men's shot put at the NCAA Division III track and field championships in Medea, Ohio, with a Division III season-best throw of 58 feet, 9.25 inches. Fugett bested the second-place performer by more than a foot.

Men's lacrosse: Salisbury sophomore midfielder Sam Bradman, junior defender Collin Tokosch (Broadneck) and senior midfielder Mike Von Kamecke were named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III All-Metro/South Region first team. Sea Gulls goalie Johnny Rodriguez (Mount St. Joseph) made the third team.

Women's lacrosse: Loyola junior midfielder-attacker Grace Gavin (St. Paul's School for Girls) and senior midfielder Emily Gibson (North Harford) were named All-Mid-Atlantic Region first-team selections by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association; Greyhounds junior midfielder Abby Rehfuss and sophomore defender Ana Heneberry (Dulaney) made the second team. … Syracuse senior midfielder Christina Dove (Bel Air) made the IWLCA All-Northeast Region first team. … Salisbury midfielders Jessica Chmielewski (South Carroll) and Beth Rhodey (Notre Dame Prep), attack Kim Cudmore (Bel Air) and defender Jess Glazer (Mount Hebron), all seniors, were named to the ECAC Division III All-Metro/South first team. Senior defender Sarah McKinley (Dulaney) made the second team.

Softball: UMBC senior third baseman-pitcher Amanda Fefel (Catonsville) was named an ECAC Division I first-team All-Star for the second year in a row. … Salisbury freshman outfielder Michelle Gravdahl (Long Reach) and junior pitcher Kelly Leary (Glen Burnie) were named to the ECAC Division III All-South Region first team, and freshman infielder Carly Read (Seton Keough) was named to the second team. Frostburg State junior outfielder Brooke Tapman made the first team.

Field hockey: Towson named Lacey Pustizzi an assistant coach. She spent the past three seasons as head coach at Roanoke.

Men's basketball: De'Ante Cannon, a 5-foot-11 guard from DuVal, committed to Hood.

Et cetera

4K for Cancer bike ride to hit the road at 7 a.m. Sunday

Twenty eight students and recent college graduates will begin the ninth annual 4K for Cancer cross-country cycling journey Sunday at 7a.m. at the Inner Harbor. They each have pledged to raise at least $4,500 to fight cancer and will give cancer awareness presentations at many of the planned stops. The riders will travel 50 to 125 miles a day, completing the 4,000-mile trip July 31 at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. For information about the 4K for Cancer, go to 4kforcancer.org.

Wizards: Maryland's Greivis Vasquez, winner of the Bob Cousy Award as the NCAA's top point guard, will be one of six draft prospects working out for Washington on Monday morning.

Football: Former Ravens tackle Orlando Brown, owner of the Fatburger restaurant in Columbia, will sign autographs today at the Costco in Elkridge as a fundraiser for the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Crystal Palace: The USSF D-2 Pro League team will host its first Youth Sports Appreciation Night today at UMBC Stadium. Athletes 17 and under wearing their team's jersey will get free admission to the 7 p.m. game against the Austin Aztex.

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