7-run inning helps Hopkins stay alive, Babb win 900th

May 30, 2010|By Sports Digest

D-III College World Series

7-run inning helps Hopkins stay alive, Babb win 900th

Top-ranked Johns Hopkins used a seven-run eighth inning to earn a 7-4 victory over No. 7 Shenandoah (38-10) in an elimination game at the NCAA Division III College World Series on Saturday in Grand Chute, Wis. Jesse Sikorski drove in three runs with a double during the inning and Sam Eagleson pitched a complete game, helping coach Bob Babb earn his 900th career win. Eagleson (12-0) allowed four runs, three earned, on eight hits and one walk. The Blue Jays (44-6) will play at noon today against SUNY Cortland, which lost, 25-11, to Linfield. Babb (900-310-10) is the ninth D-III coach to reach 900victories.

NHL

Bettman: D.C. to get outdoor game in next few years

Washington will host an outdoor game in the coming "two or three years," NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday during his state-of-the-league address in Chicago. The NHL prefers football stadiums because of their size and sight lines, but all indications point to Nationals Park as host of the Classic, The Washington Post reported. The stadium is new and in the District, has views of Washington landmarks and Capitals minority owner Mark Lerner's family owns the Nationals.

Et cetera

Mariners roll, 57-39, go to 10-0, clinch playoff berth

Led by five touchdown passes from E.J. Nemeth, including four to Scorpio Brown, the visiting Mariners (10-0) defeated the Richmond Raiders, 57-39 to clinch their second straight American Indoor Football Association playoff berth. The Mariners can clinch the conference championship by beating the Erie Storm at 7 p.m. Saturday at 1st Mariner Arena.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER: Carey Talley scored a stoppage time penalty kick to lift host D.C. United (2-8-0) to a 3-2 victory over Chivas USA (3-7-1). Talley finished low past defender-turned-goalkeeper Dario Delgado, who stepped in to try and stop the shot after Zach Thornton (Loyola College, John Carroll) was sent off for his challenge on D.C.'s Santino Quaranta (Archbishop Curley) in front of the goal.

MORE COLLEGES: Salisbury's Cory Beebe successfully defended his 400-meter hurdles title at the NCAA Division III track and field championships in Medina, Ohio, with a time of 51.19 seconds, breaking an 11-year-old record. … Sean Hickey, a sophomore midfielder for the Salisbury lacrosse team, won the Division III Elite 88 award, which goes to the athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average among students participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's 88 championships. Hickey, a finance major, has a 3.6 GPA.

—From Sun staff and news services

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